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The Petersen Events Center.

Column | After decades of football mediocrity, Pitt has become basketball school

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer February 12, 2021
With the emergence of the Petersen Events Center as the prime location for a Panther event, senior staff writer Ben Bobeck argues basketball has been Pitt’s identity in the 21st century.
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.

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

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer April 9, 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 18, 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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