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Cold Water Challenge - Pitt Women's Basketball

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The Pitt women's basketball coaching staff accepted the Cold Water Challenge that has been passed around the country. The women's basketball community buzz for the viral videos was spurred by Niya Butts the head coach at Arizona who decided it would make an entertaining fundraiser for the Kay Yow Foundation.

Women's basketball programs across the country have issued challenges to colleagues, coaches, players and more to get cold water poured on their heads and keep the movement moving forward - so far it is estimated the campaign has reached over 31 million people on Twitter. Suzie McConnell-Serio and her staff were challenged multiple times for the #Chillin4Charity movement and they accepted in emphatic fashion.

Kay Yow was a pioneer in the women's game, compiling more than 700 wins at N.C. State and eight times earning national coach of the year honors. She died of breast cancer in 2009 and her foundation - the Kay Yow Cancer Fund founded in 2007 - looks not only to fund cancer research but also aid coaches to enrich their lives by serving others. McConnell-Serio has a special connection with Coach Yow having played for her as a member of the gold-medal winning team in Barcelona in 1992.

Pink The Petersen on Sunday


The Pitt women's basketball team will host their annual Pink the Petersen event on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. when they face Clemson. Head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio spoke about the event and its impact locally and nationally recently with Bill Hillgrove. 

Pitt head basketball coach Suzie McConnell-Serio spoke recently with Bill Hillgrove about her first season at Pitt. The duo talked about the team's first ACC win, junior guard Brianna Kiesel's national honor last week and her top 15 signing class for next season.

Suzie McConnell-Serio Mic'd Up

The Pitt women host their first-ever ACC contest this evening as Florida State comes to town for a 7 p.m. tipoff at the Petersen Events Center. In the meantime, check out first-year head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio mic'd up at practice and highlights of junior guard Brianna Kiesel as she scores her 1,000th career point.

The women's basketball team picked up its fourth win of the season tonight with a 73-48 victory over Mount St. Mary's. Pitt Live Wire brings you highlights and comments from postgame. 



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Pitt head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio picked up her first win at the helm as the Panthers defeated Bucknelll, 66-51, in the team's season-opener.


First Day of Women's Basketball Practice

Today marks the first day of practice for Pitt women's basketball and head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio. Re-visit her mic'd up segment with Pitt Live Wire.

Today is the first day fans are able to purchase and renew their Pitt women's basketball tickets for the 2013-14 season -- the Panthers' first in ACC action. Get an insider's look at the team and new staff with head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio at a team workout.


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The countdown to full membership in the Atlantic Coast Conference is down to just over one month away. As July 1 quickly approaches, the move becomes more and more tangible and today was another of those exciting days.

The Pitt women's basketball home and away ACC opponents were announced today with Boston College, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, N.C. State, Wake Forest and Syracuse making appearances at the Petersen Events Center.

The Panthers will travel to Clemson, Duke, Maryland, Miami, North Carolina, Syracuse, Virginia and Virginia Tech. Pitt's home and away partners will be Syracuse and Clemson.

Fans will have a chance to meet the leader who will take the Panthers into the ACC this season as new Pitt women's basketball coach Suzie McConnell-Serio will be at the University Club on campus on Thursday, May 30 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. for a meet and greet. Parking is available for $5 in Soldiers and Sailors garage beginning at 4 p.m.

Complete information on Thursday's meet and greet with the newest member of Pitt's family.

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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