Pitt took a break from play to meet with Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney and his wife Patricia. Mr. Rooney is the U.S. ambassador to Ireland and Patricia graduated from Pitt.
Director of Media Relations, Greg Hotchkiss, reflected a litttle on the day and the greeting by the Rooneys:
Mr. Rooney first ascended to the podium and addressed his guests with some inspiring words. His message was that “all of us are ambassadors for the United States” and that “all of our actions reflect on how we are viewed as Americans.” Mrs. Rooney talked about what an honor it was to host the Pitt Basketball team since she is a proud graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.
The team geared up for another game vs. the Irish National Team tonight.