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November 2012 Archives

Pitt Live Wire Extra, Episode 12

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Paul Chryst Talks USF

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Pitt Family

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It's difficult to imagine a stronger bond between a student section and the team it cheers for than the Oakland Zoo and its Pitt Panthers men's basketball team. That bond grew even closer recently. Read Jeff Eisenberg's article on Yahoo! Sports here:
Pittsburgh guard grateful after student section's touching show of support 

Preparation for USF -- Wednesday

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Pitt Live Wire Feature: 12 Graduate Football Players

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Pitt vs. Howard Highlights and Postgame Reaction

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Meet the Panthers: Ashlee Anderson

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Ashlee Anderson has played more games than any other player on the Pitt roster - and she's still got this season and next to wear the Blue & Gold.

With 67 career games to her credit, the Chicago native arrived at Pitt in 2009 from one of the most heralded high school programs in the nation (Whitney Young). "That was the greatest preparation for me to make the next step. I felt prepared coming to Pitt as a freshman as far as conditioning, traveling, and the competition. I knew I would be prepared for college because we always played against the best teams."

While Anderson has grown to love Pittsburgh (the city), it won't be replacing her affection for her hometown something she knows 'native Pittsburghers' can understand.  "I don't think words can describe my love for Chicago. For anyone that knows me, anyone that meets me, I am the biggest Chicago fan. We have so much love for our city because it offers so much. Growing up on the Southside of Chicago and going to school on the Northwest end, I learned so many things to help me grow as a person and take with me through life."

For the record, the 5-9 guard is a White Sox fan - and in Ashlee's own words is, 'always rooting for the Bulls.'

 

Preparation for USF -- Tuesday

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Women's Basketball Makes a Delivery

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Members of the Pitt women's basketball team delivered more than 5,000 pounds of food last week to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Star 100.7 FM broadcast live from the Petersen Events Center for a week to help bring in donations for their Pack the Pete promotion. The Panthers will continue to encourage food donation when they participate in their Hometown vs. Hunger game on Dec. 16 at the Petersen Events Center against Rider. Fans bringing a non-perishable item to the game will be admitted for just $1. 

National Talk on Men's Basketball

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Pitt men's basketball returns to action tonight against Howard at the Petersen Events Center at 7 p.m. The Panthers are coming off an 85-59 win over Delaware in the NIT Season Tipoff at Madison Square Garden. 

The game will be broadcast live by Pitt Panthers Television on Comcast (188/210) locally, as well as in the Philadelphia area and on SNY. Pitt fans in the Northeast, be sure to check your local listings.

Fans are reminded that you are able to pass along your tickets to friends and family, sell them online or donate to a charity if you are unable to attend through the Panthers' digital ticketing system. The Panthers Ticket Office opens 2.5 hours prior to tipoff for each game and will call and game day ticket sales (if available) are located at the outside windows at the front of the building.

Gates to the Petersen Events Center arena will open 1.5 hours prior to tipoff and a free shuttle service begins operating three hours prior to game time.

The Campus View Club opens 90 minutes prior to tip-off during the regular season. For Big East Conference games with a tip-off of 6:00 p.m. or later, the Club will open 2 hours prior to tip-off. For Big East Conference games with a tip-off earlier than 6:00 p.m., the club will open 90 minutes prior.

Download the official Pitt Athletics app on your iPhone, iPad or Android for free, and follow along with the game on gametracker, check out rosters and the upcoming schedule, or browse the numerous other features. Fans can also access live audio and video with a paid, in-application upgrade.

For additional information on all men's basketball game day reminders, visit Game Day Central

Former Pitt Star Mike McGlynn Saves Christmas

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Former Pitt offensive lineman and current Indianapolis Colt, Mike McGlynn, has earned praise for something he did off the field this past week. Mike saved Christmas for a family in the Indianapolis area.

Paul Chryst Press Conference Show

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Women's Basketball vs. Longwood Highlights

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Pitt vs. Rutgers Pre- and Postgame Shows

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Women's Basketball vs. Brown Highlights

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Live Wire Field Pass: Pitt vs. Rutgers

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Pitt Football vs. #18/21 Rutgers Postgame Coverage

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Gameday/Senior Day Events vs. Rutgers

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Pitt's final home game of the season will take place Saturday, Nov. 24 at noon when the Panthers host No. 18/21 Rutgers in a Big East contest. We hope you'll come out and support our 18 departing seniors in their last collegiate game at Heinz Field. A pregame ceremony will recognize and honor them so be sure to get to your seats early.

Great Lawn Student Tailgate: 9 a.m.-Noon
World's Largest Family Tailgate: 9 a.m.-Noon
Pitt Young Alumni Council and the Pitt Alumni Association at Stage AE) - All Fans Welcome: 9:30 a.m.
Panthers Prowl: 9:45 a.m.
Pitt Band Pregame Concert (Gate A): 10 a.m.
March To Victory Parade: 11 a.m.
PantherVision Intro Video: 11:48 a.m.
Senior Recognition: 11:52 a.m.
Kickoff, Pitt vs. Rutgers: Noon

Check links here for directions to Heinz Field, information on parking and the student shuttle. Parking lots will open five hours prior to kickoff. Also, continue to check traffic updates for Saturday.

Pitt introduced a new digital ticketing system this year with a multitude of capabilities. One important component is that fans are able to share their tickets if they are unable to attend a game. Fans can share tickets with friends and family, sell their tickets online, or donate to a charity. For more information, visit the ticket center.

Will Call will open three hours prior to kickoff this season at Gate A. Walk-up ticket sales will take place at Gate B.

Pitt fans are asked to arrive early to the stadium due to enhanced security measures, which includes a handheld metal detector. The detector will replace pat-downs. Express lanes will be available for fans that are not carrying in additional permitted items into Heinz Field.

Your gameday experience will be heightened this year once inside the stadium as well. Upgrades to Heinz Field's scoreboard capabilities allow us to provide a better fan experience including enhanced camera angles, more complete coverage and more information to those in attendance. The upgrades make Heinz Field one of the top technologically advanced stadiums in college athletics.

For additional information on the game this weekend, visit Game Day Central.

Pitt Live Wire Extra, Episode 11

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Seniors Discuss Their Final Home Game

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Pitt seniors (l-r) Jarred Holley, Cameron Saddler, Ray Graham and Tino Sunseri talked with the media postpractice on Wednesday and talked about their final game at Heinz Field and their time at Pitt.

Preparation for Rutgers -- Tuesday

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Meet the Panthers: Abby Dowd

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Abby Dowd has had an interesting path to the Pitt campus and more specifically, the women's basketball team.

The 5-9 guard earned MAC All-Rookie team honors her freshman year at the University at Buffalo (2010), but elected to transfer -- albeit without basketball -- after the spring semester. Dowd enrolled at Pitt and got adjusted to life as a 'normal' student, but longings for the basketball court led her to the Petersen Events Center. She attended a game in 2010 and decided to go out on a limb and email the coaches to ask about a walk-on opportunity.  Dowd not only earned that, but her hard work grabbed her a roster spot a few months later.

Dowd's gregarious and sometimes just plain down-right wacky personality can lighten any mood (check out her essay, What I Did This Summer, as an example), but that's not to say the Tipp City, Ohio, native hasn't proved she has a serious side. Her leadership has twice earned her the co-captain title. 


Coach Jamie Dixon and Player Interviews - Trip to NYC

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 Pitt Men's Basketball Interviews
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 Pitt Football Press Conference and Interviews
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Pitt vs. Oakland Highlights

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Pitt men's basketball mounted the largest comeback in program history with a 14-point halftime deficit. See highlights from the Panthers' fourth win of the season on Pitt Live Wire.

Postgame interviews

Football Postpractice Interviews

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Pitt vs. Lehigh Highlights

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Your Pitt men's basketball team (3-0) earned a convincing 78-53 win over Lehigh Tuesday night in the NIT Season Tip-Off's second round. The Panthers advance to New York to take on No. 5 Michigan on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 9:30 p.m. at Madison Square Garden. The contest will be broadcast live on ESPN2

Pitt vs. Fordham Highlights

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The Panthers defeated Fordham on Monday night, 86-51, in the first round of the NIT Season Tip-Off at the Petersen Events Center. Pitt returns to action at home on Tuesday night at 9 p.m., with a battle against Lehigh for the right to advance to the Semifinal and Final Rounds at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 21 and 23. 

Basketball Preview

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With an astounding 165-19 record at the Petersen Events Center, This is OUR house.

The Pitt men's basketball team is back in action Monday and Tuesday night for the NIT Season Tip-Off at the Petersen Events Center. The Panthers will host Fordham Monday at 6 p.m. and will meet up with the winner/loser of Robert Morris vs. Lehigh on Tuesday at 9 p.m.

The team with the best record will advance to the NIT Season Tip-Off Semifinal and Final Rounds on Nov. 21 and 23 at Madison Square Garden.

Additionally, the women's basketball team will host Siena on Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Fitzgerald Field house. The game marks the first time the Pitt women have played in Fitzgerald Field House since March 24, 2006 when they defeated Virginia, 68-58, in the WNIT Quarterfinals.

  • * All week 100.7 FM Star Pittsburgh will be broadcasting from the lobby of the Petersen Events Center in an effort to "Pack the Pete." In conjunction with Star and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, we're asking for fans to drop off non-perishable food items for a chance to win Taylor Swift tickets.

  • * Fans are reminded that you are able to pass along your tickets to friends and family, sell them online or donate to a charity if you are unable to attend through the Panthers' digital ticketing system. The Panthers Ticket Office opens 2.5 hours prior to tipoff for each game and will call and game day ticket sales (if available) are located at the outside windows at the front of the building.

  • * Monday night's game against Fordham will be broadcast live on ESPN3.com, while Tuesday's contest will be on ESPNU.

  • * Gates to the Petersen Events Center arena will open 1.5 hours prior to tipoff and a free shuttle service begins operating three hours prior to game time.

  • * The Campus View Club opens 90 minutes prior to tip-off during the regular season. For Big East Conference games with a tip-off of 6:00 p.m. or later, the Club will open 2 hours prior to tip-off. For Big East Conference games with a tip-off earlier than 6:00 p.m., the club will open 90 minutes prior.

  • * Download the official Pitt Athletics app on your iPhone, iPad or Android for free, and follow along with the game on gametracker, check out rosters and the upcoming schedule, or browse the numerous other features. Fans can also access live audio and video with a paid, in-application upgrade.

  • * For additional information on all men's basketball game day reminders, visit Game Day Central. For further information on all women's home games, visit Game Day Central.

Pitt Live Wire Extra, Episode 10

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Getting to Know: Sophomore F/C Chyna Golden

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Another year older, another year wiser. Sophomore Chyna Golden was one of the five incoming freshmen Pitt welcomed last year to make up the youngest Division I team in women's basketball.

The Neptune, N.J,. native worked hard during the summer to improve her game on all levels and in the process has earned a starting spot when the Panthers tip off against Youngstown State today. 

Live Wire Feature: Tray Woodall

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By: Director of PantherVision and Pitt Panthers Television, Paul Barto

One day in 2008, Media Relations Director Greg Hotchkiss brought Tray Woodall to my office.  Tray had a fat lip, and a request.  He wanted to re-do his video board headshot because he didn't like how he looked due to how swollen his mouth was.  I laughed at him, because it was a strange request from a freshman, and asked him how he got the fat lip.  He just blurted out "Sam!" I laughed and said, "keep your head up and always keep an eye on Sam."

Preparation for Connecticut -- Paul Chryst

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Live Wire Film Room: Special Teams

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Live Wire Field Pass: Pitt at Notre Dame

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Preparation for Connecticut -- Tuesday

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Getting to Know: Redshirt Freshman Guard Loliya Briggs

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The highest ranked recruit in women's basketball program history -- Loliya Briggs -- will have her official debut as a Panther on Friday, Nov. 9 when Pitt hosts Youngstown State in the season opener.

Briggs, a native of Gainesville, Fla., saw her first collegiate season end before it started when she was sidelined during the summer of 2011 with a knee injury.  Despite not being able to play, Briggs was named a team captain prior to last season and has earned the leader role again this winter.


Paul Chryst Press Conference Show

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Preparation for Connecticut -- Monday

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LeSean McCoy Special on ESPN E:60

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Former Pitt star running back and current NFL Pro Bowler for the Philadelphia Eagles, LeSean McCoy, will be featured on ESPN Tuesday night. McCoy, who's career was feared to be over after a devastating injury in high school, will be highlighted on the show E:60 at 7 p.m.

Pitt Live Wire Extra, Episode 9

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Live Wire Film Room: Tino Sunseri

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Getting to Know: Sophomore Guard Brianna Kiesel

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Pitt women's basketball begins the 2012-13 season on Saturday, Nov. 3 with an exhibition contest versus Lock Haven.  The Panthers and Lady Eagles tip at noon at the Petersen Events Center.

Head Coach Agnus Berenato, who begins her 10th season at Pitt this fall, returns three starters including sophomore Brianna Kiesel. 

The Big East All-Freshman team selection led the Panthers in a host of categories last season, including scoring (13.6), assists (3.0) and minutes per game (36.3). The Utica, N.Y., native -- along with redshirt junior Abby Dowd and redshirt freshman Loliya Briggs -- was named team captain on Thursday. 

Coach Chryst Talks Notre Dame

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Men's Basketball vs. Hawaii-Hilo Preview

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The Pitt men's basketball team will host Hawaii-Hilo on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Petersen Events Center for the team's final exhibition game of the preseason.

Fans are reminded that you are able to pass along your tickets to friends and family, sell them online or donate to a charity if you are unable to attend through the Panthers' digital ticketing system. The Panthers Ticket Office opens 2.5 hours prior to tipoff for each game and will call and game day ticket sales (if available) are located at the outside windows at the front of the building.

Additionally, the game against Hawaii-Hilo will be broadcast live on Pitt Panthers Television, which can be found on Comcast channels 188 or 210.

Gates to the Petersen Events Center arena will open 1.5 hours prior to tipoff and a free shuttle service begins operating three hours prior to game time.

The Campus View Club opens 90 minutes prior to tip-off during the regular season. For Big East Conference games with a tip-off of 6:00 p.m. or later, the Club will open 2 hours prior to tip-off. For Big East Conference games with a tip-off earlier than 6:00 p.m., the club will open 90 minutes prior.

The Pitt men's basketball team will host an event specifically for the greatest student section in the nation, the Oakland Zoo, following the conclusion of the game. The event will be held on the court and will give players and coaches an opportunity to say thank you for the Oakland Zoo's unyielding support and enthusiasm.

Download the official Pitt Athletics app on your iPhone, iPad or Android for free, and follow along with the game on gametracker, check out rosters and the upcoming schedule, or browse the numerous other features. Fans can also access live audio and video with a paid, in-application upgrade.

For additional information on all men's basketball game day reminders, visit Game Day Central

Larry Fitzgerald Gives Back

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Former Pitt star wide receiver, and current Arizona Cardinal Larry Fitzgerald recently visited a few schools in the Phoenix area. These trips weren't typical school visits, however. Take a look:

Live Wire Look Back: Pitt vs. Notre Dame

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