The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper


The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper


The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper


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...

Senior Foluke Olujide-Ajibade performs a weight-throw during a meet on Feb. 16, 2021.

Take 5 | Track and field is overlooked, Chiefs are unstoppable

By 51ӰԺ Staff February 2, 2024

In this week’s Take 5, 51ӰԺ Sports Desk gives takes on track and field, Patrick Mahomes, Taylor Swift and the Detroit Lions. Give track and field the recognition it deserves // Grace McNally,...

Buffalo Bills kicker Tyler Bass (2) attempts a field goal against the Kansas City Chiefs during the fourth quarter of an NFL AFC division playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 21, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Bass missed the field goal.

Take Five | Pitt News Editors give their hot sports takes

By 51ӰԺ Staff January 29, 2024

In this week’s Take Five, editors from the non-sports Pitt News desks give their hot sports takes. From opinions on the NFL to predictions for the 2024 Olympics, 51ӰԺ editors provide their takes...

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin holds his season-ending meeting with reporters at the NFL football teams practice facility in Pittsburgh on Thursday, Jan. 18.

Column | Steelers need to boost roster, believe in Tomlin to return to glory

By Elijah Carter, Staff Writer January 19, 2024

While the Pittsburgh Steelers are never terrible or find themselves among the basement dwellers of the NFL, they aren’t particularly great either. The perfect word to describe them is mediocre. But positive...

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt (90) reacts near teammate linebacker Alex Highsmith (56) after sacking Baltimore Ravens quarterback Tyler Huntley during the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Jan. 6 in Baltimore.

51ӰԺ Sports Desk predicts Super Bowl winner

By 51ӰԺ Staff January 12, 2024

With the NFL Playoffs starting this Saturday, 51ӰԺ Sports Desk is here to offer hot takes and predict the winner of Super Bowl LVIII.  Never bet against Patrick Mahomes // Brian Sherry, Sports...

Florida State quarterback Jordan Travis warms up for a game against Southern Mississippi on Saturday, Sept. 9, in Tallahassee, Fla.

Column | The three scariest quarterbacks remaining on Pitt football’s schedule

By Lily Peters, Staff Writer October 24, 2023

Pitt football has five games remaining in the season. The remainder of their season is truly frightening as they face several competitive, ranked ACC teams — all with top-tier quarterbacks. With Halloween...

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