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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?
Pitt head lacrosse coach Emily Boissonneault announced her first five signees Tuesday afternoon.

Pitt secures signees across three sports

By Sean Tierney, Staff Writer November 20, 2019
Several Pitt commitments became official on Tuesday when recruits for the lacrosse, wrestling and basketball programs inked letters of intent during the NCAA’s early signing period.
Junior guard Ryan Murphy (24) scored 13 points on Florida State during the Panthers 63-61 over the Seminoles.

Agree to disagree: Gauging the take meter after Pitt-FSU

By Sean Tierney and Kyle Saxon, Staff Writers November 8, 2019
Two TPN staff writers break down which of the emerging takes from Pitt's first game are valid and which are simply bogus.
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 25, 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.
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield walks off the field after losing to the Seattle Seahawks, Oct. 13, at FirstEnergy Stadium.

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 Chinese flag is seen with a display of basketballs at the NBA store in Beijing on Oct. 9.

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.
Giants quarterback Daniel Jones.

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.
Injured Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger watches as the offensive coordinator talks with backup QB Mason Rudolph on Sunday.

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.
Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) watches the confetti swirl around him Sugar Bowl at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Tuesday, January 4, 2011.

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.
Offensive coordinator Mark Whipple joined the team this season.

Agree to disagree: Pitt football overreactions

By Sam Krimins and Sean Tierney 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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