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Benjamin Bobeck

Broadcaster and writer passionate about sports and the people that make them special.


Communications/Political Science Major at the University of Pittsburgh (Expected Grad April '21), minoring in Creative Writing, Non-Fiction/Journalism. Senior Staff Writer at The Pitt News, Senior Sports Contributor at WPTS-FM, former digital intern at The Independent (London). 

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Manfred’s proposal makes a mockery of the MLB

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred before the New York Yankees take on the Minnesota Twins in the American League Wild Card game at Yankee Stadium in New York on Oct. 3, 2017. Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred before the New York Yankees take on the Minnesota Twins in the American League Wild Card game at Yankee Stadium in New York on Oct. 3, 2017. Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred before the New York Yankees take on the Minnesota Twins in the American Lea

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No. 3 Hoyas end Pitt’s Tournament run, 5-0

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like. Close WASHINGTON, D.C. — Pitt men’s soccer (10-8-2 overall, 5-3-1 ACC) found itself frozen in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Sunday, falling in a lopsided 5-0 match to the No. 3 seeded Georgetown Hoyas (16-1-3 overall, 7-0-2 Big East) at Shaw Field in Northwest Washington. After disposing of the Patriot League Champion Lehigh Mountain Hawks 2-0 at home in the program’s first tournament game since 1965, the P

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What are the Odds: Giving thanks to the Gophers, Rainbow Warriors

Simply put, you can’t win them all. Another even week, but this one stings a little bit. Minnesota was a three-point underdog at Iowa and that game ended with a brutal beat as the Gophers lost their first game of the season by four points. The Gophers trailed 23-13 before scoring a touchdown with 3:27 left in the game, needing only the extra point to make the matchup a push. Instead, they missed it and threw an interception on their final possesion to prevent a cover. That wasn’t even the worst

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Pitt teaches Fairleigh Dickinson a lesson on School Day, 69-60

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like. Close Class was in session for Pitt women’s basketball Tuesday morning in front of a School Day crowd of 6,730 at the Petersen Events Center. The Panthers didn’t let those in attendance down, beating the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights 69-60. The unusually raucous crowd was bolstered by school children from 58 local schools, who made up the majority of the 6,730 fans in attendance for the 11 a.m. tip off. Speaking postg

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Narduzzi discusses lions, tigers and Hokies — oh my

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like. Close With Pitt football set to play its 11th game of the season this Saturday, head football coach Pat Narduzzi knows it’s the time of the year when players are nursing various degrees of soreness and injury. When asked at his weekly press conference how he keeps his team fresh, Narduzzi gave an unorthodox answer. “You go to the zoo,” he said. “We were at the zoo yesterday. Went to go check out the animals — the gir

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Boissonneault, Pitt lacrosse prepare for 2021 debut

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like. Close Since being introduced as the first head coach of Pitt’s inaugural varsity women’s lacrosse team in late June, Emily Boissonneault has been a coach without a team, without a staff and without more than one jersey to show off to visiting recruits. Though the team won’t play its first season until 2021, Boissonneault has embraced the distinct challenge of building a program from the ground up. But Boissonneault w

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Football Takeaways: Twyman and the defense prove true to hype, while the offense continues to disappoint

Defensive lineman Jaylen Twyman (97) posted a career-high six tackles and added 1.5 sacks, bringing his team leading total for the season to 4.5. Defensive lineman Jaylen Twyman (97) posted a career-high six tackles and added 1.5 sacks, bringing his team leading total for the season to 4.5. Defensive lineman Jaylen Twyman (97) posted a career-high six tackles and added 1.5 sacks, bringing his team leading total for the season to 4.5. Football Takeaways: Twyman and the defense prove true to hy

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Amanda West is just getting started

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like. Close Most first-year students spend their first week at school trying to get acclimated to their new environment — buying books, figuring out the locations of classes and meeting new friends. But first-year forward Amanda West has looked right at home since the moment she stepped on the field for Pitt women’s soccer, leading the team like a veteran and re-writing the team record books along the way. Her debut appea

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Hometown Heroes wanted: Pitt coming up short with local recruits

Former Houston Texans quarterback Matt Leinart (11) hands the ball to tight end Dorin Dickerson (19) in the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Sept. 1, 2011. Former Houston Texans quarterback Matt Leinart (11) hands the ball to tight end Dorin Dickerson (19) in the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Sept. 1, 2011. Former Houston Texans quarterback Matt Leinart (11)

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WVU outplays Pitt in Backyard Brawl at PNC Park

Junior outfielder Nico Popa (1) put the first points on the board with a home run at Pitt’s 9-4 loss to West Virginia on Tuesday evening. Junior outfielder Nico Popa (1) put the first points on the board with a home run at Pitt’s 9-4 loss to West Virginia on Tuesday evening. Junior outfielder Nico Popa (1) put the first points on the board with a home run at Pitt’s 9-4 loss to West Virginia on Tuesday evening. Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like. Close

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Hurl to Pitt: Club excels at national level

The Pitt Hurling Club team is the 2018 National Collegiate Gaelic Athletic Association Hurling National Champions after defeating UNC and Purdue in the final stages of the tournament. The Pitt Hurling Club team is the 2018 National Collegiate Gaelic Athletic Association Hurling National Champions after defeating UNC and Purdue in the final stages of the tournament. The Pitt Hurling Club team is the 2018 National Collegiate Gaelic Athletic Association Hurling National Champions after defeating

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Super Bowl Scoop: Covering America’s Greatest Spectacle from the beat writers who’ve been there

NFL senior director of event operations Eric Finkelstein takes questions from the media during a Super Bowl photo and interview opportunity inside the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta during preparation for the game on Jan. 22. NFL senior director of event operations Eric Finkelstein takes questions from the media during a Super Bowl photo and interview opportunity inside the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta during preparation for the game on Jan. 22. NFL senior director of event operations Er

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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.

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