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September 19, 2013

Know Your Enemy: Duke

Filed under: Conference,Football,Opponent(s) — Justin @ 11:53 am

This week the Panthers travel to Durham, NC to face off with the 2-1 Blue Devils in a matchup most people would prefer to be on the hardwood. I love football, but Levance Fields’ game winner against Duke in Madison Square Garden a few years back may be my second favorite Pitt sports moment (I came to Pitt in 2004 you old farts). My favorite is still standing on the sidelines when Shady carried the ball every play but one on the game winning drive of the backyard brawl in 2008. While this matchup is on the grass, it’s still going to be an interesting one. (more…)

Creative Buzz

Filed under: Basketball,Marketing — Chas @ 7:13 am

Give Pitt’s Athletic Department credit for creating some buzz once more for the start of basketball practice. Last year it was having an outdoor practice out on Bigelow Boulevard was a success and got plenty of national attention. This is a better than decent follow-up.

Fans will get their first glimpse of the 2013-14 Pitt Basketball Team when it hosts a “Morning Madness” event at Stage AE beginning at 10:30 a.m. prior to the Pitt-Virginia Homecoming Football game on Saturday, Sept. 28.

As part of Pitt’s “Super Saturday” slate of Homecoming events, a basketball court will be constructed inside Stage AE. “Morning Madness” will highlight the 2013-14 Pitt Basketball team and feature player introductions, various skits, promotional activities and a slam dunk contest. Admission is free and open to the public for the event. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.

I wonder if doing it after the game would preclude the post-Sweet Caroline exodus, but I guess they weren’t prepared to test the theory.

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