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Courtney Martinez | NCAA.com | April 22, 2016

Pitt RB James Conner surprised by Eric Berry on The Ellen Show

Pittsburgh running back James Conner stopped by "The Ellen Show" this week to discuss his return to football after a battle with Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Ellen decided to take the opportunity and surprise Conner with the chance to meet one of his idols Eric Berry, former Tennessee Vol and current Kansas City Chiefs safety who fought the same type of cancer last year.

Check out Conner's interview with Ellen about his diagnosis, treatment and getting back on the football field before he finally meets face-to-face with four-time Pro Bowl safety.

It's heartwarming to hear both players share their stories and advice for overcoming the adversity in their lives. Both Conner and Berry continue to be an inspiration.

Football student-athlete connection group to hold first conference call

With the goal of receiving more feedback from student-athletes, the Division I Football Oversight Committee Student-Athlete Connection Group was formed and will hold its first teleconference call on Sunday.
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5 facts to know about the 5 wrestlers who will compete for a national title in their hometown

Every wrestler in this tournament has a story, but five Pittsburgh natives come to this tournament each have their own journey that took them from this town to college and now back here for the championship. Let's meet the five grapplers from Steel City.
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Pitt's Jeff Capel joining 2019 March Madness coverage as guest host

CBS Sports and Turner Sports have added University of Pittsburgh Head Coach Jeff Capel as a guest studio analyst for coverage of the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship airing across TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV.  Capel will join the Atlanta studio team – host Casey Stern and analysts Brendan Haywood, Candace Parker and Seth Davis – Thursday, March 21, and Friday, March 22.
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