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Pitt women’s top recruit Gibson of Seton-La Salle headed to junior college

By Karen Price
The Pitt women’s basketball team lost a top recruit from Suzie McConnell-Serio’s highly regarded 2014 class as Seton-La Salle standout Naje Gibson did not meet …

Maui Invitational, IU highlight Pitt men’s nonconference slate
By Kevin Gorman
Four games in Hawaii — part of its first appearance in the Maui Invitational — and a game at Indiana in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge …
Pitt’s young football stars Boyd, Conner eye victories not awards
By Jerry Dipaola
Word spread Monday that Pitt sophomores Tyler Boyd and James Conner were named to watch lists for the Maxwell and Hornung college football awards. A …
At last, Pitt freshman finds a home
By Jerry Dipaola
Pitt freshman Patrick Amara was homeless, hungry and forced to live with so many different families that he lost count. Football might have saved him. …
Gorman: Pitt’s hoops hopes rely on ‘Burghers’
By Kevin Gorman
Sheldon Jeter had a faraway look in his eyes as he allowed himself a moment to daydream about the future of Pitt basketball. There is …
High school notebook: Quaker Valley’s Jackson picks Pitt for football
By Chris Harlan
After a morning tour of campus, Cornell senior Dane Jackson committed Tuesday to play football at Pitt. Yet, his decision had been made awhile ago. …
Nothing is sweeter for Pitt’s Jeter than summer league
By Kevin Gorman
Sheldon Jeter couldn’t hide his smile when he took the court Monday night for his debut in the Pittsburgh Basketball Club Pro-Am Summer League at …
Haiti trip offers Pitt athletes perspective
By Jerry Dipaola
Pitt basketball player Cam Wright is 6-foot-4, taller than anyone he met while bonding with orphans in Haiti. “But I feel like I’m looking all …
Pitt gets commitment from Florida RB
By Jerry Dipaola
Pitt received its second pledge from a Florida high school prospect Saturday when running back Sekai Lindsay announced on his Twitter account that he plans to enroll next year. A Pitt source confirmed the verbal commitment. Lindsay, who attends Melbourne Palm Bay High School, joins defensive back Malik Henderson of …
Pitt hires UMass assistant Williamson to Dixon’s staff
By Kevin Gorman
Jamie Dixon is replacing Slice with Smoke on his Pitt staff. After losing ace recruiter Barry “Slice” Rohrssen to Kentucky, Dixon announced Tuesday the hiring of Marlon “Smoke” Williamson as an assistant men’s basketball coach. Williamson, a Detroit native who spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach at …
Ohio defensive tackle commits to Pitt
By Jerry Dipaola
Pitt received its eighth commitment from the Class of 2015 on Tuesday when defensive tackle Kraig Howe of Kettering (Ohio) Archbishop Alter said he plans to enroll next year. Howe (6-foot-3, 262 pounds) has offers from Boston College, Illinois, Iowa State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Bowling Green, Miami (Ohio) and Toledo. He …
Pitt sophomore RB Conner covering both sides of ball in offseason
By Jerry Dipaola
HARBOR CREEK — When Pitt running back James Conner and Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons crossed paths last year at their shared South Side training facility, …
Pitt’s Chryst cut from same cloth as father
By Jerry Dipaola
Not long after George Chryst died, his youngest son, Paul, sought comfort from a priest. The elder Chryst was one of the most beloved figures …
Apollo-Ridge WR Tipton commits to Pitt
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Tre Tipton said Pitt football made him feel like part of the family, and it was that trust and closeness that led to him to …
Dual threat commits to play for Pitt
By Jerry Dipaola 11:26 p.m.
Pitt received its sixth commitment from the Class of 2015 on Tuesday when wide receiver Quadree Henderson of Wilmington, Del., telephoned coach Paul Chryst to announce his plans to enroll next year. Henderson said he liked everything about the Pitt program when he visited the campus during spring drills this …
Pitt gets commitment from Malvern Prep QB
By Jerry Dipaola
Pitt received another commitment from a Class of 2015 on Saturday when quarterback Alex Hornibrook of Malvern Prep told coaches he will enroll next year. Hornibrook (6-foot-4, 210 pounds) also has offers from Rutgers, Connecticut, Akron, Colgate, Fordham, Lafayette and Yale. He is ranked as a three-star prospect by Rivals.com. …