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Editorial: Human trafficking is a bigger problem than we’d like to admit

Robert Kraft was charged Friday on two counts of soliciting sex as part of a larger investigation of prostitution and suspected human trafficking in Jupiter, Florida.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 25, 2019

Human trafficking is a widespread, serious issue that hits closer to home than expected — including here in western Pennsylvania.

QBs don’t need to be elite

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles lifts up the Vince Lombardi trophy after leading his team to a 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots in the 2018 Super Bowl on Sunday. (Jerry Holt/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)

By Colin Martin | Staff Writer

February 7, 2018

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

Konstantinos Pelechrinis, an associate professor at the School of Computing and Information at Pitt, predicted the loss of the 2018 Super Bowl for the Eagles using a self-made statistical model but was proven wrong, as the Eagles were victorious on Sunday night. (Photo courtesy of Konstantinos Pelechrinis)

By Michael Nitti | For the Pitt News

February 6, 2018

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

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Oakland Raiders this Sunday. (Sam Riche/TNS)

By Will Schulman | Columnist

January 31, 2018

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

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has a chance to become the first QB to win five Super Bowl titles next Sunday. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

January 27, 2017

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

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin looks on during the first half against the Indianapolis Colts on Nov. 24. Sam Riche/TNS

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

January 24, 2017

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

Head coach Mike Tomlin and the Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the New England Patriots on Sunday, 27-16. (TNS)

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

October 24, 2016

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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