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Pittsburgh sports community donates $800,000 to vaccine research

Pitt Athletic Director Heather Lyke. (TPN File photo)

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor

May 6, 2020

Pitt athletics announced Wednesday morning that four of the department’s leaders — athletic director Heather Lyke, head football coach Pat Narduzzi, head women’s basketball coach Lance White and head men’s basketball coach Jeff Capel — would donate a combined $500,000 to support Pitt’s Center for Vaccine Research in their pursuit of a vaccine that protects against the coronavirus.

Take 5: Tiger claws back, Sixers are stunned

On Sunday Tiger Woods won the annual Masters tournament at Augusta National Golf Club after not having won a major in 11 years.

By Pitt News Staff

April 18, 2019

From major comebacks to major upsets, the past week provided stunning losses for postseason favorites, but also the return of a fan favorite. The Sixers were challenged by the upstart Brooklyn Nets and Tiger Woods made a triumphant return to the Masters. The WWE also showcased some intriguing matchups and a potential title challenger.

Sports fan bases that should share a beer

New York-style pizza and Boston lagers.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

April 11, 2019

A Pittsburgh bakery teamed up with a Cleveland brewery to make a cake-flavored beer, making us think about other rival fan bases that could benefit from an alcoholic culture mash-up.

Sports fan bases that should share a beer

New York-style pizza and Boston lagers.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

April 11, 2019

A Pittsburgh bakery teamed up with a Cleveland brewery to make a cake-flavored beer, making us think about other rival fan bases that could benefit from an alcoholic culture mash-up.

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

(Illustration by Sylvia Freeman | Staff Illustrator)

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer

October 1, 2018

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

Redshirt senior outfielder Frank Maldonado finished the game with three hits at Pitt's 9-5 victory over Youngstown State. (TPN file photo)

By Jordan Mondell | Assistant Sports Editor

April 3, 2018

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

Sidney Crosby skates up ice against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 5 during an Eastern Conference quarterfinal at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh on Saturday, April 26, 2014. The Penguins won, 3-1, for a 3-2 series lead. (Peter Diana/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/MCT)

By Jeff Carpenter / Staff Writer

October 1, 2015

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

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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