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A little OT - WVU - ~itt


#1

Tonight ~itt hosts WVU in hoops. Pgh. locals are saying it may/will be the last hoop and football game (mayve EVER) between the teams who are presently arch rivals. WVU folks I know could care less. They claim they don’t NEED ~itt because between they sell out all of their football games. WVU will be playing Oklahoma, Texas et all next season. ~itters, on the other hand are crapping their pants. They now have lost a Heinz Field sell-out every other year. ~itt extremely needs fannies in their football game seats. I don’t see more that 15,000 to 20,000 actual fans for ~itt - Wake Forest game at Heinz.


#2

And I thought that Pitt to the ACC was supposed to be a big boost for the sports programs?

On another note, now that PSU, Pitt and WVU are all in different confernces, a weekend round robin basketball tournament in Pittsburgh would be interesting. Throw Duquense into the mix and you have 2 decent non-confernce games for each team with a local flavor. I have heard this talked about in the past, but, since Pitt and WVU were both in the Big East, it didn’t make sense. Now, perhaps it does.


#3

The irony is that this is the SECOND arch-rival that Pitt has screwed over because of conference affiliation.


#4

[quote=“mlt86, post:2, topic:3084”]And I thought that Pitt to the ACC was supposed to be a big boost for the sports programs?

On another note, now that PSU, Pitt and WVU are all in different confernces, a weekend round robin basketball tournament in Pittsburgh would be interesting. Throw Duquense into the mix and you have 2 decent non-confernce games for each team with a local flavor. I have heard this talked about in the past, but, since Pitt and WVU were both in the Big East, it didn’t make sense. Now, perhaps it does.[/quote]

+1


#5

[quote=“mlt86, post:2, topic:3084”]And I thought that Pitt to the ACC was supposed to be a big boost for the sports programs?

On another note, now that PSU, Pitt and WVU are all in different confernces, a weekend round robin basketball tournament in Pittsburgh would be interesting. Throw Duquense into the mix and you have 2 decent non-confernce games for each team with a local flavor. I have heard this talked about in the past, but, since Pitt and WVU were both in the Big East, it didn’t make sense. Now, perhaps it does.[/quote]

I would not believe that WVU wants ANY part of ~itt or a Pittsburgh round robin. Their Big 2 sports programs as doing quite fine money wise. They have a big name hoop coach who gives them strong recruiting base. They do not need to be in the Pittsburgh basketball recruiting area.

A double header of PSU,~itt, Duquesne and Robert Morris may be a workable idea. One game each year rotating who we play.