On Sunday, the focus
returns to basketball as the Panthers host their annual Maggie Dixon Heart
Health Fair and Blue-Gold Scrimmage.
Sunday, Oct. 14
Maggie Dixon Heart
12-2 p.m. * Petersen
The Maggie Dixon Heart
Health Fair will include free blood pressure and health screenings and
educational heart health displays.
It is the fourth year that the Maggie Dixon Heart
Health Fair will be held in Pittsburgh. Maggie Dixon, Coach Dixon's sister, was
the vibrant, passionate and successful head coach of the Army Black Knights
women's basketball team. In 2006, she guided her team to its first-ever NCAA
Tournament appearance. Just weeks later, Maggie died suddenly due to a heart
arrhythmia. She was only 28 years old.
Men's Basketball Team
12-1 p.m. * Petersen
have the opportunity to obtain autographs from the players and coaches in the
lobby and concourse of the Petersen Events Center.
2 p.m. * Petersen Events
It's your first chance
to see the 2012-13 team in action as they scrimmage against each other. Head
Coach Jamie Dixon and Jeff Hathhorn will have the call on Pitt Panthers
Television's live broadcast, Comcast channel 188 or 210.
With the University
of Pittsburgh celebrating its 225th anniversary, this year's
homecoming festivities are greater than ever. Earlier in the week Pitt Live
Wire looked at Friday night's events. Today we break down Saturday's activities
and the showdown with Louisville at Heinz Field at 11 a.m.
Alumni Band Day: 7 a.m. Great
Lawn Student Tailgate: 8-11 a.m. World's Largest Family Tailgate: 8-11 a.m. Stage AE: All fans are
invited to Stage AE beginning at 8:30 a.m. Come and enjoy live music and
specials offered throughout the morning, while visiting with former Pitt
student-athletes, who will be in attendance for their All-Sport Reunion. Panthers
a.m. Pitt Band Pregame
a.m. March To Victory Parade: 10 a.m. The 2012 Homecoming court
will lead the parade down General Robinson Street. Kickoff, Pitt vs.
11 a.m. Halftime: Announcement of
Homecoming King and Queen
Check links here for directions to Heinz Field, information on parking and the student shuttle. Parking lots will open five hours prior to
kickoff. Also, continue to check traffic updates for Saturday. There could be significant delays if you are heading to the game
through the Squirrel Hill Tunnels on the Parkway East (I-376) so please plan
introduced a new digital ticketing system this year with a multitude of
capabilities. One important component is that fans are able to share their
tickets if they are unable to attend a game. Fans can share tickets with
friends and family, sell their tickets online, or donate to a charity. For more
information, visit the ticket center.
Will Call will open three hours prior to
kickoff this season at Gate A. Walk-up ticket sales will take place at Gate B.
Pitt fans are asked to arrive early to the
stadium due to enhanced security measures, which includes a handheld metal detector. The
detector will replace pat-downs. Express lanes will be available for fans that
are not carrying in additional permitted items into Heinz Field.
gameday experience will be heightened this year once inside the stadium as
well. Upgrades to Heinz Field's scoreboard capabilities allow us to provide a
better fan experience including enhanced camera angles, more complete coverage
and more information to those in attendance. The upgrades make Heinz Field one
of the top technologically advanced stadiums in college athletics.
Homecoming week for the University of Pittsburgh is here and there are numerous activities for everyone. Pitt Live Wire will break down some of the events this week to make sure you get your fill of Pitt events.