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Pitt Basketball Coach Jamie Dixon: Big East is Unique, But in a Good Position

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

As the conferences continue to change in major college athletics, so too are the people that run them. Big East commissioner John Marinatto resigned with the league announcing the news in a press release on Monday. Marinatto had held the position less than three years, a tumultuous time for a basketball-heavy ...

Jamie Dixon: “Hopefully we can swing the balance of power over to the ACC once we get there.”

Friday, October 21st, 2011

When college basketball season rolls around and media days get underway usually the talk surrounds conference players of the year, what team is voted as the preseason favorite, and coaches are left to ask questions about the kind of team they are expected to have for the upcoming year. When ...

ACC Commissioner John Swofford felt Conference had to be Proactive During Uncertain Times of Conference Realignment

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

With developments on the conference realignment front happening at a fast and frenzied pace each week, it's hard to blame a conference or a school from wanting to be proactive with its course of action. That's just what the Atlantic Coast Conference decided to do this past weekend when it ...

Jamie Dixon Tries to Remain Cool, Calm and Collected Amidst Avalanche of Change

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Don't blink. If you do, you might miss the latest in the seemingly never-ending saga that is conference realignment in college athletics. One of the many latest developments is news that the University of Pittsburgh and Syracuse will be leaving the Big East for the ACC. Will there be other ...

Realignment Dominoes Fall as Syracuse Moves From Big East to ACC

Monday, September 19th, 2011

While everyone around the country was talking about Texas A&M's potential move to the SEC and what that meant for other teams in Texas and in the Big 12, there was some quieter shifting going on elsewhere. It didn't remain quiet through the weekend, however. While much of the attention was ...

Pitt’s Nasir Robinson Feels Awful About Last-Second Foul Against Butler: “I knew what the score was….I wasn’t thinking.”

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

With the less than two seconds remaining in Saturday's contest between the Southeast's #1 seed Pittsburgh Panthers and the #8 seed Butler Bulldogs, both teams had a legitimate shot at winning and advancing on to the Sweet 16. A bizarre sequence of events then unfolded. Butler's Shelvin Mack committed what ...

With Two Shocking Endings, Butler is Back on the Road to the Final Four

Monday, March 21st, 2011

You would have thought I would have learned my lesson last year, but I truly did not think that the Butler Bulldogs would be alive again after the first weekend of the NCAA tournament. Yet, thanks to two dramatic victories, the Bulldogs have earned another trip to the Sweet Sixteen ...

Jim Calhoun “I just couldn’t be any prouder of the kids. That’s what this league is about.”

Friday, March 11th, 2011

The final call of #19 UConn vs. #3 Pittsburgh went a little something like this yesterday afternoon at MSG during the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament "CARDIAC KEMBA DOES IT AGAIN! UCONN WINS AT THE BUZZER!" In back-to-back days the 2011 Big East tournament has already produced two moments ...

Jamie Dixon On Loss To St.John’s “We can’t hide the things that we need to do better.”

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

The juice was back in Madison Square Garden as the Red Storm upset the Panthers, 60-59, on the final play of the game as Dwight Hardy looked to have stepped out-of-bounds on the base line, but never the less tip-toed his way around traffic for the lay-in. The loss for ...

Jamie Dixon Recounts His Act Of Kindness And Bravery From Saturday Night

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

If you pay attention to the general sports news cycle most weeks, you've probably heard about the story of Pitt Panthers' basketball coach Jamie Dixon stopping to help out at an accident scene in Pittsburgh on Saturday night. In the interview that follows, you get a great sense of exactly ...