Sept. 9, 2010
PITTSBURGH--As part of the World's Largest Family Tailgate, the Pitt men's basketball team will sign autographs prior to Saturday's Pitt football game at Heinz Field. The autograph session will take place outside Heinz Field on Art Rooney Avenue and will run from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. All 15 Pitt basketball players, along with Head Coach Jamie Dixon, are expected to be in attendance.
In addition to the autograph session, the World's Largest Family Tailgate will feature a live band, performances from the Pitt Cheerleaders and Pitt Band, inflatable games and tailgate party. The event begins at 10 a.m. outside Heinz Field. Kickoff for the Pitt-New Hampshire football game is at 1 p.m.
For the 2010-11 season, Pitt returns four of five starters, seven of its top eight scorers, 86 percent of its scoring and 91 percent of its rebounding. In preseason rankings, Pitt is already listed as a consensus top-10 nationally ranked team.
Pitt concluded its 2009-10 season with a 25-9 overall record, a second consecutive second place finish in the Big East with a 13-5 slate, the school's ninth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance and a No. 3 seed upon entering the tourney. Prior to the season, Pitt was unranked and picked to finish ninth in the Big East by league coaches.