The Growth of PITT Volleyball

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The PITT Volleyball team just ended their 2017 season as Co-ACC Champions and with a 2nd straight NCAA Tournament berth, but unfortunately also for the 2nd straight year they fell to Penn State in the 2nd round.  But, all signs are pointing to them being on even footing with Penn State sooner rather than later, […] READ MORE


How to Look at PITT Basketball This Season

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After an 82-78 OT victory over Mt. St Mary’s on Tuesday improved PITT’s record to 5-4 and with a date with rival West Virginia in a renewal of the basketball version of the Backyard Brawl, How should we be looking at this basketball season for the Panthers? Honestly, the easiest and least frustrating way to […] READ MORE


Matt’s Mailbag: Should PITT, Penn State and WVU Play Each Other Every Year?

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I decided to jump into the weekly mailbag (or bi-weekly we will see) and answer any questions that you may have regarding anything PITT Athletics.  I will try and answer anything from football to basketball to soccer, etc and have some fun with it as well. And I will try to do one every, if […] READ MORE


“Keystone Classic” Rivalry Renewed

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It’s that week of the year that both PITT and Penn State fans look forward to.  That’s right, don’t believe Penn State fans and media when they try to play down this week because they believe their athletic department when they say that they are “Unrivaled”.  Which I call BS on because they need this […] READ MORE


PITT-Penn State Could Be Top 5 Rivalry

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42-39…..You say that around any group of PITT fans and you will most likely get a loud “LETS GO PITT!” chant going.  Say that score around a group of Penn State fans and anger will soon follow.  And yet, when you hear the leadership of the Penn State Athletics Department speak, it sounds like they […] READ MORE


NCAA Hockey at PITT, Is It Possible?

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While watching the NCAA Frozen Four Tournament on ESPNU over the past week, it got me thinking about expanding athletics at PITT by 1 or 2 sports.  And with hockey you could add a men’s and women’s team. It’s a simple question, Can PITT support NCAA Hockey teams’? PITT already has a club hockey team […] READ MORE


16In16: #13 – “O, Canada”

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  Our #13 moment of 2016 goes to Offensive Coordinator Matt Canada.  When Day 1 of the Matt Canada era began, it was safe to say many PITT fans did not know what direction the offense was going to go after Jim Chaney left after one year. And I say the Matt Canada era because […] READ MORE


16In16: #14 – PITT Script

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The #14 moment goes with the #15 moment as it was the return of the true PITT identity.  The block PITT was never the identity that fans and you could probably say the university never truly got behind.  And when AD Scott Barnes, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher and the Athletic Department announced last season that PITT […] READ MORE


Pinstripe Bowl Should Be James Conner’s Party

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Here are a few words and phrases you can use to describe PITT Running Back James Conner: Hardworking, Courageous, Never Give Up Attitude, The Will To Win and I could go on, but the point is made. When Conner announced that he would declare for the 2017 NFL Draft after the bowl game on December […] READ MORE