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.
Results tagged “Tribune-Review”
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.
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.
Post-Gazette: ACC meetings close with no significant actions
Post-Gazette: Good vibes abound, but ACC decisions scarce
Post-Gazette: Swofford wraps up ACC meetings
Tribune-Review: Men's basketball tournament still could be played at MSG
Post-Gazette: Chryst "energized" by ACC meetings
Tribune-Review: Dixon won't change Pitt's style in ACC
Tribune-Review: Pitt coach Chryst holds players to high standards on, off field
Tribune-Review: Pitt awards Desmond Brown's loyalty with a scholarship
Post-Gazette: Moving league tournament from N.C. roots is unlikely
Post-Gazette: Day two at Amelia Island
Post-Gazette: Stability is the name of the game as ACC AD's gather
Post-Gazette: Notes from the first day of ACC meetings
Tribune-Review: ACC explores own TV network
Tribune-Review: FSU fans eager to visit Pitt for Labor Day