The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper


The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper


The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper


Column | Caitlin Clark adapts to life in the WNBA

Column | Caitlin Clark adapts to life in the WNBA

By James Carter, Staff Writer June 20, 2024

Caitlin Clark is the rare type of athlete that needs little introduction. Showcasing a rare blend of limitless scoring range and passing ability, Clark amassed one of the most decorated careers of any...

A referee holds a basketball in the Petersen Events Center.

Column | Changes needed to field the best 68 in March Madness

By Matthew Scabilloni, Assistant Sports Editor June 6, 2024

In the 2023-24 college basketball season, Pitt men’s basketball barely missed out on an NCAA Tournament bid and a chance to make an NC State-esque run in March Madness.  Pitt was the last team to...

New York Knicks forward Precious Achiuwa (5) shoots over Philadelphia 76ers guard Kelly Oubre Jr., rear, in red, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New York on Sunday, March 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Peter K. Afriyie)

Column | Former Villanova fanatic watches “Nova Knicks” take down Sixers in NBA Playoffs

By Aidan Kasner, Sports Editor May 23, 2024

I can still picture it. I was a 12-year-old boy living in a suburb just outside of Philly. Classic, I know. Like most in my age group, I was obsessed with sports. I specifically loved basketball and the...

Jermaine Sykes, assistant sports editor, poses for a photo with a copy of 51ӰԺ March Madness Edition.

Column | The Last Dance

By Jermaine Sykes, Assistant Sports Editor April 19, 2024

I’m an opinionated person, so it’s natural that over my time at 51ӰԺ, I loved writing sports columns. I love writing, period, as I’ve written nearly 100 articles since joining 51ӰԺ...

Zack Gibney stands on the field during a Pitt Football game against Boston College at Acrisure Stadium on Nov 16, 2023.

Column | The benefits of writing an email

By Zack Gibney, Senior Staff Writer April 18, 2024

As vividly as I can see the computer screen in front of me as I type this, I remember lying down in my bed during my first year at Pitt and having a bit of an introspective moment. After moving into the...

Junior guard Ishmael Leggett (5) high-fives other Pitt players during Pitt mens basketballs game against Canisius on Dec. 9, 2023.

Column | ACC’s wins in tournament proves Pitt should’ve made it in

By Patrick Diana, Staff Writer April 1, 2024

Selection Sunday is a national holiday among sports fans. While some teams are all but expecting a ticket, or have gained one through conference titles, the rest of the tournament hopefuls await that fateful...

Southern California quarterback Caleb Williams throws during the NCAA college football teams NFL Pro Day in Los Angeles on March 20.

Take 4 | NFL rule changes, Steelers and Caleb Williams

By 51ӰԺ Staff March 29, 2024

In this week’s Take 4, 51ӰԺ Sports Desk gives its take on the sports world, including polarizing takes on Caleb Williams. Bears should draft Maye, not Williams // Ari Meyer, Staff Writer With...

Pittsburgh Steelers newly signed quarterback Russell Wilson speaks with reporters during an NFL football press conference in Pittsburgh on Friday, March 15.

Take 4 | Ohtani, Wilson, Hip Drop and NCAA

By 51ӰԺ Staff March 22, 2024

On this week’s Take 4, 51ӰԺ’ Sports Desk gives their takes on topics such as the Steelers, March Madness, NFL defenses and Shohei Ohtani.  The Steelers should start Justin Fields // Brian...

Senior forward Blake Hinson (2) drives to the basket during Saturday evening’s game against Virginia Tech in the Petersen Events Center.

Column | Blake Hinson has pro potential

By Aidan Kasner, Staff Writer February 29, 2024

With the NCAA men's basketball season nearing a close, many senior players are hoping to take that next step into professional play. Draft season is in swing, with NBA mock drafts becoming more and more...

NFL legend Jerry Rice, a three-time Super Bowl Champion, helped FedEx with the final delivery of the Vince Lombardi Trophy to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center ahead of Super Bowl LVIII on Feb. 11. Rices delivery was assisted by longtime FedEx Express courier Bob Fini and FedEx HBCU Student Ambassador, Chanelle Houston on Wednesday in Las Vegas.

Column | Super Bowl Sunday is a polarizing, interesting holiday

By Conor Hutchison, Staff Writer February 9, 2024

The Super Bowl has gained unrivaled cultural relevance over the last 58 years, entering the exclusive, “unofficial holiday” category. Similar to actual holidays, like Thanksgiving, which falls on the...

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