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Thumbnail image for _HBX3812.JPGThe Pitt men's basketball team returns to action on Sunday, Dec. 23 at 5 p.m. against Kennesaw State at the Petersen Events Center. At 11-1 on the year, Pitt hosts its final game before Big East season starts on Dec. 31 against No. 11-ranked Cincinnati.

 

Pitt is also 9-0 at home this season and keeps adding to its stellar 173-19 overall record at the Petersen Events Center.

 

The Kennesaw State game will be broadcast live on Pitt Panthers Television, which will have wide distribution including locally on Comcast 188/210, Comcast Philly and on CSS in the Southeast. Please check your listings, however, because other outlets have been picking up the game as well. If you aren't around a television, you can listen on Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan.

 

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.

 

Aaron Donald Mic'd Up

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Thursday night, the Pitt women's basketball team defeated Mount St. Mary's, 67-49, to give head coach Agnus Berenato her 159th victory at Pitt. The win marks the most by a head coach in Pitt school history. 


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Your 9-1 Pitt men's basketball team returns to action on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Petersen Events Center when they take on Bethune Cookman. At the Petersen Events Center, the Panthers hold an impressive 171-19 record.

The game will be broadcast live on ESPN3.com, as well as on Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan.

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


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Former Pitt track and football star Herb Douglas recently met up with gymnast Gabby Douglas. The duo are not related, despite the same last name, but they share much in common. Herb is the oldest living African American Olympic medalist (a bronze in the long jump), while Gabby became the first African American to win Olympic gold in the all-around competition in gymnastics. Both accomplished these feats in the London games -- 64 years apart. SI.com writer Brian Cazeneuve documented the historic meeting. 

Hometown vs. Hunger

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Pitt women's basketball will host its annual Hometown vs. Hunger game on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 1 p.m. when the Panthers host Rider at the Petersen Events Center. Fans who bring a non-perishable bag of food to the game will receive admission for just $1. Additionally, season ticket holders will receive a Panthers Team Store coupon or a $1 ticket for a guest. The food collection will take place in both the Main Lobby, as well as Concourse B. 

Pitt Live Wire: City Game

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Many Memories of Beano

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On Dec. 5 at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association, more than 100 of Beano Cook's closest friends and colleagues gathered to celebrate his life through their own stories. The afternoon was filled with laughter and tears. Many of the tears coming from laughter. We're pleased to bring you some of those stories. Sincere thanks to those who contributed and shared a part of their lives with Beano!
Pitt defeated Loyola (Md.) on Wednesday evening, 57-47, with Ashlee Anderson leading the way with 17 points. Check out highlights from the victory!

City Game Highlights

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Pitt men's basketball again claimed the City Game title for the 12th consecutive season on Wednesday night at Consol Energy Center with a 66-45 win over Duquesne.

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Pitt has earned the right to play in its 13th game of the season and is headed to the BBVA Compass Bowl. The Panthers will take on SEC foe Ole Miss on Jan. 5, 2013 in Birmingham, Ala., at Legion Field in what could play out to be one of the most competitive matchups in the bowl lineup.

The contest with Ole Miss pits two of the most storied programs in the nation, as well as two teams that have shown significant improvement during the year. Ole Miss defeated Egg Bowl rival Mississippi State, ranked 24th at the time, to close out the regular season, while the Panthers won four of its last six games in 2012.

The game will be a national broadcast on ESPN on Jan. 5 at 1 p.m. ET. Fans interested in purchasing tickets can visit the Panthers Ticket Office website, or call 1-800-643-PITT (7488). Pitt student tickets to the BBVA Compass Bowl are free with a valid Pitt Student ID (limit of one free ticket per Pitt student). Students will be charged $15 if they do not pick up their ticket on gameday.

Additional information on the bowl and Pitt fan activities can be found at Bowl Central.


When Marquel Davis arrived at Pitt three years ago, she made a pledge to herself. The junior would work on her defense first, as there were five upperclassmen in the lineup. Davis believed that would elevate her game and get her on the floor.

"I have tried to perfect my defense each year," said Davis. "When I steal the ball, I am so excited. When I just get a deflection, I get ticked at myself because I know if I was maybe a step ahead or a step more in the gap, then maybe we would have completely gotten the ball."

A native of Fredericksburg, Va., Davis had a team-high 35 steals last season and has 10 so far this campaign through seven games. The guard - who has worn a mask to protect an injury she suffered in preseason - has not given up on her offensive prowess having notched three double figure scoring games this young season. 

There is a lot of coverage from Pitt's win over Detroit on Saturday night. Check out highlights, the postgame show -- Panthers Reaction -- and postgame comments from coaches and players.

Postgame comments



No. 18 Pitt wrestling defeated No. 11 Virginia Tech in dramatic fashion on Friday night when Zac Thomusseit pinned David Marone for the team victory. Pitt Panthers Television's Pete Blais and Greg Warnock had the call.
 
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