Washington congressman lays claim to Mike Hopkins amid Pitt rumors

The University of Pittsburgh’s possible pursuit of Washington head coach Mike Hopkins is being hindered by a bit of government intervention.Jeff Goodman of ESPN reported on Wednesday that Hopkins’ name is gaining some steam in connection with Pitt’s head coaching vacancy. In response, Rep. Rick Larsen, who represents Washington state’s 2nd congressional district, laid claim for Hopkins...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sean Miller not a candidate for Pitt head coaching job

The University of Pittsburgh may have interest in Sean Miller becoming the school’s next men’s basketball coach, but apparently that interest is not mutual.On Wednesday, Miller released a statement saying he is not a candidate for the Pitt job. A previous report claimed Miller had interest in the job and had discussed it with Pitt athletic director Heather Lyke, but the 49-year-old...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Arizona's Sean Miller denies interest in Pitt job

It didn’t take long for Arizona head coach Sean Miller to shoot down some rumors on Wednesday. While the Wildcats are coming off a disappointing tournament exit at the hands of Buffalo, Miller doesn’t want to go anywhere. Even to Pitt, despite earlier rumors.But here it is from the man himself. While the Wildcats continue to ride successful waves under Miller, they cannot seem to...
Via The Sports Post
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pitt offering Dan Hurley more than $3 million per year

Dan Hurley has a very difficult decision to make now that his sixth season as the head coach of Rhode Island has come to a close, and that decision may come down to three things — money, sentiment and prestige.If money is the most important factor in determining where he wants to coach next season, Hurley is almost certainly headed to the University of Pittsburgh. Jon Rothstein of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pitt's top scorer ninth player granted release

In the wake of Pittsburgh's firing of Kevin Stallings, the Panthers' leading scorer, Jared Wilson-Frame, joins eight other players to be granted their release ahead of a potential transfer.
4 days ago

WATCH: Pitt Player Dives Over Catcher To Score vs. UNC

Pitt infielder Alex Amos scored Friday vs. UNC on an early candidate for play of the year. On a sac fly to right, Amos tagged up, raced for home, and when the ball beat him there, he dove and flipped over the catcher to score. Amos' acrobatics put the Panthers on the board early and gave us an amazing ACC Must See Moment.
Via ACC Digital Network
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Eight Pitt players reportedly seeking transfer options in the wake of Kevin Stallings being fired

Pitt fired Kevin Stallings last week, and considering Stallings was coming off of an 0-19 ACC season, it seemed more than justifiable. Whoever inherits the program, though, will be facing even more of an uphill battle, because as many as eight players are seeking transfer opportunities and will reportedly receive their release to do so. Goodman expanded upon that tweet in this report...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago

Sources: 7 more Pitt players ask for release

In addition to talented freshman Parker Stewart, seven other Pittsburgh players have asked for and are expected to receive their release on Friday to explore transfer options, multiple sources close to the basketball program told ESPN.
5 days ago

Report: Eight players transferring from Pitt

The decision to fire Kevin Stallings meant Pitt needs to find a new basketball coach. It turns out the university basically needs a new team.According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, eight players will receive their release to transfer from the school.That’s a mind-boggling, jaw-dropping number. And the Panthers are set to watch a majority of key contributors leave.Goodman notes the group...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Coaching Search Update of Emptiness

“Believe nothing you hear, and only one half that you see.” –Edgar Allen Poe Obviously, Poe was familiar with coaching searches. The least surprising development out of Pitt’s firing of Kevin Stallings, the players are unhappy and want to explore their options. JUCO commit, Danya Kingsby had asked to be released from his National Letter of Intent over the weekend. Now Parker Stewart...
Via Pitt Blather
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tom Crean meets with Pitt

Tom Crean seems destined to be back in the game sooner rather than later.Jeff Borzello of ESPN reported on Wednesday that Crean met with the University of Pittsburgh this week to discuss their head coaching vacancy.The 51-year-old Crean, who has nearly 20 years of head coaching experience between Marquette and Indiana, failed to land a job for the 2017-18 season after being fired...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

15 underrated NFL free agents who will be absolute steals

There is a ton of cash to spend by NFL teams this spring as free agency kicks into high gear. Players like Kirk Cousins and Allen Robinson are going to haul in what will be humongous deals, yet there are NFL free agents out there who are flying under the radar — guys who’ll end up being tremendous bargains in hindsight.Big-money, long-term deals are often looked at in hindsight as...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Stallings seeking full buyout, disputes firing

Kevin Stallings is playing hardball with Pitt.Stallings’ attorneys issued a statement on Friday in which they explicitly stated that they will be seeking the full amount of the coach’s $9.4 million buyout. In the statement, the attorneys also disputed the idea that their client could be fired with cause. Pitt parted ways with Stallings after he led the Panthers to an 8-24 record...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Stallings Era Ends With a Shrug

I’ve been out for work since about 6 this morning and only got home a short while ago. I know what I missed. Now, I’m here and the decision was made to pop open one of my Dogfish 120s. AD Heather Lyke’s press release was short and to the point. University of Pittsburgh Director of Athletics Heather Lyke announced today that Kevin Stallings will no longer be the Panthers’ head men...
Via Pitt Blather
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Stallings made more than $500K per win at Pitt

Pittsburgh announced on Thursday that it has fired men’s basketball coach Kevin Stallings. In hindsight, the deal could go down as the worst for a coach in school history.The Panthers tried to negotiate a cheaper buyout with Stallings than the $9.4 million they owed him, but reports indicated as of Wednesday that Stallings was not willing to accept one. Assuming that remained the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pitt fires Kevin Stallings

The Pitt Panthers failed to win a conference game during the entire 2017-18 season, and they wasted little time making the expected move, firing Kevin Stallings.Craig Meyer of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette broke the news, which was expected after a report emerged Wednesday that Stallings would meet with athletic director Heather Lyke to discuss a buyout.Stallings arrived at the school...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kevin Stallings to meet with Pitt to discuss his departure

Pitt is looking to part ways with Kevin Stallings after a disastrous season, and it sounds like conversations between the two sides will begin on Thursday.Pitt lost to Notre Dame in the first round of the ACC Tournament on Tuesday to finish the season 8-24. They were an embarrassing 0-18 in conference play.Pittsburgh radio host Andrew Fillipponi reported on Wednesday that Stallings...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: ACC MBB Tournament: Pittsburgh vs Notre Dame Condensed Game 2018

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish beat the Pittsburgh Panthers 67-64 in the opening round of the ACC MBB Tournament.
Via ACC Digital Network
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitt head coach Kevin Stallings comically fails trying to break clipboard

The Pittsburgh men’s basketball team wrapped up its 2017-18 season on Thursday, which was probably a good thing for players, coaches and fans.Pitt finished as the only Division I basketball team to finish winless in their conference this season, as the Panthers went 0-18 against ACC opponents.Thursday’s 67-64 loss to Notre Dame ensured that Pittsburgh finished the season winless...
Via The Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pittsburgh vs. Notre Dame ACC Basketball Tournament Highlights (2018)

Pittsburgh vs. Notre Dame: The 10th-seeded Fighting Irish survived a close one and will advance in the 2018 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament after defeating the 15th-seeded Panthers 67-64. Bonzie Colson continues to play well after returning from injury, as he scored 19 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Marcus Carr and Jared Wilson-Frame combined for 36 points, as they were each huge...
Via ACC Digital Network
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kevin Stallings After Pitt Season Ends: 'I'm Certainly Not Disappointed In The Effort'

Pitt head coach Kevin Stallings spoke glowingly about his team's effort following the Panthers' season-ending loss to Notre Dame in the 2018 ACC Tournament. Stallings spoke about how he was impressed and inspired by how hard his team played Tuesday considering Pitt had yet to win an ACC game this season.
Via ACC Digital Network
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian O’Neill scouting report: Could Bengals go to Pittsburgh for offensive line help?

After a unique path to the NFL Draft, O’Neill is going to make some teams drool and some teams dubious. I’m just going to go ahead and say it, assigning round grades to draft prospects has become primitive to me. The “big draft” media outlets that represent the majority of discourse that reaches the casual followers of the draft spews a lot of common phrases and verbiage year in...
Via Cincy Jungle
18 days ago

WATCH: Pittsburgh vs Notre Dame College Basketball Condensed Game 2018

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish beat the Pittsburgh Panthers 73-56 in ACC college basketball play.
Via ACC Digital Network
19 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pittsburgh vs. Wake Forest ACC Women's Tournament Highlights (2018)

Pittsburgh vs. Wake Forest: Demon Deacons guard Alex Sharp scored a game-high 19 points as 11th-seeded Wake Forest beat No.14-seed Pittsburgh 72-38. Amber Campbell, Tyra Whitehead, and Elisa Penna also scored in double figures for the Deacs. Yacine Diop led the Panthers with 18 points in the loss.
Via ACC Digital Network
21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pittsburgh vs. Notre Dame Basketball Highlights (2017-18)

Pittsburgh vs. Notre Dame: Irish forward Bonzie Colson shined in his return from a foot injury that sidelined him since January 2. He scored 12 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in the 73-56 victory on Senior Night. Pittsburgh's Jared Wilson-Frame led the Panthers with 20 points.
Via ACC Digital Network
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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