Pitt 2014-15 schedule set

PITTSBURGH – The Pitt basketball team’s second season in the Atlantic Coast Conference will feature home games against Syracuse, Louisville and North Carolina as the entire 32-game 2014-15 schedule was released on Wednesday.

Additional national, ESPN Regional, ACC Network and local television games will be announced at a later date.

Pitt will begin its ACC schedule in January. The Panthers will play an 18-game ACC regular-season schedule and will face each of the 14 possible league opponents at least once. Pitt will play nine home games, nine away contests and face four of those schools two times apiece (Boston College, Florida State, Louisville and Syracuse).

Pitt’s nine home ACC games include Boston College (Feb. 24), Clemson (Jan. 10), Florida State (Jan. 14), Georgia Tech (Jan. 17), Louisville (Jan. 25), Miami (March 4), North Carolina (Feb. 14), Notre Dame (Jan. 31) and Syracuse (Feb. 7). The Panthers’ 2014-15 road opponents are Boston College (Jan. 6), Duke (Jan. 19), Florida State (March 7), Louisville (Feb. 11), North Carolina State (Jan. 3), Syracuse (Feb. 21), Virginia (Feb. 16), Virginia Tech (Jan. 27) and Wake Forest (March 1).

The 62nd annual 2015 ACC Tournament is scheduled for March 10-14 at Greensboro Coliseum. Future ACC Tournament sites are scheduled for the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. (2016) and Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. (2017 and 2018).


n The Penn State field hockey team is ranked No. 8 in the 2014 Penn Metro/NFHCA Division I Preseason Poll, which was released Tuesday. The Nittany Lions have the second-highest ranking of any Big Ten team in the top 20, behind Maryland (1). The Lions were 13-6 last year.