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Column: Wrestling is Pitt’s top winter product

Senior Demetrius Thomas currently sits at No. 8 in the NCAA heavyweight division.

By Jack Clay, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

Though Pitt volleyball’s magical run ended in December and the men’s basketball team is still years away from national relevancy, there’s still a top-ranked Panther team to support on campus.

Eagles blow out Vikings to earn franchise’s third trip to Super Bowl

By Sam Farmer | Los Angeles Times

January 22, 2018

The Philadelphia Eagles secured a Super Bowl rematch Sunday, and denied the Minnesota Vikings in their bid to make history. Led by quarterback Nick Foles and a smothering defense, the Eagles posted a 38-7 victory over Minnesota before a towel-swirling crowd so raucous at Lincoln Financial Field that...

Alabama, Georgia brace for bruising national-title battle

By David Wharton | Los Angeles Times

January 8, 2018

This is the type of football game that Alabama wants. "Grimy, hard," linebacker Rashaan Evans says. "Physical, violent." This is the type of football game the Crimson Tide defense feels it was built for. "We always try to out-physical our opponents," defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick said. "Get...

No. 15 Miami hold off No. 24 Florida State in basketball

By Michelle Kaufman | Miami Herald

January 8, 2018

While most of the nation braced for record-breaking cold weather and ice storms on Sunday, South Florida warmed up significantly, as did the 15th-ranked University of Miami men's basketball team. Playing in front of a near-capacity crowd and 17 NBA scouts, the Hurricanes made 13 of their first 14...

Sticks and stones may break our bones, but memes should never hurt us

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

By Neena Hagen, For The Pitt News

November 9, 2017

The Senate is used to strange occurrences, but Nov. 1, our legislators discussed a group of memes which are purportedly evidence for Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election. The U.S. intelligence community thinks the memes were part of a sophisticated network of propaganda used to suppo...

Listen to Takei: start small to make change

Star Trek actor George Takei speaks at an event on July 10, 2016 in Birmingham, England.  (Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Zuma Press/TNS)

By Alexis Buncich | For The Pitt News

October 26, 2017

George Takei, actor and activist, has seen a lot of discrimination in his life. At 80 years old, he has lived through a Japanese internment camp, the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement and countless other protests. He may be originally known for his role in “Star Trek,” but he’s used his fame to bec...

Editorial: Trump’s big, empty tax promises

U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the White House on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 in Washington D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 12, 2017

President Donald Trump visited Harrisburg Wednesday, Oct. 11 to discuss his plans for tax reform in front of a crowd of roughly 1,000 people. The crowd comprised mostly of truckers and small manufacturing business owners — the types of people Trump promised to help while campaigning for the presiden...

Editorial: Trump’s contradictory contraceptive rollback

Some women are stocking up on birth control or switching to IUD's amid fears of birth control becoming more difficult to get. (Kirk McKoy/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 11, 2017

Touting the decision as a defense of religious liberty, President Donald Trump rolled back an Obama-era federal mandate Friday that required employers to provide contraception in their health care coverage. The decision might appease his voting base, but it is both a morally and constitutionally...

Trump’s NFL comments ignore players’ real concerns

(Illustration by Raka Sarkar | Senior Staff Illustrator)

By Will Schulman | For The Pitt News

October 6, 2017

After taking the gold and bronze medals in the 200-meter dash at the 1968 Olympics, Tommie Smith and John Carlos shocked the world — the two Olympians held up black gloved fists for the entire anthem. When Colin Kaepernick, then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback, decided last year to kneel for th...

USC assistant coach Tony Bland among 10 charged in college basketball corruption probe

By Nathan Fenno | Los Angeles Times (TNS)

September 27, 2017

LOS ANGELES — Federal prosecutors have charged USC assistant men's basketball coach Tony Bland with conspiracy to commit bribery, soliciting a bribe and wire fraud as part of a wide-ranging series of indictments related to fraud and corruption in college basketball. Arizona assistant Emanuel Richardson,...

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