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Take 5: Once and future Panthers

Take 5: Once and future Panthers

July 1, 2019

The 2019-20 season gets closer every day. In this column, our sports staff salutes the departed women’s tennis program, guesses at the effect that an NCAA rule change will have on Panther basketball and looks at the future of a former Pitt running back.

Take 5: Kings, queens and curses

Take 5: Kings, queens and curses

By The Pitt News Staff

May 28, 2019

Our staff is sharing four of our hottest basketball takes — and one about Serena Williams.

Take 5: Tiger claws back, Sixers are stunned

Take 5: Tiger claws back, Sixers are stunned

By Pitt News Staff

April 18, 2019

From major comebacks to major upsets, the past week provided stunning losses for postseason favorites, but also the return of a fan favorite. The Sixers were challenged by the upstart Brooklyn Nets and Tiger Woods made a triumphant return to the Masters. The WWE also showcased some intriguing matchups and a potential title challenger.

Take 5: Brown, Magic lead headlines for wrong reasons

Take 5: Brown, Magic lead headlines for wrong reasons

By The Pitt News Staff

April 12, 2019

Former Steelers wideout Antonio Brown drew the ire of Pittsburgh fans, fellow NFL players and the general public at large this past week with a controversial tweet at ex-teammate Juju Smith-Schuster.

Take 5: Brown, Boban, Bryce

Take 5: Brown, Boban, Bryce

By The Pitt News Staff

February 15, 2019

Brown formally announced he wants out of Pittsburgh, several trades shook up the NBA landscape and MLB superstars Bryce Harper and Manny Machado are playing hard to get in the offseason.

Take 5: Kyler Murray is hurting his career, transfer portal is making football fun

Take 5: Kyler Murray is hurting his career, transfer portal is making football fun

By Pitt News Staff

January 16, 2019

Kyler Murray declared for the NFL Draft and in the end, it’s going to cause more harm than good. He won’t become the high draft selection he hoped for and the Oakland A’s will lose because they wasted their No. 9 pick in the 2018 MLB Draft. This moment in history will be known as “The Oakland Screw Job.”

Take 5: Kyler, KD, Cardinals

Take 5: Kyler, KD, Cardinals

By The Pitt News Staff

December 6, 2018

Our Pitt News Sports staff had some things to rant about this week, from Pittsburgh figures who irk them to who should be taking home hardware during awards season.

Take 5: Browns, Buckeyes, Basketball

Take 5: Browns, Buckeyes, Basketball

By The Pitt News Staff

November 29, 2018

The Browns and Bengals faced off in a revenge game, while the previously struggling Buckeyes suddenly looked like one of the nation’s best teams once again versus Michigan.

Take 5: Bell, Butler, Brees

Take 5: Bell, Butler, Brees

By The Pitt News Staff

November 14, 2018

Does Pitt football deserve to be ranked? Did Le’Veon Bell make the right decision? Our staff answers these questions and more in this week’s Take 5.

Take 5: Bama, Blue Devils, Bryant

Take 5: Bama, Blue Devils, Bryant

By The Pitt News Staff

November 8, 2018

Two dominant college programs staked claims as the best in their sport, while polarizing wide receiver Dez Bryant finally found a home. Read the full range of topics in this week’s Take 5 column:

Take 5: NFL, Le’Veon Bell, Hue’s farewell

Take 5: NFL, Le’Veon Bell, Hue’s farewell

By The Pitt News Staff

November 1, 2018

This week’s Take 5 column features two Pittsburgh-centric football storylines, including the Panthers’ quest for an ACC Coastal title and the Steelers’ success without Le’Veon Bell. In other news, a dark-horse Cy Young candidate has emerged for the 2019 MLB season and the Browns are still the Browns.

Take 5: Los Angeles, Le’Veon, no LeBron

Take 5: Los Angeles, Le’Veon, no LeBron

By The Pitt News staff

October 17, 2018

As the NFL season nears its halfway point, Los Angeles’ two teams seem to be destined for a cross-city clash, while the Steelers’ Le’Veon Bell continues to divide public opinion.

Take 5: Fultz, Futility, Finance

Take 5: Fultz, Futility, Finance

By The Pitt News staff

October 11, 2018

The Pitt News staff takes a look at each of America's three ongoing professional sports, from Markelle Fultz' improvement to the Bengals' false hopes.

Take 5: Preseason, playoff, Jared Goff

Take 5: Preseason, playoff, Jared Goff

By The Pitt News Staff

October 3, 2018

We’re at a crucial crossroads of America’s three major sports, with the NFL entering midseason form while the MLB playoffs and NBA preseason get underway. The Pitt News staff leaves none of these stones unturned as we take a look at storylines from the past week.

Take 5: Bills, Baker, Bell

Take 5: Bills, Baker, Bell

By The Pitt News Staff

September 27, 2018

The NFL gave us a surplus of story lines in a wacky Week 3 with the Patriots struggling, the Browns finally winning and Le’Veon Bell continuing his holdout.

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.

Take 5: Rookies, rejection, re-entry

Take 5: Rookies, rejection, re-entry

By The Pitt News Staff

March 23, 2018

As professional sports seasons begin to wrap up, questions remain — who will win the NBA’s Rookie of the Year award? How will the Golden Knights fare in the NHL postseason? Will Johnny Manziel get arrested again? The Pitt News sports staff is back with a weekly roundup of the best in sports ...

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