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Pitt Dominates Wake Forest, North Carolina Up Next
March 14, 2014
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Pitt Dominates Wake Forest, North Carolina Up Next

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Jamie Dixon doesn’t know whether a 29-point victory over Wake Forest in Pitt’s inaugural ACC Tournament game or 24 victories, half of them in the ACC, will get his Panthers into the NCAA Tournament. Nor does the Pitt coach care. What Dixon does know and care about is that his Panthers are...

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Pitt Wins Little Caesars Pizza Bowl
December 27, 2013
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Pitt Wins Little Caesars Pizza Bowl

Thanks to injuries and absences, Pitt turned its lineup inside-out Thursday night in a 30-27 victory over MAC champion Bowling Green in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl at Ford Field. Kicker Chris Blewitt, one of four freshmen who stepped up in crucial situations, recorded the decisive points with a 39-yard field goal with 1:17...

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Pitt Panthers Will Find Spots for Freshman Tackle Johnson
September 17, 2013
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Pitt Panthers Will Find Spots for Freshman Tackle Johnson

Freshman Dorian Johnson remains the backup to T.J. Clemmings at right tackle, but he lost his redshirt Saturday when Pitt Panthers coach Paul Chryst used him as a blocker in some short-yardage plays. Chryst said Johnson, a prized recruit from Belle Vernon, is ready and will be used in other ways throughout the season....

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Jamie Dixon Doesn’t Think Pitt Basketball has a Problem
April 08, 2013
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Jamie Dixon Doesn’t Think Pitt Basketball has a Problem

Pitt basketball fans are preparing to panic now that Steven Adams declared for the NBA Draft and the Panthers are left with only one returning player taller than 6-foot-6. Down on Jamie Dixon? Don’t be. The Pitt coach was unflappable in addressing Adams’ decision and the transfer of Trey Zeigler, which reduced the...

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Pittsburgh Panthers Blocking Rushel Shell Transfer
April 07, 2013
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Pittsburgh Panthers Blocking Rushel Shell Transfer

Pittsburgh Panthers Blocking Rushel Shell Transfer The Pittsburgh Panthers are blocking former running back Rushel Shell from transferring to Arizona and Arizona State, sources close to the situation told the Tribune-Review on Friday. When Shell decided to transfer, he submitted to Pitt officials a list of four possible...

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Dixon Right Man at Right Time
March 25, 2013
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Dixon Right Man at Right Time

Jamie Dixon sure answered the question, didn’t he? Just two days after Pitt’s latest NCAA Tournament turkey was accompanied by another non-answer from Dixon regarding the growing speculation he’d soon bolt for USC, the university and its most accomplished basketball coach responded with a flourish: Dixon...

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Another Early Exit for Pitt
March 22, 2013
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Another Early Exit for Pitt

SALT LAKE CITY – Dante Taylor’s swollen right eye was sewn by stitches. Lamar Patterson’s small bandage only partially covered the scratch beneath his right eye. J.J. Moore’s bottom lip was bloody. James Robinson sobbed uncontrollably while slumped against his locker. Steven Adams choked back tears. The...

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