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DreamBackfield.com’s Publisher is Rob Salerno. Follow @IntoPitt on Twitter
(rob @ dreambackfield.com)
Rob founded DreamBackfield.com on his birthday – November 20, 2014. He is a 1992 graduate of the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and a 2001 graduate from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. A lifetime Pitt Alumni Association and PantherClub booster, Rob has been a Pitt football season ticket holder since his freshman year at Pitt in 1988. He holds 3 degrees from Pitt: BA, MBA and MS/MIS.
Rob and his wife Ann Marie live in Nashville, TN and have 2 kids, 1 dog and 2 cats. Rob is also a musician and enjoys music along with his passion for Pitt.
DreamBackfield.com Writers include:
Jim Sutter (jim @ dreambackfield.com)
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Jim Sutter joined DreamBackfield.com as Pitt Football writer in July 2018. He is a 2013 graduate of the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and a 2015 graduate of the Graduate School of Public & International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. During his time at Pitt, Jim was a trumpet player in the University of Pittsburgh Varsity Marching Band and a member of the Sports Department at WPTS. He has been attending Pitt football games regularly since the early 2000’s and a season ticket holder since graduating in 2013. You can find him tailgating under the West End Bridge before every home game.
Ryan Schaitkin (ryan @ dreambackfield.com)
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Ryan Schaitkin joined DreamBackfield as a Pitt Basketball writer in October 2019. He graduated with his Bachelor of Science degree from the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences in 2015, and with his Master of Science degree from Pitt’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences in 2017. Though he moved to Michigan following his graduation in 2017, Ryan is an avid fan of all Pitt sports and never misses a Pitt basketball, football, or baseball game.
Ryan covers Pitt basketball for DreamBackfield.
Jon “JJ” Jackson (jj @ dreambackfield.com)
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Jon “JJ” Jackson joined DreamBackfield as a Pitt Basketball writer in March 2020. He graduated from the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh in 1999 when he earned a BA in Film & Media Studies.
He is also a 2007 graduate of the Jenkins School at North Carolina State University in which he earned an MA in Film & Media Studies.
JJ is a Union member of IATSE 491 since 2008. He also has over 80+ credits to his name on various Film & Television projects.
JJ lives and works in Wilmington, NC. The Heart of ACC Country. Still an avid supporter of his beloved Panther squads.
JJ also covers Pitt basketball for DreamBackfield.
DreamBackfield.com takes it name from Pitt’s famous “Dream Backfield” of the 1930s consisting of John Chickerneo, Dick Cassiano, Harold Stebbins, and Marshall Goldberg under Pitt’s greatest football coach, Jock Sutherland.
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