This week was a little slow on the recruiting news front (everyone must be on vacation) but that didn’t stop us from being productive, wrapping up a few ad deals, announcing our Podcast — although we haven’t picked a start date — and finalizing our plans for increased on-the-field Pitt football coverage. And we still had time to put out 14 articles (including this one), not too shabby.
PITT SEASON OPENER ALERT: We’re only 41 days until the Pitt home opener vs. Villanova. That’s practically countdown-able.
- Monday’s recruiting notebook had updates on, among others, Tyree Johnson (Pitt made his list of top 12 schools) and Ellison Hubbard, who had his scholarship offer rescinded by the Pitt coaches.
- For the basketball crowd, we had info on a 4-star forward who has Pitt high on his list.
- Suzie McConnell-Serio guided the U18 team to gold in the FIBA Americas tournament. The US women dominated the entire tournament, punctuating the proceedings with a 109-62 victory over Canada in the finals.
- Cardiac Hill had a fun feature on the top ten NBA/ABA careers of Pitt alumni.
- Pitt has some competition for Ohio 3-star CB Josiah Scott.
- Georgia Tech’s SB Nation site is picking Pitt to win the ACC Coastal.
- Cardiac Hill has the scoop on the new ACC Network coming in 2019.
- Good news for Pitt fans, 247 sports is predicting a 4-star recruit will sign with Pitt.
- Pitt is heavily recruiting some talented CBs, but which ones will sign with the team?
- Part 1 of our interview with Lamont Wade.
- John Harris at the Trib reports that Pitt players “say they have more offensive freedom under Kevin Stallings.”
- Pitt released their preseason depth chart.
- DKPittsburghSports’ Lance Lyskowski had more on the new ACC network.
- Scout.com has some video of 3-star Pitt commit Cam Bright.
- Lessons from Pittsburgh’s Pro-am.
- Part 2 of our interview with Lamont Wade.
- We talked with elite Florida S Amari Carter.
- If you’re not reading Pitt POV, you’re missing out on some really great Pitt coverage and insight.
- Paul Zeise thinks the ACC schedule expansion is bad for college basketball.
- Cardiac Hill’s top 10 Pitt careers in the NBA/ABA wrapped up with Charles Smith and Billy Knight.
- SBNation thinks Pitt and Penn State should play EVERY YEAR.
— Pitt Basketball (@Pitt_MBB) July 22, 2016
Yours truly ACC FOOTBALL Predictions :
4) Georgia Tech
5) Va Tech
— Joshua G Phillips (@JoshESPNUPSTATE) July 22, 2016
- Our recruiting notes was a weekend edition.
- We released our State of the Blog Address, a summary of all things Pittsburgh Sports Now from the past year and a peek into the future of the site.
- Pitt POV looked at the first 3 years of each of Pitt’s head coaches.
- Pat Narduzzi thinks Pitt’s difficult 2016 schedule will be a boon for the program.
- There are only Andrew Taglianetti days left until the season opener.
- Pete Prisco thinks former Pitt DB K’Wuan Williams is one of the most underrated players in the NFL.