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Preview: Men’s basketball building from the bottom

Pitt is entering a full-on youth movement with seven of the 11 new scholarship players entering the program as first-years. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Assistant Visual Editor)

By Brandon Glass | Staff Writer

November 1, 2017

If life were like the movies, this year's Pitt men’s basketball team could sneak into March Madness and win the whole thing. But life isn’t a movie, and Pitt will be lucky to win 10 games. The Panthers’ second season with head coach Kevin Stallings as the leader will start with as much unc...

Pitt center Ilegomah may sit out this year because of NCAA rule

Peace Ilegomah, a 6-foot-9 center, may not make his Pitt debut this season. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Assistant Visual Editor)

By Ashwini Sivaganesh | Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2017

Pitt basketball center Peace Ilegomah may be forced to sit out this year because of an NCAA rule limiting the number of years student-athletes can spend in high school. According to Sam Ferry, an assistant coach on the team, the NCAA has a rule that states players miss a year of eligibility if they...

Column: NCAA transfer rules unfair to student athletes

(Illustration by Liam McFadden / Staff Illustrator)

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

September 27, 2017

Nick Saban, head coach of Alabama football and four-time national championship winner, is poised to be paid an astounding $11 million this year and has an eight-year deal that will pay him $65 million through 2025. These lucrative contracts are highly desired by all college coaches, and you can’t b...

Q&A: Stallings discusses transfers, recruits and “hard decisions”

The Pitt News sat down for an interview with Pitt basketball Head Coach Kevin Stallings. (Photo by John Hamilton / Editor in Chief)

By Ryan Zimba / Sports Editor

May 29, 2017

Coming off its worst season since 2000, the Pitt men’s basketball program will attempt to rebound this year as head coach Kevin Stallings enters year two of his tenure. This season’s team will be made up of almost entirely new faces, with only three players returning from last year’s squad....

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