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February 25, 2008
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Heinz Field could avoid scheduling fiasco

The scheduling fiasco that saw Heinz Field turn to a muddy mess after playing host to six football games in one weekend this past November likely will be avoided this fall, as Pitt will play at Cincinnati the weekend of …

February 25, 2008
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Panthers announce 2008 football schedule

Pitt announced its 2008 football schedule, which will see the Panthers play four games on national television this fall. Pitt will play a Thursday night game at South Florida in October, at Notre Dame on NBC in November, against West …

February 18, 2008
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Pitt hires Tumpkin as linebacker coach

Pitt filled the final opening on its football coaching staff Monday by hiring Joe Tumpkin as linebackers coach. Tumpkin who spent the past three seasons in the same capacity at Southern Methodist University under Phil Bennett, Pitt’s new defensive coordinator. …

February 17, 2008
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UConn dominates Pitt, 90-64

Renee Montgomery scored a game-high 17 points to lead five Huskies in double figures, as No. 2 Connecticut cruised to a 90-64 victory over the No. 18 Panthers Sunday afternoon at Petersen Events Center. Tina Charles added 16 points, Maya …

February 16, 2008
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Whatever happened to … ?

In case you were wondering how Pitt’s number of scholarships for the Class of 2008 fluctuated from 15 to 20 this past fall, it has something to do with players leaving the program. Today, we learned two former Panthers have …

February 14, 2008
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After the buzzer

After Ronald Ramon made his game-winning 3-pointer as time expired against West Virginia, I wrote a story about some of the most famous buzzer-beaters in Pitt history. This time, Tom Richards didn’t beat the clock. He missed my call while …

February 13, 2008
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WVU beats Pitt women, 56-35

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – In a Backyard Brawl that featured two nationally ranked teams, No. 11 West Virginia beat No. 18 Pitt, 56-35, Wednesday night in a Big East women’s basketball game before 2,606 at the West Virginia Coliseum. The No. …

February 12, 2008
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Midas touch

Not everything Steve Pederson touches turns to gold. It just seems that way since he returned to Pitt as athletic director. I talked to Pederson today, shortly after it was announced that Pitt was awarded the role of host for …

February 12, 2008
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NCAA women’s tourney to return to Pitt in 2010

Pitt’s Petersen Events Center will play host to the NCAA women’s basketball tournament first and second rounds in 2010, the NCAA announced Tuesday. It will mark the second time in four years Pitt has played host to the NCAA women’s …

February 8, 2008
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Panthers name Bossard as receivers coach

Bryan Bossard was reunited with Pitt coach Dave Wannstedt today when he was named wide receivers coach for the Panthers. Bossard previously worked under Wannstedt during a pair of NFL summer coaching internships with the Chicago Bears in 1996-97. “Our …

 
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