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November 29, 2021 Varsity Xtra: WPIAL championship memories and state semifinal predictions

High school football insiders Mike White and Brad Everett discuss their favorite memories from this past weekend's WPIAL championship games at Heinz Field and offer predictions for all 12 state semifinal matchups. Plus, we're joined by Penn-Trafford star running back Cade Yacamelli to recap his epic performance in the Warriors' first WPIAL title win.

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November 26, 2021 Pod of Steel: Is the Steelers’ offense actually getting into a groove?

Steelers insiders Ray Fittipaldo and Brian Batko share their lingering thoughts from Sunday’s 41-37 loss to the Chargers. Are we buying the Steelers’ explanations and optimism? Plus, we preview the upcoming matchup with the Bengals and share our predictions.

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November 24, 2021 From the Point: What did the Penguins’ road trip prove?

Penguins insiders Mike DeFabo and Matt Vensel evaluate the team’s latest three-game road trip. How has it changed the outlook for the team and, more specifically, Tristan Jarry? Plus, we discuss what is working for the Penguins, take a look at the standings, share stick taps and more.

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November 23, 2021 Off Script: Pitt’s path to being ACC Coastal champs

Pitt insiders Johnny McGonigal and Craig Meyer discuss the ACC Coastal win, Jordan Addison and Kenny Pickett’s national awards status, the Panthers’ possible ACC title game matchup and what this season could do for Pitt in the years to come.

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November 22, 2021 Varsity Xtra: Previewing this weekend’s WPIAL championship games

High school football insiders Mike White and Brad Everett discuss Bob Palko’s place among the all-time greatest coaches in WPIAL history after winning his record-tying ninth WPIAL title on Saturday. Plus, we preview the five WPIAL championship games taking place at Heinz Field this weekend.

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November 19, 2021 Pod of Steel: Steelers are facing some major health issues

Steelers insiders Brian Batko and Ray Fittipaldo share their lingering thoughts from the Week 10 tie with Detroit Lions. What kind of backup is Mason Rudolph? Plus, we take a look at the team’s current struggles with COVID-19 and injuries. Is this the most undermanned they’ll be? Who’s actually good for Sunday?

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November 17, 2021 From the Point: Penguins closing in on an agreement to sell

Penguins insiders Matt Vensel and Mike DeFabo break down this week’s big news: The team is in the process of selling to Fenway Sports Group. We clarify what that means for the Penguins, what you should know about FSG and more regarding the news. Plus, we discuss just how much the team has been struggling lately.

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November 16, 2021 Off Script: Pitt could claim the ACC Coastal title

Pitt insiders Johnny McGonigal and Craig Meyer look ahead to the Panthers’ upcoming game against Virginia. It’s a huge game for Pitt because the winner of that game claims the ACC Coastal. Plus, we evaluate the disappointing start to Pitt’s basketball season.

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November 15, 2021 Varsity Xtra: Previewing the WPIAL semifinals and Class 6A championship

High school football insiders Mike White and Brad Everett discuss how Steel Valley can overcome a season-ending injury to star running back Nijhay Burt in order to reach the WPIAL Class 2A title game. Plus, we give our predictions for all 10 WPIAL semifinal matchups, as well as the WPIAL Class 6A championship between Mt. Lebanon and Central Catholic on Saturday.

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November 12, 2021 Pod of Steel: Steelers are playing for the division lead

Steelers insiders Ray Fittipaldo and Brian Batko break down how Pittsburgh overcame its uneven performance and managed a win against the Bears. Can the Steelers find a way to fix the issues that keep popping up? And how difficult will the rest of their season be? Plus, we preview the upcoming Lions matchup and make some bold predictions.

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