University of Pittsburgh running back James Conner was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma this week, as he announced yesterday. In a school press release, Conner said:
Pittsburgh and #9-ranked Gonzaga began their seasons yesterday at Foster Field House in the Marine Corps base on Okinawa, Japan, or at least they tried to. A slippery floor surface caused all manner of slips and falls, including the particularly gnarly one below, and the game was called off at halftime.
#25 Pitt beat Syracuse today on a last-second field goal in the Carrier Dome thanks to two rushing touchdowns by RB Qadree Ollison, who has the best name in college football. In the first play of the second half, Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey was laid out with this vicious helmet-to-helmet hit from Pitt linebacker…
Freshman Tyler Ennis threw up one final shot as time expired with Syracuse down 56-55 to Pitt, and man, the Oakland Zoo must have been devastated. Ennis's heroics allowed the Orange to escape Pittsburgh with a 58-56 win, keeping them undefeated.
"It's not that Paul Chryst is intentionally trying to sound boring." That's how the Associated Press once described the Pitt football coach's public persona. But behind closed doors, after a big win like Saturday's against Notre Dame, with a big ol' naked ass nearby? Paul Chryst boogies down.
Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: The league's done 48 games before, but Sid says that's not enough.
Hard though it may be to believe, there are still media relations people out there who think it's a good idea to encourage folks to use Twitter hashtags to send interactive questions to members of their favorite teams. Arizona State put out the word the other day that #AskASU would be a way to send questions directly…
Todd Graham came on as Pitt's football coach last January, and he almost lasted an entire year with the Panthers. He announced today that he's leaving, after a 6-6 season in Pittsburgh, for sunny Arizona State University.
Depression is a serious problem, but tying the fight against it to a Wednesday night football game involving two teams from the Big East probably isn't the most ideal marketing strategy. [via @PantherLair]
Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: "Please, Dave!" they all cried. But still no.
Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day.
East Region: No. 1 Pittsburgh (30-4) vs. No. 4 Xavier (27-7)
When: Thursday, 7:27 p.m., EDT
Where: TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
1) Sean Miller A Pitt grad and former Pitt assistant coach. Often touted as Jamie Dixon's eventual replacement, Miller currently spends his time as the head…
Your live blogger for this game will be Jeff Laughlin of And Here Come The Pretzels. Simpsons reference.
East Region: No. 1 Pittsburgh (28-4) vs. No. 16 East Tennessee State (23-10)
When: Friday, 2:55 p.m., EDT
Where: University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio
1) Gary McGhee plays for Pitt. Well, kinda. I'll try and make this as objective as possible, but he might be the worst basketball player to see…
One week ago, Pittsburgh was an unstoppable juggernaut asserting their dominance by thrashing a previously unbeatable behemoth. Today, everyone is scratching their heads and saying, "What's wrong with those guys?"
That's not eatin', that's dinin'. Steelers kicker enjoys the high life at the Pitt-West Virgina basketball game. [Busted Coverage]
Storming The Floor wraps up the four later afternoon games.