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QBs don’t need to be elite

QBs don’t need to be elite

By Colin Martin | Staff Writer

February 7, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Baltimore Ravens long-snapper Morgan Cox ordered a bundle of 15 shirts for Ravens players to wear in August of 2016. On each shirt was the face of their quarterback, Joe Flacco, and a single word — “elite.” The shirts were a half-serious answer to the ongoing question of whether Flacco is an ...

Pitt professor’s model miscalculates Super Bowl prediction

Pitt professor’s model miscalculates Super Bowl prediction

By Michael Nitti | For the Pitt News

February 6, 2018


Filed under Sports

Pitt associate professor Konstantinos Pelechrinis predicted the Patriots would win the Super Bowl last week. Or, more accurately, his model did. Pelechrinis has been teaching at the School of Computing and Information at Pitt since 2010. He developed a model two years ago that’s meant to predi...

NFL: heighten safety or hamper the game

NFL: heighten safety or hamper the game

By Will Schulman | Columnist

January 31, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Uncategorized

Getting into formation with teammates, you stare across the field at the quarterback's eyes and hear him shout “Green 18” and “54’s the mike,” signaling players to move around the field. A few seconds later, a crisp “set...hike!” cuts through the noise — the game has begun. Now you...

COLUMN: Like it or not, nobody beats Brady

COLUMN: Like it or not, nobody beats Brady

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

January 27, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Hating Tom Brady and the New England Patriots has become a national sport. Since 2001, Brady and Patriots head coach Bill Belichick have been rewriting the record books. The duo has won 14 division titles, seven AFC championships and four Super Bowls. Brady has won the league’s Most Valuable Playe...

No Contest: Tomlin blunders another battle with Belichick

No Contest: Tomlin blunders another battle with Belichick

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

January 24, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Sunday’s AFC Championship Game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots was a mismatch of epic proportions — not on the field, but on the sidelines. The talent level on the Steelers’ and Patriots’ 53-man rosters is virtually even. Both teams are stacked with future Hall of ...

Armchair Coach: Tomlin’s mistakes cost Steelers chance at huge upset

Armchair Coach: Tomlin’s mistakes cost Steelers chance at huge upset

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

October 24, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the New England Patriots Sunday, 27-16 — but don’t blame backup quarterback Landry Jones. This one’s on the coach. Jones performed admirably, starting in place of the injured Ben Roethlisberger. After throwing a horrible interception in the end zone on the Steelers...

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