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It's time for another Pitt-focused installment of City of Champions Radio, as host Matt Gajtka welcomes staff writer Brett Tunno to discuss the Panthers men's basketball team. It's been a down year by Jamie Dixon's standards, but Pitt still has a shot at squeezing into the NCAA tournament for the third straight season - and 13th time in 14 years. Who has impressed and who has disappointed for these Panthers, who have rallied to win six of eight and have three regular-season games remaining before the crucible of the ACC tournament.
The Burgh Brew Interview series rolls on with Pitt Panthers football talk, as City of Champions Radio host Matt Gajtka welcomes staff writer Brett Tunno to the program. The guys discuss the encouraging start for Paul Chryst's team and what it might mean for the rest of Pitt's second season in the ACC. What can we expect from the dynamic offensive duo of James Conner and Tyler Boyd? Can the defense keep it up after a strong effort at Boston College? What are some potential stumbling blocks for the Panthers down the road? Matt and Brett mull over these topics and more, including a quick look at Pitt basketball and where the program is headed.
The flagship program on City of Champions Radio, Three Rivers...One Show, is back! City of Champions co-editors Matt Gajtka, Larry Snyder and Zac Weiss return to discuss an interesting opening week for the Pittsburgh Penguins, who have looked mostly strong while winning two out of their first three. What's been different about the Pens so far, and what still needs work? Also, the Pitt Panthers earned a significant victory at Heinz Field to stay in the ACC division race and the Steelers were surprisingly blown out in Cleveland.
The Total Tutor Neil Haley will interview Rod Rutherford.
Rod Rutherford finished his third season on the IUP staff as a wide receivers' coach anda recruiting coordinator in 2013.
Under the coaching of Rod Rutherford in 2013, first team All-PSAC wide receiver Terrill Barnes was the first Crimson Hawk to go over 1,000 yards since Carmelo Ocasio in 2002. Barnes finished the season with 63 receptions, rushing for 1,014 yards and 8 touchdowns. Barnes went over 150 yards in three games and had a receiving touchdown in eight of eleven games.
In 2012, Rutherford was part of a coaching staff that led the Hawks to a 12-2 record and a NCAA playoff appearance.
Prior to IUP, Rutherford spent the 2009 and 2010 seasons as a graduate assistant at Pitt, coaching the linebackers and wide receivers. Rutherford was part of a Pitt team that won 10 games for the first time since 1981.
During the 2008 season, Rutherford coached the defensive backs and special teams at St. Vincent, and in 2007, he served as a volunteer quarterback coach at Pitt.
Rutherford was a two-year starter at Pitt, starting 26 games and and earning All-Big East first team honors in 2003 and second team honors in 2004. He set the school record for passing yards in a season with 3,679 in 2003.
In 2004, Rutherford signed with the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent. The following season he was a member of the practice squad of the Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers. Rutherford was also a member of the 2007 World Bowl championship Hamburg Seadevils of NFL Europe.
Safety Jason Hendricks, built off a stellar redshirt junior season that earned him Preseason All-ACC honors to lead the Pitt Panthers in tackles, in 2013 (85). Hendricks quietly put together a fabulous career at Pitt. Playing alongside some of the top Big East or ACC talent (Jabaal Sheard, Aaron Donald).
Ben Moore of PantherTalk.com is joined by Dave Cohen the play-by-play voice of the Georgia State Panthers. We talk about the season as a whole, "The Shot" against Baylor and comparing this weekend to the last NCAA run in 2001.
On the latest edition of Three Rivers...One Show, Matt Gajtka welcomes City of Champions staffers Larry Snyder and Zac Weiss to examine the latest developments on the Pittsburgh sports scene. The guys start with the Steelers, who are on the verge of clinching a playoff spot after overcoming an uninspiring start. What was the turning point and what is this team's ceiling? As for the Penguins, could they have done anything differently regarding the unprecedented spread of mumps? Also, the Bucs hosted their annual PirateFest last weekend, showing off new signings A.J. Burnett and Francisco Liriano. Are they done adding talent until the spring? Finally, Pitt is in a predicament, with another football coach leaving town and athletic director Steve Pederson stepping down.
Spears on Sports: Episode 21 (Pitt review/ND preview). A review of the Pitt debacle, the Bouie Jersey mistake, & a preview of the Cuse visit to ND
Spears On Sports: Episode 21 (Cuse beats Louisville/Pitt preview)
We will continue our NFL Draft prep 2 a days with TB and Carolina, and we will also cover the NFL trades this week including the Buffalo Bills, and Peyton Mannings new deal.
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