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May Duquesne MBB Be CBI Sure?



A number of sources chatting with Pittsburgh Sports activities Now on the situation of anonymity have said that the Duquesne Males’s Basketball Crew could be enthusiastic about competing within the CBI if that chance have been to be made out there.

To this point, Duquesne is 20-12 general and a 10-8 Atlantic 10 slate earned the Dukes, the sixth seed within the convention championship.

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The Dukes fell in that event 81-70 Wednesday night and the opportunity of extending their season has clearly been thought of. ran a CBI bracketology Friday which has Duquesne within the subject.

When Duquesne Vice President of Athletics Dave Harper spoke in an unique interview with PSN, he didn’t affirm this potential alternative.

Harper did make the journey to Barclays Heart and acknowledged this risk of extending the workforce’s season.

“We are going to consider postseason alternatives as offered to us,” Harper said. “There are professionals and cons with buildings and the way the workforce feels. It’s prime recruiting season and as soon as we have a look at it wholistically if the chance presents itself that everybody will embrace that gained’t hamper our recruiting efforts, then we are going to transfer ahead.”

In earlier seasons, coach Keith Dambrot was reluctant to simply accept a CBI bid, however that thought course of has modified for the reason that event would have an actual really feel for it.

The CBI as soon as featured groups enjoying in one another’s gyms, however this yr’s occasion is Mar. 18-22 at Ocean Heart in Daytona, Fla. In a dialogue earlier this season, Dambrot was extra receptive in direction of the thought of enjoying on this occasion.

Issues actually may change, however the CBI is a 16-team occasion and time will inform if Duquesne is a type of groups competing.

“We had some preliminary conversations as seasons have been ending, however the focus was on the video games at hand,” mentioned Harper. “Now that the season ended, we’ve talked extra extensively and are ready to decide if given the chance. There’s professionals and cons with every thing, however simply so long as we steadiness alternatives and concentrate on recruiting which is simply paramount this time of yr.”


Report: 7 ACC Faculties Wanting Into Doubtlessly Exiting the Convention




It might be very troublesome — and really costly — to get out of the present ACC grant-of-rights settlement, however it seems that just a few ACC colleges could strive to take action.

A bunch that features Clemson, Florida State, Miami, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Virginia and Virginia Tech has met over the previous couple of months, with attorneys, to find out simply how unbreakable the present grant-of-rights settlement is, Motion Community’s Brett McMurphy reported.

It stays to be seen precisely how far these discussions have progressed, nevertheless it isn’t something particularly new. The ACC’s grant-of-rights settlement has been a sizzling button problem for the reason that realignment rumors first kicked off with Texas and Oklahoma exiting the Large 12 for the SEC in 2021.

The Large Ten and SEC acquired $7 billion and $3 billion offers from CBS, Fox, and NBC and ESPN, respectively. Every member college from the 2 superconferences will rake in file tv cash.

Even the Large 12 inked a $2.3 billion take care of ESPN and Fox. The Pac-12, whereas it’s nonetheless searching for a brand new TV deal, isn’t hampered its present state of affairs just like the ACC is.

As a result of ACC’s present TV take care of ESPN, the league is finally in a bind of its personal. With 14 years remaining on a deal that runs to 2036, will probably be robust for any program to exit the convention due to sophisticated grant of rights — any TV deal income belongs to ESPN by the period of the deal, no matter an exit — and exit charges in place. Within the occasion a program exits the ACC, a buyout payment (which is upwards of $120 million) will have to be met, and the grant of rights will take away all TV deal income through the period of the deal — 14 years at the moment. ESPN owns the TV rights, so it will be very, very arduous to get out of that.

The exit payment and grant of rights equate to properly over a whole lot of hundreds of thousands of {dollars}, to not point out ESPN’s chokehold over any potential broadcasting rights and the court docket battle that may ensue to flee such a state of affairs.

However, beneath the present deal, the ACC’s annual income will proceed to fall additional and additional behind the Large Ten and SEC, and it could come down as to whether particular person applications determine its value it to combat out of the convention earlier than the top of the deal for greater potential paydays.

ESPN will probably be paying $300 million a 12 months to solely broadcast SEC video games, an astronomical soar from the $55 million CBS paid per 12 months, and the Large Ten and Large 12 every acquired multi-billion greenback offers. That’s… some huge cash. And it’ll solely assist make these colleges richer and richer, with annual income upwards of $100 million.

The ACC’s grant-of-rights settlement isn’t enviable nevertheless it would possibly simply preserve the convention collectively for some time. It stays to be seen what’s going to come of the self-named Magnificent 7’s continued talks, but when a cut up does occur, will probably be drawn out and messy. And it’ll go away the remaining ACC colleges — together with Pitt — searching for a brand new dwelling.

A bunch effort to exit the ACC is one thing to look at going ahead.

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Pitt Commit Brandin Cummings Continues to Shine on EYBL Circuit




All through this Spring, Pitt commit Brandin Cummings has been on a tear on the Nike EYBL Circuit, competing for All Ohio Pink in maybe probably the most aggressive AAU league within the nation.

The rising senior continued his stellar AAU season the subsequent weekend, scoring 20+ factors in all three video games. He went 22-36 from the sphere on the weekend, scoring 64 factors and grabbing 13 rebounds throughout the three video games.

Whereas Brandin has been dominating the circuit, his older brother Nelly — Pitt’s level guard final yr — has been endorsing his brother’s expertise throughout social media.

“Him not being Prime 100 is a joke,” Nelly stated in a tweet about his brother.

Lastly, this previous weekend, Cummings continued his sizzling streak with video games of twenty-two, 18, and 19 factors.

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2024 4-Star WR Keylen Adams Schedules Pitt Official Go to




Some encouraging information for the Pitt Panther soccer program.

2024 4-star vast receiver Keylen Adams will probably be making an official go to to Pitt.

The proficient vast out from Virginia Seaside, Virginia will probably be at Pitt, the primary weekend of June. As issues stand proper now, that seems to be the weekend that Pitt will probably be internet hosting lots of their high recruiting targets.

Simply final week, Adams (6’2″, 180-pounds) launched his High 5 colleges (Pitt, Virginia Tech, Alabama, Ohio State and South Carolina).

Adams additionally stated that he plans to announce his faculty resolution on July 13.

Adams most just lately made it out to Pittsburgh for a spring observe in March, spending time with Pitt verbal commit DayDay Farmer, and he’s been busy in testing his high contenders with visits to South Carolina and Virginia Tech.

Alabama and Ohio State jumped into the chase for Adams fairly just lately. And it’s not arduous to see why.

As a junior on a 13-1 Inexperienced Run squad that superior to the VHSL state semifinals, Adams hauled in 41 receptions for 1,030 yards (25.1 yards per reception) and 16 touchdowns.

“I really feel prefer it’s my route working and simply realizing the place to be on the sector,” Adams informed PSN after being supplied. “The place to get within the zone or a selected method I have to run a route relying on the protection. I additionally really feel that I’ve actually good arms together with good velocity.

“I try to sample my sport after Jerry Jeudy (Denver Broncos rookie vast receiver). Earlier than video games and after practices, I watch and research his faculty movie at Alabama and actually give attention to how he runs his routes with a view to assist me get open extra.”

Pitt’s class of 2024 already has a dedication from a four-star in Farmer, and Adams can be a really welcomed addition to the category. He’s additionally the second four-star receiver in as many days to position Pitt amongst his record of contenders, following Jason Robinson Jr. Friday.

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