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Presented By:
The University of Pittsburgh Athletic Department &
The University of Pittsburgh African American Alumni Council of the Pitt Alumni Association.

The Year 2011 marks a special anniversary for Pitt Athletics! This year the University celebrates the remarkable achievements and advancements since the first African-American varsity student-athletes competed and graduated from Pitt 100 years ago. The Department of Athletics and the African American Alumni Council of the Pitt Alumni Association are partnering to present an unprecedented event, "Athletics at Pitt: The Forefront of a Century of Change" on May 10. 

In essence, it is a centennial salute to all African American Varsity Athletes at Pitt from 1911 to 2011. All former athletes are invited to attend this monumental celebration, and many Panther Greats will be in attendance.

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Event Details

When: Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Where: Petersen Events Center
Attire: Black-Tie Optional Dinner

VIP & Photo Reception: 5:30PM
General Reception: 6:00PM
Dinner & Program: 7:00PM

Parking available in the OC Lot for $5 | Parking Map

Enter through Concourse A for entrance into PEC

Dinner Chair:

Herb Douglas Herb Douglas, Bio

Dinner Co-Chairs:

JBS Jennifer Bruce Scott, Bio
DG Dave Garnett, Bio
BS Bryant Salter, Bio

Host - Bob Costas

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Bob Costas
Costas, winner of 21 Emmy Awards, is one of the most recognized and accomplished figures in sports broadcasting. Costas - with NBC Sports since 1979 - has covered nearly every major sport, but is most identified with the Olympics and baseball.

The celebrated figure has anchored NBC's primetime coverage of the last five summer Olympics - Barcelona 1992; Atlanta 1996; Sydney, Australia, 2000; Athens, Greece, 2004; and Beijing, China, 2008. He is scheduled to host the 2012 London Summer Games. Costas also hosted the winter games in Salt Lake City 2002; Torino, Italy 2006; and Vancouver Canada 2010.

Costas' hosting duties have not been limited to the Olympics as he has also anchored five Super Bowls and worked 10 NBA Finals.

In 2009, Costas inked a long-term contract to join the newly-created MLB

Network. As part of the deal, Costas departed HBO and his critically acclaimed show "Costas Now." He previously hosted HBO's "Inside the NFL" for six seasons. At MLBN, the renowned broadcaster has returned to play-by-play on selected game telecasts, and inaugurated the "Studio 42" interview series

Contact Us

E-mail: centuryofchange@athletics.pitt.edu
Phone: 412-624-2939

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