1. Knicks Represent Decline of a Culture in New York City

    What I love most about basketball is that the game allows for self-expression more than any other American sport. Iverson’s cross-over, Jordan’s fade away, Hakeem’s dream-shake, the list goes on and on...

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  2. This Week at the Pete: Pitt Panthers' Fall From the Pinnacle

    "This Week at the Pete" is a weekly column that takes a look at all things Pitt basketball. Your comments are more than welcome, and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it...

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  3. LeSean McCoy’s Departure Leaves Pitt Fans Seeing Stars

    While every Pitt fan would have liked to have seen one more year of LeSean “Shady” McCoy in blue and gold, the young man made a very understandable decision to leave for the NFL draft...

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  4. This Week at the Pete: Pitt Still Perfect...for Now

    "This Week at the Pete" is a weekly column that takes a look at all things Pitt basketball. Your comments are more than welcome, and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it...

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  5. Creature vs. Conference: A Panther on Why Pitt Will Win the Big East

    Normally, making the case for an undefeated team ranked No. 1 as a conference favorite is a slam dunk. Unfortunately, we’re dealing with the 2009 version of the Big East where there is no such thing as an upset...

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  6. Football Is Over : Now The Big East Gets The Spotlight

    From my vantage point, the biggest difference between college football and college basketball isn’t how the champion is determined, or the lack of tailgating. It's neither the size of the pep bands nor the size of the players...

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  7. This Week at the Pete : We’re No. 1!

    "This Week at the Pete" is a weekly column that takes a look at all things Pitt basketball. Your comments are more than welcome, and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it...

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  8. 2009 Big East Basketball Preview

    I wanted to write this back in November but never had time. I decided to hold off until now to get a better feel for how the teams would play once conference play started...

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  9. I Hate Parity

    Ok, well maybe hate is too strong a word here. There are some pro sports that need to make great strides to level the playing field (see Premier League, English)...

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  10. This Week at the Pete: Finally Time for Conference Games

    "This Week at the Pete" is a weekly column that takes a look at all things Pitt basketball. Your comments are more than welcome, and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it...

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  11. This Week at the Pete: Pitt Wins Ugly

    "This Week at the Pete" is a weekly column that takes a look at all things Pitt basketball. Your comments are more than welcome, and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it...

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  12. Creature Vs Creature : A Panther Basking In The Sun (Bowl), Pitt vs. Oregon St.

    While a blizzard rocks the Northeast, the only fun in the sun I’ll have this month is in Sun Bowl in El Paso, TX. As I attempted to write a preview for this game, I realized I know nothing about Oregon State...

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  13. This Week at the Pete: Snazzy New Format, Same Old Panthers

    "This Week at the Pete" is a weekly column that takes a look at all things Pitt basketball. Your comments are more than welcome, and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it...

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  14. From Greatness to Obscurity and Back : The LeSean McCoy Story

    A friend of mine went to Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg, PA. When I asked her about LeSean “Shady” McCoy, she simply replied “the cockiest kid you will ever meet”...

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  15. What If the Heisman Voters Got It Right?

    The Heisman Trophy fascinated me because it is the most prestigious individual honor in major American sports. Yet, it is handed out to a player in college football, which is the ultimate team game...

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  16. This Week at the Pete: Pitt Remains Undefeated Despite Awful Uniforms

    "This Week at the Pete" is a weekly column that takes a look at all things Pitt basketball. Your comments are more than welcome, and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it...

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  17. Mea Culpa Dave Wannstedt

    Earlier in the year, after a brutal loss to Rutgers, I wrote an article titled “Dave Wannstedt Scoffs at Your Football Powerhouse.” Let's just say my criticism of Coach Wanstache was just a tad harsh...

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  18. The Life and Times of Mike Jarvis

    Dear Florida Atlantic Basketball Fans, It appears to all of us in the Big East conference that you guys have a nice little program down there in Boca Raton. Hell you even made an NCAA tournament in 2002...

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  19. This Week at The Pete: Defense Wins Championships

    “This Week at the Pete” is a weekly column that takes a look at all things Pitt basketball. Your comments are more than welcome and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it...

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  20. This Week at The Pete: Pitt's Small School Opponents Show Little Resistance

    The Panthers have gotten out to a 4-0 start this season, in the process winning their 100th game in the history of the Petersen Events Center...

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  21. A Viewers Guide to the River City Rivalry

    Much is being made about this weekends slate of games in college football. With conference titles up for grabs in the ACC, Big 12 and Mountain West it is understandable how the River City Rivalry might get overlooked...

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  22. This Week at The Pete: A Look at the Schedule

    With the season upon us it is time to introduce my new weekly column "This Week at the Pete" which will take an in-depth look at all things Panthers...

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  23. 12 Steps to New York Mets Recovery

    There is no need to rehash the last two months in baseball. For those who have not been following, let's just say its not a good time to be a Met fan. Luckily, this can all be easily fixed...

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  24. Why the Pitt Panthers Will Succeed…Or Not!

    The Pitt Panthers will enter this season utterly incapable of playing the underdog card. The program’s success under Jamie Dixon is no longer a well-kept secret. Pitt is now one of the elite programs in the nation...

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  25. Dave Wannstedt Scoffs at Your Football Powerhouse

    Like many Pitt fans, the stunning 54-34 loss to Rutgers has had me tossing and turning at night. Last night I laid in my bed restless, replaying the game in my mind, asking myself questions...

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