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Column: New Philly Flyers’ mascot ‘Gritty’ is more fearsome than friendly

Column: New Philly Flyers’ mascot ‘Gritty’ is more fearsome than friendly

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer

September 30, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns, Uncategorized

Nobody’s sure what animal or interdimensional being new Flyers' mascot 'Gritty' is supposed to be, but we can all agree he’s ugly.

Panthers baseball pounces on Penguins, 9-5

Panthers baseball pounces on Penguins, 9-5

By Jordan Mondell | Assistant Sports Editor

April 3, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Pitt baseball snagged their third victory in a row this season with a 9-5 win over Youngstown State Tuesday night. The softball team was also set to take on Penn State the same evening, but the game was canceled due to rain. The Panthers (15-10, 4-8 ACC) swapped runs with the Penguins (8-18, 6-3 Horizon) th...

Penguins push for Stanley Cup promised land after blockbuster offseason

Penguins push for Stanley Cup promised land after blockbuster offseason

By Jeff Carpenter / Staff Writer

October 1, 2015


Filed under Sports

If memories of the Penguins’ 2009 Stanley Cup win seem distant, it’s because they are. It’s been six years since Pittsburgh beat Detroit to earn its third NHL Championship. Despite a playoff berth every year since, those playoff trips have ended once in the conference finals, twice in the qua...

Taglianetti twins’ bond grows as Penguins’ employees.

Taglianetti twins’ bond grows as Penguins’ employees.

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

December 4, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Features

Andrew and Jon Taglianetti got to do the unthinkable after the Detroit Red Wings won the 2008 Stanley Cup over the Pittsburgh Penguins. The 17-year-old fraternal twins drank from the NHL championship’s nearly three-foot-tall, 35-pound trophy.Working the visitor’s locker room at the now-demolishe...

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