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A handful of the players that make up the 97 teams competing for a million dollars in this month’s “The Basketball Tournament” have ties to the Pittsburgh area; more specifically, to the University of Pittsburgh.

The Basketball Tournament is in its second year of existence and is comprised of teams from four regions: Northeast, South, Midwest and West.

07/08/2015 - 21:20
Aron Minkoff
Calling Rozelle Nix big is an understatement. He’s the Incredible Hulk in a basketball jersey. The seven foot, 308-pound goliath from Pensacola State junior college often made his opponents in the Panhandle Conference look like toothpicks as he averaged close to a double-double in his second season.

As Nix brings his hefty statistics to Oakland next season, Pitt fans wonder if the transition to the ACC will make the much-needed addition to the Panthers’ frontcourt play more like Bruce Banner t

06/25/2015 - 12:51
Mark Powell
The Steve Pederson era at Pitt is over. After the University of Pittsburgh’s athletic director position sat vacant for more than three months, Pitt plucked Scott Barnes from Utah State to replace Pederson.

Barnes takes over a solid department that for decades has never been able to rise above mediocrity. What needs to be done to get Pitt Athletics to that coveted “next level?”

05/13/2015 - 11:25
Tony DeFazio
Brown forward adds depth to Panthers' front court

PITTSBURGH—The University of Pittsburgh men’s basketball program announced today that Brown University’s Rafael Maia (Sao Paulo, Brazil/Maine Central Institute) has signed a financ

05/04/2015 - 17:27
PSR Staff
Coppin State transfer joins Panthers

The University of Pittsburgh men's basketball program announced today that Coppin State's Sterling Smith (Chico, Calif./Redemption Christian Academy-Troy, N.Y.) has signed a financial aid agreement

04/24/2015 - 21:50
PSR Staff
Former Utah State AD tabbed to fill position at the University of Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH—Scott Barnes has been named the new athletic director at the University of Pittsburgh by Chancellor Patrick Gallagher.

04/24/2015 - 14:12
PSR Staff
Freshman Stasha Carey's 16 points and 13 rebounds lead Panthers to NCAA tournament win

KNOXVILLE, TN - Led by freshman Stasha Carey who had 16 points and 13 rebounds, the University of Pittsburgh women's basketball team defeated Chattanooga by the score of 51-40 in t

03/21/2015 - 18:45
PSR Staff
Kethan Savage scored 17 points and Patricio Garino added 14 as George Washington ended Pitt's season with a 60-54 victory over the Panthers at a near-empty Petersen Events Center.

A fatigued and dejected Pitt team ended their season on a low point with a 60-54 loss to George Washington in the NIT.

03/17/2015 - 22:44
Mark Powell
Panthers and Colonials tip off Tuesday at 7 PM

Pitt will compete in the 78th annual National Invitation Tournament, as the Panthers (19-14, 8-10 ACC) earned a No. 4 seed and will host No.

03/15/2015 - 22:29
PSR Staff
Cat Barber scored 34 points and Trevor Lacey added 21 as NC State downed ‪Pitt‬ 81-70 in the ‪‎ACC Tournament‬ Wednesday night in Greensboro.

The ACC tournament was Pitt’s last chance to make a run to the NCAA tournament.

03/11/2015 - 23:29
Mark Powell
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The Steelers started the offseason by signing franchise quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to a significant contact extension. A day before training camp opened, they capped the offseason by extending the contract of general manger Kevin Colbert.
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In 2012, the leading rusher for the Pittsburgh Steelers was Jonathan Dwyer. His 623 yards was the second-lowest total for the team's leading rusher in a full season since Dick Hoak's 531 yards led the way in 1969.
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Todd Haley is entering his fourth season as the Steelers' offensive coordinator. After a bumpy start to his tenure in Pittsburgh, Haley directed one of the most explosive offenses in team history in 2014.
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Time moves faster in the NFL. Players seem to age more rapidly and rosters turn over more quickly than in any other sport. Nowhere else is this more evident than the Steelers defense, where nine of 2011’s opening day starters are no longer with the team.
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Pitt football’s forgettable Paul Chryst era ended at 19-20 when the Madison native returned to Wisconsin to coach the Badgers, leaving the program in the same state of mediocrity in which he found it.
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On the heels of a dismal 4-8 season in 2013—and seated firmly upon the hotseat—head coach Dana Holgorsen was able to steer the West Virginia football program back in the right direction in 2014.
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In western Pennsylvania, football is the sport that the natives follow most closely, and with two major programs, Pitt and Penn State, most of the attention is divided among the two of them.
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Stepping into Beaver Stadium sporting traditional, nameless navy blue and white jerseys, Penn State football intends to chase a championship under second-year head coach James Franklin.
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