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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The New Orleans Pelicans Steven Adams (12) drives to the net during the second half against the Toronto Raptors Aron Baynes (46) and Fred VanVleet (23) at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida, on Dec. 23, 2020.

Panthers in the Pros: 2021 Basketball Edition

By John Riskis, Staff Writer March 12, 2021
From program superstars like Steven Adams to transfer departures like Ryan Luther, find out how former Panthers are performing at the professional level.
The Panthers will play the Yellow Jackets in Atlanta at 7 p.m. on the ACC Network Saturday.

Narduzzi praises young players, Pickett and Georgia Tech’s athleticism

By John Riskis, Staff Writer November 11, 2020
Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi couldn’t help but express his pride in the team on Monday, after the Panthers came back from a 14-3 first-quarter deficit.
Narduzzi addresses Ford, upcoming Florida State game

Narduzzi addresses Ford, upcoming Florida State game

By John Riskis, Staff Writer November 4, 2020
Junior safety Paris Ford’s decision to opt out of the remainder of Pitt’s 2020 football season dominated discussions during Pitt football’s Monday press conference.
Senior lecturer Liann Tsoukas will teach the Women, Gender and Sport class that will be taught at Pitt for the first time this spring.

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

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

Panther Spotlight: Murphy, Vera, Matthews headline winter sports

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

Take 5: Warriors, Wiggins, Winning

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

Panthers trek north for 75th renewal of Syracuse football rivalry

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.
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.

Take 5: Minshew, Murray, Minnesota

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
Giants quarterback Daniel Jones.

Take 5: NBA, NFL overstepping players’ boundaries

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

Prediction: Knights to vanquish Pitt at Heinz

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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