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.
Earlier this morning at a press conference at the Petersen Events Center, men's basketball coach Jamie Dixonwas named an honorary spokesman forfitUnited Pittsburgh, a United Way initiative which focuses on combating the childhood obesity epidemic in the United States.
Created by the United Way and supported by more than 35 local corporations and organizations,fitUnited Pittsburgh focuses on children in Allegheny County--from birth to pre-teen years--in an effort to impact the health and wellness of our community's children. The initiative will encourage neighborhoods throughout Allegheny County, by way of hundreds of corporations and organizations, to adopt and adapt proven practices and programs in improving childhood nutrition and physical activity.