Atlantic Coast Conference
Jaron Blossomgame scored 18 points to lead Clemson past Pittsburgh 71-62 on Saturday.
Josh Newkirk had a pair of clutch baskets in the final 2 1/2 minutes of overtime and finished with 15 points, lifting Pittsburgh to a 61-60 comeback win over Boston College on Tuesday night.
Pitt opened their season with a 23-point victory over Niagara Nov.14, but had not won a home non-conference game by more than nine in four home games since. But Tuesday, the Panthers used a 15-0 run in the middle of the first half, as well as a 16-2 run in the second, to take control of their contest against the Holy Cross Crusaders and coasted to a 58-39 victory.
Jamel Artis scored a career-high 20 points and Pittsburgh eased past Manhattan 65-56 on Wednesday night for its third straight victory.
Coming off a year in which he ran for 1,675 yards and 24 touchdowns on 277 carries and broke longstanding Pitt rushing records, running back James Conner has been named the ACC Player of the Year.
James Conner ran for two touchdowns and broke three of Tony Dorsett’s records, Pittsburgh secured bowl eligibility by beating Miami 35-23 on Saturday night in the regular-season finale for both teams.
James Robinson had 14 points and six assists, helping Pittsburgh beat Kansas State 70-47 Wednesday in the third-place game of the Maui Invitational.
Chad Voytik threw a pair of touchdown passes and Pittsburgh kept its bowl hopes alive with a 30-7 win over sloppy Syracuse on Saturday.
T.J. Logan scored from 1 yard out with 50 seconds left to help North Carolina rally past Pitt 40-35 on Saturday.
Backup Duke quarterback Thomas Sirk bulled into the end zone from 5 yards in the second overtime to lift the 24th-ranked Blue Devils to a 51-48 win over Pitt on Saturday.
In a poll of ACC media members, the Pitt basketball team was selected to finish 6th out of 15 schools at the second Atlantic Coast Conference Operation Basketball preseason media day.
Broderick Snoddy ran for 82 yards and three touchdowns and Georgia Tech took advantage of six Pittsburgh turnovers in a 56-28 win on Saturday.
Mark Weisman ran for 88 yards and two touchdowns, including a 1-yard plunge with 6:56 remaining as Iowa rallied for a 24-20 win over Pitt on Saturday.
The Atlantic Coast Conference has announced their 2014 Class of Legends for its 10th Annual Dr. Pepper Football Championship Game on December 6th, and Pitt’s own Hugh Green is part of this years class.
Florida State announced on Wednesday that they have suspended starting QB and reigning Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston for the first half of their upcoming game against Clemson after yelling an “offensive and vulgar” quote in the Florida State student union.