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.
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
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?”
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When the Penguins hired Jim Rutherford as their general manager in 2014, it seemed like a temporary move. The former Carolina Hurricanes GM would spend his two years in Pittsburgh, and then hand the keys to Jason Botterill; the man whom several people thought deserved the job in the first place.
Aaron Gray is a familiar name for most Pittsburgh basketball fans. The 7’0”, 270-pound center led the '07 Panthers to an NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 appearance and was one of the most prolific big men to play for coach Jamie Dixon.
Jeanne Marie Laskas is the New York Times best-selling author of Concussion and the 2009 GQ article “Game Brain,” which inspired the Golden Globe-nominated movie, Concussion, starring Will Smith and Alec Baldwin.
As much as 80 percent of the Pirates starting rotation could be different next season. Only Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon are locks to return from the 2015 crew. With three spots potentially open, the Pirates could look to add veterans through waivers, free agency and trades. Here are some potential in-house solutions.
The Pittsburgh Steelers rode an 11-5 regular season record to the AFC North title and an eventual appearance in the AFC Championship game, where they lost to the New England Patriots by a score of 36-17.