Oct. 23, 2013
THIS WEEK IN PANTHERS ATHLETICS
Monday, October 21, 2013
UPCOMING PITT SPORTS SCHEDULE (Complete Schedule)
Thursday, Oct. 24
Women's Soccer: at Wake Forest, 7 p.m., Winston-Salem N.C.
Friday, Oct. 25
Men's Basketball: UC-San Diego (Exh.), 7 p.m., Petersen Events Center (TV: ESPN3/Pitt Panthers Television)
Volleyball: at North Carolina State, 7 p.m., Raleigh, N.C.
Saturday, Oct. 26
Football: at Navy, 1 p.m., Annapolis, Md., (TV: CBS Sports Network; Radio: Panther Sports Radio Network/93.7 The Fan)
Men's Soccer: North Carolina, 7 p.m., Ambrose Urbanic Field at Petersen Sports Complex (TV: ESPN3/Pitt Panthers Television)
Swimming & Diving: at Bucknell, 1 p.m., Lewisburg, Pa.
Sunday, Oct. 27
Volleyball: at North Carolina, 1 p.m., Chapel Hill, N.C.
Women's Soccer: at Duke, 1 p.m., Durham, N.C. (TV: ACC Network/ROOT SPORTS/ESPN3)
PITT ATHLETE OF THE WEEK:
Football: Isaac Bennett. Bennett had a career night against Old Dominion in a 35-24 victory on Saturday. Bennett set career-highs with 30 carries for 240 yards and three touchdowns. Bennett is now leading the team in rushing with 450 yards (75.0/game) and five touchdowns. At 4-2, a win on Saturday against Navy would give the Panthers their best start since 2009. (Read More).
OTHER TOP WEEKLY PERFORMERS:
Cross Country: Cullen Davis. Davis finished fourth in the White Division at Pre-Nationals on Saturday, running a time of 24:48.85 which was nearly two minutes faster than his previous best time of the season. Davis and the Panthers are off until Nov. 1 when they race at the ACC Championship Meet. (Read More).
Volleyball: Jessica Wynn. Wynn tallied 22 kills and added 16 digs during a 1-1 weekend for the Panthers. In a 3-0 sweep of Boston College, she had eight kills and seven digs. Against Syracuse, Wynn notched 14 kills while hitting .333 and just missed a double-double with nine digs. Wynn is the team leader in kills with 244 and also has the second most digs with 174. (Read More).
Swimming and Diving: Dani des Tombe. The junior won four events during the team's opening meet of the 2013-14 campaign at St. Bonaventure. des Tombe was a part of the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relay teams which each took first place, and she also placed first in the individual 200 and 500 yard freestyle events. The women's 200 freestyle relay team set a Reilly Pool record with a time of 1:36.45. The women's team beat the Bonnies in dominant fashion, 225-75. (Read More).
Football: Kevin Weatherspoon. The junior wide receiver had a 56-yard punt return in the middle of the second quarter which brought the ball down to the 12-yard line against Old Dominion. At the time of the return, Pitt was trailing 10-7 and his return helped set up a 3-yard score as Pitt went on to put up 21 points in the second quarter. The punt return was the longest return since Nov. 16, 2006 when Darrelle Revis went 73 yards for a touchdown against West Virginia. (Read More).
OTHER UPCOMING ALTHLETIC DEPARTMENT RELATED EVENTS:
Paul Chryst Radio Show, October 23, 6-7 p.m. (Radio: Panthers Sports Radio Network/93.7 The Fan)
PITT PANTHERS TELEVISION SCHEDULE (Comcast Channels 188 or 210):
Monday, Oct. 21
Volleyball vs. Virginia Tech (replay), 9:30-11 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 22
Football vs. Old Dominion (replay), 9-11 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 27
Men's Soccer vs. Virginia Tech (replay), 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Men's Basketball vs. UC San Diego (replay), 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Men's Soccer vs. William & Mary (replay), 2-4 p.m.
Women's Volleyball vs. Syracuse (replay), 4-5:30 p.m.
Men's Basketball vs. UC San Diego (replay), 5:30-7 p.m.
For more information, please contact the Pitt Athletic Media Relations Office at (412) 648-8240.
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