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Pittsburgh sports community donates $800,000 to vaccine research

Pitt Athletic Director Heather Lyke. (TPN File photo)

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor

May 6, 2020

Pitt athletics announced Wednesday morning that four of the department’s leaders — athletic director Heather Lyke, head football coach Pat Narduzzi, head women’s basketball coach Lance White and head men’s basketball coach Jeff Capel — would donate a combined $500,000 to support Pitt’s Center for Vaccine Research in their pursuit of a vaccine that protects against the coronavirus.

Former Pitt DE Hendrix signs with Steelers

Former Pitt defensive end Dewayne Hendrix (8) accidentally bumps into a referee. Hendrix has signed with the hometown Pittsburgh Steelers, announced Monday afternoon.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer

March 30, 2020

Former Pitt defensive end Dewayne Hendrix has signed with the hometown Pittsburgh Steelers, the team announced Monday afternoon.

Former Pitt offensive coordinator Matt Canada hired by Steelers

In Matt Canada’s one season overseeing the Pitt offense, the Panthers set a school record by averaging 42 points per game.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 16, 2020

Matt Canada, who orchestrated one of the most prolific offenses in Pitt football history during his lone season in 2016, was hired as the Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterbacks coach Wednesday morning.

Editorial: Antonio Brown should be benched

New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) talks with coaches during the second quarter against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, Sept. 15, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 15, 2019

The accusations led many to wonder whether or not Brown would play in his first game for the Patriots. He did — but he definitely should have been benched.

Take 5: Ohio State, Steelers, Scholarships

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) makes a pass against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California.

By TPN Staff

September 13, 2019

TPN sports staff tackles a variety of topics in this week’s Take 5, from the Steelers bounceback opportunity to Bianca Andreescu’s rise to tennis stardom.

Take 5: Colts, Contracts and Corruption

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) reacts after a second-half touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The Steelers won, 20-17.

By The Pitt News Staff

August 28, 2019

With football season just around the corner, The Pitt News sports staff tackles everything from Andrew Luck’s retirement to the NCAA’s questionable transfer rules.

Take 5: March is lacking madness

Duke's Zion Williamson (1) glides to the basket for a dunk in the opening minutes of play against Syracuse in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, on March 14.

By Staff

March 27, 2019

Even with Rob Gronkowski announcing his retirement, the Steelers still seem to be in the spotlight when it comes to drama. According to one of our writers, that may never end, even after losing Bell and Brown.

Panthers show off at Pitt’s NFL Pro Day

After the combine, nfl.com gave Qadree Ollison an overall rating of 4.93, putting him in the second-lowest category a player can get.

By Sami Abu-Obaid, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019

Pitt held its annual Pro Day on Wednesday to give seniors who weren’t invited to the NFL Combine a chance to perform in front of NFL Scouts.

Take 5: Baseball is Boomin’

Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell signed a four-year, $52.5 million deal with the New York Jets last week.

By Staff

March 20, 2019

The largest contract in baseball history lasted 20 days before it was beaten out by the largest contract in baseball and American sports history. So who got the better deal, the Philadelphia Phillies and Bryce Harper or the Los Angeles Angels and Mike Trout?

Take 5: This is March

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) makes a pass against the Oakland Raiders on Dec. 9, 2018, at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California.

By Staff

March 7, 2019

It’s expected for you to be excited for March Madness, but while you’re waiting for Selection Sunday, don’t overlook the conference tournaments. You never know when the No. 16 seed will upset the No. 1 seed.

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