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Pitt Football: Panthers beef up lines in 2013 recruiting class
There’s a formula Pittsburgh coach Paul Chryst likes to use when building a team: start with the inside and go from there. Given a year to figure out what he’s got on his hands with the Panthers, Chryst hit the recruiting trail this winter with one goal in mind.
‘Sad Day”: College football guru Beano Cook dies at 81
Beano Cook, the college football commentator with an encyclopedic knowledge of the sport he dearly loved, has died. The 81-year-old Boston native had worked for ESPN since 1986 and was the sports information director at his alma mater, the University of Pittsburgh, from 1956 to 1966. The school announced Thursday that Cook had died in his sleep.
‘God was watching over him’: Derrick Burns is finding a way to adjust to life without football
Everything about Derrick Burns screams football player. The broad shoulders, muscular legs — even the football he constantly carries around with him — make it obvious that the young man with the easy smile has got game.
Louisville knocks off Pitt
Russ Smith scored 18 points, Kyle Kuric added 17 and No. 17 Louisville held on to beat Pittsburgh, 57-54, on Sunday.
Pittsburgh (15-14, 4-12) cut the lead to one and had three chances to tie or take the lead in the final minute, but Tray Woodall missed a jumper and senior Ashton Gibbs’ shot from just inside halfcourt as time expired missed off the back iron.
Backyard Basketbrawl: West Virginia storms past Pittsburgh
West Virginia center Deniz Kilicli doesn't know if he'll get chance to play Pittsburgh again. The next time the rivals face each other on the basketball court, Kilicli could be long gone. The burly center from Turkey didn't miss a chance to give the Mountaineers perhaps the final word in the Backyard Brawl.
College Basketball: Ex-Aliquippa star Pope leads Seton Hall past Pitt
Seton Hall rode some unexpected shooting by a freshman and some steady plays by its seniors to a sorely needed win. Freshman Aaron Cosby made five 3-pointers and finished with a season-high 19 points, while Herb Pope had 19 points and 14 rebounds.
College Basketball: South Florida ends Pitt winning streak
South Florida’s Hugh Robertson combined a perfect night offensively with a stellar defensive performance that helped the Bulls rebound from their worst-ever Big East loss.
College Basketball: Woodall leads Pitt past Villanova
Pittsburgh senior Ashton Gibbs is a happy man now that his backcourt mate, junior Tray Woodall, is back and healthy in the starting lineup. He's almost as happy as Woodall, who recovered from a groin/abdominal strain to turn in one of his best performances of the season.
College Basketball: Pitt falls to Louisville for eighth straight loss
Pittsburgh hoped the return of point guard Tray Woodall and a raucous home crowd would help them finally snap their nearly monthlong losing streak and earn their first Big East win of the season.
College Basketball: Lifeless Pitt loses fifth straight game
Eli Carter scored 14 points, Dane Miller added 11 points and 12 rebounds and Rutgers crushed reeling Pittsburgh 62-39 on Tuesday night.
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