Found August 22, 2013 on SCACC Hoops:
Pitt basketball got a bit of good news today when Rutgers transfer forward/center Derrick Randall was reportedly declared eligible to play this season. Instead of sitting out a year per normal transfer rules, Randall will be able to play for the Panthers immediately. Not too much of a surprise there. The NCAA typically allows players to be eligible immediately for special circumstances. And considering Mike Rice went haywire in practices and the school was forced to fire him, well, it was a special circumstance. Pitt's frontcourt situation now goes from dire to ... a little better. Let's be honest, the team is still pretty thin up front. Without Randall, Pitt would have needed to get creative. Maybe minutes for Lamar Patterson or Aron Nwankwo at power forward, etc. The next big question mark is JUCO transfer Joseph Uchebo, whose health is up in the air. If he's able to play, the frontcourt doesn't look so bad with Talib Zanna, Mike Young, Randall, and Uchebo. How many minutes Randall gets is anybody's guess since he played sparingly at Rutgers. But Pitt needs him and he'll get time this season for sure. Next up - pray everybody stays healthy. Be sure to join Cardiac Hill's Facebook page and follow us on Twitter @PittPantherBlog for our regular updates on Pitt athletics. Follow the author and manager/editor of Cardiac Hill @AnsonWhaley   This article was originally published at (an SB Nation blog). If you are interested in sharing your website's content with, Contact Us.  

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- staff members Brian Dohn and Sam Hellman preview the 2013 Rutgers football season after the Scarlet Knights break training camp and are less than a week from facing Fresno State. The preview includes season predictions and in-depth thoughts on the personnel.

Basketball Items, 8/23

I know, I know. College football starts in less than a week. In nine days Pitt’s season begins. But yesterday was a rather busy day for basketball stuff so it’s time to put it out there along with some other things in the tabs. In player news, Rutgers transfer Derrick Randall got NCAA clearance for immediate eligibility at Pitt. This was considered a mere formality since other... TV: Muller Battling For Time

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Red-shirt freshman Chris Muller battled with Andre Civil for the starting right guard spot in Rutgers' opener against Fresno State, and even if he doesn't win the job, he figures playing time will come his way. TV: 1-on-1 with CB Gareef Glashen

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Cornerback Gareef Glashen faced multiple big-time quarterbacks during his high school career and is excited to rise to the challenge of Derek Carr and Fresno State. Speaking seven days from kickoff, Glashen went in-depth on his biggest game in a Rutgers uniform.
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