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Take 5: March is lacking madness

Take 5: March is lacking madness

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

Panthers show off at Pitt’s NFL Pro Day

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’

Take 5: Baseball is Boomin’

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

Take 5: This is March

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.

Take 5: Major contracts and meltdowns

Take 5: Major contracts and meltdowns

By Staff

February 21, 2019

The past week has been a big one in the sports world. From a record breaking free agency deal for shortstop Manny Machado to the Steelers’ roster having a meltdown, it seems no one is safe from making the news

The Pitt News NFL Mock Draft 1.0

The Pitt News NFL Mock Draft 1.0

By Adin Link, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019

With the NFL draft just around the corner (sort of), The Pitt News breaks down how the first round will shake out.

Waiver Wire Weekly: Welcome to Playoffs

Waiver Wire Weekly: Welcome to Playoffs

By Adin Link, Staff Wrtier

December 4, 2018

It’s do or die time in fantasy football, if you are looking for some home players to pick up in order to put yourself in the best position to win your league, make sure you read this week’s Waiver Wire Weekly.

What are the odds: Pittsburgh will come out on top

What are the odds: Pittsburgh will come out on top

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018

Another week is over which means it’s time to start placing your bets on weekend sports. It looks likely both Pittsburgh football teams will come back with victories.

What are the odds: Pitt will run over the Hokies

What are the odds: Pitt will run over the Hokies

By Collin Martin, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018

A lot has happened in the NFL this past week. The LA Rams are no longer undefeated and are going up against Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks. The Dallas Cowboys got Amari Cooper, but the Eagles now have Golden Tate. If those have you asking who you should bet on this week, don’t worry, we have your answers here.

What are the odds: Rodgers vs. Brady could be the showdown of the season

What are the odds: Rodgers vs. Brady could be the showdown of the season

By Collin Martin, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018

Rodgers vs. Brady, Steelers vs. Ravens, this is a weekend every sports fan looks forward to. If you want to make a little money while you’re watching, read our What are the odds to see if you should take the over or under.

Weekly Pick ‘em: Staff gets out crystal ball for NFL Week 8

Weekly Pick ‘em: Staff gets out crystal ball for NFL Week 8

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 26, 2018

This week the “Weekly Pick ‘em” focuses on NFL games only. With some writers taking huge chances, there are a few games where the writers agree on who will win.

Column: Le’Veon Bell due to return Week 7

Column: Le’Veon Bell due to return Week 7

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 2, 2018

After a difficult week for football in Pittsburgh, fans can look towards some good news. It seems Steelers' running back Le'Veon Bell is expected to return to the game in Week 7. Bell's return will help the Steelers make a major comeback after a few hard weeks on both defense and offense.

Take 5: Patriots, pass-rush, Patrick Mahomes

Take 5: Patriots, pass-rush, Patrick Mahomes

By The Pitt News Staff

September 19, 2018

In a week with an abundance of compelling NFL storylines, The Pitt News staff provides some insight on the top talking points.

Forbes Field phenomenon: Remembering the last flagless football game

Forbes Field phenomenon: Remembering the last flagless football game

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 12, 2018

More than 70 years have gone by since the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Philadelphia Eagles 7-3 in the NFL's last game without penalties.

Analysis: Social implications of personal identification to sports

Analysis: Social implications of personal identification to sports

By David Leftwich | Senior Staff Writer

January 24, 2018

The City of Pittsburgh took a collective gut punch last weekend as the Steelers suffered a 45-42 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars to end the season. Beyond the more than 60,000 people who flocked to Heinz Field to sit in 20-degree weather and watch the loss live, around 20 million people at home invested abo...

Editorial: Critics of anthem protests aren’t patriotic

Editorial: Critics of anthem protests aren’t patriotic

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 24, 2017

When the Steelers walked onto the field before yesterday’s game against the Chicago Bears, the booing they received wasn’t just because they were the away team. Shortly before the game began, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin told Jamie Erdahl of CBS Sports that Pittsburgh’s NFL team would rem...

Pouncey powers Steelers offense

Pouncey powers Steelers offense

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

September 20, 2016

At age 27, Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey has already been through a career’s worth of devastating injuries, yet he always finds a way to return to All-Pro form. After his worst injury scare yet, Pouncey is back to leading the Steelers’ offensive line –– and he looks better t...

Boyd returns as Pittsburgh opponent

Boyd returns as Pittsburgh opponent

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

September 18, 2016

A strong start in former Pitt wide receiver Tyler Boyd’s Heinz Field homecoming turned into a nightmare finish for the Cincinnati Bengals rookie. Boyd returned home Sunday to the stadium where he spent three years torching secondaries with the Panthers –– this time as a member of the Pittsburgh Steel...

No Bell, No Bryant, No Problem: Steelers roll in D.C.

No Bell, No Bryant, No Problem: Steelers roll in D.C.

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

September 13, 2016

As a national audience witnessed Monday night, rumors of the 2016 Pittsburgh Steelers’ demise were greatly exaggerated. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger shined, and Antonio Brown further staked his claim as the best wide receiver in the NFL with a pair of touchdown catches in the Steelers’ 38-16 s...

NFL season preview: Steelers to send Green Bay packing in Super Bowl LI

NFL season preview: Steelers to send Green Bay packing in Super Bowl LI

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

September 6, 2016

When the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers square off on Thursday night, it will be exactly seven months since the Broncos defeated the Panthers in Super Bowl 50, 24-10. The Super Bowl rematch to kick off the 2016-17 NFL season will mark the first time since 1970 the previous year’s Super Bowl o...

Brady McCollough finds story in sport

Brady McCollough finds story in sport

By Conner Blose / For The Pitt News

February 5, 2016

Well before Brady McCollough appeared on CNN to discuss his interviews with former football players, he tackled subjects a little closer to home. As an elementary school sports fanatic, McCollough was already hard at work — he made his own magazine with profiles of his favorite players and confro...

Gallery: Pittsburgh Steelers Rally 1/16/16

Gallery:  Pittsburgh Steelers Rally 1/16/16

By Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor

January 15, 2016

Burfict problematic, not the problem in NFL’s roughness epidemic

Burfict problematic, not the problem in NFL’s roughness epidemic

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

January 11, 2016

Vontaze Burfict and Adam “Pacman” Jones signed, sealed and delivered a playoff victory to the Pittsburgh Steelers Saturday. Thanks to the two Cincinnati Bengals’ defenders’ personal foul calls against them on an incomplete pass that saw Burfict drill star Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown in ...

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