Jamie Dixon Remains The Right Man for the Job at Pitt

The Panthers aren't accustomed to making deep runs in the NCAA Tournament, but that doesn't mean that Jamie Dixon hasn't been the right man for the job. Expectations drive how one elevates a myriad of things.  If you expect a prime rib but you get a hot dog, it's probably a letdown.  If you expect a car for your 16th birthday but get a bus pass, well you're probably irate.  As...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitt's chances for statement win slipping through the team's fingers

In the offseason, Pitt lost Steven Adams to the NBA Draft, J.J. Moore and Trey Zeigler to transfers, and Tray Woodall and Dante Taylor to graduation. That was reason enough for most voters to leave the Panthers off their ballots early in the season and it was easy to see why. Pitt had a slew of questions heading into this year and with so many freshmen expected to play key roles...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Notes: Duke @ Pittsburgh

Duke at Pittsburgh 1/27/2014 7:00:00 PM |  TV:ESPN | LIVE Simulation StatsThis game has been simulated 186 times.PI (2014) has won 80 times (43.0% of the time), won by > 20 pts 5 times (2.7% of the time)DU (2014) has won 106 times (57.0% of the time), won by > 20 pts 23 times (12.4% of the time)The average score is PI (2014): 67.8 - DU (2014): 71.6, decided by
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

What Happened at MSG?

If I had to lay odds, I would have had Ron Cook as the prohibitive favorite among Pittsburgh newspaper columnists penning the “Pitt’s weak schedule is the reason for the loss” column this morning. But, no. Dejan Kovacevic grabs the superficial brass ring. Oh, he’s not coming and saying it’s the reason. He’s just saying the question is still out there. You’d better believe...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Is Pitt better off without Steven Adams?

Are the Pittsburgh Panthers better off without their former center Steven Adams? There is a growing sentiment that the Pittsburgh Panthers are better off without Steven Adams, a Big East All-Rookie Selection just one year ago. Personally, I don't give much credence to this kind of conjecture, but of course I am a hypocrite, hence, I am writing an article about it. The one anecdotal...
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Strength of schedule hurting Pitt ... but should it be?

So, lots has been made of Pitt's basketball schedule so far, right? Truth be told, while the Panthers have played some competitive teams such as Stanford, Penn State, and Texas Tech, Pitt's current Strength of Schedule isn't all that good. Heading into Friday's game, the team's SOS was a very pedestrian No.161 out of 349 teams. Could be worse, but could be better, too. This is partially...
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss
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