Notre Dame To Join ACC Next SeasonNotre Dame will join the Atlantic Coast Conference starting next season, a year earlier than expected, following the split among the Big East's football schools and seven Catholic schools that forming their own basketball-focused conference.
Colin Dunlap: Move To ACC Will Make Us All ForgetDuring this week, you will be inundated with columns written with a common theme --- how we should all be nostalgic and sentimental as the final Big East Conference basketball tournament (as we know it) will be played at Madison Square Garden.
Pitt Clinches Double Bye, To Open Big East Tournament ThursdayIt’s now on to the Big East Tournament for Pitt.
No. 20 Pitt Panthers End Regular Season With 81-66 Win Over DePaulROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — J.J. Moore scored 21 points off the bench and No. 20 Pitt shot a school-record 72 percent to beat DePaul 81-66 on Saturday in the Panthers' last Big East regular-season game.
Panther Hollow: So Who's Taking You To The Big Dance?PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- It was a performance to be remembered, though not necessarily a performance to be replicated.
Panther Hollow: A Freaky Friday In A Wednesday Night WinPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- One of the most common knocks against Jamie Dixon is he doesn't think outside his own metaphorical box, insisting all the basketball world's problems can be solved by simply boxing out. Imagine the surprise of his critics when, together, he and the Panthers did both.
Colin Dunlap: Pederson Did His Job, Now It’s On The FansOn Monday, Pitt’s 2013 football schedule was unveiled and, more to the point, the portion of the schedule that will be played at Heinz Field was what jumped off the page.
Panthers’ Late Surge Leads To 62-52 Win Over CincinnatiCINCINNATI (AP) — Tray Woodall scored 14 points and led a late surge that sent No. 23 Pittsburgh to a 62-52 victory over No. 17 Cincinnati on Saturday, keeping the momentum going for one of the Big East's hottest teams.
Panther Hollow: Less Is Moore Up FrontPITTSBURGH (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?
Panther Hollow: Give The 'Zoo' Keepers A Perfect TenPITTSBURGH (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.
Panther Hollow: Tracking The Tra(e)ysPITTSBURGH (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.
Panther Hollow: Veteran Panthers Put A Foot DownPITTSBURGH (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?
Pitt Closes Strong To Beat Villanova, 58-43VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) -- Durand Johnson and Trey Zeigler each scored 13 points points to lead Pittsburgh to a 58-43 win over Villanova on Wednesday night.
Panther Hollow: Fickle Frontcourt Fumbles Another OnePITTSBURGH (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.
Marquette Holds Off Pitt In OTPITTSBURGH (AP) Vander Blue scored 22 points and Marquette overcame a dramatic game-tying 3-pointer at the end of regulation by Pittsburgh's Lamar Patterson to win 74-67 in overtime on Saturday and remain unbeaten in the Big East.