Homecoming week for the University of Pittsburgh is here and there are numerous activities for everyone. Tonight marks the basketball teams' Midnight Madness festivities and other exciting Pitt events. On Saturday, the action gets started early with the main attraction - Pitt vs. Louisville - kicking off at 11 a.m. from Heinz Field.
On Sunday, the focus returns to basketball as the Panthers host their annual Maggie Dixon Heart Health Fair and Blue-Gold Scrimmage.
Sunday, Oct. 14
Maggie Dixon Heart Health Fair
12-2 p.m. * Petersen Events Center
The Maggie Dixon Heart Health Fair will include free blood pressure and health screenings and educational heart health displays.
It is the fourth year that the Maggie Dixon Heart Health Fair will be held in Pittsburgh. Maggie Dixon, Coach Dixon's sister, was the vibrant, passionate and successful head coach of the Army Black Knights women's basketball team. In 2006, she guided her team to its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance. Just weeks later, Maggie died suddenly due to a heart arrhythmia. She was only 28 years old.
Men's Basketball Team Autographs
12-1 p.m. * Petersen Events Center
Fans will have the opportunity to obtain autographs from the players and coaches in the lobby and concourse of the Petersen Events Center.
2 p.m. * Petersen Events Center
It's your first chance to see the 2012-13 team in action as they scrimmage against each other. Head Coach Jamie Dixon and Jeff Hathhorn will have the call on Pitt Panthers Television's live broadcast, Comcast channel 188 or 210.