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Michael Young

Michael Young

By Nicole Guy / Staff Photographer

January 11, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Michael Young has performed as one of Pitt's few viable low post options this year.

Rebounding an ongoing shortcoming for Panthers

Rebounding an ongoing shortcoming for Panthers

By Dan Sostek / Assistant Sports Editor

January 11, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

After an underwhelming start to the 2014-2015 season and a disappointing 1-2 record to begin ACC play, the Pitt men’s basketball team has a big problem — literally.Under head coach Jamie Dixon, the Panthers program has been noted for the team’s physical play, and it almost always had a large, ...

Poor rebounding, inconsistent offense Pitt’s detriment in 71-62 loss to Clemson

Poor rebounding, inconsistent offense Pitt’s detriment in 71-62 loss to Clemson

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

January 10, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The cold front that has gripped Pittsburgh for the last week extended inside the Petersen Events Center when the Pitt men’s basketball team returned there for its first conference home game of the season.Unable to overcome numerous, lengthy scoreless stretches throughout the game on Saturday after...

On their heels

On their heels

January 9, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Brianna Kiesel led all scorers with 22 points, guiding Pitt to the shocking upset over UNC.

Pitt stuns highly ranked Tar Heels with 25-point drubbing

Pitt stuns highly ranked Tar Heels with 25-point drubbing

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

January 9, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

One game removed from a narrow loss to a highly ranked Louisville team, the Pitt women’s basketball team was able to play the role of spoiler.The team defeated the eighth-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels 84-59 in a monumental win for the program. Brianna Kiesel led the way, scoring 22 points while r...

Tough luck

Tough luck

January 9, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Sheldon Jeter and Pitt look for an increased emphasis on toughness as conference play continues.

Panthers ready for sputtering Clemson offense

Panthers ready for sputtering Clemson offense

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

January 9, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Clemson men’s basketball team isn’t very good at offense.The proof is in the statistics — the Tigers (8-6, 0-2 ACC) rank last in the ACC in scoring, second-to-last in scoring margin, last in field goal percentage with .425 — but Clemson head coach Brad Brownell also hestitantly admitted the...

Michael Young

Michael Young

By Heather Tennant / Staff Photographer

January 7, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

James Robinson is part of a Pitt team ahead of only two other ACC teams in scoring.

Making adjustments: A look back on Pitt’s season so far

Making adjustments: A look back on Pitt’s season so far

By Alex Wise / Staff Writer

January 7, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Just before the start of the college basketball season, I looked at the Panthers’ schedule, took the optimistic approach to a few games and decided that 25-7 would be an achievable mark. Fifteen games, a loss to Hawaii and a homecourt nail-biter against Oakland University later, I would like to am...

Close Call

Close Call

By Alyson Derrick / Staff Photographer

January 7, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

James Robinson helped guide Pitt to a comeback overtime win over Boston College.

Furious comeback earns Pitt overtime win at Boston College

Furious comeback earns Pitt overtime win at Boston College

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

January 7, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Pitt men’s basketball team played Hyde to the football team’s Jekyll Tuesday night as it rallied back to defeat Boston College in overtime.Pitt came back from a late nine-point deficit to send the game into extra time. With time dwindling, a blocked shot secured a 61-60 Panthers win to even its ...

Another shot

Another shot

By Alyson Derrick / Staff Photographer

January 5, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Panthers look to win their first conference game of the year Tuesday night at Boston College.

Pitt looks to rebound against BC in second straight road game

Pitt looks to rebound against BC in second straight road game

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

January 5, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

As the Pittsburgh Panthers men’s basketball team readies for its second consecutive ACC road game to begin conference play, starting forward Jamel Artis knows that the team needs to play with an increased sense of urgency.“When you play on the road, you’ve got to play with more energy,” Artis ...

Leading scorer

Leading scorer

By Heather Tennant / Staff Photographer

January 5, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Specials / Welcomebackspring2015, Sports

Jamel Artis led Pitt with 13 points in Pitt's loss to North Carolina State.

Shortened rotation contributes to Pitt’s first ACC loss

Shortened rotation contributes to Pitt’s first ACC loss

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

January 5, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Specials / Welcomebackspring2015, Sports

All season, the rotation for the Pitt men’s basketball team has featured fewer contributions than expected.Multiple factors contributed to the line-up shrinkage. First came Cameron Wright’s broken foot in September on the eve of the start of practice, which sidelined him until December. Durand Joh...

Jamie Dixon

Jamie Dixon

By Jeff Ahearn / Assistant Visual Editor

January 3, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Pitt was outscored 41-30 in the second half on Saturday.

Stagnant offense contributes to loss in first ACC game

Stagnant offense contributes to loss in first ACC game

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

January 3, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

RALEIGH, NC — A complete lack of offense doomed the Pitt men’s basketball team to its worst-ever ACC defeat in terms of margin as it began conference play.“When you play on the road, you gotta play with more energy, you gotta play with more intensity, you gotta execute that much better than you ...

Big Game James

Big Game James

By Jeff Ahearn / Assistant Visual Editor

December 20, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

James Robinson had 18 points and made a pair of crucial free throws in overtime to lead Pitt to victory over Oakland.

Late push leads Panthers to comeback win over Oakland

Late push leads Panthers to comeback win over Oakland

By Dan Sostek / Assistant Sports Editor

December 20, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

After seven ties and 23 lead changes, the Pittsburgh Panthers’ men’s basketball team was able to escape the Petersen Events Center with an 81-77 overtime victory over the Oakland Golden Grizzlies on Saturday afternoon.Taking on an Oakland team that going into the contest had allowed an average of...

Pitt athletes react to Chryst, Pederson departures

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

December 18, 2014


Filed under Football, Men's Basketball, Sports

On Wednesday night, Paul Chryst announced that he accepted a head coaching position at Wisconsin, and the same day, Pitt announced that former athletic director Steve Pederson would no longer serve in that role. Current Pitt athletes voiced their opinions on social media. // // ]]> [View the story...

Career night

Career night

By Jeff Ahearn / Assistant Visual Editor

December 18, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Jamel Artis scored a career-high 20 points in the Panthers' 65-56 victory over St. Bonaventure on Wednesday night.

Artis, Wright lead Pitt to a 65-56 victory over Manhattan

Artis, Wright lead Pitt to a 65-56 victory over Manhattan

By Dan Sostek / Assistant Sports Editor

December 18, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

In a game that the team controlled from opening tip, the Pitt Panthers’ men’s basketball team defeated the Manhattan Jaspers by a score of 65-56 at the Petersen Events Center Wednesday evening.        The Panthers’ defense thrived early on in the game, as the team forced 10 turnovers within the fir...

Defense key as Panthers survive in 58-54 victory over Bonnies

By Dan Sostek / Assistant Sports Editor

December 13, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

In a hard-fought contest in which neither team could pull away, the Pitt Panthers’ men’s basketball team was able to eke out a victory against the St. Bonaventure Bonnies, securing a 58-54 win on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore forward Jamel Artis kicked off the scoring for the Pitt by nailing a contested three-pointer for...

Robinson leads way, as Pitt wins another City Game

Robinson leads way, as Pitt wins another City Game

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

December 5, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Derrick Colter and the rest of the players on Duquesne men’s basketball team thought they had James Robinson all figured out.Entering Friday night, the Pitt junior had faced the Dukes twice since his arrival in Oakland in the schools’ annual City Game meetings, not to mention numerous summer leagu...

James Robinson

James Robinson

By Heather Tennant / Staff Photographer

December 4, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

James Robinson goes for a layup.

For all the Primanti’s: Pitt and Duquesne face off in City Game

For all the Primanti’s: Pitt and Duquesne face off in City Game

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

December 4, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Pitt students and players might not be overlooking Friday’s annual game as much as they might have in years past.The Pitt men’s basketball team (4-3, 0-0 ACC) takes the court at Consol Energy Center against Duquesne (3-1, 0-0 Atlantic 10) in this year’s edition of The City Game, an annual cross-city ...

Silver lining

Silver lining

By Heather Tennant / Staff Photographer

December 3, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Despite the loss, sophomore Josh Newkirk totaled 16 points and eight assists.

Panthers’ offense falls flat in road loss to Hoosiers

Panthers’ offense falls flat in road loss to Hoosiers

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

December 3, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — In its first true road game of the season, the Pitt men’s basketball team got off to a good start, scoring the game’s first points before then going up 4-2. Pitt wouldn’t lead again.Playing Indiana University as part of the ACC/Big 10 Challenge Tuesday night, the Panthers...

James Robinson

James Robinson

By Heather Tennant / Staff Photographer

December 1, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

James Robinson is averaging 12.7 points per game this season.

Robinson, Panthers continue road trip at Hoosiers

Robinson, Panthers continue road trip at Hoosiers

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

December 1, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

After a weeklong break to recover from its tournament in Hawaii, the Pitt men’s basketball team faces its second consecutive Power 5 conference team in Indiana Tuesday night.The Panthers (4-2, 0-0 ACC) will travel to Bloomington, Ind., to face the Indiana Hoosiers (5-1, 0-0 Big Ten) as part of the ACC...

James Robinson

James Robinson

By Heather Tennant / Staff Photographer

November 25, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

James Robinson scored 17 points against Chaminade on Monday.

Panthers beat Chaminade to advance in Maui

Panthers beat Chaminade to advance in Maui

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

November 25, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

It came down to one of Jamie Dixon’s coaching pillars: rebounding.After a rocky start on its trip to Maui, the Pitt men’s basketball team recovered to beat Chaminade 82-68in the first round of the EA Sports Maui Invitational Monday night as it outrebounded the Silverswords rebounds.Playing in it...

Jamie Dixon

Jamie Dixon

By Meghan Sunners / Staff Photographer - facebook.com/MeghanSunnersPhotography

November 23, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Jamie Dixon's squad begins the Maui Invitational on Monday night.

Pitt begins Maui Invitational with Chaminade

Pitt begins Maui Invitational with Chaminade

By Dan Sostek / Assistant Sports Editor

November 23, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Pitt men’s basketball team prepares to kick off the tournament portion of the 2014 EA SPORTS Maui Invitational beginning on Monday. This is a breakdown of the rest of the field.Chaminade: Serving as the host school for the invitational, the Division II Chaminade Silverswords are Pitt’s first-round ...

Jamie Dixon

Jamie Dixon

By Jeff Ahearn / Assistant Visual Editor

November 22, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Pitt lost 74-70 to Hawaii in a game beginning at midnight EST.

Pitt stumbles in tune-up before Maui Invitational

Pitt stumbles in tune-up before Maui Invitational

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

November 22, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Pitt fans woke up Saturday morning to see the men's basketball team lost its first game this year in Hawaii.In a tune-up game before the EA Sports Maui Invitational on Monday, Pitt lost to the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors 74-70 in a game played at midnight EST.Chris Jones led Pitt (2-1) in scoring with 19 po...

Joseph Uchebo

Joseph Uchebo

By Heather Tennant / Staff Photographer

November 17, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Joseph Uchebo played 10 minutes in Sunday's win over Samford.

Joseph Uchebo continues rehabilitation ahead of season

Joseph Uchebo continues rehabilitation ahead of season

By Jeremy Tepper / Staff Writer

November 17, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Joseph Uchebo, a 6-foot-10-inch junior center for the Pitt men’s basketball team, has been rehabilitating for more than a year since having microfracture surgery at Chipola Junior College. He hasn’t made a full recovery, handicapping himself at 60-70 percent currently. Doctors have told him that he...

Mike Young

Mike Young

By Heather Tennant / Staff Photographer

November 16, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Mike Young goes for a layup against Samford on Sunday.

It’s a trap (game)! Pitt ekes out close win over Samford

It’s a trap (game)! Pitt ekes out close win over Samford

By Dan Sostek / Assistant Sports Editor

November 16, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

In a contest much closer than expected, the Pitt men’s basketball team defeated the Samford Bulldogs by a final score of 63-56 in the first leg of the EA Sports Maui Invitational.Pitt struggled in the first half, adjusting to Samford’s tenacious, in-your-face defense and full-court press, and tra...

Dominate the paint

Dominate the paint

By Heather Tennant / Staff Photographer

November 16, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Pitt's Mike Young (2) was dominant in the post on Sunday, scoring 20 points on 10-13 shooting.

Slashing

Slashing

By Jeff Ahearn / Assistant Visual Editor

November 14, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Sophomore Jamel Artis finished with 14 points, four rebounds and four assists in Pitt's 78-45 victory over Niagara Friday night.

Panthers handle Niagara for first win of season

Panthers handle Niagara for first win of season

By Dan Sostek / Assistant Sports Editor

November 14, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

In a game that the team dominated from the very start, the Pitt Panthers' men's basketball team easily defeated the Niagara Purple Eagles, winning by a final score of 78-45.Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon went with a starting lineup of James Robinson, Chris Jones, Jamel Artis, Mike Young and Joseph Uchebo...

Men’s basketball to open 2015-2016 season in Japan

By Dan Sostek / Assistant Sports Editor

November 14, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Pitt Panthers’ men’s basketball team will open its 2015-2016 season in Japan, according to a press release sent out Friday morning.The team will square off against the Gonzaga Bulldogs in Okinawa, Japan on Friday, November 13th of 2015, participating in the fourth annual Armed Forces Classic. T...

Michael Young

Michael Young

By Jeff Ahearn / Assistant Visual Editor

November 13, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Michael Young and the Panthers open their season against Niagara on Friday.

Pitt tips off hoops season against Niagara

Pitt tips off hoops season against Niagara

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

November 13, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

After almost seven months removed from its third-round loss to Florida in the 2014 March Madness tournament, Pitt basketball is preparing to play another meaningful game.That game comes in the team’s season opener against Niagara this Friday at 7 p.m.Sophomore forward Michael Young said Pitt played...

Mike Young

Mike Young

By Jeff Ahearn / Assistant Visual Editor

November 8, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Mike Young goes up for a shot against Philadelphia.

Panthers pull away from Philadelphia in final exhibition

Panthers pull away from Philadelphia in final exhibition

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

November 8, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

For the second straight game, albeit one that doesn’t count, the Pitt men’s basketball team’s subpar defensive performance allowed a lesser team to stay competitive with it longer than expected.A week after Division II Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Pitt were tied late in the first half,  D-II Philadelphia...

Rising above

Rising above

By Jeff Ahearn / Assistant Visual Editor

November 5, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Mike Young looks poised for a breakout season this year for the Panthers.

TPN predicts Pitt men’s basketball

TPN predicts Pitt men’s basketball

By The Pitt News Staff

November 5, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Here are some of our staff's predictions for the upcoming Pitt men's basketball season:Dan Sostek, Assistant Sports EditorThe Panthers face one of their tougher non-conference schedules in recent memory, traveling to Bloomington to take on Indiana, while a potential matchup with either BYU or San Diego S...

Durand Johnson

Durand Johnson

By Jeff Ahearn / Assistant Visual Editor

November 3, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Durand Johnson defends a pass in Pitt's exhibition game against IUP.

Johnson continues rehabilitation for upcoming season

Johnson continues rehabilitation for upcoming season

By Jeremy Tepper / Staff Writer

November 3, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

This story is a continuation of a story published on Monday. Read part one here.After he tore his ACL on Jan. 11, Durand Johnson’s spirits were low. But encouraging words from his family and friends helped him recuperate.“I had so much positive feedback and so many positive people around me that kept me with a ...

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...

Dixon experiments with lineup in exhibition win

By Ryan Bertonaschi / Senior Staff Writer

November 1, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

College basketball exhibition games are generally played before sub-1,000 crowds, and they don’t entail much excitement. One attraction to exhibition games, however, is that teams will reveal some type of their starting lineup.In Pitt’s 72-58 win over IUP Friday at the Petersen Events Center, coa...

Dixon lands 2015 center commit

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

October 27, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Rozelle Nix, a 7-foot-tall center from Pensacola State College (Fla.), committed to play for the Pitt basketball team on Sunday.Nix committed two days after visiting the school on Oct. 24 during the team’s Spike and Slam Madness, Pitt’s basketball season kick-off on Friday night. He was also conside...

Derrick Randall

Derrick Randall

By Subhana Chaudhri / Staff Photographer

October 19, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Derrick Randall sprained his ankle during Sunday's Blue-Gold Scrimmage in a collision with James Robinson.

Randall sprains ankle during scrimmage

Randall sprains ankle during scrimmage

By Ryan Bertonaschi / Senior Staff Writer

October 19, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Pitt senior center Derrick Randall sprained his left ankle during the first half of Pitt’s Blue-Gold Scrimmage Sunday afternoon at the Petersen Events Center.While running down the court during a change in possession, Randall collided with point guard James Robinson and fell to the ground, where he...

Welcome Back: Yearning to play, Johnson nears return from ACL injury

Welcome Back: Yearning to play, Johnson nears return from ACL injury

By Ryan Bertonaschi / Senior Staff Writer

August 19, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Specials, Specials / Welcomeback2014, Sports

Durand Johnson penetrated the right side of the lane, heaved a running jumper, got fouled and landed awkwardly on his right leg. He cringed for a minute, clutching his knee on the floor, then stood up and sank two free throws.Pitt fans inside the Petersen Events Center sighed in relief. Johnson was the...

College Sports: Judge rules against NCAA in antitrust case

By MCT Campus

August 8, 2014


Filed under Football, Men's Basketball, Sports

OAKLAND, Calif._U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken dealt a major blow Friday afternoon to the NCAA and its long-held value of amateurism, ruling in an antitrust case that the association's policies banning athletes from profiting from their own names, images and likenesses "unreasonably restrain trade."Wil...

Men’s Basketball: Patterson joins Turkish team

By Ryan Bertonaschi / Senior Staff Writer

August 5, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Former standout Pitt basketball player Lamar Patterson has signed a contract to play with Tofas Sports Club in Turkey.Adam Pensack, Patterson's agent, said the deal is for one year. The team’s season begins in October and ends in May."I am excited about heading to Tofas in Turkey this season," Patters...

Men’s Basketball: Lamar Patterson selected in second round of NBA Draft

Men’s Basketball: Lamar Patterson selected in second round of NBA Draft

By Jasper Wilson / Sports Editor

June 27, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Lamar Patterson’s dream of playing in the NBA is that much closer to coming true.The former Pitt men’s basketball player was selected 48th overall in the NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks.The news came late Thursday night from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., the site of the event.Patterson, the 18th...

Men’s Basketball: Doorson reopens his recruitment

By Ryan Bertonaschi / Senior Staff Writer

June 25, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

In early March, it seemed as though Pitt men’s basketball coach Jamie Dixon had the first Kobe-Shaq duo since the Los Angeles Lakers. It wasn’t to be.Kobe Eubanks, a highly rated shooting guard prospect from Florida, would commit to Baylor University over Pitt and other schools in March. The Pit...

Men’s Basketball: Marlon Williamson opens up about why he chose Pitt

Men’s Basketball: Marlon Williamson opens up about why he chose Pitt

By Ryan Bertonaschi / Senior Staff Writer

June 24, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

When former Pitt men’s basketball assistant coach Barry Rohrssen parted ways with Jamie Dixon and Pitt’s staff for the University of Kentucky in April, he left a hole in Pitt’s bench that gaped wider every day.Nine weeks later, Dixon found the guy to fill the space left behind.Enter ex-UMass as...

Men’s Basketball: Marlon Williamson hired as assistant coach

By Ryan Bertonaschi and Jasper Wilson / The Pitt News Staff

June 17, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Follow @wilson_jasper // In the Vatican City, when a new pope is chosen, white smoke exits through the roof of the Sistine Chapel. Nothing of the sort was evident at the Petersen Events Center on Tuesday, but “Smoke” will soon come to Oakland. Marlon “Smoke” Williamson, assistant men’s basketball coach at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst for the past two seasons, will join Jamie Dixon’s staff to serve in the same capacity, replacing assistant coach Barry Rohrssen, the ...

Colllege Sports: Ex-UCLA star O’Bannon takes stand in antitrust suit vs. NCAA

By Lee Romney and David Wharton / MCT Campus

June 10, 2014


Filed under Football, Men's Basketball, Sports

Oakland, Calif.— As a much-anticipated federal trial began here Monday, the walls that have long separated college athletes from the riches of a multibillion-dollar sports enterprise began to show some cracks.The occasion was the opening of an antitrust lawsuit filed on behalf of current and former men’s b...

Pitt men’s basketball recruits eager to contribute

By Jeremy Tepper / Staff Writer

May 28, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Specials, Specials / Newstudentguide2014, Sports, Sports Columns

In the last few years, Jamie Dixon has had to bring in larger recruitment classes than he anticipated, and likely wanted to. This has been mostly due to transfers. For his 2014 recruitment class, Dixon has voluntarily brought in a large class, signing five players to letters of intent.The first of those...

Men’s Basketball: Steven Adams receives NBA rookie honor

By Jasper Wilson / Sports Editor

May 22, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Former Pitt men’s basketball player Steven Adams has been named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team, the league announced.Adams, who played at Pitt as a freshman during the 2012-2013 season before declaring for the NBA Draft, received a place on the five-person list on Thursday,  after garnering nine F...

Men’s Basketball: Lamar Patterson to attend NBA Combine

Men’s Basketball: Lamar Patterson to attend NBA Combine

By Jasper Wilson / Sports Editor

May 13, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Lamar Patterson will be among the 60 professional prospects attending the NBA Draft Combine, the league announced on Monday.The event begins Wednesday in Chicago with interviews involving team personnel, while drills and other physical activities will happen Thursday and Friday.One of two Pitt players ...

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