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

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)

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.

Waiver Wire Weekly: Keenum to regain momentum

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.

By Adin Link, Staff Writer

September 25, 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.

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

Pitt cornerback Avonte Maddox gets drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles. (TPN file photo)

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 round with the 125th overall pick. As a Panther, Maddox was a consistent presence in the defensiv...

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...

Photos and videos: Pitt Students celebrate Eagles Super Bowl win

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

By The Pitt News Staff

February 5, 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 of charges of kidnapping and armed robbery. Now, more than 10 years later, hundreds of Pitt students took to...

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...

Take Five: Fouls, Fans, Hall of Fame

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)

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 week's five takes. Why Eagles Why? After the Eagles' 38-7 victory over the Vikings last week, it ...

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