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Pitt's Levance Fields (2) shoots the game-winning three with six seconds remaining in overtime. Pitt defeated Duke, 65-64, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Thursday, December 20, 2007. (Ted Richardson/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT)

3 times Pitt beat the clock

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer December 11, 2017

It’s those last-minute moments, when the game is close and time is expiring, that make a game exciting for fans to watch. Whether it’s basketball, soccer or football, buzzer-beating scores can turn...

This past year, the Pitt football team collected two top-five wins in its second consecutive 8-5 season. TPN File Photo

Pitt’s ACC move fosters football, hurts basketball

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer May 29, 2017

In the four years since Pitt moved to the Atlantic Coast Conference, the decision to leave the Big East has both haunted and helped the school’s biggest sports — football and men’s basketball. For...

Stallings and Barnes at Stallings' first press conference in March 2016. (Photo by Matt Hawley | Senior Staff Photographer)

Point/Counterpoint: Kevin Stallings

The Pitt fanbase had a loud, pointed — and mostly unanimous — reaction when Athletic Director Scott Barnes announced the hiring of Kevin Stallings as Pitt’s men’s basketball head coach. With rumors...

Pitt men's basketball head coach Kevin Stallings was considering sophomore guard Crisshawn Clark for the core group this season. (TNS)

Stallings From Grace: Stallings hire draws ire from Pitt fan base

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor March 28, 2016

John Enright has been a Pitt fan through and through. He started watching Pitt football at the age of 10 in the 1970s. He cherished Pitt’s basketball teams, starting with the 1978-1979 team, and eventually...

New Pitt men's basketball head coach Kevin Stallings will be without sophomore guard Crisshawn Clark for the 2016-17 season. (TNS)

Pitt announces Kevin Stallings as 15th head coach in program history

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor March 27, 2016

Sunday morning, the Easter Bunny didn’t bring eggs or candy to the Pitt community. Instead, it brought a coach. The University of Pittsburgh confirmed various reports, officially announcing the hiring...

(Photo Courtesy of Mac Engel, Columnist for Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

With TCU job, Jamie Dixon receives deserved appreciation

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor March 23, 2016

At Texas Christian University’s press conference-pep rally hybrid introducing Jamie Dixon as its next head basketball coach, the school’s chancellor dusted off an old fact about the new hire. It...

Jeff Ahearn / Assistant Visual Editor

Pitt Twitter reacts to Jamie Dixon leaving for TCU

By Harrison Kaminsky / Managing Editor March 21, 2016

News broke Monday that Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon would leave the program to accept the same job at Texas Christian University, his alma mater. Pitt Twitter reacted in various ways, with some congratulating...

Jamie Dixon is leaving Pitt after 13 seasons as head coach.  Theo Schwarz | Senior Staff Photographer

Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon accepts TCU job

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor March 21, 2016

For Pitt and men’s basketball head coach Jamie Dixon, the 2015-2016 season was unlucky No. 13. After 13 seasons at the helm, Dixon has accepted an offer from Texas Christian University — his alma...

Jeff Ahearn / Assistant Visual Editor

Reports: Jamie Dixon considering accepting TCU head coaching job

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor March 20, 2016

The Pitt men’s basketball team was eliminated from the NCAA Tournament on Friday, but intrigue surrounding the program is just heating up. Gary Parrish of CBS Sports reports that Pitt head coach Jamie...

Basketball preview: No. 7 Wisconsin vs. No. 10 Pitt

Basketball preview: No. 7 Wisconsin vs. No. 10 Pitt

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor March 18, 2016

STARTING LINEUPS PITT                                      WISCONSIN G- James Robinson             G- Bronson Koenig G- Chris Jones                      G-...

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