The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Pittsburgh Penguins Jeff Carter, left, carries the puck behind the net as Columbus Blue Jackets Emil Bemstrom defends during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 13, 2023, in Columbus, Ohio.

Column | Keep the Penguins’ disappointing season in context

By Zack Gibney, Senior Staff Writer April 18, 2023
The Penguins' reign of dominance is finally over, as the team missed the playoffs for the first time in 16 years. But Senior Staff Writer Zack Gibney argues that Penguins fans should not take the team’s dominance for granted.
Pitt baseball players stand in the dugout during a game against Virginia Tech on March 24.

Baseball drops two games against Duke, but show they can compete in ACC

By Zack Gibney, Senior Staff Writer April 3, 2023
Pitt baseball lost two of three games against Duke last weekend but in the process showed they can still compete in ACC play. In order to do so, there are still plenty of areas in need of improvement in all areas of the game.
The Pittsburgh Pirates Andrew McCutchen shown on Aug. 26, 2015, at Marlins Park in Miami.

Column | Andrew McCutchen’s return to Pittsburgh goes beyond wins and losses

By Zack Gibney, Senior Staff Writer January 20, 2023
Andrew McCutchen’s return to the Pirates might not make headlines from a production standpoint, but Senior Staff Writer Zack Gibney argues that his addition gives fans a sense of life heading into the 2023 season.
Lifting the stigma: Student-athletes emphasize mental health awareness through The Hidden Opponent

Lifting the stigma: Student-athletes emphasize mental health awareness through The Hidden Opponent

By Zack Gibney, Senior Staff Writer November 4, 2022
College athletes are constantly under pressure, dealing with packed athletic and academic schedules. The Hidden Opponent offers athletes struggling with personal well-being an outlet, fighting against the stigma surrounding mental health in sports.
Freshman guard Dior Johnson at Pitt men’s basketball’s first practice of the season at the Petersen Events Center on Monday afternoon.

Unapologetically himself: Dior Johnson looks to usher in a new era of Pitt hoops

By Zack Gibney, Senior Staff Writer September 26, 2022
Pitt first-year guard Dior Johnson is no stranger to criticism. While some outsiders don’t take well to his confident nature, Johnson looks to silence these critics with his play and bring a winning basketball team back to Pitt.
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