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SEASON TICKET RENEWAL WINNER #1: CHRIS MILLER

Number of years as a Pitt Football Season Ticket Holder: 10 (including years as a student)

Favorite former Pitt Panther: Dan Marino

Favorite Pitt Football tradition: Tailgating in the lots around Heinz Field with my friends, many of whom are Pitt alums. They come from all over the place and it's great to be able to get together with them.

Favorite tailgate food: Southern BBQ

Most memorable game at Heinz Field: 2008 victory over Notre Dame

What are you looking forward to most about the 125th season of Pitt Football: It's the second season in the ACC. There are some more new teams coming to Heinz Field, and it's exciting to be part of this conference.

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At last, Pitt freshman finds a home - Tribune-Review

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By Jerry DiPaola

Pitt freshman Patrick Amara was homeless, hungry and forced to live with so many different families that he lost count.

Football might have saved him.

Amara, an all-state safety at West Catholic High in Philadelphia, finally has the structured life he always wanted. He has a scholarship, a schedule of classes for Pitt's summer semester and the hope that one day he will help carry the Panthers to the top of the ACC.

Read more: http://triblive.com/sports/-topstories/6299970-74/amara-pitt-patrick#ixzz36hSyHyiP 

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Fan Vote - Greatest TD in Pitt History: Running Back Tony Dorsett, 1976 (53% of the vote)

Tony Dorsett's senior season is the gold standard for Pitt running backs. In 12 games, Dorsett rushed for 2,150 yards and 22 touchdowns. Over the final seven games of the 1976 season, as Pitt was charging toward the national championship, he averaged 215 yards rushing per game. Having finished fourth in the Heisman balloting as a junior in 1975, Dorsett became Pitt's first Heisman Trophy winner in 1976. He earned 701 of a possible 842 first-place votes for an overall total of 2,357 points, finishing far ahead of second-place finisher Ricky Bell of USC (1,346 points).

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VIDEO: James Robinson #SummerSelfieSeries

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Fan Vote - Greatest TD in Pitt History: Jan. 21, 1982 "Marino to Brown" (40% of the vote)

Fourth and 5. Forty-two seconds left. Pitt trails Georgia, 20-17, in the 1982 Sugar Bowl. Coach Jackie Sherrill calls a timeout to discuss field goal and - in the pre-overtime era - leaving the Superdome with a tie. But, as junior quarterback Dan Marino would say later, "If there is any time at all on the clock, then there is enough time for us to win." The end result is one of the most dramatic endings in college bowl game history. Two things about this play never cease to amaze: the perfect trajectory of Dan Marino's winning 33-yard TD pass and John Brown's phenomenal effort to hold onto the ball despite taking a vicious hit from the Georgia safety. As he landed in the end zone, Brown recalled thinking, "Hey, do you know what you just did?" Score the most legendary touchdown in Pitt history, that's what.

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Cold Water Challenge - Pitt Women's Basketball

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The Pitt women's basketball coaching staff accepted the Cold Water Challenge that has been passed around the country. The women's basketball community buzz for the viral videos was spurred by Niya Butts the head coach at Arizona who decided it would make an entertaining fundraiser for the Kay Yow Foundation.

Women's basketball programs across the country have issued challenges to colleagues, coaches, players and more to get cold water poured on their heads and keep the movement moving forward - so far it is estimated the campaign has reached over 31 million people on Twitter. Suzie McConnell-Serio and her staff were challenged multiple times for the #Chillin4Charity movement and they accepted in emphatic fashion.

Kay Yow was a pioneer in the women's game, compiling more than 700 wins at N.C. State and eight times earning national coach of the year honors. She died of breast cancer in 2009 and her foundation - the Kay Yow Cancer Fund founded in 2007 - looks not only to fund cancer research but also aid coaches to enrich their lives by serving others. McConnell-Serio has a special connection with Coach Yow having played for her as a member of the gold-medal winning team in Barcelona in 1992.

VIDEO: Coach Chryst On Replacing Aaron Donald

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ACC Digital Network - Pittsburgh head coach Paul Chryst talks about how it will be a difficult task in replacing his star defense tackle Aaron Donald.

VIDEO: Delaney Clesen #SummerSelfieSeries

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