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Pitt within the Playoffs: Former Pitt Stars Enjoying within the Divisional Spherical



It’s NFL divisional week, and there are nonetheless a handful of former Pitt stars hoping to make it to the Tremendous Bowl.

So, let’s check out who’s enjoying and when this weekend within the NFL playoffs.

NFC Divisional: No. 6 New York Giants at No. 1 Philadelphia Eagles

Kickoff: Saturday, Jan. 21 at 8:15 p.m. on Fox

Who to look at: New York Giants’ Jason Pinnock, Philadelphia Eagles’ Avonte Maddox

Because the Eagles took the week off, the reward for clinching the No. 1 seed within the NFC, the Giants went into U.S. Financial institution Stadium and knocked off the Minnesota Vikings to advance.

Pinnock suffered a scary damage throughout the Giants’ win, pressured to be carted off the sector, however he returned to follow in full this week and is predicted to be good to go.

He recorded a deal with earlier than he picked up an damage.

Maddox will get his first style of the 2022-23 playoffs this week. He recorded six tackles (three solo) within the Eagles’ lone playoff sport final season, and he’s recorded 22 tackles (17 solo), one deal with for loss and 4 go breakups in 4 profession video games.

A divisional spherical matchup between NFC East foes guarantees to deliver loads of fireworks at Lincoln Monetary Subject.

AFC Divisional: No. 3 Cincinnati Bengals at No. 2 Buffalo Payments

Kickoff: Sunday, Jan. 22 at 3 p.m. on CBS

Who to look at: Cincinnati Bengals’ Tyler Boyd and Cal Adomitis, Buffalo Payments’ Dane Jackson and Damar Hamlin (injured)

The Payments and Bengals each escaped with Wild Card Weekend wins over backup quarterback’s final weekend. It units up a really intriguing matchup between Josh Allen and Joe Burrow at Highmark Stadium in Buffalo.

The Payments are emboldened by Hamlin, who clearly won’t be enjoying Sunday, and the entire group has that group of future vibe nonetheless.

Jackson, who recorded three tackles (one solo) in final weekend’s win over the Dolphins, will try to assist the Payments again to the Tremendous Bowl for the primary time since 1993.

Burrow and the Bengals’ try and return to the Tremendous Bowl for the primary time since… final season continues in opposition to the Payments, and he’s helped by Adomitis and Boyd.

Boyd caught all three of his targets for 26 yards (8.7 yards per reception) in opposition to the Ravens, and he’ll proceed to function a dependable goal for Burrow.

NFC Divisional: No. 5 Dallas Cowboys at No. 2 San Francisco 49ers

Kickoff: Sunday, Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m. on Fox

Who to look at: Dallas Cowboys’ Qadree Ollison

Ollison was inactive within the Cowboys’ Wild Card win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers final weekend, and he probably shall be once more this weekend in opposition to the 49ers.

He’s served as a particular teamer for the Cowboys this season.


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*Terry Smith and Penn State have prolonged a proposal to 2024 3-star linebacker Cole Sullivan from Central Catholic Excessive College. The 6’3, 200-pound linebacker has additionally acquired presents from Notre Dame, West Virginia, Virginia Tech, Iowa State, Boston School, Ohio U, Akron, Syracuse and Cincinnati.

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**Pitt soccer extends a proposal to 2024 3-star extensive receiver Zy’marion Lang from Palmetto, Florida. Lang (6’2″, 170-pounds) acquired the information from Tiquan Underwood and holds different presents from Bowling Inexperienced, Duke, Indiana, Louisville, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kansas, Toledo, Cincinnati, Central Florida, Miami, Texas A&M, Boston School and South Carolina.



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Award Profitable “Freedom’s Path” Opens Nationwide



The Xenon Footage launch Freedom’s Path opens in theatres nationwide on Friday, February 3, 2023 on AMC and Regal screens. The movie’s opening coincides with Black Historical past Month.

Freedom’s Path facilities round free Black People residing within the south through the Civil Warfare, telling the story of the younger, Union soldier William (Gerran Howell – 1917Catch-22) who, after deserting from battle, discovers the true which means of freedom by way of the younger, heroic Black man, Kitch (RJ Cyler – Me and Earl and the Dying WomanThe More durable They Fall).

RJ Cyler (left) as “Kitch” and Gerran Howell (proper) as “William” within the Xenon Footage launch “Freedom’s Path”

Freedom’s Path has a novel advertising relationship with Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group and HBCU-GO, the unique streaming platform for Traditionally Black Schools and Universities. A brief introduction to the movie and the give-back program that includes HBCU-GO’s CEO Curtis Symonds is at the moment working in AMC theaters.

As Byron Allen said in a current Deadline story:

“We’re proud to assist the film Freedom’s Path by partaking the HBCU group to affix this necessary dialog…our partnership with the movie, and the launch of HBCU GO Give 365 aligns with Allen Media Group’s dedication to training as a path to financial inclusion.”

Ewen Bremner (Trainspoting) as “Silas” within the Xenon Footage launch “Freedom’s Path”

The movie’s author & director Brett Smith devoted 12 years of his life to getting the film made and telling the heretofore untold story of free, Black People residing within the Deep South through the Civil Warfare. 

Written, Directed, & Produced by Brett Smith


RJ Cyler
Gerran Howell
Ewen Bremner
Carol Sutton
Afemo Omilami
Thomas Jefferson Byrd
Mia Tucker
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A.T. Perry Desires to Make New Reminiscences with Kenny Pickett



LAS VEGAS – It’s the play Pitt followers love and can by no means not take pleasure in seeing highlights of, however Kenny Pickett’s slide in the course of the 2021 ACC Championship Recreation is one thing these on the opposite facet would relatively neglect.

Wake Forest huge receiver A.T. Perry is aware of and couldn’t assist having that slide pop proper into his thoughts when requested his emotions about now Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett. Perry is on the East-West Shrine Bowl in Las Vegas all week as simply one other step in his journey that he hopes takes him to being drafted by an NFL group.

Might that group be Picket’s group? Might Perry change into teammates with the person who beat him within the largest recreation of his faculty profession, partly aided by a slide that Perry appears to nonetheless be confused by? “The slide. The pretend slide he scored on. It’s completely different. I’ve by no means seen that earlier than,” mentioned Perry.

Even though listening to Pickett’s title brings up some lower than nice reminiscences for Perry, he would relish the chance to play with Pickett, who he considers an important quarterback, and can now be getting into his second season within the NFL after experiencing loads of recreation motion because the starter all through his rookie 2022 season. Perry does admit he doesn’t know a lot in regards to the Steelers system however says he can be keen to speak to Pickett and be taught from him.

Becoming a member of the Steelers would create another impediment in addition to having to cope with the seemingly ribbing by Pickett in regards to the slide and ACC title. Perry is used to getting the ball and getting the ball usually. He put up a pair monster seasons at Wake Forest as soon as he established himself because the go-to choice within the Demon Deacons’ offense. Perry recorded 1,096 yards in 2022 and 1,293 yards the season prior in 2021. He did it whereas making 81 and 71 receptions respectively.

Would there even be room for him with the Steelers? How would he have the ability to actually do his factor with George Pickens coming off a strong rookie season and Diontae Johnson nonetheless within the fold, who dipped in manufacturing in 2022 however has proven he can publish some huge numbers previously. Consider tight finish Pat Freiermuth, working again Najee Harris and even the potential of Calvin Austin as soon as he’s wholesome and the Steelers have loads of youth when it comes to offensive weapons already. Some really feel they need to add to that, and there have even been rumors about buying and selling Johnson, nevertheless it will not be straightforward for Perry to get entangled as a lot as he would love straight away.

Perry mentioned he would consider being additional down the demise chart of an NFL offense as much like being redshirted in faculty. “Use that point to manage what you may management,” he added, mentioning how he would attempt to be taught from the veterans on the group to get higher as soon as he does get a possibility.

Irrespective of which NFL groups takes an opportunity on Perry, it’s protected to say they’re getting a participant with tons of expertise but in addition one which has the correct perspective about getting into the skilled ranks.

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