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  1. Pitt assistant Barry Rohrssen leaving program, Kentucky expected to be his next stop

    Apr 21, 2014, 5:57 PM EDT

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    Pitt assistant coach Barry Rohrssen is leaving the program and is likely heading to Kentucky.

  2. Pitt gets commitment from 2014 guard Cameron Johnson

    Apr 21, 2014, 4:35 PM EDT

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    Cameron Johnson is the newest Pitt Panther.

  3. Pittsburgh’s margin for error shrinks with third straight loss

    Feb 23, 2014, 8:58 PM EDT

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    Since shooting 51% from the field in an 83-79 win at Maryland on January 25 Pittsburgh has struggled offensively, shooting no better than 41% in any of the seven games that followed. Game number seven in that dubious streak came on Sunday night, with the Panthers shooting 37% in a 71-66 home loss to Florida…

  4. Pittsburgh forward Durand Johnson suffers season-ending torn ACL

    Jan 12, 2014, 4:35 PM EDT

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    The Pittsburgh Panthers have adjusted well to their new surroundings, winning their first three conference games as a member of the ACC. But their most recent win, an 80-65 victory over Wake Forest on Saturday afternoon, came at a cost as sophomore forward Durand Johnson suffered an injury to his right knee with just over…

  5. Pitt dominates N.C. State on the road in their ACC opener

    Jan 4, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

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    Lamar Patterson scored 17 of his 22 points in the second half and added eight boards, six assists and two steals as Pitt went into Raleigh and knocked off N.C. State 74-62. It was an impressive way for the Panthers to kick off their ACC tenure, but the score doesn’t tell you the full extent…

  6. Late Night Snacks: Baylor beats Kentucky, UC Santa Barbara proves they are legit

    Dec 7, 2013, 2:36 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Baylor 67, Kentucky 62 It didn’t have the atmosphere of a game that was one of the season’s biggest to date since it was played at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, but Baylor announced themselves to the country as a top team. They did it with Kenny Chery, a Junior College transfer in…

  7. Pitt lands a commitment from 2015 guard Damon Wilson

    Nov 5, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT

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    Our Savior New American School (N.Y.) guard Damon Wilson became the first commit in Pittsburgh’s Class of 2015. Wilson gave his verbal commitment to Jamie Dixon on Monday night, and by Tuesday morning, his coach Eric Jaklitsch announced the news. The 6-foot-4 guard is rated as a four-star prospect by Rivals and had offers from Georgia,…

  8. Ben Howland makes his return to Pittsburgh

    Oct 24, 2013, 3:11 PM EDT

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    Before his decade-long tenure at UCLA, one that saw him recruit and coach NBA stars like Kevin Love, Russell Westbrook and Jrue Holiday while making three straight Final Fours, ended last March with a Pac-12 title and a Round of 64 exit in the NCAA tournament, Ben Howland cut his teeth as the head coach…

  9. Jamie Dixon dressed up as Uncle Si at Pitt’s Morning Madness (PHOTO)

    Sep 30, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

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    We officially have our first highlight from 2013 Midnight Madness celebrations even if it didn’t happen at midnight. On Saturday, Pitt basketball hosted their Morning Madness, kicking off a day worth of tailgating for students getting ready to see the Panthers host Virginia on the gridiron. There were dunk contests and some Pitt hoops Family…

  10. Finally, Sheldon Jeter transfers to Pittsburgh

    Sep 29, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

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    At long last, Sheldon Jeter has transferred to Pittsburgh. Recall that the former Vanderbilt forward’s wish to transfer back closer to home and play for Jamie Dixon at Pittsburgh was blocked by Vanderbilt head coach Kevin Stallings. Rumors circulated that Jeter didn’t inform Stallings of his intent to transfer from Vanderbilt and went public with…

  11. Brayden Carr Foundation to host coaching clinic at Fairleigh Dickinson

    Sep 18, 2013, 8:24 PM EDT

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    Whether it’s a nationally-known program such as Coaches vs. Cancer or Samaritan’s Feet, college basketball coaches have used their status to raise funds and exposure for some great causes. Another such organization is the Brayden Carr Foundation, which was founded by current Rhode Island assistant coach Jim Carr and his wife Natalie in 2011. The…

  12. Jamie Dixon signs extension with Pittsburgh through 2022-23

    Mar 23, 2013, 5:40 PM EDT

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    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Speculation of Jamie Dixon taking the job opening at Southern California can end, as Pittsburgh announced Saturday that it has signed its head coach to a contract extension through the 2022-23 season. Dixon led Pittsburgh to a 24-9 overall record this season, including 12-6 in the…

  13. John Johnson to transfer from Pitt

    Nov 12, 2012, 5:33 PM EDT

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    Stop me if you’ve heard this before: A Pittsburgh player leaves the team less than a semester into the season. This time it’s John Johnson, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Johnson, a 6-1 guard from Philadelphia, didn’t play a minute in the Panthers’ 80-48 victory over Mt. St. Mary’s in their season opener on Friday…

  14. Jamie Dixon starts Pitt’s 2013 class with commitment from forward Mike Young

    Aug 5, 2012, 9:37 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh Panthers head coach Dixon signals his team during the first half of their NCAA men's basketball game in Syracuse

    Pittsburgh head coach Jamie Dixon was reportedly “stumbling over his words” with excitement when he got news that four-star forward Mike Young had chosen his Panthers over the Florida Gators Saturday. “[Dixon] wanted me really bad,” Young told the Tribune-Review. “I was his No. 1 priority.” Young is a good rebounder and versatile forward, a…

  15. Dixon didn't think anyone 'would survive' crash

    Oct 25, 2010, 6:03 PM EDT

    Pitt coach Jamie Dixon made news over the weekend when he helped rescue two people from a car accident. Yet as Dixon detailed Monday morning, he was surprised he even had the chance. “I was in the fast lane as was the other car,” Dixon told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “It hit [the barrier] straight on…

  16. Dixon plans to be at Pitt 'the rest of my life'

    Oct 10, 2010, 10:15 PM EDT

    It’s a rite of spring – coach gets fired, Jamie Dixon’s name is floated as a candidate. Last spring, the Pittsburgh coach turned down Oregon. He also has passed on gigs at Arizona, Arizona State, Missouri, Oklahoma State and USC. That’s what happens when you win 27 games a season and never miss the NCAA…

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