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Sports Marketing prof and former Pirate front office VP ‘no longer employed’ by DU

Sports Marketing prof and former Pirate front office VP ‘no longer employed’ by DU

Raymond Arke | News Editor Steven Greenberg, an executive in residence and professor of sports marketing and sports leadership, is no longer working at Duquesne, according to Bridget Fare, chief marketing and communications officer at Duquesne. Greenberg’s faculty webpage on Duquesne University’s website goes to a “content not found” page. Before becoming a Duquesne professor, […]

Local Negro League history examined at Duquesne

Local Negro League history examined at Duquesne

Raymond Arke | News Editor 02/15/18 Just blocks away from Duquesne was the home of some of the greatest baseball players ever. However, many of their names and contributions have fallen from memory. On Feb. 8, the Pittsburgh Pirates hoped to change that neglect by giving a presentation on Negro League baseball in Pittsburgh to […]

Little League teaches MLB players a big lesson

Little League teaches MLB players a big lesson

Bryanna McDermott | Assistant Photo Editor The spectacle is viewed by millions at home annually on ESPN, in-person at the beautiful complex in Williamsport and even inside clubhouses across Major League Baseball. This year, the bright colors and big smiles that have become synonymous with Little League Baseball were adopted by MLB for both the […]

Pirates’ playoff hopes dimming

Pirates’ playoff hopes dimming

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor On Wednesday night at PNC Park, Dodgers’ pitcher Rich Hill threw eight perfect innings until third baseman Logan Forsythe committed an error during the top of the ninth inning. Hill went on to pitch the 26th no-hitter in franchise history, finishing regulation with 10 strikeouts and no hits or walks […]

Pirates’ playoff hopes hinge on pitching staff going forward

Pirates’ playoff hopes hinge on pitching staff going forward

David Borne | Staff Writer  Just a little over a month and a half remain in the MLB’s regular season, and with the playoff race in full swing, the Pittsburgh Pirates find themselves in a familiar position. With a record hovering right below the .500 mark (58-62) and sitting several games out of a playoff […]

Pirates in danger of missing playoffs, losing “Cutch”

Pirates in danger of missing playoffs, losing “Cutch”

Bryanna McDermott | Asst. Photo Editor The Pittsburgh Pirates are winding down a rollercoaster season that has fans wondering whether or not they’ll see Buctober for the fourth straight year. Pittsburgh currently sits with a disappointing 70-74 record with just 18 games left in the season. That’s good for third place in the NL Central, […]

National League Preview: Nationals enter season as favorite for pennant

Pat Higgins | Sports Editor NL East: Nationals Of all NL teams, the Nationals surely looked ahead on Opening Day at the easiest path to the postseason of any team in the league. After clinching the division just under two weeks before the end of the season, the Nats were sunk by the eventual champion […]

The Point After: Nine innings is not enough

Pat Higgins | Sports Editor Last week, after 162 games of regular season play, the Pirates, Giants, Athletics and Royals faced off in a single-elimination Wild Card game here in Pittsburgh and Kansas City, respectively. In 2012, former Commissioner Bud Selig implemented a one-game playoff to expand the pool of teams that qualify for the […]

Buccos vying for another playoff run in 2014

Saúl Berríos-Thomas | Layout Editor Baseball has the longest season in professional sports. Sometimes the “dog days” of summer can get a little boring, but there is nothing more exciting than playoff races to the pennant. The playoff picture is becoming clearer after Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles drenched their locker rooms in champagne earlier […]

Weekend Events: 4/17

Markus Schulz: North American Scream 2 Tour April 17, 9 p.m. The DJ will perform at the Altar Bar in the Strip District. Also performing is KhoMha. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door For more information to this 17 and older event, visit druskyentertainment.com. Jim Florentine April 18, 8 p.m. The […]