Seniors Ashton Gibbs, Nasir Robinson and walk-on Nick Rivers and head coach Jamie Dixon will represent Pitt at Big East Media Day in Manhattan on Wednesday.
Former Aliquippa star Herb Pope of Seton Hall, and Truck Bryant and Kevin Jones of West Virginia also will attend the event for their respective schools.
The annual media day is traditionally held at Madison Square Garden, but this year was relocated to the New York Athletic Club, site of the Heisman Trophy presentation, due to a $1 billion renovation at the Garden.
You can bet a bunch of typically slovenly reporters aren’t too happy that the NYAC has a dress code calling for sports jackets.
The pre-season awards — all-Big East teams, player of the year, newcomer of the year — will be announced on Wednesday morning.
It will be interesting to see the reaction that ACC-bound Pitt and Syracuse receive from the rest of the conference.
Here is the complete list of players who will attend Big East media day.
Cincinnati – Yancy Gates, Dion Dixon
Connecticut – Alex Oriakhi, Jeremy Lamb, Shabazz Napier
DePaul – Cleveland Melvin, Jeremiah Kelly, Krys Faber
Georgetown – Jason Clark, Hollis Thompson
Louisville – Kyle Kuric, Chris Smith, Peyton Siva
Marquette – Darius Johnson-Odom, Jae Crowder
Notre Dame – Tim Abromaitis, Scott Martin
Pittsburgh – Ashton Gibbs, Nick Rivers, Nasir Robinson
Providence – Not available
Rutgers – Dane Miller, Gilvydas Biruta
St. John’s – Maurice Harkless, God’sgift Achiuwa
Seton Hall – Jordan Theodore, Herb Pope
USF – Augustus Gilchrist, Ron Anderson
Syracuse – Kris Joseph, Scoop Jardine
Villanova – Maalik Wayns, Mouphtaou Yarou
West Virginia – Kevin Jones, Darryl Bryant