Monday, November 10, 2008

Pitt Football vs Pitt Basketball

It seems that right now we have a little bit of a problem on our hands.

Saturday November 22 has long been scheduled as the date the football team would play against Cincy at a time "TBA" and the basketball team would be facing off against former Panthers Joe Lombardi and Reese Polen at 7 p.m.

Whether it is bad luck or good fortune, the football game will be shown nationally at 7 p.m. on ESPN 2. That is what happens when your team is successful and will have the opportunity to play in what may be the game for the Big East Championship.

It also hurts though that we have the #5 ranked basketball team who was planning a 7 p.m. game vs. a local school that is part of a bigger tournament. Luckily though, there seems to be a very easy answer to this situation. Friday November 21, the basketball game vs. Akron will be televised on FSN starting at 7 p.m.

The game vs IUP does not have a television carrier yet, and it is unlikely that we will get one being that it is on a day of college football and really isn't a premiere match up.

I bet we will see the men's basketball game moved to a 4 p.m. tip off that way the game will be over by 6 and we will all have a solid 75 minutes to get from the Pete to where ever we may watch the game.

Or, if Pitt wants to be really fan friendly, maybe we will see the basketball game at 4:30 and then a live broadcast of the football game on the jumbotron immediately following.

I hope they are able to move the game for my own selfish reasons, but if they are unable to do so, I will be at the Pete with 1,000 of my closest Zoo friends cheering on the Panthers vs IUP. Then I'll run home to catch the rest of the football game. In my opinion home games take precedence over the road ones.

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