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Take 5: This is March

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.

By Staff

March 7, 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.

Take 5: Kiper, Cavs and Kardashians

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)

By The Pitt News Staff

April 20, 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 sports stories from this week. Keeping up with Khloe and Tristan The Cleveland Cavali...

Take 5: Pirates, playoffs, PGA tour

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

By The Pitt News Staff

April 6, 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 best. More of the same Are the Houston Rockets leading the West? Yes. Have the Cleveland Caval...

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

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

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 Series, Pirate Bill Mazeroski came to the plate at the bottom of the ninth with the game tied at nine. On a 1-0 pitc...

Pittsburgh pushes Panthers from spotlight

Pittsburgh's 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)

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 — especially in recent years, with the city taking home five championships since 2005 — and...

Playoff Push: A look at the Bucs’ schedule

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)

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 under 70 games left in the regular season, the team sits two games under .500 at 46-48 and five games bac...

Weak division gives battling Bucs opportunity

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

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 like a longshot for the playoffs. Now, thanks to a modest turnaround and a lackluster division, the team...

Slow starts a troubling trend for Pirates

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

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

May 17, 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 losing seasons. The streak marked the longest of any professional team in the United States’ fo...

Pirates 2017 season preview

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

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 kicks off Sunday, April 2, with a three-game slate featuring the defending World Series champion Chica...

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

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

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, a lifelong Pirates fan, stopped by the 457-foot marker on the Forbes Field Wall across from Sc...

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