The sport of basketball has held a firm place among America's most beloved pastimes ever since it spun off from the popular breakfast spread NBA Jam. Spread your friends across a row of seats with today's GrouponLive deal: for $12, you get one ticket for seating in section 206, 216, 223, or 233 at The City Game presented by Baierl Kia, featuring the Pittsburgh Panthers versus the Duquesne Dukes at Consol Energy Center on Wednesday, November 30, at 7 p.m. (up to a $24.95 value, including all fees). Doors open at 6 p.m.
Starting the season with a No. 11 nationwide ranking by the USA Today/ESPN Coaches' Poll, the Pittsburgh Panthers battle college rivals the Duquesne Dukes during a heated swooshing session for the 80th time since 1932. Boasting nine years in the position, Panthers Head Coach Jamie Dixon arranges a night of fierce net-clawing through strategic plays, motivating his players with the promise of bragging rights and being allowed to stay up an hour past bedtime. On the other side of the court, the Dukes stand nobly backed by last season's 10–6 conference record. Consol Energy Center puts neither team at a home advantage, forming a playing ground as fair and neutral as a Swiss chocolate shop during World War II.