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Q&A: Tsoukas to explore gender and sport in new class

Senior lecturer Liann Tsoukas will teach the Women, Gender and Sport class that will be taught at Pitt for the first time this spring.

By John Riskis, Staff Writer

January 5, 2020

Is Serena Williams the greatest tennis player of all time? Is the U.S. soccer team the best in the world? Do your answers require gender qualifiers? These are the questions raised in the class description for Women, Gender and Sport, which will be taught at Pitt for the first time this spring by senior lecturer Liann Tsoukas. Though the class is new, it’s been a long time coming for Tsoukas, who has spent the past 19 years at the University teaching classes focusing on American history, gender, race and popular culture

Panther Spotlight: Murphy, Vera, Matthews headline winter sports

Junior guard Ryan Murphy shone with a performance last week against Nicholls State with a 28-point performance on 10-17 FG shooting.

By John Riskis, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

To quote HBO blockbuster “Game of Thrones”’ most famous father, Ned Stark, “Winter is coming.” The snow has already arrived and with it some seasonal Pitt athletics action. As the new season begins, these Panther athletes have already proven their value.

Take 5: Warriors, Wiggins, Winning

Minnesota Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins (22) in the first quarter against the Miami Heat on Sunday, Oct. 27, at Target Center in Minneapolis.

By TPN Staff

November 1, 2019

The sports staff takes a look at several of the storylines permeating through the sports world right now, including the downfall of the Warriors’ dynasty and an NBA player who could make a sneaky bet for Most Improved.

Panthers trek north for 75th renewal of Syracuse football rivalry

Alex Kessman (97) gets a running start before kicking a field goal.

By John Riskis, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

On Friday night Pitt football will renew their rivalry with Syracuse for the 75th time. Expect a tight game mirroring Pitt’s previous contests with the Orange and an often maligned specialist to come up clutch in crunch time.

Take 5: Minshew, Murray, Minnesota

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew (15) walks off the field after defeating the Tennessee Titans in an NFL football game at TIAA Bank Field, Thursday, Sept. 19 in Jacksonville, Florida. Jaguars won 20-7.

By TPN Staff

October 10, 2019

The Pitt News Sports staff discusses a couple young quarterbacks proving their chops in the NFL — as well as a seasoned veteran making a serious case for league MVP — in this week’s Take 5

Take 5: NBA, NFL overstepping players’ boundaries

Giants quarterback Daniel Jones.

By TPN Staff

September 27, 2019

The TPN sports staff voices its displeasure with ownership in both the NFL and NBA, and also weighs in on the underachieving Baker Mayfield and Michigan football team.

Prediction: Knights to vanquish Pitt at Heinz

Narduzzi doesn’t regret his decision to kick instead of trying to tie the score in the final quarter vs. Penn State.

By John Riskis, For the Pitt News

September 18, 2019

Pitt football will face an uphill battle to rebound from its loss at Penn State, hosting a UCF team that has won 27 consecutive regular season games.

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