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Panthers fall 2020 season preview

The Pitt women’s volleyball team is one of Pitt’s best sports teams.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer

July 19, 2020

As potential fall sports seasons loom, here’s your guide to each Panther team heading into the 2020 season

10 sports video games to keep you sane in self-quarantine

There are a wide variety of different sports games that can be played.

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer

April 6, 2020

With nothing but time on your hands and zero motivation for anything school-related, now is the time to unearth that ancient, dust-covered collection of sports video games buried somewhere in your basement. Left behind since you upgraded to that last new console or replaced them with slightly newer but also slightly worse versions, these are some of the best from both today and yesteryear.

Pitt suing sports marketing company for $3.6 million

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Stands 535' Tall.  The tallest educational building in the Western Hemisphere.

Construction begain in 1926 and was opened for classes in 1931.

Very cool building and a number POV's  to shoot this from so I will be exploring it further in future visits.

By Janine Faust, Editor-in-chief

July 18, 2019

The University of Pittsburgh has filed a complaint against IMG College, the nation’s largest collegiate sports marketing company, claiming that is has “intentionally withheld” about $3.6 million in royalties and additional payments. Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, the university’s legal re...

Projecting Pitt football’s 2019 season

Junior quarterback Kenny Pickett scrambles during Pitt’s 2018 loss to Penn State.

By Trent Leonard, Contributing Editor

June 5, 2019

The start of Pitt football is still nearly three months away but with the roster and schedule locked in, it’s never too early to start making predictions for the upcoming season.

Sports fan bases that should share a beer

New York-style pizza and Boston lagers.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

April 11, 2019

A Pittsburgh bakery teamed up with a Cleveland brewery to make a cake-flavored beer, making us think about other rival fan bases that could benefit from an alcoholic culture mash-up.

Top five Brad Pitt sports roles

“Moneyball” is one of the greatest sports movies ever made, according to sports editor Trent Leonard.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

April 1, 2019

Whether flashing his sword skills or brazenly managing a baseball franchise, Pitt has carved out a respectable niche for himself in the fictional athletic industry.

Cupid’s arrows strike Panthers

Lexi Blum and Dan Hammer find time for a relationship in spite of Blum’s dance team schedule and Hammer’s baseball schedule.

By Kate Hall, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019

Lexi Blum didn’t think she would have time for anything besides dance and school, then she met Pitt Baseball pitcher Dan Hammer. Blum and Hammer have now been dating for six months.

Panther Spotlight: Micky Phillippi, Cassidy Walsh, Kiley Robatin

Redshirt freshman Micky Phillippi after upsetting Oklahoma’s Daton Fix.

By Tessa Sayers, Assistant Sports Editor

February 11, 2019

The men’s wrestling, women’s basketball and women’s gymnastics teams have all had their ups and downs this season, but they are each anchored by talented players who give them hope for the future of the season and the program.

Pro athletes recount journey to the top level

Ross Ohlendorf of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches against the Houston Astros in the first inning of their game Thursday, July 8, 2010, at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

February 6, 2019

For most athletes who actually make it to the professional level, like former Pitt tennis player and 2017 graduate Audrey Ann Blakely, the journey is mentally arduous and financially uncertain.

College students find big-league niches

Live Content Correspondent is a new program started by the NFL that hires photographers and videographers to cover games in cities across the country.

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

February 6, 2019

A vast majority of people don’t ever get the shot to pursue a sports-related job, yet alone their dream job –– but some do.

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