Panther Postgame Prospectus

It isn’t all new internet radio around here however as, in another new addition to the BB&G arsenal, we are pleased to debut the Pitt postgame basketball thoughts and statistical breakdowns of poster 13-9. His postgame analysis and wrap will now run here every morning after Panther games until his new BB&G network blog […]

Panther Basketball Recruiting Trail Roundup

Lost a bit in the shuffle behind the Pitt football coaching drama, the big Todd Graham National Signing Day push and the Super Bowl That We Shall Not Name is the fact the Panther basketball team is once again having an outstanding season both on the court as well as off.  The Panthers will certainly […]

Pittsburgh’s Week in Sports: December 20th -26th

Well, Christmas is here and I’m hoping that we get a Christmas miracle and win some games this week.  Last week was a tough one to swallow.  Pittsburgh sports teams went 1-3 last week.  The Penguins ended their winning streak at 12 wins with a loss to the Flyers only to be follow by a […]

Pittsburgh’s Week in Sports: December 13th – 19th

I’m sad to report that Pittsburgh was not undefeated this week.  Pitt was unable to bring down #13 Tennessee on Saturday in a match that looked as though the Panthers forgot there was a game until too late.  But on the upside the Pens continued their win streak this week and the Steelers defense played […]

Pittsburgh’s Week in Sports: December 6th – 12th

What a week to cheer for Pittsburgh sports teams.  You were not dissapointed.  We were undefeated this week!  The Pens continue their winning streak.  Pitt basketball continues to dominate and moved up in the rankings.  Panther football took it to Cinci in the snow.  And last but not least the Steelers pulled out a big […]

Pittsburgh’s Week in Sports: November 22-28

What a great week in Pittsburgh!  Our teams went 6-0-1, the Pens had an overtime loss to the Rangers being the only blemish on the week.  Pitt won the 2k Sports Classic at Madison Square Garden on Friday night, edging out #22 Texas in the Championship.  Pitt football beat out USF and the Steelers took […]

Khem Birch Reclassifies to 2011, Signs With Pitt

It was a big weekend for Panther athletics and reports from Tampa on the Pitt football team’s key 17-10 win over USF and from on the ground in New York City of the basketball team’s pair of wins in the Coaches Versus Cancer event will be coming up shortly but first some hot news from […]

Panther Preseason Prospectus – Great Expectations

The Panthers tip off the college basketball season for everyone in the nation tonight at the Pete against the Rhode Island Rams and the expectations are running more than a little bit high this season.  After dramatically overachieving last season and returning nearly the entire roster, Pitt faces the still slightly novel position of opening […]

Pittsburgh’s Week in Sports: November 8-14

Well, last week with the Steelers playing tonight and Pitt on their bye week, it was just the Pens holding it down.  And as Spanky documented it wasn’t a great week for them.  Going 1-2 on the week which gives them a record of 7-7-1.  They are hanging on by a thread and something needs […]

Nasir Robinson Likely Out For Six Weeks After Knee Surgery

The Panther basketball team picked up some bad news today as starting power forward Nasir Robinson was forced to undergo surgery to repair torn cartilage in his right knee, an injury that could keep the junior sidelined for six weeks and cause him to miss up to the first ten games of the season.

Robinson was […]

Panther’s Coach Dixon Helps Pull Passengers from an Accident

Pitt Panthers Head Coach Jamie Dixon stopped on Interstate 279 around 10pm on Saturday to help passengers that were trapped in an overturned vehicle.   He helped to pull out the passenger who sustained a broken ankle and the process slightly injured his hands.  He did something that most people would not do, in fact 279 […]

Khem Birch Commits to Pitt – Rejoicing Ensues

This morning the Panthers have pulled off their biggest recruiting coup since the days of Charles Smith and Brian Shorter when elite Canadian power forward Khem Birch committed to join Pitt’s 2012 recruiting class.  Birch, for the uninitiated, is a 6’9″ power forward and is ranked as the #2 overall prospect in the 2012 class […]

Pitt Basketball Schedule Finalized

After much ado courtesy of the Big East offices in Providence your Panther men’s basketball schedule can finally be revealed along with some preliminary television appearances as well:

8 Nov Rhode Island ESPNU 10 Nov University Illinois-Chicago 13 Nov North Florida 18 Nov Maryland (Madison Square Garden) ESPN2 19 Nov Illinois/Texas (Madison Square Garden) ESPN2 23 […]

Panthers Add Malcolm Gilbert to Crowded 2011 Recruiting Class

With three scholarships likely available for 2011, the Panther coaching staff may have provided more questions than answers when they accepted the commitment last night from Philadelphia area center Malcolm Gilbert.  However, as many questions we might have about the lineup for 2011 right now, Malcolm Gilbert certainly sounds like the prototypical Pitt player and […]

Durand Johnson Picks the Panthers

Well so much for that notion, as less than a week after I speculated that Durand Johnson might be slipping off of the Panthers’ radar, the 6’7″ shooting guard from Brewster Academy became the third and final member of the 2011 recruiting class instead.  Johnson is a tough-minded offensive dynamo who is flying under the […]