195 thoughts on “Pitt at Notre Dame open Basketball Thread

  1. Ike, honestly, what’s with your Skippy obsession? Think you have slipped your moorings. He’s a role player who you seem to have adopted. Perhaps another dog would be a healthier alternative?

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  2. just a terrible way to end the half, get a crappy shot and give up a 3. 9 points is a big deficit on the road. And ND does get the homer calls almost as much as Duke.

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  3. We miss Skippy bad. Aside from being a knockdown shooter *sometimes, he takes a lot of defensive pressure off the others. I’d be stunned if we win this one…

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  4. All that Narduzzi is leaving talk got my hopes up. Basketball losing is just rubbing it in. And tomorrow we hear that Narduzzi just got another extension and pay raise. Way to kick me when I’m down heather.

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  5. I had a chance to talk with Paris Ford, Damar Hamlin and Kenny Pickett…all are nice kids and super excited to play for Duzz and Pitt.
    From a local perspective things seem to be looking up…Duzz seems more relaxed and confident. Maybe he is learning on the job after all.
    Good to see Wolfe, Annie, Major, Richman and the ubiquitous Scooter at the event.

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  6. Nice LOI event tonight. POV celebrities attending included Fran, Wolfe, Scooter, Annie and Richman! A star-studded event!

    The players who were there couldn’t have been nicer to talk to. Damar Hamlin has really impressive size – way bigger body than Paris Ford, but you can just tell these are two terrific athletes. Patrick Jones and Kenny Pickett, very cool.

    Fun fact: Paris has a sister named “London.” This is the kind of inside Pitt info we go to these events for! 😊

    Go Pitt.

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    1. Thanks John, funny thing is, Hamlin is in awe of Paris Ford and his athletic ability. So am I. The sky is the limit, let’s hope the PITT football team reaches the clouds at least.

      Let’s hope the Ford family didn’t have a third child that they named Dublin.

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  7. Glad to get the inside scoop from our POV insiders. Sorry to have missed tonight but work beckoned. Would love to hear who’s highlight reel has you most fired up, and initial thoughts on our new Strength and Conditioning coach, who I heard was slated to speak tonight.

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    1. Seemed like your standard buffed-up S&C Coach. He brought up a staff – I think it was four other guys.

      Coach Stack made the point that the whole staff is from the Pittsburgh/Western PA region, though one was from Ohio and one from WV, if I heard correctly.

      I had no take on this new guy other than that Coach Narduzzi seems to like him…

      Go Pitt.

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  8. Had a chance to talk to Coach Bates. Told me how much he appreciated the Pitt family as he went thru his cancer treatment. Said he was pretty frail at times during the season and everyone was concerned about him getting hit along the sidelines in an out-of-bounds play. So he said Camp and Weaver became his protectors – and wouldn’t let anyone near him…

    Said he has to figure out how to best use the guys who decided to come back – the NFL level players he will have. Been thinking about it and going to talk to a friend who’s an NFL coordinator about it…

    Coach Bates is a fiery guy — easy to root for.

    Go Pitt.

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  9. Not a secret that I dislike Narduzzi greatly as Pitt’s Head Coach but I value loyalty and was very
    pleased with his comments today and his loyalty to Pitt! Not many have had it over the years. We fired the most loyal of all….Wanny

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  10. Was at the event tonight. I thought it was nicely done. It seems that the coaches are very positive about the upcoming season. It was a nice touch to have some players there. The Duzz seemed relaxed and confident. He may be growing into a real HC. All of the players spoke very highly of the coaching staff. What I gathered from the coaches is that they have a number of speed recruits. All of the S & C coaches grew up within 1 hour of Pittsburgh. I got the impression that they think this is the year. We shall see. Good night to drink the kool aide. Back to reality tomorrow.

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  11. On the incoming players, it’s hard to say much. Everyone is looking for speed and the WRs, DBs, and LBs looked darn fast, but they probably were the fastest player on the field.

    Coach Whipple told me that the TE from Florida can really run — will be an upgrade in speed. Didn’t say anything about his hands and I was afraid to ask. 😊. (But I’m already a fan of Lucas Krull, because he’s a fellow lefty — saw him throw a TD pass for Florida on a trick play…).

    But the coaches emphasized speed. And pointed out a couple of the DL guys getting off the ball with quickness— Coach Partridge called them “quick twitch” guys.

    What impressed me, I guess, is that there didn’t appear to be any “reaches” in the class, and usually I feel like there’s a couple…

    Go Pitt.

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  12. One last comment, and it’s cautionary, but I know nothing about OLinemen, other than I know a good one when I see one.

    But we have two OT candidates in this class and it appears we’ve gone back to recruiting the largest human beings we can find. One is 6-7 and 370 pounds. The other is a petite 6-5 and 320 pounds.

    Coach said they move well. I just don’t see it, but I know nothing.

    (BTW, I asked Coach Whipple if he thought he was a couple of OTs from having a pretty good offensive unit. He said he expects OT Warren to improve with the experience he got and the others like Houy and Van Lynn to improve too. They were all young, he said.

    Coach Whip also said there were a lot of injuries on the offensive side last season that held them back. He said to expect the offense to take a leap forward this season…)

    Go Pitt.

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    1. What else is he going to say?

      Duzz couldn’t close on a grad transfer because the previous year’s guys did not make it to the next level while finishing careers at Pitt.

      Weak links will hold this team back – OL, coaching and RB.

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      1. Oh is that the reason Duzz couldn’t close on the OLman Hamiliton. It couldn’t possible be that getting a Master degree from Duke combined with his BS from Stanford might have played a part in his decision to transfer there?

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      2. Duzz is good for at least 2 Tomlin moments per game. Still not as bad as Wanny but this past year was bad. The undisciplined play will also hold the team back. And lets not forget WR and QB. If your receivers cant catch and your quarterback cant throw, you might as well put Pitt’s rugby players on the field.

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  13. Forgot to mention Raypgh and Bob from section 536 also in attendance last night.
    Agree with Major’s posts above. Love coach Bates.

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  14. Back to basketball …. I’m very happy that the MBB got the monkey off their back with a road win at Chapel Hill (the 1st away win since 2017) …. because this team doesn’t have the talent and/or mature leadership to win on the road in the ACC.

    This should change in the near future but doubt we see another road win this season

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  15. Back to CFB recruiting: headline in today’s P-G …. “Mike White: WPIAL-City League had its lowest number of major-college football recruits ever”

    and the article begins with …..

    It has been documented before by yours truly that the talent pool of major-college football talent in Western Pa. is nowhere near as deep as it was even 10 years ago. But the pool has never been as shallow as the class of 2020.
    The second signing day for high school football seniors was Wednesday and the recruiting facts for the district are eye opening to say the least:
    • Only six players from the WPIAL-City League signed with Power 5 conference schools. That is the lowest total ever. Yes, ever! The previous low was eight last year.
    • Only 15 players from the WPIAL-City League signed with FBS schools. That is the lowest total ever.

    For you people who continue to believe that this doesn’t have an effect on the local colleges … well, you’re just being obstinate.

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    1. now it looks like the trend will be reversed next year as there seems to be already more P5 prospects than this year, there still is no reason to believe that this area will once again be ever close to the fertile recruiting area it was for so long

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      1. and thats why Walt began recruiting in Florida back in the 90’s. He was ahead of his time. smart people saw this coming back then. economy, demographics, loss of population, tax base

        what is still stupid is that WPA has so many schools and classifications. they need to consolidate

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    2. Sad that there is only ONE player in Pitt’s incoming class from the Pittsburgh area (the only one from PA too).

      That player is Dayon Hayes from Westinghouse. Ironically, Hayes appears to be one of the most dynamic looking of the incoming players…

      BTW, this class has 5 from Florida, three each from GA and OH. Two from NY, and one each from Maryland, NJ, SC, and Delaware. Then a Juco and a transfer from CA.

      Go Pitt.

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      1. John, Hamlin, Ford and now Dayon Hayes is the making of a really good recruiting class next year. Forget about the white high and mighty muckity mucks from PR and such, PITT is ready to reel in quite a few real football players from the city.

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    1. Dunn was a 6′ 3″ 230 LB at Pitt. His size should have made him an ideal candidate to take over the middle linebacker position. His special team play also suggests he wasn’t exactly slow of foot. But for whatever reason he was unable to move up the depth chart for Pitt at LB.

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  16. I would like to know where Micheal Smith stands with the WR unit? He’s 6’1″ 215lbs as a RS Soph. Is he being recruited over? If he is not in the two deep this spring I think it may be time for time for him to move on as well. Although he was supposed to be a raw talent with little experience. I guess the coaches will know which direction to nudge him?

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    1. Fran — Walking back to the parking garage after the BB game with Miami, I noticed that the Pitt baseball team was, in uniforms, having an inter-squad game.

      Good to get used to playing a warm-weather sport in the chilly weather…😊

      The new turf looked good. I think Mark commented on this before, but I thought the large Panther Head Logo on the turf in centerfield looked quite good.

      Go Pitt.

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      1. The Panther head midfield at Heinz would be a nice step in the direction of making it feel like home for PITT. If not for the team at least for the paying/supporting fans. Give us a home field advantage Heather!!

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        1. I like your idea, ike.

          And, BTW, you commented a few times that Paris should come back so he can get bigger and stronger. I think that was evident last night at the LOI event. Both Damar and Paris were in sweats, but Damar looked like an NFLer. I know it’s different once they put those uniforms on, but definitely seemed like there’s room for Paris to gain some size.

          But on that note, I was totally fooled by Patrick Jones. I thought he would look bulkier, but he was impressively tall and lean. I really thought, at first, that he was one of the younger DEs who hadn’t filled-out yet.

          Go Pitt.

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          1. I met Patrick Jones the second’s dad and he is one large human. BTW, Mr Jones was quick to point out his son is the SECOND, very proud. Jr also made a smart move by coming back for another year. PITT’s defense will be in beast mode next year. There, how is that to get the fuel fired around here?

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  17. The Rolling Stones coming to Heinz Field this June. Temping…. I wonder if I could get tickets through the PITT ticket office? 🙂 🙂 Hello Nick……

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    1. saw them at 3 Rivers in early 90s and at Civic Arena in late 90s, figuring that they wouldn’t be touring much longer. Ironically, now it’s I who is no longer going to bigger shows (only small venues now)

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    2. I have seen them a lot, started in 1975, saw them in Jacksonville last July and for sure I’m coming to Pittsburgh to see them this year.

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  18. another reminder that Pitt BB fans need to be patient. Here is an excerpt from a recruiting article from Rivals recruiting analyst Corey Evans

    The fact that Jeff Capel took over a Pitt program riding a 19-game ACC losing streak and now has Panthers sitting in sixth place should tell you all that you need to hear.

    Sure, Pitt has yet to win many high-stakes recruiting battles, but it has also developed under-the-radar talent, secured a top-40 2020 recruiting class and already sits with the commitment of top-40 sophomore Jalen Hood-Schifino. I expect the Panthers to continue to climb the ACC’s pecking order thanks to the type of talent that they enroll and Capel’s approach in the coach’s box.

    Regarding future top-25 classes, if Capel hits on the right prospects next year, it is attainable. The Panthers are in a good spot with Adama Sanogo and Will Jeffress, are one of the few standing out for four-star center Nnanna Njoku, and could make a run at top-30 guard Jalen Warley. Regardless, I would expect consistent top-40 classes every fall, similar to what was saw in the early signing period.

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  19. Missed the hoops game last night. Vegas Hangover from the Super Bowl. By the lack of comments, it must have been a blah type game. No excitement. No opportunity to win. Disappointing because ND is very beatable this year. I was hoping they could go 5-4 over the last nine and sneak into the dance. Welp, they need to go 5-3 over the next 8 to have a chance. And win a game in the tourney…or maybe 2.

    Back to recruiting. I guess the coaches were forced into having “the conversation” with Nunn, once the kicker used a powerplay to require a full scholarship. More and more, the talent controls the decision-makers.

    Finally, I am one that doesn’t get caught up in recruiting areas. Recruiting for all P5 teams is a national practice, not local. The Dairy College has nothing local, but they get after it, every year. It’s a mindset. I look at a smaller recruiting base as a positive because it keeps the big programs from visiting as often and should result in less cherry picking. When the numbers are down, Pitt should be all over the local teams, planting seeds. They should also be telling the coaches in the area that Pitt will be here every year and that the other coaches only come around when they want something. High school coaches are getting used locally by these big programs that swoop in and take kids away. The high school coaches need to wake up and Pitt should be hammering that message every chance they get.

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        1. Don’t sweat it Bill, when a poster doesn’t have the courage to post a name to their accusations they become instantly bogus to me. I think Narduzzi is doing a good job with the PITT football program. There, you can mark that down and attribute the comment to me, ike.

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    1. Our BB team is too flawed right now to even make the NIT, IMHO. Just can’t shoot straight enough.

      But nice to see them getting a little better each year under Coach Capel — and with the recruiting picking up, we should be a tough game for anybody in another two years…

      Go Pitt.

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  20. Huff the third, you will be pleasantly surprised next years recruiting class.

    It is a little weird to pay to go to a rock concert featuring old grown men in their seventies to “rock out” when you can’t even see the stage. But here it goes anyways.

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      1. That’s a great offer Tex but who do you think out of all of us will still be alive? Bono, Sting, you or me? I’ll tap out right now as to not make it confusing.

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      2. Hey Tex, Stewart Copeland will be in Pittsburgh this weekend. He wrote a piece called “Satan’s Fall” that the Mendelssohn Choir will be performing — I think it’s considered the world premiere of the work.

        Only reason I know is that my daughter sings in the Mendelssohn Choir. There’s a big article in the PG today about it…

        Did you know that after the Police broke up, Copeland got into doing music for video games and music scores for movies…

        Go Pitt.

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      3. Tex

        How old are you now? I need to do the math and see what my chances are. Of course, this is assuming your invitation included me. 😉

        pmdH2P

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          1. I get it pmd, that’s why I always signed my named just in case. Somehow I have been lucky with word press when others want to kick it’s ass! <<< and I don’t blame them. 😉

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          1. Well, I am Class of 1971. Get us seats that wheelchairs accessible. Maybe Heather can join with us. She is closer to your age and I bet she rocks,

            pmdH2P

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      1. I can’t believe you’re older than me Huff the Third. You looked like a stud middle aged man during the roundtable discussions. I’m at the age of waking up and being shocked and a little disappointed. I’ve grown weary.

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  21. Here is some big news for PITT women’s volleyball

    “The Pitt volleyball team announced the addition of Jordan Lockwood, the 2019 AVCA Two-Year College National Player of the Year.”

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  22. From the result of the ND game, Pitt is clearly not NCAA Tournament bound. I think they are a year away. Hopefully they can win a sufficient number of remaining games to qualify for the NIT, which would provide valuable tournament experience.

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    1. I believe the Police also played there. One of the little things that impressed me as a freshmen. These bands that made it BIG who played on Pitt campus when they were nobodies.

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  23. I love this mentality ….

    Rashad Weaver@R_Weaver17

    Worst part of being injured is people projecting their own fears or problems they would have on to me. I haven’t really had a bad day, “mental battle”, or been worried about hurting it again, But everyone keeps saying how I must be worried or nervous. Nahhh I’m good over here

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  24. Pitt BB tomorrow at 2pm televised locally on AT&TSportsNet. They play GT at home so game is winnable

    But that also conflicts with the debut of the XFL, which for some Godforsaken reason is being telecast on ABC.

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    1. No. These guys are knocking on Hell’s gate. Probably last time you’ll see them live in concert. I’d sell my soul to the Devil to see them.

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    1. I’ve seen that played live twice.

      Once at FEDEX Field in DC. My seats we lower level at the far end of the football field from the stage.
      I could feel the pulse of heat from the flame cannons during that song. Unreal.

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  25. OK all you alums….

    The dialog had me wondering what classic, standout bands you may have seen “back in the day” – either on the pItt campus or in the campus establishments (such as the Decade).

    And where would the on campus concerts be held – Fitzgerald Fieldhouse?

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      1. I saw early Springsteen at the Mosque, Had seats on the second balcony. End of concert the lights went on so we started matriculating down the stairs when he surprisingly comes back out and starts up again for a few songs. House lights come back on and we make our way down to the first floor……. Yep he comes back out. The place had practically cleared out but we ran back in to catch Bruce again. watched him on all three levels. I’ll never forget that.

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  26. Stevie Ray Vaughn at the Mosque was best I saw there…Spirit and Vanilla Fudge for homecoming as undergrad back in the 1800’s.
    Allman Brothers whenever they came locally.
    Civic Arena was Santana right around Woodstock…didnt even know who they were and blew us away.

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  27. Shocker! Pitt baseball picked to finish last in the Coastal.

    Why can’t we out-recruit the southern schools? 🤔

    Curses for our chances in the Director’s Cup… ☹️

    Go Pitt.

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  28. And what’s up with Pitt offering several football recruits in Texas?

    Did Tex give Coach Duzz a heads-up on these guys? 😊

    Go Pitt.

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  29. actually, probably my favorite show was at the Palumbo Center at Duquesne U. In ’89, the Allmans had a 20th year reunion comeback tour and played in the smallest venue that I ever saw them. Warren Haynes had just joined the band and seemed to provide the spark that brought back memories of the original version when Duane was alive.

    Clapton/Santana — Civic Arena ’76(?) … Clapton Civic Arena ’92(?)

    4Way Street Tour (CSNY) opened by Jesse Colin Young, Santana and The Band , the Mistake on the Lake ’74

    Blind Boys of Alabama backed up by Robert Randolph Family Band; 3 Rivers Arts Festival ’03 (?)

    Marshall Tucker / Outlaws / Pure Prairie League, Stanley Theatre ’74 (?)

    and finally … believe it or not

    Mahavishnu Orchestra, Rec Hall PSU ’75 (?)

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  30. did anyone here ever go the Tomorrow Club in downtown Youngstown, mid / late 70s? Lived in New castle area then. Great venue, great acoustics (old movie theatre) and it had two bars in the lobby

    Roy Buchanan, Weather Report, Earl Scruggs Review, Gregg Allman / Muddy Waters, New Riders

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  31. Actually TX we did have a player from Texas play quite a bit for Pitt last season. Have you forgotten about Eric Hallett RS freshman Safety who played 2nd string at that position?

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  32. And also PSN reports that Texas Safety Christian Jackson calls Pitt his dream offer. So with Hallett in place as a Pitt safety from Texas who know him many other might consider coming cross country to play at Pitt. if you want to play defense in the NFL Pitt gives all its DB’s and Safties the opportunity to excel with its single man \coverage style of play.

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  33. Love the music concert postings above. We need some stress relief for this Pitt- ND game blog banter.

    Three Rivers Stadium in July in the mid 70s was rockin’.

    I saw Led Zep there in July 1973.

    I saw Clapton there the day after July 4th 1974.

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    1. Do you remember the crowd at the Zep concert rushing the elevated stage knocking over barricades consisting of large vats of water ?

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  34. I was at both Tony, one where Clapton got bonked on the head with a beer bottle. He wasn’t too happy. They called it the Rainbow concert.

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    1. Hey Ike, were you living with Patsy at the time? I also remember Clapton getting bonked. But was told that it wasn’t Clapton, but that his featured lady singer got bonked, which brought Clapton to the mike parlaying expletives. Oh well, I’m sure its somewhere in Google archives.

      Michaelangelo, sorry for the music digression. To get back on track, I remember a young head-shaven Jeff Capel leading the Dukies back in the day. He has to be apoplectic watching the DISCIPLINE of his guards.

      Evidently with Ithiel coming, the pain will pass.

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      1. Sadly no Tony, Patsy had already kicked me out of the house. My stories can go on forever. Most of them were self induced and my mostly fault but they all made me stronger.

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    2. Clapton’s album the following year was entitled ‘There’s One in Every Crowd’ We always thought that it was because of the 3 Rivers incident

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  35. Ok I’ll play…James Taylor (1st ever appearance)/ Blues Image opening for Chicago Civic arena 69
    Jethro Tull CA 69, led Zep CA 70 ******Best concert ever, Iron Butterfly Civ Arena 68 **** Atomic Rooster – Soldiers and Sailors 71, Gravel – every Friday night – Love Inn Lounge on campus

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    1. Hey Dan, almost missed this one. Gravel, what a great band. They played weekly at the Sleepy Hollow Inn. Lot’s of Hank Williams Sr songs.

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  36. Velvet Underground, Grateful Dead, and the Fugs — Stanley Theater 1969
    Simon and Garfunkel,Syria Mosque
    The Who, doing Tommy start to end, Syria Mosque, thought for sure chandelier would fall
    Woodstock, what I remember of it, 1969
    Grateful Dead, Winterland, 1975? started Friday at 8 pm (“El Paso”), ended at 4 am Saturday
    Grateful Dead, Autzen Stadium, Eugene, OR 1972 Little Feat opener
    Van Morrison, Great American Music Hall, 70s, San Francisco
    Van Morrison, Dublin 2000 Jerry Lee Lewis’s sister on piano
    Tom Waits, Great American Music Hall, SF
    Amazing Rhythm Aces, Great American Music Hall, SF Russell Smith R.I.P. great writer
    Count Basie Band, Great American Music Hall, SF

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  37. I saw Steppenwolfe, Carlos Santana’s younger brother/band… Billy Preston and Richard Klein the comedian at the Mosque in the early 70’s.

    Where do they have concerts at on campus now??????

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    1. My Mosque shows are all mid-late 80s. Buffett acoustic was great. Also ELP, BOC, Pat Metheny, and a heavily coked out Stephen Stills blown away by his opening act America.

      I saw the Avett Brothers at the Pete. It’s decent, but the sound along the sides of the court can be iffy.

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    2. I saw Deep Purple open for Rod Stuart there. Poor Rod got blown off the stage. There were doing their In Rock album. Saw ZZ Top doing Tres Hombres there too.

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  38. Okay, I read today that Lucas Krull said he came to Pitt because of Coach Whipple’s rep with using TEs. And the Coach Duzz and Coach Whip were the first to contact Lucas when he ducked his head and entered the portal.

    It’s also highly likely that Joey Yellen came to Pitt because of Coach Whip — who I read contacted him within a couple hours of him entering the portal.

    Course time will tell, but seems like the hiring of Coach Whip has helped attract offensive talent to Pitt…

    And we must have someone on the staff who monitors the transfer portal 24/7… (Or maybe that’s one of Scooter’s jobs – I’m sure he can multi-task from his days in the Air Force. 😊)

    Dear Lord, may a decent OT who likes Pitt enter the portal tomorrow… 😊

    Go Pitt.

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  39. OK since we are going all out on Pitt POV-ites, concerts-shared stories here is another TRUE STORY.

    My roommate’s mother at Pitt sophomore year was a waitress at the Howard Johnson’s in the Monessen area. She had a regular, favorite customer who asked her if she wanted 2 free tickets to see this new British ensemble “the Beatles” in Pittsburgh (that would be September 14, 1964)?

    My roommate’s mother said, “Yes.”

    Her husband absolutely refused to go so she took my roommate who was 12 at the time.

    My roommate remembers the tickets being ballpark $6.50, but he lost the ticket stubs.

    His mother recently passed away at age 92 and we talked about this at her funeral and he said the most unbelievable thing about it was how cavalier his Mom’s customer was with the tickets.

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  40. In the 70s at the Civic Arena w Sammy Hagar (The Rock Rocker) opening. Saw Earth, Wind, and Fire with Ramsey Lewis opening, and Kansas w Frank Marino and Mahogany Rush opening. At either the Stanley or Syria Mosque I saw Alice Cooper, Howie Mandel, and Martin Mull ( all different shows lol).
    I’ll save the shows at Starlake Amphitheatre for another time.

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  41. Haha, left out the headliner in my first sentence above…it was Boston w Sammy Hagar opening. That was when they were still doing festival seating. When the doors opened, my feet never left the ground entering the building. It’s a wonder more people were trampled to death going to those shows!

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  42. Saw Southside Johnny at the Mosque on the eve of the Steelers superbowl in 79. In between songs we were all chanting DEFENSE DEFENSE DEFENSE! I forget who the headliner was or maybe they were?

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  43. Tickets for the Stones range from $171 in upper deck to $1577 right in front of the stage. Maybe a Texas oil barren here can afford this but too rich for a retiree on a limited income

    PS – tickets for 4 Way Street Tour with 3 openers was $12. 5 months later, tickets for Super Bowl IX in New Orleans was $20

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  44. Saw the 5th Dimension at the Syria Mosque. Left there totally in love with Marilyn McCoo. Of course I was only 24 then and that kind if thing happened often. LOL

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  45. Something doesn’t feel right about the “Narduzzi chooses Pitt” story. I suspect there was contact made by MSU or persons connected with MSU, probably before their coach retired. It’s possible he knew they would leak his name. Most likely Narduzzi leveraged the opportunity to improve his situation.

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  46. Steppenwolfe opened for Aerosmith in 1982 Civic Arena in Pittsburgh –

    Cheap Trick opened for Rush in 1978? Somewhere in Erie – ikr

    EE

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  47. The only concert I saw at Pitt was Electric Light Orchestra at the Civic Arena in 1977 I think. I was too poor to afford to go to concerts. I luckily went with a nice guy who paid for my ticket.

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  48. How about the Cadillac Ranch outdoor venue. Would take a keg with us. New Riders, Pure Prarie league. Grave at the Decade kudos Ike some good memories. Also Billey Joel at Clarion U. In 1977. Will Nelson at Pepsi Cola Roadhouse, David hAllen Coe also at the roadhouse.

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  49. During my Pitt years I saw Steve Winwood and Gloria Estafan and Miami Sound Machine in separate shows at the Palumbo. Yes, I have diverse musical tastes. And Ray, Marilyn McCoo would be very easy to fall for!

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    1. For the record … the 1st album I ever bought was Smokey Robinson, the first concert I ever attended was the Friends of Distinction, and I also thought Marilyn McCoo was hot

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  50. He is averaging 21 plus points per game this season. And in that average you have to consider the one game he decided not to score any points and just fed his other teammates the ball the entire game.

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  51. Just a few that I can remember. BB King, Spirit, and Roy Buchanon at Syria Mosgue, Atomic Rooster at the Pitt Commons, Johnny Winters at the Rex Theater, Little Anthony and Lou Rawls at the Holiday House, Booker T and the MG,s at the Red Rooster, Junior Walker and Sam and Dave at the White Elephant, Jethro Tull, the Doors and Eric Clapton at the Civic Arena, Dave Van Ronk at a little bar in Newport Rhode Island, numerous Jazz artists at the Manchester Craftsman’s Guild and the Palace Theater, Joe Bonamassa at the Benedum. Rodney Dangerfield at the Stanley Theater.

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  52. Football players can play on 4 games now and still red-shirt.

    Why isn’t this approach allowed by college athletes in all sports?

    Go Pitt.

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  53. Pitt needs a win today for ACC seeding and a chance at the NIT
    A loss would be a huge setback since the game is very winnable and they are at home

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    1. The same was said about the ND game earlier this week.

      Dane Jackson is the only Pitt Player invites to the NFL Combine. I was surprised the FL transfer LB-er wasn’t invited. Brightwell and Ffrench left out as well.

      Many smaller & lesser schools with 2 or more invited:

      Boise St, Temple & cuse with 4 each

      Charlotte, Maryland, URI, W_F, UVA, Vandy & Utah St with 3 each

      App St, FL Atl, FL Int’l, FresnoSt, Georgia Southern, Kansas, LouTech, LouLaff, Memphis, Oregon St, SMU, Tulsa & Tulane with 2 each

      EE

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