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Three seniors heading to NYC for Big East media day



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



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