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Jason and Lindsay Richards

Jason and Lindsay Richards

By Courtesy of the Richards family

November 2, 2014


Filed under Specials / Basketballpreview2014, Sports, Sports Features

Eric Mobley visiting Jason and Lindsay Richards at basketball practice in Upper St. Clair.

Brother and sister share relationship with Pitt basketball

Brother and sister share relationship with Pitt basketball

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

November 2, 2014


Filed under Specials / Basketballpreview2014, Sports, Sports Features

Talk to siblings Jason and Lindsay Richards, and they’ll describe their relationship over the years as close. For the last year and a half, that adjective has described the proximity of their workplaces, too. Sitting inside the Petersen Events Center recently, Lindsay put the distance in perspect...

Women’s basketball

Women’s basketball

By Heather Tennant / Staff Photographer

November 2, 2014


Filed under Specials / Basketballpreview2014, Sports, Women's Basketball

Brianna Kiesel is introduced during Spike and Slam Madness.

Panthers face injuries, depth issues entering season

Panthers face injuries, depth issues entering season

By Logan Hitchcock / For The Pitt News

November 2, 2014


Filed under Specials / Basketballpreview2014, Sports, Women's Basketball

It was nearly eight months ago when the Pitt women’s basketball team played its last game, a 72-58 loss to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in the ACC tournament. Much has changed within the team since the final buzzer that day, and now the Panthers are preparing for a challenging yet exciting season...

Mike Young

Mike Young

By Jeff Ahearn / Assistant Visual Editor

November 2, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Specials / Basketballpreview2014, Sports

Mike Young will step into more of a leadership role at Pitt this year.

Taking charge: Mike Young taking leadership role for Pitt

Taking charge: Mike Young taking leadership role for Pitt

By Ryan Bertonaschi / Senior Staff Writer

November 2, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Specials / Basketballpreview2014, Sports

During the summer of 2013, the Pitt men’s basketball team faced a glaring hole at the center position after losing three key players. Steven Adams went to the NBA, reserve center Dante Taylor graduated and third-stringer Malcolm Gilbert transferred to Fairfield.But head coach Jamie Dixon didn’t fre...

Durand Johnson

Durand Johnson

By Jeff Ahearn / Assistant Visual Editor

November 2, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Specials / Basketballpreview2014, Sports

Durand Johnson is back on the court and played in Pitt's first exhibition game against IUP.

Road to recovery: Durand Johnson returns to court after major injury

Road to recovery: Durand Johnson returns to court after major injury

By Jeremy Tepper / Staff Writer

November 2, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Specials / Basketballpreview2014, Sports

As the younger brother of a highly successful athlete, Durand Johnson always felt pressure to keep up with his sibling. After seeing his brother, Derrell Johnson, sign with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent from Eastern Carolina University, Durand became especially motivated.“That just ad...

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