Benjamin Bobeck

Broadcaster and writer passionate about sports and the people that make them special. Currently WPTS Radio Sports Director.

Communications/Political Science Major at the University of Pittsburgh (Expected Grad April '21), minoring in Creative Writing, Non-Fiction/Journalism.

Past experience includes Digital internship at The Independent (London, Spring 2020), time as a Senior Staff Writer at The Pitt News, Senior Sports Contributor and Assistant Sports Director for Social Media at WPTS-FM. 

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Pitt’s marquee pair of head soccer coaches aim for new heights

What has followed is a remarkable turnaround for both programs, once mired in competitive disadvantages since the competitive leap from the Big East to the ACC. In his fourth season at the helm of the men’s program, Vidovich steered the Panthers to their first NCAA tournament appearance and tournament win since 1965 with a 2-0 victory over Lehigh in fall 2019...... Meanwhile, on the women’s side of Ambrose Urbanic Field, the home pitch for both programs, Waldrum orchestrated a roster turnover that saw 21 new arrivals on campus this past season, including 17 first-years. Inexperience be damned, Waldrum and his Panthers broke the program’s three-year conference-win drought, while showing marked competitive improvement down the stretch of conference play.

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What are the Odds: Scouring a barren gambling landscape

There’s no time like the insular present to kick that betting “habit” — which seems impossible to rid yourself of when there’s normally something to wager on at any time of the day. If you’re allowed, take a nice walk outside, find something interesting to watch online or maybe try to recreate some of your all-time bad beats in your sports video game of choice. But if you find yourself desperately looking to scratch the itch, here are a few options that might satisfy your gambling urges.

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Manfred’s proposal makes a mockery of the MLB

Perhaps Rob Manfred would like Vince MacMahon’s job. The latter’s position as the head of entertainment giant WWE — emphasis on entertainment, as opposed to sport — is surely secure. But the current Major League Baseball commissioner has demonstrated such a flair for seeking out unnecessary dramatic elements to add to America’s pastime that perhaps he could give ol’ Vince a run for his money as America’s greatest showman. The latest ploy from Manfred in his ongoing efforts to increase television revenue for baseball among declining attendance and decreasing TV numbers is to introduce an expanded playoff format whose centerpiece would be a live selection show in which each league’s second- and third-seeded division winners choose their first-round opponent live on TV for the whole world to see, per the New York Post.

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Hurl to Pitt: Club excels at national level

When Darragh Johnston took over as president and captain of the the Panther Hurling Club team in 2018, he didn’t know if it would be able to field a full 11-man team, much less compete for a national title. One semester of intense recruiting, development and improvement later, Johnston, a junior chemical engineering major, was handed the trophy for the National Collegiate Gaelic Athletic Association Hurling National Championship following Pitt’s victories over UNC and Purdue in the final stages of the tournament on Jan. 20. “I was worried, honestly, that I would be the president that saw it all come to an end,” Johnston said. “That it would be under my tenure, that I would be the president that hurling club ends under and then fast-forward four months later, I’m the first hurling president with a national championship.”

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Ten Minute Drill Season 2 Episode 2

Mike Hamby is (finally) back! Bringing you all the latest sports conversations from around the US. Joining him this week are John Bouchard, Luke Olander, Stuart Blair, and returning Champion Ben Bobeck. They will be discussing NBA rookies that are destined for greatness, a wonderful World Series clash, and who is the main man at QB for the Pitt Panthers the rest of this season. All this and more on this weeks episode of the Ten Minute Drill.