First of all, congratulations to Missing WLAT for finding a kidney donor and having his surgery scheduled. And thanks to all the POV fans who supported him through this time. I’ve been actively involved (in person, i.e. attending games) with the POV for less than a year and the community has truly made me feel like family, and I think that extends to pretty much anyone who shows up at the tailgate and has a true love for Pitt and that a big part of what makes this blog a special place. It certainly applies to Eric (i.e. Missing WLAT) and we are all grateful to hear the good news about him.
On to this week’s links:
- Looks like two Pantherlair podcasts have been published in the last week, and both have to deal with recruiting. I haven’t listened, but a good conversation starter if anyone cares to throw out some observations. Link here
- I did read Chris Peak’s 3-2-1 column a few days ago and I found it informative as always. Here he breaks down the schedule and gives a little bit of history regarding our ACC Coastal foes. Turns out Narduzzi does pretty well against most of them. Link here
- Things are relatively quiet on PSN. Here is a piece that was probably inspired by some of the chatter on this blog about Pitt’s overall sports Learfield Cup ranking (i.e. dead last.) Alan Saunders quotes AD Heather Lyke:“It’s one measure. It’s a competitive measure, right? So it doesn’t measure the quality of our student-athlete experience and the amount of life skills, mentoring and development that we put in, career enhancement. It doesn’t measure your academic success and graduation success rates and things like that. But it certainly measures competitive success. It’s something that we focus on and definitely aspire to improve.” Link here
- In basketball news, Karim Coulibaly could be a good one. He certainly performed well in against the world’s top Under 19 year olds, including 17 pts against the USA. Link here.
- Maurice Ffrench and Dane Jackson will represent Pitt in Charlotte on July 18th
- Hometown hero…7. Hail to Pitt – Michaelangelo Monteleone