How is our great Duke man Dick Groat going to feel when Pitt and Duke get together on the court? Maybe he'll have to get a temp to work the games.
He'll be happy that he can see more Duke games in person.
<devildeac> anyone playing drinking games by now?
7:49:36<Wander> drink every qb run?
7:49:38<loran16> umm, drink every time asack rushes?
7:49:38<wolfybeard> @devildeac: drink when Asack runs a keeper
7:49:39 PM<CB&B> any time zack runs, drink
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Groat started a great run of Duke players from PA. Bernie Janicki, Ronnie Mayer, Rudy D'Emilo, Joe Belmont, Paul Schmidt, Doug Kistler, Jack Marin and Steve Vacendak, all in a 15-year period.
Groat is a Pitt guy through and through. I read an article a few months ago about it but can't find it. I don't think there is any doubt he'd root for Pitt.
That was a good period for PA high school basketball, which hasn't had quite the same run in recent decades, not to mention the rise of the Big East to capture recruits like Billy Owens. Be interesting to see the trends in ACC recruiting with the addition of Pitt and Syracuse.
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Similarly, who is Paulus to root for when Syracuse football comes to town?
- Pacer, Egr. '98
I remember that Mr. Groat received some sort of award before Pitt played Duke at MSG back in 2007, and got an extended standing O from everyone in attendance.
Found an old link for that game, where it says he's a Pitt guy (and a basketball guy) through and through, although it's clear he still has a soft spot for Duke. Coach K was the one who called Groat and told him he had been elected to the college basketball hall of fame.
No doubt he will root for the Panthers, but I suspect he will look forward to Pitt's away games at Duke (especially in January) much more than, well, Marquette or Providence...
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