A tale of 2 schools: How Pitt and Wichita State stack up, on and off the court
Category Pitt Wichita State
Nickname Panthers Shockers
Mascot Kills Prey Wheat
Conference Big East Missouri Valley
NCAA appearances 24 10
Sweet 16 7 4
Elite Eight 3 3
Final Four 1 (1941) 1 (1965)
X-Man Carl Krauser Xavier McDaniel
Going for Gold in '36 John Woodruff, 800 meters Francis Johnson and Jack Ragland, basketball
Former Bucco Shortstop Dick Groat Pat Meares
They Manage Ken Macha Eric Wedge
Love their Lombardi Mike Ditka Bill Parcells
Seahawk Sam Clancy Adkins
Squared Circle Matt Bloom (Prince Albert/Lord Tensai) Paul Wight (The Big Show)
Accomplished author Michael Chabon, Pulitizer Prize winner (fiction), The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Klay Omar Khalidi, chronicler of Hyderabad and champion of minority rights
And the Oscar goes to… Gene Kelly, winner, Singin' in the Rain Shirley Knight, two-time nominee, The Dark at the Top of the Stairs/Sweet Bird of Youth
Silly rabbit Jeff Bergman, voice of Bugs Bunny Bob Hoskins, actor, Who Killed Roger Rabbit?
Out of this World Zelda Rubinstein, actress, Poltergeist Rhonda Aldrich, actress, Star Trek: Next Generation
On a good note Lorin Maazel, conductor, New York Philharmonic Joyce DiDonato, Grammy-winning operatic mezzo-soprano
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