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North Carolinas Justin McKoy goes up during practice for the NCAA mens college basketball tournament in Philadelphia on Thursday.

Take 5 | UNC to the Final Four, O’Neill Cruz should be on Pirates’ opening day roster

By The Pitt News Staff March 24, 2022
In this week’s edition of the Take 5, The Pitt News Sports Desk takes a look at a team to watch in the MLB, NFL free agency and more.
Miami Marlins catcher Jacob Stallings runs drills during the teams spring training baseball workout at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida, on Tuesday.

Take 5 | Steelers mastering free agency, the transfer portal is bad for college football

By The Pitt News Staff March 17, 2022
In this week’s edition of the Take 5, The Pitt News Sports Desk takes a look at how the Steelers have taken advantage of Ben Roethlisberger’s retirement through free agency, the impact of the transfer portal on college football and more.
Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Kasperi Kapanen (42), left, and New Jersey Devils center Yegor Sharangovich (17) during a game on Sunday, Feb. 13 in Newark, New Jersey.

Take 5 | Penguins need to move on from Kapanen, Grizzlies are the team to beat in the West and more

By The Pitt News Staff February 24, 2022
In this week’s Take 5, The Pitt News Sports Desk takes a look at a couple of NBA and NHL trade deadline concepts, a potential unheralded team to make a run deep into the NBA playoffs and more.
The New York Jets enter the field at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Oct. 10, 2021.

Take 5: Ohtani, Olympics, Optimism about the Jets and more

By The Pitt News Staff February 18, 2022
The Pitt News Staff is feeling optimistic, even about the New York Jets. They tackle that, the Olympics, an NCAA Tournament sleeper and more in this week’s Take 5.
Federica Brignone of Italy makes a turn during the first run of the womens giant slalom at the 2022 Winter Olympics on Feb. 7 in Beijing.

Take 5 | Joe Burrow is the face of the NFL, Olympics are still the pinnacle of athletics and more

By The Pitt News Staff February 10, 2022
In this week’s Take 5, The Pitt News sports desk looks at who may be the next face of the NFL, college football playoff expansion and more.
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow celebrates with fans after the AFC championship NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022, in Kansas City, Missouri. The Bengals won 27-24 in overtime.

Take 5: Steelers need to reevaluate how they do business, Bengals the real deal

By The Pitt News Staff February 2, 2022
In this week’s Take 5, The Pitt News sports desk takes a look at what the Steelers need to do to replace Ben Roethlisberger, the Cincinnati Bengals’ rise to the top tier of the league and more.
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 22, 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:
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