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Pitt star Conner befriends ailing Erie boy

The pain racing through James Conner's hip was so intense he was forced to do the unthinkable:

He sat out the second half of last year's Pitt/Syracuse game.

But before going to the sideline to watch the remainder of Pitt's 30-7 victory, the star running back turned his attention to a 6-year-old boy to whom he had made a promise.

Before the game, Conner told Roman Pfister, who was recovering from his third open heart surgery, that he would score a touchdown for him.

Click here to read the full story by Jerry DiPaola

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When ESPNU announced the Pitt softball team as part of the NCAA Tournament field Sunday night, coach Holly Aprile wanted to know a little about her opponent.

There was no chance of that happening. At least not immediately.

Click here to read the full story by Jerry DiPaola.

MUST READ: Pitt AD Barnes has enjoyed varied career in college sports

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Scott Barnes smiled, his voice filling with pride, while he talked about one of his all-time favorite athletes.

Seated in the front row at Pitt's student union during Barnes' introductory news conference, Jody Barnes, his wife, knew he was talking about her.

Click here to read the full story by Jerry DiPaola.

Personality Test: Jamie Dixon

Head men's basketball coach Jamie Dixon was featured in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's series "Personality Test" giving us a little insight into the off-the-court world of Jamie Dixon. Take a look into the life of Coach Dixon in Personality Test: Jamie Dixon

Pitt Football Coverage

There have been some great Pitt football features in the media on Wednesday morning including a column on QB Tom Savage in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, an article on DB Ray Vinopal in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and a feature on star DT Aaron Donald on To get more insight on these standouts, check out the links below!

In Wednesday's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Tribune-Review, freshman wide receiver Tyler Boyd and Pitt legend Tony Dorsett discuss their excitement for Saturday's matchup with the Irish. Read more below on the impending contest and take a trip back in time to Dorsett's record-breaking performance against Notre Dame in 1975.

Pitt linebackers measuring up

Featured in today's Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Jerry DiPaola writes about the Pitt linebackers and how their size and ability measures up with opponents. 

Pitt linebackers measuring up -- Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Pitt Football Coverage

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review have started their camp coverage with some Tuesday articles. Don't be "that guy/girl" around the water cooler today who doesn't know what is going on with Pitt football!


Shaping young roster Chryst's main concern as Pitt practice begins -- Tribune-Review

Plenty of questions for Chryst as Pitt training camp opens -- Post-Gazette



Current Pitt football players and former Clairton stars returned home this weekend to conduct a clinic for the area's youth. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review was there to get the reaction.

Friday's Pitt Football Coverage

If you missed today's coverage in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Tribune Review and, we have them for you here. With training camp just 11 days away, we look to bring you more Pitt football content in the coming days. Keep checking back!

Pitt football wide receiver signee Jester Weah, from Madison, Wisc., was highlighted in today's Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Not for his football skills, but for his short, but very successful track career.

Friday coverage of ACC meetings

Thursday marked the final day of the Atlantic Coast Conference's annual spring meetings and Pitt Live Wire brings you a collection of the coverage. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Tribune-Review have had beat writers on site for the meetings and their Friday coverage is below:

The ACC's annual spring meetings continue through today with the athletic directors, but yesterday was the final day for coaches. Pitt Live Wire brings you a collection of stories from Pitt's local sportswriters in attendance from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Tribune-Review. Check back tomorrow for additional coverage from Amelia Island, Fla.

Coverage from the annual spring Atlantic Coast Conference meetings, held this week in Amelia Island, Fla., continues with stories and blogs from both the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Tribune-Review. Pitt athletic director Steve Pederson, head football coach Paul Chryst, head men's basketball coach Jamie Dixon and head women's basketball coach Suzie McConnell-Serio are all present this week and will be visiting with media. Below are Wednesday's stories. Be sure to check back throughout the week at Pitt Live Wire for a collection of the coverage.

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This week, the Atlantic Coast Conference is holding its annual spring meetings with head coaches and athletic directors from around the conference. Local beat writers from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review are in attendance and will be reporting back with news and information all week. Check back for a collection of the top stories from the meetings.

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Pitt head baseball coach Joe Jordano enters tonight's game with Kent State with 750 career victories. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review columnist John Harris featured the Pitt skipper in Tuesday's newspaper: Pitt coach Jordano talks more than a good game
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Ford City, Pa., native Dylan Wolsonovich and the 17th-ranked Pitt baseball team were featured Monday morning in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. The Panthers swept yet another Big East series over the weekend, defeating Villanova 4-3, 12-4 and 10-2. The three wins gave Pitt 40 victories on the year, which marks a school record for victories in a season. The third win of the weekend also gave head coach Joe Jordano his 750th career win.

Take a minute of your time today to send Coach Jordano and the Panthers a note of congratulations on the Pitt Facebook page or to @PITTBaseball on Twitter.

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The 17th-ranked Pitt baseball team hosts Villanova this weekend in their final home Big East series at the Charles L. Cost Field. The Panthers currently sit tied for the league lead with USF and are eyeing their first Big East title since 1994. John Harris of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review takes a look at the team and their current success: Pitt Baseball eyes strong finish, postseason run  



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