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Column | The Pirates are sinking, abandon ship?

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Trevor Williams pitches against the Cleveland Indians during an exhibition game at Progressive Field.

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

September 6, 2020

To be an awful team is one thing, but to be an awful team with the worst series of injuries in the major leagues is another. The four starting pitchers remaining from the 2019 team have barely played.

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.

Rookies, newcomers shine in MLB’s opening weekend

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jake Arrieta throws a first-inning pitch against the Atlanta Braves on Sunday in Philadelphia.

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

April 2, 2019

Baseball’s opening weekend featured spectacular plays, dominant pitching and long-anticipated player debuts.

Pittsburgh Pirates to remain stagnant in 2019 season

Pittsburgh Pirates left fielder Corey Dickerson (12) catches a fly out by Chicago Cubs left fielder Kyle Schwarber (12) during the fourth inning of their game at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018.

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019

Despite slightly outperforming expectations in 2018, the Pittsburgh Pirates will face extremely tough competition in the NL Central and did little in the offseason to improve in 2019.

Column: Pirates set for another average season

Pittsburgh Pirates left fielder Adam Frazier (26) watches the flight of his three-run home run against the Chicago Cubs during the ninth inning on April 16, 2017, at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

By MIchael Nitti, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019

With the lack of significant additions and the largely unproven talent across the roster, don’t expect big things from the Pirates this year.

Pirates end season with impressive record

The Pittsburgh Pirates' Corey Dickerson (12) reaches second base with a double ahead of the tag from Chicago Cubs second baseman Ben Zobrist in the ninth inning April 12 at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The Pirates won, 6-1. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018

The Pittsburgh Pirates finished off their season with a 82-79 record. Considering the team played without Andrew McCutcheon and Gerrit Cole, this record was quite good. From winning their first game of the season, the team started off fresh and continued that streak, despite the struggles with fan attendance.

Take 5: Bell, Beadle and Basketball

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (26) runs upfield in first half action against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The Steelers won, 20-17. (Sam Riche/TNS)

By The Pitt News Staff

August 30, 2018

From catsuits to contract holdouts, The Pitt News staff takes a look at the spiciest storylines from the past week.

Take 5: Stakes Races, Shaq and Southgate

Justify ridden by Mike E. Smith won the 143rd Preakness Stakes Saturday, May 19. Despite the muddy and foggy conditions in Baltimore, Justify claimed the second leg of the Triple Crown. (Photo courtesy of Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun/TNS)

By The Pitt News Staff

May 23, 2018

Though Pitt's campus has mostly emptied out, The Pitt News sports staff is still full of hot takes. They're back to round up some of the best  — and unexpected  — stories of the week.  Patience for Pirates Fans The Pittsburgh Pirates finally got a glimpse of their future when centerfielder A...

Five early MLB exaggerations

New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey throws in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (Shane Keyser/Kansas City Star/TNS)

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

April 11, 2016

In April, hyperbole and overreaction in the baseball season are as common as a rain shower. But, a week in, I feel confident enough in asserting these five takes as absolutely, 100 percent correct. One week’s worth of games is more than a sufficient sample. There is no way any of them will ever pro...

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