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PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates selected Henry Davis with the first overall pick in the 2021 MLB Draft.

Column | Pirates selecting Henry Davis first overall sets them up for success

By Frankie Richetti, For The Pitt News July 14, 2021
Pirates General Manager Ben Cherington and the team surprised many Sunday, picking Louisville sophomore catcher Henry Davis with its first overall selection.
The Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen shown on Aug. 26, 2015, at Marlins Park in Miami.

Column | Pirates downfall starts at the top

By Zack Gibney, Staff Writer March 5, 2021
The Pittsburgh Pirates’ downfall came at the hands of the perfect storm — an owner that wouldn’t spend the money to stay competitive, while player contracts only got more lucrative due to the evolving league.
Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Trevor Williams pitches against the Cleveland Indians during an exhibition game at Progressive Field.

Column | The Pirates are sinking, abandon ship?

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.
Pitt Athletic Director Heather Lyke. (TPN File photo)

Pittsburgh sports community donates $800,000 to vaccine research

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

Rookies, newcomers shine in MLB’s opening weekend

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer April 2, 2019
Baseball’s opening weekend featured spectacular plays, dominant pitching and long-anticipated player debuts.
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.

Pittsburgh Pirates to remain stagnant in 2019 season

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.
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.

Column: Pirates set for another average season

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.
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)

Pirates end season with impressive record

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.
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)

Take 5: Bell, Beadle and Basketball

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.
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)

Take 5: Stakes Races, Shaq and Southgate

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...

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