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  • 'City Game' between Pitt, Duquesne won't return in 2020

    ESPN "The annual "City Game" between Pitt's and Duquesne's basketball teams will remain on hiatus for a second straight year. Duquesne announced Thursday that Pitt had backed out of a verbal agreement to renew the long-running series during the 2020-21 season...." May 15

  • Prodigy players bypassing college basketball for NBA G League no big deal

    CBS Sports "Daishen Nix's recent decision to play for the NBA's G League rather than join UCLA and play college basketball next season has been called a possible "sea-change moment" for the sport -- and not in a good way. That after fellow five-star prospect Jalen Green also..." May 08

  • NCAA unlikely to grant extra eligibility year to winter athletes

    The Score "The NCAA is unlikely to grant another year of eligibility to student-athletes who participate in winter sports and had their seasons and tournaments cut short due to the coronavirus outbreak, reports Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Spring student-athletes are still in line to..." March 18

  • Pittsburgh football and men's basketball guilty of NCAA violations involving practice coaches

    USA Today "Pittsburgh football and men's basketball programs have been sanctioned for NCAA rules violations related to an excessive number of individuals coaching during practice. The findings released Thursday by the NCAA reveal men's basketball coach Kevin Stallings..." February 20

  • Pitt's Justin Champagnie is Freshman of the Week

    CBS Sports "Welcome to the Frosh Watch, our weekly ranking of the 10 most impressive freshmen in college basketball. CBS Sports has once again teamed up with the United States Basketball Writers Association and its Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Year Award to present this every-Tuesday feature. Each week,..." February 13

  • Mike Krzyzewski yells at Duke student section; later apologizes noting he didn't really hear chant

    CBS Sports "Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski ran across the court in a fit of anger to scold the Duke student section for a chant directed at Pittsburgh coach Jeff Capel during the Blue Devils' 79-67 win over the visiting Panthers. Media on press row in front of the student section reported..." January 29

  • Pittsburgh inks coach Jeff Capel to 2-year extension

    Pittsburgh Panthers "University of Pittsburgh men's basketball head coach Jeff Capel has signed a two-year contract extension, as announced by school officials Wednesday morning. With the extension, Capel is now under contract through the 2026-27 season.   "I am grateful for..." January 08