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Michigan States Kenneth Walker III (9) runs with the ball during the first quarter of a game against University of Michigan at Michigan State’s Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, Mich. on Saturday.

Take 5 | Kenneth Walker for Heisman, and Ithiel Horton’s expanding role

By The Pitt News Staff November 4, 2021
In this week’s Take 5, The Pitt News sports desk takes a look at everything from the College Football Playoff rankings all the way to who the next New York sports team to hoist a championship trophy will be.
Milwaukee Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) and Brooklyn Nets Nicolas Claxton (33) reach for the ball at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee on Tuesday.

Take 5 | Washington Football Team dishonors Taylor, Diggs for defensive player of the year

By The Pitt News Staff October 21, 2021
In this week’s Take 5, The Pitt News sports desk takes a look at everything from the Ben Simmons saga in Philadelphia to discussing Mike Sullivan’s masterful strategizing and being one of the most underrated coaches in the NHL.
Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred.

Take 5: Blue Jays, MLB relegation and NBA expansion

By The Pitt News Staff April 2, 2021
Back for another Take 5, sports writers at The Pitt News discuss hot topics from MLB Opening Day to the NCAA tournament’s gender inequity controversy.
Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers attempts a pass during a game against the Washington Football Team at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on December 7, 2020.

Take 5: Brady, Big Ben and Backyard Brawl

By The Pitt News Staff February 26, 2021
Is it time for Ben Roethlisberger to hang it up? Is Tom Brady the Michael Jordan of football? Hear the takes our writers have been dying to spew in this week’s edition of Take 5:
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) leaves the field on a cart after being injured on a tackle by New York Giants cornerback Logan Ryan at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Oct. 11.

Take 5: Shady, Soccer, Superteams

By The Pitt News Staff November 6, 2020
Does LeSean McCoy deserve a spot in the Hall of Fame? Could James Harden fit on the 76ers? Our staff answers these questions and more in a new edition of Take 5.
Lionel Messi requested to leave FC Barcelona this past week after 20 years with the club.

Take 5: Yankees, Sixers seek redemption; Phillies, Rockets aim higher

By The Pitt News Staff August 30, 2020
The NBA playoffs are in full swing, and Major League Baseball’s contenders are entering the home stretch as they jockey for postseason position, meaning our staff has plenty of material for the latest edition of Take 5.
Kansas David McCormack (33) is held back by teammate Isaiah Moss during a brawl following a game against rival Kansas State at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas, on Tuesday. Kansas won, 81-60.

Take 5: Super Bowl, Boston, Brawling

By TPN Staff January 24, 2020
Who’s to blame for the brawl in Kansas? Why are both Super Bowl participants cursed? And just how many Celtics should make the NBA All-Star game?
Minnesota Timberwolves Andrew Wiggins (22) in the first quarter against the Miami Heat on Sunday, Oct. 27, at Target Center in Minneapolis.

Take 5: Warriors, Wiggins, Winning

By TPN Staff November 1, 2019
The sports staff takes a look at several of the storylines permeating through the sports world right now, including the downfall of the Warriors’ dynasty and an NBA player who could make a sneaky bet for Most Improved.
The Orlando Magics Markelle Fultz (20) soars above Cleveland Cavaliers defenders for a thunderous slam dunk at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, on Wednesday, Oct. 23. The Magic won, 94-85.

Take 5: Baylor, banking, Booth Jr.

By TPN Staff October 24, 2019
The sports staff breaks down two emerging storylines from the NBA’s opening week, while also adding to the conversation regarding college football and the World Series.
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew (15) walks off the field after defeating the Tennessee Titans in an NFL football game at TIAA Bank Field, Thursday, Sept. 19 in Jacksonville, Florida. Jaguars won 20-7.

Take 5: Minshew, Murray, Minnesota

By TPN Staff October 10, 2019
The Pitt News Sports staff discusses a couple young quarterbacks proving their chops in the NFL — as well as a seasoned veteran making a serious case for league MVP — in this week’s Take 5
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