How new Pitt AD Heather Lyke will eventually be viewed always starts with the football program

The university of Pittsburgh filled their Athletic Director position on Monday by naming Heather Lyke their new AD. With the hiring, Pitt chancellor Patrick Gallagher cited Lyke “exemplary record of 22 years” in high-level roles in collegiate athletics administration. Lyke comes highly respected from Ohio State and Eastern Michigan. Lyke had served as Vice President and

Pitt officially tabs Kevin Stallings as new head coach

Kevin Stallings has been officially named the head coach of the University of Pittsburgh men’s basketball program. It was announced by Pitt Athletic Director Scott Barnes Sunday afternoon. “Coach Stallings and I share the same vision for Pitt — playing in the Final Four,” said Barnes in a released statement. “Kevin has a successful track

Panthers down to two candidates in coaching search, negotiations heating up

The Pitt Panthers coaching search is reaching the final stages and increasing talk among Pitt boosters and university officials is that the school is confident of making an hire in the next 24-48 hours. Two candidates have now emerged as finalists with the process accelerating and negotiations intensifying.[hide] One is Vanderbilt’s Kevin Stallings who looks

Jamie Dixon leaving Pitt was a mutual parting between the two sides

Jamie Dixon is off to TCU. Dixon and Pitt officials both came to an agreement over the weekend that things have reached the point where it was time to move on. Dixon with knowledge that TCU was targeting him as their next head coach, officially received permission Saturday to pursue the opportunity and Pitt made

Benz: Pitt Football Program gets a Reality Check

PITT FOOTBALL PROGRAM GETS A REALITY CHECK The coach lost his cool. The players lost the football game. And the program lost its momentum. That’s what happened to Pitt on Thursday night. Although I guess it’s hard to say “momentum” with a straight face after that many Pitt fans successfully pulled off Halloween costumes as