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Pitts gives Jamie Dixon 10-year extension

PITTSBURGH, March 23 (UPI) -- The University of Pittsburgh announced Saturday it has given head men's basketball Coach Jamie Dixon a 10-year contract extension.

COL BKB: Pittsburgh 80, Duquesne 69

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Ashton Gibbs made four of Pittsburgh's 11 3-point field goals Wednesday and led a second-half surge that gave the No. 17 Panthers an 80-69 win over Duquesne.

COL BKB: Pittsburgh 61, American 46

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Brad Wanamaker produced 19 points Wednesday and helped Coach Jamie Dixon to his 200th career win in No. 6 Pittsburgh's 61-46 decision over American.
Pitt hoops coach helps out at car crash

Pitt hoops coach helps out at car crash

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- University of Pittsburgh men's basketball Coach Jamie Dixon gave aid to car crash victims this weekend, authorities said Sunday.
Dixon: 'Pitt to Big Ten a mistake'

Dixon: 'Pitt to Big Ten a mistake'

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh men's basketball Coach Jamie Dixon says it would be a mistake for the school to leave the Big East Conference for the Big Ten.

Pitt's Dixon Naismith coach of year

ATLANTA, April 7 (UPI) -- Jamie Dixon of Pittsburgh is the 2009 Naismith men's basketball coach of the year, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Tuesday.

Pitt men's hoops coach signs extension

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- University of Pittsburgh men's basketball coach Jamie Dixon has signed a three-year contract extension which runs through the 2015-16 season.

Pitt loses star guard to foot injury

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- University of Pittsburgh point guard Levance Fields will miss 8-12 weeks because of a broken bone in his left foot.

Knee injury ended Mike Cook's career

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The college basketball career of Pittsburgh senior forward Mike Cook likely ended Thursday when he suffered a torn left knee ligament in the game against Duke.

Top Pittsburgh recruit Dodson to transfer

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Basketball guard Darnell Dodson has failed to qualify academically at the University of Pittsburgh.

COL BKB: Pittsburgh 84, Dayton 54

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Sam Young scored 18 points Saturday night to lead the seventh-ranked Pittsburgh Panthers to an 84-54 romp over the Dayton Flyers.

COL BKB: Pittsburgh 86, West. Mich. 67

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Mike Cook scored a team-high 17 points Sunday as fifth-ranked Pittsburgh beat Western Michigan, 86-67.

Army women's basketball coach dies

WEST POINT, N.Y., April 7 (UPI) -- Maggie Dixon, who coached the Army women's basketball team to its first NCAA tournament this season, has died.

Baby hippo confined, zoo critics say

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- The Vancouver (Canada) Zoo is being disparaged for a lack of adequate housing for Hazina, its 700-pound baby hippopotamus.

Pitt's Krauser to try for NBA

PITTSBURGH, April 12 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh junior point guard Carl Krauser Tuesday became the second Panthers starter in a week to announce he will enter the NBA draft.

Pitt may lose two players to NBA

NEW YORK, April 4 (UPI) -- University of Pittsburgh Coach Jamie Dixon says he was not surprised that Panthers' sophomore center Chris Taft decided to enter the NBA draft.

COL BKB: Pittsburgh 64, Penn State 37

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- No. 22 Pittsburgh held Penn State to 15 percent shooting in the first half and 28 percent for the game Saturday in a 64-37 rout.

COL BKB: Pittsburgh 75, Robert Morris 61

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- For the second time in three days, 22nd-ranked Pittsburgh defeated an in-state rival Wednesday night, downing Robert Morris, 75-61.

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Pittsburgh promotes Dixon to coach

PITTSBURGH, April 15 (UPI) -- Jamie Dixon, a longtime assistant under Ben Howland at Pittsburgh and Northern Arizona, was promoted to Pittsburgh's basketball coach on Tuesday.

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