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 Gertrude and John Petersen attended the Cathedral of Learning Society gala at the University of Pittsburgh in 2005.

Obituary: John M. Petersen | Pitt benefactor donated millions, namesake of ‘The Pete’

The late Pitt benefactor made his fortune as chief executive of the Erie Insurance Group. He later became involved in start-up companies.

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 The Davidson starting backcourt of Stephen Curry, left, and Jason Richards combined to average 38 points, 11 assists and 8 rebounds a game in 2007-08.

Pitt's Richards and NBA MVP Stephen Curry are running mates forever

Jason Richards is now a Pitt assistant coach, but will always be one-time backcourt partner of one of the world’s biggest basketball stars.

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Richmond forward will transfer to Pitt

Alonzo Nelson-Ododa, a graduate transfer from Richmond, announced this past weekend his intention to play for Pitt next season.

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Pitt women's basketball to play at Michigan

The Panthers’ game against the Wolverines is part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge in December.

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 Jamie Dixon's Pitt men's basketball program posted a perfect APR score of 1,000.

Pitt, Penn State, WVU maintain satisfactory Academic Progress Rate

Pitt men’s basketball posted a 1,000, one of two men’s hoops teams in the ACC to achieve a perfect score.

6 days ago


 "It will be a great early season road test for us,” Pitt coach Suzie McConnell-Serio said about the December tilt against Michigan.

Pitt women's basketball gets Michigan in Big Ten/ACC challenge

The Panthers and Wolverines have split meetings the past two seasons.

6 days ago


Obituary: LaTonya Batteaste / former Pitt basketball player

LaTonya Renae Batteaste, a former basketball player at Pitt who became a teacher and coach in the Pittsburgh Public Schools, died May 14.

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Twelve local college teams earn high academic marks

NCAA bestows “Public Recognition Awards” on teams for high marks in retaining and graduating athletes.

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NCAA honors Pitt men's basketball, women's tennis teams for academics

Both teams finished in the top 10 percent of their respective sports, with the newest data representing the 2010-14 period.

1 week ago


Pitt women headed to Paradise Jam in Virgin Islands

Pitt coach Suzie McConnell-Serio announced the Panthers will be one of eight teams to participate in the 2015 Paradise Jam Tournament.

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 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon.

Tax documents: Pitt's Jamie Dixon earned $3.2 million in 2014

Basketball coach tops university in compensation, largely from a deferred payment from a previous contract extension that vested in 2013.

2 weeks ago


Pitt softball's season ends with loss to Michigan

The third-ranked Wolverines routed the Panthers in the NCAA tournament Sunday in Ann Arbor, Mich.

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Pitt softball team remains alive

The Panthers win two elimination games Saturday to advance to the regional final Sunday against No. 3-ranked Michigan.

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 These renderings are of proposed renovations to Pitt's practice facility on the South Side.

Pitt upgrades practice complex with recruiting in mind

Pitt is making technological and superficial renovations to its South Side training center; work should be finished by fall.

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Pitt falls to California in opening matchup

Panthers lose, 11-3, in first appearance in NCAA softball tournament, face elimination game Saturday night against Oakland, Mich.

2 weeks ago


NCAA basketball rules changes afoot

NCAA basketball rules committee recommends 30-second shot clock and other rules to increase scoring and speed up pace.

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 The Sept. 5 game between the Panthers and the Penguins will be broadcast digitally on ESPN3.

Pitt to open 2015 football season against Youngstown State at 1 p.m. on Sept. 5

Several start times were announced for the season, while the rest of the Panther’s kickoff times are still to be determined.

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NCAA men’s basketball rules committee proposes rule changes

Before they take effect next season, the recommendations must be approved by the NCAA playing rules oversight panel.

2 weeks ago


A lot of talk but little action at annual ACC meetings

Not much voting, but plenty of discussion at more “normal” ACC meetings.

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Pitt considers alcohol sales at Heinz Field

Incoming Pitt athletic director Scott Barnes is willing to have a discussion about alcohol sales at football games.

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 The University of Pittsburgh's new athletic director, Scott Barnes addresses a press conference announcing Barnes' hiring at the school's Oakland campus in April.

Pitt's Barnes eyes changes to graduate transfer rules

Athletic director and coaches believe graduate transfer rule needs to be changed, but not everyone agrees.

2 weeks ago


Pitt draws home game against Purdue in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

The Boilermakers will visit Petersen Events Center Dec. 1 as part of the 14-game basketball showdown between the two conferences.

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 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon instructs his team during January's game against Louisville.

Pitt to host Purdue in Big Ten/ACC challenge next season

The Dec. 1 matchup will mark the first game between the Panthers and Boilermakers since 1977.

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 Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi said cost of attendance was “a major topic” on recruiting visits in December and January.

ACC cautiously moving forward with new rules on scholarships

Support is strong for cost of attendance scholarship approved by the Power Five conferences, but there is some apprehension, too.

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 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon argues a call against his team late in the first half against Syracuse at the Carrier Dome Saturday, January 18, 2014. Dixon received a technical foul.

Pitt's Jamie Dixon expects to see 30-second shot clock in college basketball next season

Panthers basketball coach Jamie Dixon foresees rule changes for next season.

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Pitt among seven ACC teams in NCAA softball tournament

The Panthers receive bid to national championship for first time in program history and meet Cal on Friday in Ann Arbor, Mich., regional.

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ACC notebook: Pitt's Narduzzi looking for ways to upgrade 2015 roster

Pitt’s new football coach says his first recruiting class is still a work in progress.

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ACC coaches like idea of early signing period for football recruits

Majority prefer December over July, but everyone agrees than any change would be better than doing nothing.

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 Pitt football coach Pat Narduzzi, as well as incoming athletic director Scott Barnes and men's basketball coach Jamie Dixon, will likely have a busy week at the ACC meetings.

Pitt coaches, AD headed to ACC meetings today

New Pitt athletic director Scott Barnes will represent the school for the first time at the ACC’s spring meetings, which begin today.

3 weeks ago


Pitt football gets commitment from junior college wide receiver

Rafael Araujo-Lopes played this season at Reedley (Calif.) College, catching 74 passes for 1,229 yards and 17 touchdowns.

3 weeks ago


 Pitt's James Conner carries down the sideline in the first half against Iowa last season at Heinz Field.

Pitt's prime-time game vs. Iowa will kick off at 8 p.m.

The Hawkeyes topped the Panthers 24-20 at Heinz Field last season.

3 weeks ago


 Penn State coach James Franklin said at a Coaches Caravan event Thursday even in Cranberry that a renewal of the Pitt rivalry past 2019 is "open for discussion."

Adam Bittner: It’s time for Pitt, Penn State to chart rivalry's future

With both teams’ coaches seemingly in favor of extending the series past 2019, it’s the perfect time to make a long-term deal.

3 weeks ago


Pitt softball reaches ACC final

After two upset victories in a row, the Panthers will play for the conference title and an automatic NCAA tournament berth today on ESPN.

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 Pitt's Josh Newkirk drives to the basketball against North Carolina during an ACC tournament game in 2014.

Arthroscopic knee surgery shelves Pitt guard Newkirk

Newkirk averaged 5.9 points, 2.7 assists and 1.3 rebounds in 34 games this past season.

3 weeks ago


 Star Woodland Hills running back Miles Sanders has not reneged on his Penn State commitment, according to his coach.

High school notebook: McCloskey father, son guiding Mt. Lebanon baseball

Patt McCloskey’s father is his assistant, but Ed McCloskey is still playing an instrumental role for the top-ranked Blue Devils.

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 Pitt men's basketball coach Jamie Dixon added another graduate transfer to the roster.

Pitt adds rebounding star from Brown as a graduate transfer

Pitt, Duquesne and Robert Morris all bolster their rosters in an active Monday for signings and verbal commitments.

4 weeks ago


Pitt men's basketball adds Brown transfer Maia

The 6-foot-9, 245-pound Maia, who led the Ivy League in rebounding the past three seasons, is eligible to play immediately.

4 weeks ago


 Pitt's new athletic director, Scott Barnes, said he believes an improvement in football can help all the school's programs.

Ron Cook: Maybe Pitt got it right with new athletic director Scott Barnes

Scott Barnes brings no shortage of confidence to the position, and while he has a basketball background, his focus is largely on football.

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