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The Pitt News

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) makes a pass against the Oakland Raiders on Dec. 9, 2018, at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California.

Take 5: This is March

By Staff March 6, 2019
It’s expected for you to be excited for March Madness, but while you’re waiting for Selection Sunday, don’t overlook the conference tournaments. You never know when the No. 16 seed will upset the No. 1 seed.
The Cleveland Cavaliers’ Tristan Thompson, left, scores against the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook in the fourth quarter Jan. 20 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. (Leah Klafczynski/Akron Beacon Journal/TNS)

Take 5: Kiper, Cavs and Kardashians

By The Pitt News Staff April 19, 2018

With finals week quickly approaching, you may have been too busy studying to keep up with the world of sports. No worries — The Pitt News staff has you covered with the most savvy, significant and scandalous...

The Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James on the court against the Miami Heat in Miami March 27. (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/TNS)

Take 5: Pirates, playoffs, PGA tour

By The Pitt News Staff April 5, 2018

There are just two weeks left in the semester and classes are winding down at Pitt. The same can’t be said for news in the sports world. The Pitt News staff is back with a weekly roundup of this week’s...

Posvar Hall was built on the plot where Forbes Field was demolished.(Photos via ULS Archives)

Take me back to the ballgame: Fans reflect on Forbes Field

By David Leftwich | Senior Staff Writer October 12, 2017

Where students now slouch in their seats, fans once sat on edge, moments away from witnessing a historic sports event on Oct. 13, 1960 — now dubbed Mazeroski Day. In game seven of the 1960 World...

Pittsburghs professional teams, most notably the Steelers, have consistently made it difficult for the Panthers to gain a following amidst years of mediocrity. (Photo by Matt Hawley | Staff Photographer)

Pittsburgh pushes Panthers from spotlight

By Dominic Campbell / Staff Writer August 21, 2017

Walking around Pittsburgh, it’s hard to go too long without seeing someone wearing Steelers, Penguins or Pirates gear. The teams are some of the most decorated and storied franchises in American sports...

Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle has revitalized the franchise in his seven-year tenure and looks to return to the playoffs in October. (Photo by Matt Hawley | Staff Photographer)

Playoff Push: A look at the Bucs’ schedule

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor July 18, 2017

Just five years ago, this season would have been considered a success for the Pirates. But now, after making the playoffs in three of the past four years, many see it as a disappointment. With just...

Andrew McCutchen celebrates with Travis Snider after the teams 4-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants in May 2014. (Matt Freed/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/MCT)

Weak division gives battling Bucs opportunity

By David Leftwich | Staff Writer June 20, 2017

Don’t look now, but two months into the season, the Pittsburgh Pirates are still hanging around in the National League Central. Heading into May, the team was in last place in the division and looked...

Andrew McCutchen, once one of the MLBs best players, is hitting just .212 this year, well below his career average of .290. Matt Hawley | Staff Photographer

Slow starts a troubling trend for Pirates

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor May 16, 2017

The Pittsburgh Pirates — one of the most unsuccessful teams in sports until recent years — are officially stuck in mediocrity. From 1993-2012, the Pirates suffered an unprecedented 20 consecutive...

Andrew McCutchen will not be patrolling center field for the Pirates this season, with the duties instead going to Gold Glove-winner Starling Marte. Matt Hawley | Staff Photographer

Pirates 2017 season preview

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor March 31, 2017

As spring training winds down and the calendar flips to April, sports fans across the country are coming to a welcome realization. Opening Day is almost upon us. The 2017 Major League Baseball season...

Fans gathered outside the Forbes Field Wall across from Schenley Plaza to celebrate Mazeroski Day. Edward Major II | Staff Photographer

Good Times: Pirates fans celebrate historic home run on Mazeroski Day

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor October 13, 2016

It was Oct. 13, 1985, and Saul Finkelstein was having a bad day. But it was also the 25th anniversary of Game 7 of the 1960 World Series between the Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Yankees. So Finkelstein,...

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