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Nov. 22, 2008

PITTSBURGH--Athletic Director Steve Pederson announced Friday that the University of Pittsburgh will provide a live internet broadcast for three of its non-televised basketball games this season. Produced by PantherVision Network, the entire three-game package will simulate a live television production and will be made available for free on Pitt's athletic website,

Pitt's three-game PantherVision Network broadcast package will include the matchup against 2008 NCAA Tournament participant Belmont (Nov. 25), City Game rivalry against Duquesne (Dec. 3) and contest against Vermont (Dec. 6).

Internet game broadcasts will include live game action, post-game interviews, statistic graphics, score updates, live play-by-play and color commentary. John Sanders along with former Pitt basketball standout Curtis Aiken will handle play-by-play and color analyst duties respectively. Director of PantherVision Production Paul Barto will oversee production.

A link to the broadcast can be found prior to each game on the home page, Basketball Game Day Central, and Panthers on the Air. The new Panthers All-Access platform runs on Microsoft Silverlight technology making it faster and easier to navigate. Click here for instructions on how to download Microsoft Silverlight, system requirements, and frequently asked questions.

No. 6 ranked Pitt gets back into action this weekend at the Petersen Events Center with two Legends Classic games against Akron (Friday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m.) and Indiana (Pa.) (Saturday, Nov. 22 at 4 p.m.)

(broadcast live for free on

Date Opponent Stream Begins Tipoff
Tuesday, Nov. 25 Belmont 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 3 Duquesne 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 6 Vermont 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

All times Eastern Standard time

*Game broadcast only

Pitt Will Offer Three Live Men's Basketball Game Broadcasts on