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Pitt fans have busy night on Friday with basketball and football games

Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE

Pitt fans may be used to having to decide whether to watch the local sports team over a favorite television program, but on Friday, they may have to choose between Pitt basketball and Pitt football for a short while.

That's because the basketball team tips off their season against Mount St. Mary's while the football team takes on the UConn Huskies in an important matchup. The good news is that the two games will barely have any overlap. The basketball game will start at 6:00 p.m. while the football game starts at 8:00 p.m. And even if the hoops contest is still going on during the football game, since it's being broadcast on ESPN3 online, fans will be able to watch the remaining minutes on their laptop while taking in the football game on ESPN2.

The other piece of good news is that fans won't have to choose between attending both games. The basketball game will be at home at The Pete while the football game is in Connecticut.

If you're a diehard Panthers fan, settle in for about five to six hours of games.

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