Previews: Lots of interesting storylines for today's game! First of all, for those not in the know - the game is being played at Heinz Field, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers, because the University of Pittsburgh does not have its own football stadium. Today is also Homecoming for the Panthers, which typically calls for larger than normal crowds and a more emotionally-charged atmosphere. And, finally, Pitt will be wearing their "Pitt Script" helmets for the first time in a long time, something the fans have wanted for years. These are all indirect factors in how the game plays out, of course - but it's worth at least taking note of.
As far as previews go, our own Tyler Duke sat down with Cardiac Hill's Anson Whaley to discuss today's matchup, which is a great read. Whaley shares plenty of good insight into one of the ACC's newest members and provides a solid, unbiased look at both teams. Ben Tankersley has his weekly 3 Things to Watch For article up, which addresses a couple of key issues of concern for Jackets fans today, as well as the exciting possibility of seeing B-back CJ Leggett for the first time.
Game Time: 3:30PM EST
TV Channel: ESPNU (Game also watchable on WatchESPN.com)
Radio: 680 AM / 93.7 FM / GT Radio Network / Sirius 132 / XM 194
Odds & Wagers: According to OddsShark.com, Pitt is a 4 point favorite.
Weather: Mostly cloudy and highs around 65 at kickoff. Zero percent chance of rain. Looks like your classic northeastern mid-fall day.
When the going gets tough, the tough get going! Being a Jackets fan is never easy, but we love this team and they need our support!