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Pitt volleyball senior Nika Markovic. — Pitt Athletics

The Pitt women’s volleyball team has a big home match against No. 12 Washington at Fitzgerald Field House this afternoon. In order to make sure students can attend both games, two busses will leave the Field House following the volleyball game to take students to Heinz Field.

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Two years ago, the game between Pitt and Penn State was just about to kick off. This year, there’s still eight hours to go. What are head coach Pat Narduzzi and the Panthers doing to pass the time?

They’ve left the team hotel on the North Shore and headed back to the South Side practice facility for a day of meetings, recovery training and and film study.

Dane Jackson (11) Practice August 17, 2018 — DAVID HAGUE

“We’re going to bring them back here [Saturday], bring them back in a familiar atmosphere, get them out of the hotel, watch some tape, have some special teams meetings, some offensive and defensive meetings, do a little recovery with them in the weight room, get their bodies feeling good, just to get them out of that hotel,” Narduzzi said Thursday. “I don’t want them sitting in those rooms all day.”

As far as Narduzzi, he’s tending to the long list of recruits that are visiting for the game, along with his weekly phone calls to the recruits that aren’t visiting.

“We’ve got recruiting calls to make,” he said. “We’re allowed one phone call a week. So, I’ll do a lot of my phone calls that day. We’ll have a lot of guys, a big list of visitors. It’s recruiting, I’ll be watching tape and I’ll be studying stuff.”

Here’s PSN list of recruits that will be attending the game:

Big List of Football and Basketball Recruits for Pitt-Penn State Game

UPDATE (11:43 AM)- What was James Franklin up to last night? He took in the North Allegheny-Central Catholic game to get a closer look at NA corner Joey Porter, Jr., who holds a Penn State offer.

PSN’s Steve Brenner has the story from the game, and an exclusive look at Porter’s game for PSN Die-Hards:

WPIAL Top Prospects: NA’s Porter Stands Out

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**Jeff Capel will reportedly be hosting another big-time recruit today. Corey Evans of Rivals is reporting that 2020 small forward Earl Timberlake will make an unofficial visit today. Timberlake (6-4, 180) is a 4-star recruit and rated as one of the Top 25 juniors in the country.

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