Live sporting events are in short supply at the moment due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and that may be the case for a while, given the lingering uncertainty of the situation. However, there are plenty of re-airings of classic games being broadcast, and an all-day Pitt marathon is scheduled for next Thursday on the ACC Network.
The ACC Network has been re-airing a selection of classic games from all of the current ACC schools, with each school getting 24 hours of non-stop content. The two-week event, which is called the ACC Network School Takeover, has been underway since Monday and started with a Boston College marathon. It is advancing through the ACC schools in alphabetical order and will end with a Wake Forest marathon on April 27.
Pitt’s selections, at least as they are currently listed, include the following.
12 a.m. - Oregon at Pitt 2019 (volleyball)
2 a.m. - Akron at Pitt 2019 (men’s soccer)
4 a.m. - Miami at Pitt 2017 (football)
7 a.m. - Florida State at Pitt 2019 (basketball)
8:30 a.m. - Pitt at Florida State 2019 (volleyball)
10 a.m. - Pitt vs. Wake Forest 2019 ACC tournament (basketball)
12 p.m. - NC State at Pitt 2019 ACC tournament (men’s soccer)
2 p.m. - Louisville at Pitt 2019 (volleyball)
3:30 p.m. - Pitt vs. Duke 2007 (basketball)
5 p.m. - Pitt at West Virginia 2007 (football)
7 p.m. - West Virginia at Pitt 2010 (basketball)
9 p.m. - Pitt at Clemson 2016 (football)
Note: All times on the schedule are Eastern.
All but one of the a.m. selections come from 2019, but the afternoon offerings delve a bit deeper into Pitt’s history. Those picks include the Pitt football team’s signature 13-9 win over No. 2 West Virginia from 2007 and its 43-42 win over No. 2 Clemson from 2016 as well as the Pitt basketball team’s thrilling 98-95 triple-overtime win over West Virginia.
Some notable omissions include the Pitt football team’s 42-39 win over Penn State in 2016 and the Pitt men’s soccer team’s 2-0 win over No. 1 Virginia in Charlottesville in 2019. With that said, it is unclear if the lineup is finalized or if changes could be made.