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Pitt Athletic Director Heather Lyke. (TPN File photo)

Pittsburgh sports community donates $800,000 to vaccine research

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

Former Pitt DE Hendrix signs with Steelers

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

Former Pitt offensive coordinator Matt Canada hired by Steelers

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.
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.

Editorial: Antonio Brown should be benched

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.
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.

Take 5: Ohio State, Steelers, Scholarships

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.
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.

Take 5: Colts, Contracts and Corruption

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.
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.

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.
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.

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

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?
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.

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.
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