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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Miami Hurricanes quarterback Malik Rosier (12) throws a pass in the first quarter against the LSU Tigers during the AdvoCare Classic on Sept. 2 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald/TNS)

What are the odds: Orange you glad you didn’t bet on Pitt?

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer October 5, 2018
After a rough week for Colin's bets last week, he looks at ways to make a comeback. From choosing Syracuse over Pitt to taking the Vikings over the Eagles in the NFL, there's many things to consider this week. Colin looks at several ACC games and offers his best insight on who to put the money on.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley catches his second touchdown pass of the day past New Orleans Saints defender P.J. Williams during the second quarter on Sunday in Atlanta, GA.

Waiver Wire Weekly: Keenum to regain momentum

By Adin Link, Staff Writer September 24, 2018
In this week's Waiver Wire Weekly, blogger Adin Link looks at the best outcomes from last week, and makes predictions on who to look out for this up coming week. Though not doing very well this past week, Adin encourages fans to look for Case Keenum to make a comeback.
Pitt cornerback Avonte Maddox gets drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles. (TPN file photo)

Philadelphia Eagles snag Avonte Maddox in 4th round of NFL Draft

By Trent Leonard | Senior Staff Writer April 28, 2018

Just eight spots after fellow Pitt defensive back Jordan Whitehead was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Avonte Maddox joined the NFL ranks when the Philadelphia Eagles snagged him in the fourth...

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)

QBs don’t need to be elite

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...

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)

Pitt professor’s model miscalculates Super Bowl prediction

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...

Students climb on the skybridge over Forbes Avenue after the Eagles Super Bowl win. (Photo by Thomas Yang / Visual Editor)

Photos and videos: Pitt Students celebrate Eagles Super Bowl win

By The Pitt News Staff February 4, 2018

The last time a Philadelphia sports team won a major championship, the United States was in a recession, former President George W. Bush signed a $700 billion bailout bill and O.J. Simpson was found guilty...

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

NFL: heighten safety or hamper the game

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...

Crowds of Philadelphia Eagles fans celebrate at Broad and Walnut streets after the Eagles won the NFC Championship game over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. (Tom Gralish/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

Take Five: Fouls, Fans, Hall of Fame

By The Pitt News Staff January 25, 2018

Another week, another glut of sports headlines to keep up with. The Pitt News sports staff is back to keep you up to date on everything happening across the sports landscape. Click here to see last...

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