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‘Big 4’ sports leagues focus on social justice issues in a year like no other

Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers kneels for the national anthem at Levi's Stadium in October 2016 in Santa Clara, California.
October 27, 2020
Society’s problems have never blended into the sports world the way they have in 2020

Panthers fall 2020 season preview

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

Projecting Pitt football’s 2019 season

Junior quarterback Kenny Pickett scrambles during Pitt’s 2018 loss to Penn State.
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.
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.
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.
February 13, 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.
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.
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.
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