Pittsburgh teams prepare for new season of sports
It’s almost time to hit the books again, folks! The dog days of summer are just about finished, and you can almost feel Pittsburgh getting ready for a fall full of sweaters, coffee, and falling leaves. The most important thing about these next few months, however, marks a unique time in sports: the NFL, NHL, and MLB will all have either preseason, regular season, or postseason matchups in Septembe...Sports | August 20, 2018
Pens-Caps: A familiar adversary in an exciting series
It’s the best time of year once again, ladies and gentlemen. April is almost finished, and it’s about to be May. The weather is starting to warm up, school is almost out, and the NHL playoffs are in full swing. And what better tradition to kick off your summer vacation than watching the Pittsburgh Penguins eliminate the Washington Capitals in the second round of the playoffs for the third year in ...Sports | April 30, 2018
Stats and baseball go hand in hand
The Carnegie Mellon University Baseball Analytics Workshop was held last Saturday, April 7. It was the first installment in what Carnegie Mellon’s Department of Statistics & Data Science hopes to be a series of workshops that deal with sports analytics. Around 60 participants of all ages gathered to learn some of baseball statisticians’ tools of the trade.Sports | April 16, 2018
MLB baseball is back, playoff contenders are familiar
Spring weather is just about to finally arrive in Pittsburgh, and with it comes the fever for baseball that fans across the country miss dearly in the winter. After the Houston Astros’ impressive World Series win in 2017, and with the 2018 season well under way, what can fans expect to happen in MLB baseball this year?
American League (AL)Sports | April 2, 2018
Are the Pirates’ woes due to owner’s penny pinching?
A petition with more than 60,000 signatures. Advertisers boycotting newspapers. Calls to hold protests. People usually use tactics like these for political uprisings, but, in Pittsburgh, people use them against their baseball team.Sports | March 26, 2018