Tag: NCAA

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Sports

Panthers humbled after loss to Navy

Pitt quarterback Tom Savage (7) gets off a pass as Old Dominion linebacker Richie Staton (41) pressures in the third quarter of the NCAA football game on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh won 35-24. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) by Will GravesAP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh Paul Chryst wants his players to expect to win. The tricky part is making sure that confidence doesn’t morph into overconfidence. Too late, apparently. Several Pittsburgh players admitted they took Navy lightly before a 24-21 loss to the Midshipmen on Saturday, telling reporters they figured the Panthers would pull away for a victory. Instead, Pitt (4-3) collapsed as Navy scored 10 points in the final 4 minutes, including the game-winning field goal as time expired. Though Chryst didn’t get the sense his players were overlooking the Midshipmen, if they did he has no doubt on who to blame. “That’s on me,” Chryst said. “I’ve got to do a better job.”

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Metro

Slippery Rock, NCAA sued over sickle cell death

Jack Hill, Jr. by Joe MandakAssociated Press Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The parents of a Slippery Rock University basketball player who died two years ago after collapsing during an intense practice have sued the school and the National Collegiate Athletic Association, saying their son wasn’t screened for the sickle cell trait that contributed to his death and school officials didn’t do enough to help him.

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Sports

Retooled Panthers ready to make a splash in ACC

In this photo from Oct. 13, 2012, Pittsburgh head coach Paul Chryst calls to one of his players in the NCAA college football game against Louisville in Pittsburgh. Chryst will lead his team into their upcoming inaugural ACC football schedule in that NCAA conference. Their home schedule starts with Florida State on Labor Day, Sept. 2, 2013 and concludes with Miami on Nov. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, FILE) by Will Graves AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) – The superficial touches are done. Every last symbol of Pittsburgh’s time playing football in the Big East has vanished, as if the program hit control/alt/delete to erase two decades of only sporadic success. The school’s fresh start in the Atlantic Coast Conference has pumped life into every corner of the athletic department. Nowhere is it more evident than in the sport that triggered the biggest conference shakeup in major college sports history.