Happy Opening Day. After years of hitting most of the baseball Opening Days, I was prepared this year to skip it. A lot of times it's cold and sitting at a Pirates game in 40 degree weather isn't all that pleasant. Plus, with 162 games, you've got plenty of chances to go. But when I saw a forecast of a sunny day and 60, it was too much to pass up.
Music today courtesy of the Beatles - Lovely Rita. Onto the links:
Chas over at Pitt Blather makes a good point about the recent mechanics adjustment by Chad Voytik this spring about coming too late
The Trib has a look at the defensive backs
The Pitt News has a great look at the seating situation in the Oakland Zoo for students facing away from the TV cameras
KDKA talked to starting quarterback Chad Voytik recently
The PG takes a look at the offensive line during Spring practices - I've said it before, but while the line will be good next year, they could be incredible in 2015
ESPN also has a look at Pitt's offensive linemen
Pitt is holding a fan event in lieu of the Blue-Gold game this year - don't get me started on this
Ron Cook says there was no shame in the basketball team losing to Florida
Athlon has a list of top basketball coaches never to make a Final Four. Guess who's on the list, boys and girls.
Former Pitt running back LaRod Stephens-Howling played in a sled hockey game as a fundraiser
The Pitt News has updates on Pitt's recent basketball transfers
Andrea Adelson at ESPN says Pitt football is a dark horse to win the Coastal Division - I've said that before and agree. Not sure I see it happening, but the schedule is in their favor.
The ACC Basketball Tournament will be back in Greensboro in 2019 and 2020 after their trip to the Barclays - Not a huge surprise here. While the tournament has made some different stops over the years, it primarily has remained there.
The tennis team continued to struggle against better opponents, losing 6-1 to No. 8 North Carolina