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In the shadow of The Mecca: Reflecting on the Pitt-NY basketball pipeline

First-year forward and Brooklyn native Justin Champagnie (11) was the leading scorer during Pitt’s 2019-20 season with 12.7 points per game.

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer

April 10, 2020

During the heyday of Pitt men’s basketball in the Big East conference — the period in which former head coach Jamie Dixon’s teams appeared in eight straight NCAA Tournaments between 2004 and 2011 — nearly every borough of New York City was represented on the Panthers’ roster.

Maria Nicholas

Maria Nicholas

By Courtesy of Pitt Athletics

September 18, 2013

Senior Maria Nicholas will play a key role this weekend. 

Rob Blanc recognized as Head Athletic Trainer of the Year

Rob Blanc recognized as Head Athletic Trainer of the Year

By Pete Madia / Pitt Athletics

April 19, 2013

Blanc has worked at Pitt for 25 years. (Courtesy Pitt Athletics)

Football: Pitt ends with losing season after bowl game defeat against Ole Miss

Football: Pitt ends with losing season after bowl game defeat against Ole Miss

By Pete Madia / Pitt Athletics

January 7, 2013

Senior wide receiver Mike Shanahan catches a fourth quarter touchdown in Pitt's bowl defeat against Ole Miss. (Photo Courtesy Pete Madia / Pitt Athletics)

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