CLAIRTON (93-7 THE FAN) — When Clairton senior Tyler Boyd signed his letter of intent Wednesday morning, Paul Chryst officially got an out-of-this-world local talent. In fact, it sounds like Chryst is willing to go outside his own world to best utilize that talent.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — There are players on Jamie Dixon’s bench who, conceivably, could start for a number of Division I teams, and conventional wisdom says J.J. Moore is one. Should Dixon shake things up at forward?
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Jim Boeheim, otherwise eloquent in defeat, had no answer for why Jamie Dixon continues to have his team’s number, but Dixon was able to put a finger on it. Ten of them, actually.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — If Pitt wishes to be labeled as something other than an average Big East team come Selection Sunday, it must begin taking advantage of above-average Big East opportunities.
A crash involving a motorcycle sent crews to Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood Saturday night.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — We live in a world where Dante Taylor is met with thunderous applause for something he did on the offensive end. So is it finally safe to say this season will be different for the Panthers?
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — You know, after the butt-tuning that occurred in our nation’s capital five days ago, I was sorely tempted to proclaim that Pitt is back. Then, Saturday happened.
(93-7 THE FAN) — Once again, there was a coaching change at Pitt right before this year’s BBVA Compass Bowl, but this time it wasn’t the one everyone dreaded, and it doesn’t look like it’s crushed the spirit of a defense that played spirited football at season’s end.
(93-7 THE FAN) — Scoff if you will about their return to Legion Field, but for Paul Chryst’s 17 seniors, including sixth-year lineman Chris Jacobson, this edition of the BBVA Compass Bowl has already been more than a glorified exhibition game.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — What a difference one calendar year has made for No. 24 Pitt, which opens Big East play against No. 8 Cincinnati Monday at noon at The Pete.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Once upon a time, the senior Class of 2015 looked like a force to be reckoned with for Jamie Dixon. After the announcement by redshirt sophomore center Malcolm Gilbert that he plans to transfer, that trio ceases to exist.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Coming off a turbulent 2011-12 campaign, and having inserted two unproven players into the starting lineup, it is fair to say Jamie Dixon’s squad was a team in transition entering the 2012-13 season. Through the first ten games, however, being in transition has been a good thing.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Bleat all you want about the infirmity of their non-conference schedule, but the Panthers continue to gather national attention, and it’s because they taught one of the locals a lesson on Saturday.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — It’s hard to imagine where these Panthers would be without senior guard Tray Woodall, and after his performance in The City Game, fans would much rather not find out.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — He may not have equaled his season-high point total from the consolation round of the NIT Tip-Off tournament, but I believe I can say, without much fear of contradiction, that freshman center Steven Adams played his best game in a Pitt uniform against Duquesne.