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Ray Vinopal intercepts a pass from ND's Tommy Rees in the end zone

Ray Vinopal intercepts a pass from ND's Tommy Rees in the end zone

Nov. 12, 2013

THIS WEEK IN PANTHERS ATHLETICS
Monday, November 11, 2013

UPCOMING PITT SPORTS SCHEDULE (Complete Schedule) 

Tuesday, Nov. 12
Men’s Basketball: Fresno State, 7 p.m., Petersen Events Center (TV: ACC Regional Sports Network/ROOT SPORTS; Radio: Panthers Sports Radio Network/93.7 The Fan) 

Thursday, Nov. 14
Women’s Basketball: at Ball State, 7 p.m., Muncie, Ind. (Radio: WJAS 1320 AM) 

Friday, Nov. 15
Cross Country: at NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals, 12 p.m., Bethlehem, Pa.
Wrestling: Lock Haven, 7 p.m., Fitzgerald Field House (Stream: PittsburghPanthers.com)
Volleyball: at Syracuse, 7 p.m., Syracuse, N.Y. 

Saturday, Nov. 16
Football: North Carolina, 12:30 p.m., Heinz Field, (TV: ACC Network; Radio: Panther Sports Radio Network/93.7 The Fan) 

Sunday, Nov. 17
Volleyball: at Boston College, Noon, Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Women’s Basketball: Lafayette, 1 p.m., Petersen Events Center (Stream: PittsburghPanthers.com; Radio: WJAS 1320 AM)
Men’s Basketball: Howard (Legends Classic), 5 p.m., Petersen Events Center (TV: ESPN3/ Radio: Panther Sports Radio Network/93.7 The Fan

PITT ATHLETE OF THE WEEK:

Football: Ray Vinopal. Vinopal had a monster game against No. 24 Notre Dame with seven tackles, two interceptions, a forced fumble and 0.5 TFLs. His fumble came on the Pitt 6-yard line as ND’s TJ Jones was running for the end zone. His first interception came in the Pitt end zone to halt a Notre Dame scoring opportunity, and he returned his second interception 40 yards to the Notre Dame 5-yard line which set up the game-winning score. Both of his interceptions came in the fourth quarter and he now is leading the team in that category with three. For his efforts, Vinopal was named ACC Defensive Back of the Week. (Read More).

OTHER TOP WEEKLY PERFORMERS:

Volleyball: Delaney Clesen. The junior became the 11th player in program history to reach the 1,000 career digs plateau. Clesen accomplished the feat by tallying a team-high 24 digs against the No. 15 Duke on Sunday. For the weekend she compiled 43 total digs (4.7/set) for the Panthers who beat Wake Forest and lost to the Blue Devils. Clesen has 429 digs so far this season and has 1,009 for her career. (Read More).

Women’s Basketball: Brianna Kiesel. Kiesel paced the women’s basketball team with 20 points and 11 rebounds in a season-opening victory over Bucknell by the score of 66-51. Kiesel shot 9-16 from the floor and notched her third career double-double. Kiesel needs just 124 points to become the 18th player in school history with 1,000 career points. (Read More).

Football: Devin Street. Street tallied the second multi-touchdown game of his career in a 28-21 victory over No. 24 Notre Dame on Saturday. Street had four catches for 76 yards and two touchdowns, including a 63-yard score in which he broke a tackle and outraced the Fighting Irish defenders down the sideline to tie the game at 21. Street needs 249 yards to become the Panthers’ all-time leader in career receiving yards. (Read More).

Men’s Basketball: Derrick Randall. In his first action as a Panther, Randall notched a double-double to lead Pitt to an 88-55 season-opening victory over Savannah State. The junior shot 5-7 from the field and scored 12 points and while grabbing 12 rebounds, nine of which were on the offensive glass. The Pitt men’s basketball team is back in action Tuesday evening against Fresno State. (Read More). 

OTHER UPCOMING ALTHLETIC DEPARTMENT RELATED EVENTS:
Paul Chryst Radio Show, November 13, 6-7 p.m. (Radio: Panthers Sports Radio Network/93.7 The Fan) 

PITT PANTHERS TELEVISION SCHEDULE (Comcast Channels 188 or 210):
Entire Broadcast Schedule Link 

Tuesday, Nov. 12
Football vs. Notre Dame (replay), 10 p.m. – 12 a.m. 

Wednesday, Nov. 13
Men’s Basketball vs. Fresno State (replay), 6-7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, Nov. 17
Women’s Volleyball vs. Duke (replay), 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Football UNC Press Conference (replay), 12:30-1 p.m.
Football vs. North Carolina (replay), 1-3 p.m.
Men’s Soccer William & Mary (replay), 3-5 p.m.
Football vs. North Carolina (replay), 5-7 p.m.

For more information, please contact the Pitt Athletic Media Relations Office at (412) 648-8240.