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A Tale of Two Pittsburgh Basketball Programs

A Tale of Two Pittsburgh Basketball Programs

Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer 03/22/2018 “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it […]

Contrary to popular belief, Pirates may not be half bad

Contrary to popular belief, Pirates may not be half bad

David Borne | Staff Writer 03/01/2018 With baseball season right around the corner, it’s time to address something. Something that the average Pittsburgh sports fan may consider a “hot take.” The Pittsburgh Pirates won’t be that bad. They are even going to compete for one of the National League’s two Wild Card positions. Any idea […]

For the first time in a while, Cavs have true issues

For the first time in a while, Cavs have true issues

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 02/08/2018 Ever since LeBron James left Miami in free agency to go back to Cleveland in 2014, one thing in the NBA has been certain: The Cleveland Cavaliers were going to represent the NBA’s Eastern Conference in the Finals. During LeBron’s first few seasons back in Cleveland, the Cavaliers’ most […]

Boost given to MBB by heavy turnout not enough vs. SBU

Boost given to MBB by heavy turnout not enough vs. SBU

Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer 02/08/2018 Feb. 2, the day before Duquesne’s home matchup with St. Bonaventure’s, men’s basketball head coach Keith Dambrot told reporters that he was expecting “a big crowd” for the Annual Red Out Game. Well, he got just that. 3,411 fans, a season high, watched Duquesne fall just short against the […]

Loyalty in sport doesn’t seem to be two-way street

Loyalty in sport doesn’t seem to be two-way street

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 02/01/2018 When Blake Griffin became an unrestricted free agent this past summer, Los Angeles Clippers executives gave Griffin an extravagant display in an effort to re-sign him. Griffin was shown a mock No. 32 jersey retirement ceremony in an empty Staples Center one summer night, alongside a “Blake Griffin Museum.” […]

In order to see change, fans must take stand

In order to see change, fans must take stand

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 01/18/2018 It’s kind of funny: The last game that I attended at PNC Park was on Aug. 17, 2017, when the Pirates fell to the St. Louis Cardinals on a showery summer evening, 11-7. Many days after that, I fought the urge — albeit, a small one — to go […]

Haley dismissal following playoff loss may benefit Steelers

Haley dismissal following playoff loss may benefit Steelers

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 01/18/2018 Following a flooring 45-42 defeat at the hands of the Jacksonville Jaguars on Jan. 14 in the A.F.C. Divisional Round at Heinz Field, mercurial offensive coordinator Todd Haley was informed on Jan. 17 that his expiring contract would not be renewed. Hours later, multiple insiders reported that the Steelers […]

Paying student-athletes remains difficult legal proposition

Paying student-athletes remains difficult legal proposition

Nicole Prieto | Staff Writer 11/09/2017 Arizona Wildcats Assistant Coach Emanuel “Book” Richardson was arrested in Tucson on Sept. 26 on several charges for conspiracy to commit bribery and fraud, reported the Arizona Daily Star. As a law student who claims the University of Arizona (UA) as an alma mater, the FBI investigation into college […]

Astros, Dodgers have given baseball fans a Series to remember

Astros, Dodgers have given baseball fans a Series to remember

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 11/02/2017 Admittedly, I’m not the Chicago Cubs’ biggest fan, so I was glad that I could watch the World Series in objective peace this year when they were bounced in the N.L.C.S. in Game 5 by the Dodgers. I’m not the world’s biggest baseball fan, either, and I haven’t paid […]

Future of soccer in U.S. uncertain after loss

Future of soccer in U.S. uncertain after loss

Drew White | Staff Writer 10/19/2017 Impossible. Unthinkable. Unbelievable. These are just a few words to depict what’s going on inside of the heads of USA soccer fans following a stunning 2-1 loss at the hands of FIFA’s No. 99-ranked team, Trinidad and Tobago, on Oct. 10. The loss eliminated the United States from World […]