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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Staff writer Zack Gibney argues that Pitt Baseball’s omission from the National Tournament exposes the selection committee and the entire system’s inconsistencies and flaws.

Column | Pitt omission from NCAA Baseball Tournament magnifies flawed system

By Zack Gibney, Staff Writer June 9, 2021
While Pitt Baseball's sluggish finish was certainly a variable that the team could have avoided, its absence from the national bracket comes thanks to a lack of diligence on the part of the committee, a patently ridiculous ranking system and an absence of consistency.
Lionel Messi requested to leave FC Barcelona this past week after 20 years with the club.

Take 5: Yankees, Sixers seek redemption; Phillies, Rockets aim higher

By The Pitt News Staff August 31, 2020
The NBA playoffs are in full swing, and Major League Baseball’s contenders are entering the home stretch as they jockey for postseason position, meaning our staff has plenty of material for the latest edition of Take 5.
Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) hugs goaltender Matt Murray (30) following the NHL game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena Feb. 26, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio.

Penguins’ ice cracking under pressure

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer April 15, 2019
For the second year in a row Barry Trotz is showing he has what it takes to crack the Penguins’ ice. First with the Washington Capitals and now with the New York Islanders.
Los Angeles Rams running back C.J. Anderson picks up yards against the Dallas Cowboys in the first quarter during the NFL Divisional Round at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday.

What are the odds: Don’t bet against Brees, Brady in championship weekend

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer January 18, 2019
It's tough to bet against two Hall of Fame quarterbacks in Drew Brees in Tom Brady — so don't do it.
Eagles quarterback Nick Foles raises his fingers for a two-point conversion attempt against the Chicago Bears.

What are the odds: Bet on Foles, Rivers in NFL playoffs

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer January 11, 2019
When it comes to the NFL playoffs, Nick Foles has proven that you should never bet against him.
Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Vance McDonald (89) reacts after scoring a second-half touchdown during the team’s 20-17 victory against the Indianapolis Colts on Nov. 12, 2017, in Indianapolis.

Waiver Wire Weekly: Welcome to Playoffs

By Adin Link, Staff Wrtier December 4, 2018
It’s do or die time in fantasy football, if you are looking for some home players to pick up in order to put yourself in the best position to win your league, make sure you read this week’s Waiver Wire Weekly.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) scores a touchdown after making a cut on the Los Angeles Rams’ Troy Hill (32) in the first half during a preseason game at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Aug. 9.

Waiver Wire: It’s crunch time

By Adin Link, Staff Writer November 27, 2018
It’s the most important time of the year, fantasy football playoff time. To ensure you have who you need to make it in your fantasy football playoffs, check out Waiver Wire Weekly.
Philadelphia Eagles running back Josh Adams runs against Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey during the third quarter on Oct. 28.

Waiver Wire Weekly: Countdown to Fantasy Playoffs

By Adin Link, Staff Writer November 13, 2018
With Fantasy Football Playoffs right around the corner, it’s more important than ever to make sure you have the best players. Rashaad Penny and Jeff Heuerman both had their best games last week and are looking like two players you will want to have if you want to finish out the season strong. You can read more about what players to take here.
The Pittsburgh Riverhounds in a huddle during a match against Cincinnati FC at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati on Sept. 1.  (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

Column: Riverhounds strive for success as Pittsburgh’s pro soccer team

By Ben Zimmer, Staff Writer October 17, 2018
As the Riverhounds prepare to host a first-round playoff game Saturday — the first home postseason game in the club’s history — their achievements shouldn’t go unnoticed. How much success will it take for soccer to be among Pittsburgh’s sources of pride?
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