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Take 5: Getting excited for NBA, Williamson

Take 5: Getting excited for NBA, Williamson

By TPN Staff

October 18, 2019

With the NBA season starting on Oct. 22, The Pitt News sports staff takes on several basketball-related topics such as the potential of Zion Williamson and the league’s improving parity.

The NBA is being bullied by China, and it can’t continue

The NBA is being bullied by China, and it can’t continue

By Sean Tierney, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

Less than a week ago, the Houston Rockets were one of the most popular basketball teams in China. Today, they are an enemy of the Chinese state. The same team once loved by Yao Ming, NBA Hall of Famer and current chairman of the Chinese Basketball Association, is now the focal point of a Chinese blacklisting of the NBA.

Take 5: NBA, NFL overstepping players’ boundaries

Take 5: NBA, NFL overstepping players’ boundaries

By TPN Staff

September 27, 2019

The TPN sports staff voices its displeasure with ownership in both the NFL and NBA, and also weighs in on the underachieving Baker Mayfield and Michigan football team.

Take 5: Fitzpatrick, Fury, Futility

Take 5: Fitzpatrick, Fury, Futility

By TPN Staff

September 19, 2019

In this week’s column, our staff weighs in on a couple Pittsburgh-related storylines — one hopeful, one bleak — and also shines a light on the incredible career of heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury.

Agree to disagree: Should student athletes be paid?

Agree to disagree: Should student athletes be paid?

By TPN Sports Staff

September 12, 2019

Should there be a system in place for college athletes to earn a salary? Are they already compensated fairly by athletic scholarships? Two TPN sports staff members weigh in.

Agree to disagree: Pitt football overreactions

Agree to disagree: Pitt football overreactions

By Sam Krimins and Sean Tierney, For the Pitt News

September 5, 2019

Should Kenny Pickett be benched? Should Pat Narduzzi be fired? We address these and more Pitt football overreactions in this column.

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