Rivera, Halladay top newcomers on Hall of Fame ballot
NEW YORK (AP) — Career saves leader Mariano Rivera and late pitcher Roy Halladay are among 20 new candidates on the Hall of Fame ballot for the Baseball Writers' Association of America, joined by 15 holdovers headed by Edgar Martinez.
Left-hander Andy Pettitte and infielders Todd Helton, Michael Young and Miguel Tejada also are among the newcomers on the ballot announced Monday.
Houston chasing history in NCAA matchup with Michigan
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kelvin Sampson cares very little that Houston won its first NCAA Tournament game this week since the Phi Slama Jama days of Hakeem Olajuwon and Co. nearly 35 year ago.
He might care a little bit more about the historical ramifications.
US Nobel laureate fears US politics could undermine science
STOCKHOLM (AP) — An American scientist who shared this year's Nobel Prize for medicine bluntly criticized political developments at home in his address at the awards' gala banquet, saying that U.S. scientists are facing funding cutbacks that will hurt research.
US Nobel laureate worries politics could undermine science
STOCKHOLM (AP) — An American researcher who shared this year's Nobel Prize for medicine bluntly criticized political developments at home in his address at the awards' gala banquet Sunday night.
Michael Rosbash, who was honored for his work on circadian rhythms — commonly called the body clock — expressed concern that U.S. government support such as that received by him and colleagues Jeffrey Hall and Michael Young is endangered.
Young duo heads 9 for Texas Sports Hall of Fame induction
WACO, Texas (AP) — National championship-winning Texas quarterback Vince Young and former Texas Rangers infielder Michael Young are among nine former athletes or coaches who make up the 2018 induction class for the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.
The 2018 class was announced Wednesday. The induction ceremony is scheduled for April 7.
Former Texas A&I and Chicago Bears running back Johnny Bailey will be honored posthumously.
Pittsburgh Preview Capsule
Last season: 16-17, first losing season since 1999-2000
Coach: Kevin Stallings
Who's gone: F Michael Young, G/F Jamel Artis, G Cam Johnson, F Sheldon Jeter, G Chris Jones, C Rozelle Nix, G Jonathan Milligan, G Justice Kithcart, G Damon Wilson, F Corey Manigault.
Who's back: F Ryan Luther averaged 5.7 points and 3.9 rebounds last season; G Jonathan Milligan.
After bumpy first season, Stallings starts over at Pitt
PITTSBURGH (AP) — On the surface, the situation Kevin Stallings walked into when he took over at Pittsburgh in the spring of 2016 looked promising. The Panthers had two of the ACC's best players in Michael Young and Jamel Artis at a place that rarely had to worry about being left out of the NCAA Tournament.
Yet Stallings took a peek down the road and quickly recognized for the program to take a step forward, it might first have to endure some difficult steps backward.
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Texas A&M University President Michael Young was the keynote speaker at Thursday night’s Harlingen Chamber of Commerce annual awards ceremony and talked about the local future of A&M in the Valley as well as the school’s impact in Texas and beyond.
NEW YORK (AP) — Three days after being scolded with a seat on the bench to start a game, Pitt's senior leaders responded by playing with the type of urgency coach Kevin Stallings was hoping to see.
With their renewed effort, the Panthers might have pushed Georgia Tech off the NCAA bubble.
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Young scored 17 points and fellow senior Jamel Artis added 11 points and nine rebounds as Pittsburgh rode its two seniors to a 61-59 victory against Georgia Tech on Tuesday night in the first round on the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.
The 14th-seeded Panthers (16-16) play sixth-seeded and No. 21 Virginia on Wednesday night at Barclays Center.
Lammers has 20 as Georgia Tech tops Pitt 61-52
ATLANTA (AP) — Ben Lammers scored 15 of his 20 points in the second half, Josh Okogie added 14 points and Georgia Tech beat Pittsburgh 61-52 on Tuesday night.
Georgia Tech, expected to finish near the bottom of the ACC under first-year coach Josh Pastner, has a chance for a .500 finish in the league when it closes its regular season at Syracuse on Saturday.
Pittsburgh upsets No. 17 Florida State 80-66
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sheldon Jeter and Michael Young were Pittsburgh's tough to guard combination.
Jeter scored a career-high 29 points and Young had 11 as Pittsburgh upset No. 17 Florida State 80-66 on Saturday.
Jeter, who averages 7.6 points per game, also had eight rebounds. Four of his 12 field goals were 3-pointers as the 6-foot-8 forward showed his range against bigger Florida State defenders.
Jeter and Young presented a matchup problem inside with their athleticism.
Virginia Tech rallies in 2nd half to top Pitt 66-63
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Down big at the half, Virginia Tech dug deep to shoot 50 percent from the floor in the second half to spark a come-from-behind 66-63 win over Pittsburgh on Tuesday night.
Seth Allen made a 3-pointer with 1:08 remaining to give the Hokies the lead for good and Pitt missed three 3-point attempts on the final possession.
The Hokies are becoming close-game specialists, having played five conferences games decided by two possessions or less.
Pitt drops Syracuse 80-75 to end Orange’s 5-game win streak
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Michael Young spent his first three seasons at Pittsburgh firmly planted in the post, his back to the basket and the defender at his mercy.
It made for a seemingly never-ending string of double-doubles but did little to boost his prospects as a professional. So Young spent the first 20 games of his senior year loitering at the 3-point line, showcasing an improved jump shot, one that also left the Panthers vulnerable in the lane.
Young scores 19 of 30 in 2nd half, Pitt beats BC 83-72
BOSTON (AP) — Michael Young felt like he had a very favorable matchup. That was all that Pittsburgh needed to end a rough stretch.
Young scored 19 of his 30 points in the second half, and the Panthers snapped an eight-game losing streak with an 83-72 win over Boston College Wednesday night in a match of the Atlantic Coast Conference's bottom two teams.
No. 21 Duke's first game with head coach Mike Krzyzewski back on the bench after a month didn't play out the way a return by a Hall of Fame coach to his 18-5, 6-4 ACC record team might be expected to play out against the Atlantic Coast Conference's worst (by record) team.
Coach K returns, No. 21 Duke beats Pitt 72-64
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Mike Krzyzewski came out of the postgame handshake line and headed straight to midcourt, where he took a few bows of gratitude to the Duke fans and pumped his fist in the air.
After a month away, Coach K wanted the Cameron Crazies to know how badly he missed them.
"You forget how lucky you are, until something is taken away from you," Krzyzewski said. "I'm going to be 70 years old in a week or so, and I still get this?"
Artis and Young score 30 each, Pitt escapes Marshall 112-106
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Seemingly comfortably ahead against a team that its own coach likened to playing in mud or perhaps dazed from spending too much time playing video games, Pittsburgh let off the gas.
Marshall and it's relentless pace almost made the Panthers pay for it.
Young’s 24 leads Pitt by Omaha 94-75
PITTSBURGH (AP) — His team struggling to take care of the ball during a sloppy first half Wednesday night against Omaha, Pittsburgh coach Kevin Stallings opted not to call timeout. Instead he turned around, pointed to a couple of reserves and sent them on the floor instead.
"I used my bench to send a message," Stallings said. "And all of a sudden the energy got better."
Artis nets 31 points as Pittsburgh beats Rice, 83-73
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jamel Artis scored a season-high 31 points as Pittsburgh survived 18 turnovers to hold off Rice, 83-73, Saturday night.
Artis hit 10 of 14 from the floor and also contributed 7 of 9 from the free-throw line for his best performance since scoring 32 against Bryant in 2015. Bench forward Ryan Luther also had a big game for Pitt (9-2), scoring 20 points to set a career high and leading the team with seven rebounds.
Young scores 29, Pitt holds on to beat Penn St 81-73
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Sheldon Jeter can't quite put his finger on why Pitt is giving up second half leads. Fortunately, he and the Panthers can continue to look for answers after a victory.
Michael Young had 29 points and nine rebounds as Pittsburgh held on to defeat Penn State 81-73 on Saturday in the Never Forget Tribute Classic.
Pittsburgh holds off Buffalo in the second half, 84-79
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Six Panthers broke into double digit scoring, including Cameron Johnson and Michael Young, who each scored 17 points as Pittsburgh survived a late scare from Buffalo to win, 84-79 Wednesday night.
Pitt was looking to move on from a loss to crosstown rival Duquesne and had seemingly done that, going up by 26 points midway through the first half. But the Bulls clawed back with a 16-2 run to end the first half and got as close as one point in the second half.
Duquesne ends skid against Pitt in City Game in 64-55 upset
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Another second-half lead gone — this time against crosstown rival Pittsburgh — and Duquesne coach Jim Ferry wondered if his young team was on the verge of an emotional collapse.
"It very easily could have been 'Here we go again,'" Ferry said.
Pittsburgh makes 11 3-pointers in win over Morehead State
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Using a barrage of 3-pointers, Pittsburgh sailed past Morehead State 76-63 on Friday night.
The Panthers had averaged just 7.2 3-point field goals per game coming in, but eclipsed that by halftime and finished 11 of 19 on the evening from long range.
The Panthers used the long ball to open up a 16-point lead at the break. The Eagles chipped away early in the second half, but could only get as close as seven.
Young’s 24 pts, 10 boards leads Pittsburgh past Yale, 75-70
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Michael Young scored 24 points and added 10 rebounds as Pittsburgh held off Yale, 75-70, Tuesday night.
Young, the two-time reigning ACC Player of the Week, was a jack-of-all trades for the Panthers. In addition to leading the team in scoring and rebounds, Young had three assists, a block and went a perfect 6 for 6 from the free-throw line.
Young leads Pitt over Marquette 78-75
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Young sounded like a grizzled veteran and he made sure his teammates listened.
"At halftime it was just a look yourself in the mirror type of moment," he said of Pittsburgh's 11-point halftime deficit that would reach 15 points. " We lost the first game due to (SMU) being tougher than us down the stretch. We came in the second half and it was now or never."
Johnson scores 18 as Pitt rolls by Gardner-Webb 99-80
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Plenty of the numbers from Pittsburgh's breezy 99-80 victory over Gardner-Webb looked pretty.
Pitt beats Eastern Michigan 93-90 in 2OT in Stallings’ debut
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jamel Artis scored 27 points and head coach Kevin Stallings survived a season-opening scare in his Pittsburgh debut, beating Eastern Michigan 93-90 in double overtime Friday night.
The Panthers led all of regulation but were unable to put away the Eagles. Sheldon Jeter's jumper and some clutch free-throw shooting in double overtime sealed the win for Pitt.