1. Pitt: Better Fit for the Big Ten or ACC?

    The good news is that the Big East isn't dead. The bad news is that it's on life support. Ever since we rang in 2010, fans of the Big East schools have been waiting with bated breath to see just exactly what move the Big Ten would make...

    Paul Sievers Written by Paul Sievers about 4 years ago 2,796 reads 22 comments

  2. Why the Big East Tournament Is the Nation's Most Unique

    From March 6 through March 14, 30 conference tournaments will be played in Division I basketball. Twenty eight of the 30 will fall into one of two categories: 1) A small conference playing a ...

    Paul Sievers Written by Paul Sievers about over 4 years ago 451 reads 16 comments

  3. The Five Most Annoying People On Your College Football Message Board

    Thanks to the Internet there is no longer an off-season in college football (or any sport for that matter). Between National Signing Day, spring practices, summer workouts and the season itself, ...

    Paul Sievers Written by Paul Sievers about over 4 years ago 3,516 reads 31 comments

  4. Five Things that Made Last Night's Backyard Brawl Memorable

    Last night, I committed the crime that would land me in sports fan prison (state, not white-collar federal). I left early...

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  5. Could Major League Baseball Learn from the NFL's Capless 2010?

    Last winter I wrote an article called “I Hate Parity” where I argued against Major League Baseball ever employing a hard salary cap...

    Paul Sievers Written by Paul Sievers about over 4 years ago 173 reads 9 comments

  6. Pitt Panther Fans, Our Team Is Who They Thought They Were

    So if you want to crown us with a No. 9 seed in the Big East tournament, then crown us!There’s a reason the Panthers were picked ninth in the Big East preseason poll. We’re not very good...

    Paul Sievers Written by Paul Sievers about over 4 years ago 192 reads 4 comments

  7. Pitt To the Big Ten? A Panther Fan's Perspective

    One of the few days during my sophomore year of college where I completed the rare double feat of both attending and staying awake during my political philosophy class, I learned about the prisoner’s dilemma ...

    Paul Sievers Written by Paul Sievers about over 4 years ago 884 reads 14 comments

  8. Pittsburgh-St. John's: Five Things To Look For

    5. D.J. Kennedy’s homecoming DeJuan Blair’s former Schenely High teammate will come back home to play in his hometown for the second time in his college career. The junior is averaging 15 points and six rebounds a game this year...

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  9. Pitt-Seton Hall Preview: What's That Old Adage Again?

    “A mismatch for you is a mismatch for me.”Not sure who said it, and I’m not sure if that guy ever contemplated one opponent being bigger, faster, stronger, smarter, and more talented than ...

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  10. Is Pitt Better Off Without DeJuan Blair?

    I’m want to address something I’ve heard from a number of Pitt fans. “Can you imagine where this team would be if Blair stayed?” First off, this is a waste of imagination...

    Paul Sievers Written by Paul Sievers about over 4 years ago 285 reads 4 comments

  11. Pitt 82, Louisville 77: How Will This Win Effect Pitt Against Georgetown?

    Pittsburgh 82, Louisville 77.   I still don’t know how Pitt won this game. Let’s be honest, they’ve gotten very lucky these past five games. Has Pitt made their own luck to some extent? No doubt, Pitt has played great basketball...

    Paul Sievers Written by Paul Sievers about over 4 years ago 118 reads 2 comments

  12. Pitt-Louisville: How Do the Panthers Match Up?

    Opponent: Louisville Cardinals   Where: Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh, PA   When: Noon Saturday, ESPN+   Why Pitt Fans Should Worry: Like UConn, Rick Pitino stockpiles McDonald's ...

    Paul Sievers Written by Paul Sievers about over 4 years ago 171 reads 4 comments

  13. Pitt-UConn: Semi-Coherent Postgame Rambling

    Sometimes I love being wrong; last night was one of those instances.There's a reason I keep doubting this team...there's no logical explanation for how a team this small and inexperienced can win three straight road games against top-flight competition...

    Paul Sievers Written by Paul Sievers about over 4 years ago 156 reads 0 comments

  14. Panther Preview: How Does Pittsburgh Match Up with UConn?

    Opponent: UConn Huskies   Where: XL Center Hartford, CT   When: 7pm ESPN2   Why Pitt fans should worry: The Huskies are big, much bigger than the Panthers. UConn starts a frontline of three 6’9” players...

    Paul Sievers Written by Paul Sievers about over 4 years ago 144 reads 0 comments

  15. Dear Boise State: The Big East Thanks You

    Dear Bosie State,Congratulations on your second Fiesta Bowl victory in the past four years, certainly no easy feat.If you haven’t silenced all your critics yet, then those remaining sound about ...

    Paul Sievers Written by Paul Sievers about over 4 years ago 2,043 reads 42 comments

  16. A Quantitative Analysis of Pitt Hoops

    I’m a believer in Ken Pomeroy’s work. Statistical analysis is not nearly as reliable in basketball as it is in baseball but it is still somewhat effective...

    Paul Sievers Written by Paul Sievers about over 4 years ago 163 reads 3 comments

  17. Jim Caldwell's Decision Exposes a Bigger Problem in American Sports

    As most college basketball fans will tell you, if you find yourself agreeing with Doug Gottlieb you should seek immediate psychiatric help...

    Paul Sievers Written by Paul Sievers about over 4 years ago 425 reads 3 comments

  18. Not the Same Old Panthers: Dave Wannstedt Takes Pitt to the Next Level

    After two straight last-minute losses to Big East rivals West Virginia and Cincinnati, there was a lot of talk about whether the Pittsburgh Panthers have turned the proverbial corner under fifth-year coach Dave Wannstedt...

    Paul Sievers Written by Paul Sievers about over 4 years ago 495 reads 8 comments

  19. New York Mets: No Roy Halladay...No John Lackey...No Problem?

    O.K. that’s a bad title. There are plenty of problems. In fact, it’s safe to say that until Omar is replaced and the Wilpons sell, there will always be plenty of problems...

    Paul Sievers Written by Paul Sievers about over 4 years ago 719 reads 8 comments

  20. Panther Preview: Pitt Vs. Buffalo

    Note: Nobody outside of the SUNY Buffalo administration calls it The University at Buffalo. As a self-respecting New Yorker I will refer to them only as SUNY Buffalo...

    Paul Sievers Written by Paul Sievers about almost 5 years ago 301 reads 0 comments

  21. The Mid-Week Panther Report: A Plea and a Commitment

    First, the story that just won't die gets new legs as Senior MLB Adam Gunn made a public plea for the Pitt fans to stop booing Bill Stull. This a few days after Jason Pinkston echoed similar sentiments in his post game interviews...

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  22. In a League Without a Favorite, the Cincinnati Bearcats Made an Early Statement

    If you're normal and were at a barbecue or a pool party on Labor Day instead of cooped up inside watching college football, you missed a dominant performance by the Cincinnati Bearcats, who routed Rutgers 47-15 in Piscataway, N...

    Paul Sievers Written by Paul Sievers about almost 5 years ago 412 reads 3 comments

  23. Big East Roundtable Preview

    Every article written about Big East football this summer has seemingly taken one of two tones.1) The conference is in deep trouble2) The conference is unpredictableWhile both are valid points, they have been beaten into the ground unmercifully...

    Paul Sievers Written by Paul Sievers about almost 5 years ago 378 reads 13 comments

  24. Breaking Down Pitt's Depth Chart Part IV: The Defense

    I kind of ran out of time with this depth chart project. I'm going to tackle the defense (sadly, the pun was intended) today and the special teams tomorrow.DE 97 Jabaal Sheard 6-4, 260, Jr.,46 Shayne Hale 6-4, 250, Fr...

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  25. Breaking Down Pitt's Depth Chart Part III: The Offensive Line

    This year's O-Line reminds me of the the 2008 basketball team. Right now its pretty good despite the lack of depth...

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