Pitt vs. Maryland Preview

With the 2016-17 NCAA Basketball season underway, the Pitt Panthers will face their toughest test of this young season so far. They will face the Maryland Terrapins, who are leading the Big Ten with a perfect 7-0 record to start the season.  Maryland is led by junior guard Melo Trimble, who is averaging just over … Continue reading Pitt vs. Maryland Preview

New Chapter Begins with Stallings

  By: Brandon Stiehler, The Burgh Blog Writer Back on March 27th, Pitt made a decision that will have a lasting impact on their basketball program.  On that day, they hired their replacement for the Panthers longtime coach Jamie Dixon.  His name is Kevin Stallings, formerly the coach of Vanderbilt and Illinois State. Stallings was … Continue reading New Chapter Begins with Stallings

Long Time Coming

Jamie Dixon is a great coach.  Probably one of the best the school has ever seen, and there’s no denying that.  But last Monday when he was offered and accepted a buyout to become the head coach at Texas Christian University, his alma mater, it was nothing short of relieving. I get it.  He was … Continue reading Long Time Coming

Stallings’ Taking Over Pittsburgh

Everyone knows about the hiring by the University of Pittsburgh for their new head men's basketball coach, Kevin Stallings. He takes over for Jamie Dixon after 17 years as Vanderbilt's head men's basketball coach. Not many people are familiar with Jacob Stallings, who is a minor league catcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Jacob is 26 … Continue reading Stallings’ Taking Over Pittsburgh

Pitt Vs. Wisconsin March Madness Preview

Well if you’re a Pitt fan, this is the day you have been waiting for all season.  Today, Pitt will tip-off their 2016 NCAA Tournament run when they face off against the Wisconsin Badgers at 6:50 pm in St. Louis. The Panthers, who are a 10 seed in this years tournament are going to face … Continue reading Pitt Vs. Wisconsin March Madness Preview

Pitt Vs Louisville Preview

Tonight the panthers will take on the Louisville Cardinals, who are ranked 11th in the nation.  With the Cards coming off of a big win against Duke and the Panthers struggling over their last month of play, this will not be easy for the Panthers to walk away with a win. As it stands the … Continue reading Pitt Vs Louisville Preview

And So It Begins…

Tonight, the Panthers will start ACC play at home against an always tough Syracuse Orange team.  When Pitt plays Syracuse, the game is always a classic. More times than not, the score is close, the crowd plays a huge factor, and the players give it their all.  Last year, Pitt won both games against Syracuse, … Continue reading And So It Begins…

Pitt vs Purdue Preview

Through four games, Pitt has looked excellent.  Their 89 points per game are ranked in the top 15 in the nation and their 22.5 assists per game rank second.  But tonight, they will face competition that is different than the rest.  Coming the the Pete tonight are the Purdue Boilermakers, who are 6-0 and out … Continue reading Pitt vs Purdue Preview

Pitt’s Season Opener Ends in Cancellation

Last Friday’s season opener against Gonzaga didn’t go exactly as Pitt wanted it too, but they are heading in the right direction.  The Pitt Panthers played a solid first half of basketball against the 9th ranked team in the country and looked as if they were ready to hand out the first upset of the … Continue reading Pitt’s Season Opener Ends in Cancellation

Pitt Panthers Basketball 2015-16 Season Preview

Like many of the past six seasons, the Pitt Panthers didn’t live up to expectations last season.  And for the second time in four seasons, they failed to make it to the NCAA Tournament.  This season the Panthers will see the bulk of their team back, starting with Junior forwards Jamel Artis and Michael Young.  … Continue reading Pitt Panthers Basketball 2015-16 Season Preview