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Left: Derek West in 2019. Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer. Center: Connor Perry in 2018. Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer. Right: RJ Freure in 2018. TPN file photo.

Pitt minor leaguers traverse obstacles on and off the field in pursuit of MLB dreams

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor February 17, 2021
Major League Baseball’s farm system isn’t always all it’s cracked up to be. Long hours, minimal compensation — instability only amplified further during the COVID-19 pandemic. But for many former Panthers, it’s all worth it for that shot at the big leagues.
Kansas City Chiefs running back LeSean McCoy (25) runs for a touchdown on a pass during the second half of their football game against the Oakland Raiders on Dec. 1, 2019, at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. The Chiefs won, 40-9.

Panthers in the pros: NFL Divisional Playoffs

By Nick Carlisano, Senior Staff Writer January 12, 2020
Panther football came to a close two weeks ago with a win over Eastern Michigan in the Quick Lane Bowl, but that doesn’t mean there’s not still plenty of football for fans to consume. 
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