Pittsburgh Panthers Schedule in 2014-2015
If you take a quick peek at the Panthers schedule this season, you're
sure to see that there are plenty of options to see some of the very best players in the country take to the court. The Panthers
themselves have another talented squad that isn't going to go quietly in the ACC, even if it is the best conference in the
country, but they'll also take on a steady stream of amazing players from other powerhouses as well, making it superstar versus
superstar on a regular basis once again this season. Though it's often Duke, North Carolina and now Syracuse that gets a lot
of the buzz in the conference, nobody wants to mess with Pittsburgh when they're firing on all cylinders, and that's because
they have a reputation of having rosters loaded with big-time athletes.
The Panthers made the jump to the ACC before
the start of the 2013-2014 season and it didn't take long for them to make a major mark in the conference. With the move to
the new conference, the Panthers will face a lot of tough games at home this season, and they're going to need a great home
crowd to give them a solid home court advantage when they take on the power teams in the ACC. But the one thing you don't
want to do is forget all about the road games, as it can be just as exciting to head out and see your favorite team bring
down a win at a different arena.
So whether it's home or away, the Panthers are sure to have plenty of fans in the stands
cheering them on, and there is nothing quite like being there when the game is still up in the air and the Panthers are looking
for just one more clutch bucket. When that happens, it doesn't get any better than college basketball, as the energy of the
crowd and the spectacular players down below help remind hoops fans why there is still no comparing watching from home with
actually seeing it first-hand.
Pittsburgh Panthers Team Info
The Pitt Panthers have had some truly great
players over the years, and that is not a surprise when considering that this is an elite college hoops program. The Panthers
have retired four jerseys, Brandon Knight's, Billy Knight's, Don Hennon's and Charles Smith's. More than 25 Pittsburgh Panthers
players have been drafted into the NBA, with several others participating in and being drafted by other professional basketball
leagues. Some of the Panthers players to find success in the National Basketball Association include Mark Blount and DeJuan
Blair, and that's just naming the tip of the iceberg. This is one of the teams that is always bursting with superstar-level
talent, and you never know where the next great player is going to come from.
NCAA Basketball Experience
nothing like being in the stands when the game is on the line, so ditch the couch, brush off the potato chips and get ready
to see a game you won't soon forget. College basketball has plenty of great games on the schedule each and every season, from
plenty of top-tier regular season battles to Tournament clashes that you'll have to see first-hand to believe. These are some
of the best amateur athletes in the entire world, and you'll be treated to a game loaded with moments that you'll probably
be talking about a long time after the game wraps. When the game is on the line and two talented teams are digging in, college
basketball is still as good as it gets for spectator sports.
Pittsburgh Panthers History
Panthers college basketball program has been around for quite some time, dating all the way back to the 1905-06 season. This
program has had some incredible seasons in the past, and the team is looking forward to adding some more great years to the
Panthers' illustrious history. The Panthers have been selected to be part of the NCAA Tournament more than 20 times, having
advanced to the Final Four once, in 1941, and seeing many other big-time runs in the popular year-end tournament as well.
This is a team that is always in the pulling it together for a deep tournament run, and fans will be looking for the Panthers
to put one together yet again this season as they look to rise to the occasion, round into form and take their game to the
Pittsburgh Panthers Trivia
When was the last time that the Pittsburgh Panthers won their conference
The answer is 2008, when the Panthers still played in the Big East. Now playing in the ACC, the Panthers
have a whole new set of rivalries to build and fans are optimistic that a conference title will come much sooner than later.
It won't be easy as they have to take down powerhouses like the Blue Devils, the Orange, the Tar Heels and the Cavaliers just
to name some of the more well-known programs, but the Panthers definitely tend to draw players to campus that aren't afraid
of a challenge.
Pittsburgh Panthers Fans
College hoops fans love a good rivalry, and the fans of the Pitt
Panthers are eager to see what new rivalries develop in the near future. As newcomers to the ACC Pittsburgh does not yet have
any long-running rivalries with the other schools in the conference but you can be sure that will all change very soon. Pittsburgh
is not completely unfamiliar with all of the ACC schools as other Big East schools like Syracuse, Louisville, and Notre Dame
also joined the ACC with more schools to come in the future. It will be interesting to see which Big East rivalries spill
over into the ACC as well as which new rivalries develop as the seasons go on. And it all really comes together beautifully
in the stands, where the Panthers' fans will be mixing with all of the other passionate fan bases from around the ACC as the
Panthers look to grow their program in an exciting new era of Pittsburgh hoops.