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Pitt’s Jeff Capel Stays Mum Concerning Jim Boeheim’s Feedback About Pitt



On Monday morning, Pitt head coach Jeff Capel selected to remain out of the drama relating to the current feedback made by Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim, who claimed that Pitt “purchased” its workforce.

“I’ve no remark,” Capel mentioned on the weekly ACC Coaches Name. “I’ve no response to it. Everyone seems to be entitled to their opinion of what they assume. So I’ve no touch upon anybody else’s opinion.”

Boeheim’s preliminary quote, which got here from an interview with ESPN’s Pete Thamel, learn as follows:

“That is an terrible place we’re in in faculty basketball,” Boeheim mentioned, per Thamel’s story. “Pittsburgh purchased a workforce. OK, high quality. My (large donor) talks about it, however he doesn’t give anybody any cash. Nothing. Not one man. Our guys make like $20,000. Wake Forest purchased a workforce. Miami purchased a workforce…. It’s like, ‘Actually, that is the place we’re?’ That’s actually the place we’re, and it’s solely going to worsen.”

Capel talked about that he has spoken with Boeheim because the feedback had been made, and that he’ll maintain that dialog personal between him and Boeheim.

Capel and his employees introduced in Nelly Cummings, Greg Elliott, and Blake Hinson from the switch portal this previous offseason. On Monday, he commented on the involvement of NIL in these additions to the workforce.

“I didn’t discuss to them about NIL,” he mentioned. “We by no means had a dialogue about it. Final yr, once we had been recruiting, we had been in a interval right here in Pennsylvania the place we might haven’t any involvement with it. So it by no means got here up. I imply, you’ve gotten a man from Colgate, a man who hadn’t performed for 2 years in Blake Hinson, and a man that had by no means actually began at Marquette. These are three guys you talked about. So it by no means actually was a dialog that we had throughout our time recruiting them.”


Emotional Pitt Seniors Mirror on Season: ‘We Put Pitt Again on the Map’



GREENSBORO, N.C. — “We put Pitt again on the map.”

Greg Elliott, Jamarius Burton, and Nelly Cummings all proclaimed shortly after the emotional Panthers fell to 3-seed Xavier to conclude their magical season.

“The long run is shiny,” Burton stated. “We put Pitt on the nationwide stage. They’re going to have the ability to get transfers out of the portal, and it’s as much as the blokes that are available in to imagine in Coach and imagine in this system and take it from right here.”

Nike Sibande — a sixth-year senior who missed all of final season with a torn ACL, solely to win ACC Sixth Man of the Yr this 12 months — adopted with a mirrored image of his personal.

“I agree with what Jamarius stated,” Sibande added. “We positively introduced Pitt again to, you already know, a nationwide stage to the place it has a number of consideration now. So I feel in our future it’s going to be shiny for Pitt. I feel lots of people ought to come right here and imagine in Coach. He did a tremendous job this 12 months with this group, and I admire every part, each expertise we had this 12 months for positive.”

Subsequent got here Nelly Cummings, the 6-foot graduate senior who grew up a Pitt fan out in Midland, PA. Cummings concluded his collegiate profession with three NCAA Event appearances, and greater than 1,500 factors and 380 assists.

“I agree with what each of them guys stated,” Cummings added. “So as to add to that, like J.B. stated, we put Pitt again on the map, so we’re positively pleased with what we did right here, and the longer term is de facto shiny as a result of the teaching workers and everyone on this program, all of them have a perception about themselves that may translate to guys who are available in, like transfers like me. So I feel there’s going to be a number of guys who will see that and perceive that Pitt is unquestionably a spot to be.”

Greg Elliott, like Cummings, transferred on this previous offseason after spending 4 seasons in Milwaukee with Marquette. Elliott began 36 video games this season for Pitt, hitting a career-high 77 three pointers and taking pictures 42% from three-point vary.

“You already know, identical to my teammates simply stated, the longer term is unquestionably shiny for Pitt basketball as a result of now we have Coach Capel on the helm,” Elliott stated. “He wasn’t ACC Coach of the Yr for nothing. He is aware of what he’s doing. You already know, like they only stated, we’re again on a nationwide stage now. Everyone is aware of who Pitt is once more. So if you wish to come make noise, why wouldn’t you come to Pitt?”

Aidan Fisch, the manager-turned-walk-on-turned-scholarship participant for Pitt, was additionally emotional about his time with the Panthers after the sport on Sunday.

“The unbelievable teammates that I had and the countless combat,” stated Fisch, when requested what he’ll keep in mind about this season. “The truth that they introduced, we introduced, Pitt again to nationwide prominence, was unbelievable.”

Pitt finishes its season with a 24-12 document — this system’s finest since 2013-14. The Panthers earned two NCAA Event wins — one over No. 11 Mississippi State within the First 4 and one over No. 6 Iowa State within the first spherical — advancing to the second spherical of the match in 12 months 5 of the Jeff Capel period.

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Will 4-Star WR Micah Gilbert Deliver Athletic Bloodline to Pitt?



Micah Gilbert comes from a really deep athletic bloodline, and it’s one which’s well-known in Western Pennsylvania.

Micah’s father is Mark, a former gifted multi-sport athlete at Aliquippa Excessive College, that then performed D-1 basketball at Iona and Duquesne. His uncle, Sean, is well-known for taking part in at Pitt and turning into a first-round decide. Micah’s cousins are former Pitt star and up to date NFL Corridor of inductee cornerback Darrelle Revis, together with former Pitt star and NY Jets security Jordan Whitehead. It doesn’t cease there as his brother, Mark Jr., starred at Duke and is at present a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

It goes with out saying athletic expertise runs by means of the Gilbert household.

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And it positive seems as if Micah is effectively on his strategy to turning into a family identify for his accomplishments. Gilbert is likely one of the prime junior huge receivers within the nation, as rated a 4-star recruit by each and

It ought to come as no shock that Micah Gilbert is a precedence recruit for Pitt and is personally being recruited by head coach Pat Narduzzi.

Gilbert (6’3″, 200-pounds) at present attends Charlotte Christian Excessive College in Charlotte, North Carolina and this weekend, Gilbert returned to Western Pennsylvania to make an unofficial go to to take a look at the Pitt Panthers.

“What stood out to me was the best way the Pitt coaches interacted with the gamers,” Gilbert tells Pittsburgh Sports activities Now. “It appeared just like the gamers genuinely take pleasure in being and taking part in within the Pitt program. I actually loved conversations with Coach Tiquan, he is an effective dude. The services are all very good and resourceful. I’ve seen Pitt all through the years, with my household legacy going by means of there, but it surely was good to get my alternative to see issues and expertise it for myself. It was necessary that I received the non-public contact from the coaches and workers.”

“Pitt is simply holding it actual with me about how the gamers take pleasure in being there and it’s like in all places else, that I should struggle and earn my spot, however there will likely be a possibility.”

This Prime 200 nationwide recruit’s provide record is spectacular, with names reminiscent of North Carolina, BYU, Cincinnati, Duke, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Notre Dame, Penn State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and West Virginia.

Presently, Gilbert tells PSN that apart from Pitt, the faculties recruiting him the toughest are Duke, Penn State, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Michigan, North Carolina, Notre Dame and Florida.

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Die-Hards: Pitt Soccer To Obtain Go to Sunday From 2025 Prime 100 Recruit



It’s been a bit overshadowed due to the eye being given to Jeff Capel’s workforce however for the reason that begin of spring follow this week, the Pitt soccer program has been internet hosting a ton of top-rated recruits.

Issues began with Belle Vernon four-star athlete Quinton Martin visiting on Tuesday and has continued with gamers equivalent to 2024 four-star extensive receiver Micah Gilbert, 2024 four-star linebacker Brian Robinson, 2024 three-star offensive lineman Caleb Brewer and 2024 three-star athlete Jameer Grimsley.

On Sunday, one other identify will likely be added to this record because the Panthers will host a 4-star recruit, that’s touring an extended approach to get his first impressions of Pat Narduzzi and Pitt.

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