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Special three year   anniversary 9-11 edition

Blasi on Board Brings Brightness!

President Bush's inaugural address focuses on freedom, friendship, and faith!

Pop singer Michael Jackson acquitted of all 10 counts!


'Driven', 'Proven' and 'Results Matter' slates sweep SGB election!

Endorsing the fabulous five for Student Government Board (SGB) elections on Nov 17!



Kerry for a weaker America: Running for president, they call him Kerry!

PSelect-cision 2004 asks: "What are issues that are most important to you that you are basing your vote on and why?"

PSelect-cision 2004 asks 40 students, "Which presidential candidate will best lead this country and why?"

Kerry for DRAFT which Bush is against!

Trial advocate Edwards could not defend Kerry against charges!

Who cares for the the 2nd victim!

Republicans are the political party for African-Americans and people of different ethnicities!

Answering, "Voting for neither candidate of a major political party is going to bring us closer to God."


Carnegie Library corrupts the morals of a minor!

SGB and Rainbow Alliance’s view of homosexuality is not held by all!

Juveniles escape of death penalty could influence abortion decisions.

FDA should continue to ban gay sperm and ignore editorials opposing them!


Archives of Daily Devotionals Delivers Dosage!

Christian groups seek to provide haven for incoming students!

Boston Red Sox ace Curt Schilling knows all about spiritual strikeouts!

Vote for the perfect candidate 24-7!


The Pitt News editorial, 'Troop casualties undercounted by 17,000'  makes it sound like......

Rebuttal to Daniel Masny's Feb 03,05 Pitt News column


Pitt  2004 Cheerleading and Dance Team surrounded Schenley Quad with their Squad!

Pitt Cheerleaders and Dance team try to cheer up Panther fans!

"Golf’s New 'Sultan of Swat' Victorious Again"

There’s a New 'Berg' in the ‘Burgh.'

Three Panther fans weather the floods at 6:30 a.m.

Steelers Open Season with Home Victory

Pitt's Track and Field could go the distance!

Pittsburgh Steelers come back with rookie and backup players!

Deja Vu for the Steelers


Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith


"Top 25 reasons given for why students think the original candy cane was made with red and white stripes and was in the shape of a candy cane?"

Top 14 answers to "Love is....."

My Kiss of a Lifetime hopes to be special!

Top 14 responses to 'A Loving friend is........'

In celebration of Valentine's Day, the top 50-26 responses to 'Love is....'

In celebration of Valentine's Day, the top 25-1 responses to 'Love is....'

Top 5 responses given by students to, "What is the most important lesson your mom taught you?"

Acrostic Poem for Mother's Day!


Greek communities can communicate charity and care!

Kappa Kappa Gamma sister Jessica shows her Pitt spirit with her friends!

Newest sisters of Delta Zeta sorority enjoy a meal at Schenley Cafe after their initiation!

Student Government Board member Liz Blasi enjoys a meal at Schenley Cafe with her Chi Omega sisters!


PGSIS 2005 Taste with Haste Cereal Poem

PGSIS Class of 2005 Favorite Cereal Survey Results


Human Resource Management Final Exam Sample Questions II

Human Resource Management Final Exam 45 Sample Questions




Panthers costly gaffes cost championship of Big East

Ramesh C. Reddy

Pittsburgh Standard

Pittsburgh Panthers made it all the way to the Big East Championship after beating Final Four champion Louisville, Backyard Brawl opponent West Virginia, and 2nd ranked team in the nation, Villanova to advance to the Big East Championship only to lose to an unranked defending Big East champion Syracuse Orangemen.

Panthers almost pecked by Lousiville Cardinals after 28 point lead! Win 61-56! Panthers later climb over West Virginia Mountaineers, 68-57! Finally, Panthers clobbered the Villanova Wildcats, 68-54 to advance to the Big East Championship game for 5th time in 6 years!

Panthers faced the Syracuse Orangemen who won against Cincinnati, #1 Connecticut, and #23 Georgetown in three thriller games to advance to the championship game! Syracuse Orangemen smothered #1 Connecticut Huskies in an OT thriller 86-84 and escaped Georgetown Hoyas to defend their title!

            Panthers mistakes in the tournament caught up with them on championship night!  They continued to be plagued by errors from Aaron Gray who could not finish his lay ups.  It was not just Gray's fault but the entire teams. They won as a team and lost as a team. The team made costly errors and the Orangemen capitalized on them who were more hungry.

            The Orangemen were a bubble team in danger of not making the NCAA tournament until they got hot in the Big East Tournament. They beat the likes of Cincinnati, #23 Georgetown, and the #1 team in the nation, Connecticut to advance to the Big East Championship to face the ranked Panthers.

            At the championship game in Madison Square Garden, they did not give Pitt fans much to cheer about as the Orangemen took a 9-point lead going into halftime and kept the lead until 8:36 minutes into the second half at which Pitt finally led by one, 48-47 but that went down when the Orangemen continued their hot streak when it comes to the threes.

            Eventually, the Orangemen long shots going in and Panthers shots missing the basket cost the Panthers not only the Big East Championship but a good seeding in the NCAA Tournament. They are seeded #5 in the Oakland Region and play against #12 Kent State in the first round. Kent State had beaten Pitt in the Sweet 16 few years ago.

            Syracuse came out hungry and went away satisfied with the Big East Championship winning it two years in a row! This year was special because of the way they won their games including the game against the Panthers. Being the underdog and in New York, they also had the crowd behind them which was not a plus for the Panthers.

Photo by Ramesh C. Reddy

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