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July 09, 2020 Pirates' piggyback pitching approach and bullpen concerns

Pirates insiders Jason Mackey and Mike Persak break down what they've learned so far in summer camp, including whether a Steven Brault/Chad Kuhl piggyback idea could work for the No. 5 starting spot and the mystery of the missing Keone Kela. Plus we analyze what the top half of the lineup should look like and how the schedule could affect the Pirates. 

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"RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)   
July 06, 2020 North Shore Drive-Thru chat: Penn State preview with CBS Sports' Chip Patterson

Penn State insider Nubyjas Wilborn sits down with CBS Sports’ Chip Patterson to discuss if college football will be played this fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the different ways schools are handling safety protocols. Then we preview Penn State’s season, analyzing if quarterback Sean Clifford is the real deal and if coach James Franklin is underrated.  

Music from https://filmmusic.io
"RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)   
 
 
July 02, 2020 Pirates baseball is on the horizon, but what if virus keeps getting worse?

Pirates insiders Jason Mackey and Mike Persak discuss the start of spring training 2.0, including what to expect with the rotation, the third-base/DH spot and the backend of the bullpen after Edgar Santana's suspension. Plus, why are we so confident the season will go on even if COVID-19 cases keep spiking?

Music from https://filmmusic.io
"RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)    
 

 

July 01, 2020 'Hockey culture' and chance for Cup has Penguins willing to take risk

Penguins insiders Matt Vensel and Mike DeFabo analyze how the NHL’s return-to-play plan is coming together and why Pittsburgh’s players and coaches seem willing to report for duty amid coronavirus concerns. Plus, the controversial result of the NHL’s draft lottery spawned some wild conspiracy theories, so we debunk those.

Music from https://filmmusic.io
"RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)    
June 25, 2020 North Shore Drive-Thru chat: Former Steelers LB Arthur Moats

Steelers insider Brian Batko talks with former linebacker Arthur Moats about the transition to media, his historic run-in with Brett Favre and players standing up to protest.

June 24, 2020 Have positive COVID cases in NHL hurt optimism for restart?

Penguins insiders Matt Vensel and Mike DeFabo discuss why Pittsburgh wasn't chosen as a hub city for the NHL's restart plan and whether COVID-19 cases within the league are hurting enthusiasm. Plus, we take a look at the upcoming NHL draft lottery and throw out some names to know.

Music from https://filmmusic.io
"RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)    
June 23, 2020 MLB is back: Reasons for excitement, concern

Pirates insiders Jason Mackey and Mike Persak break down MLB's 60-game season slated to start July 24. Did the league really cost itself fans during the long negotiations? And could the Pirates actually contend for a postseason berth under this new format? Plus, not all negotiations are over, so what more could MLB do to increase enthusiasm?

Music from https://filmmusic.io
"RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)    
June 22, 2020 North Shore Drive-Thru chat: Stadium college football analyst Michael Felder

Insider Nubyjas Wilborn talks with Stadium's Michael Felder about life as a video analyst, why players need to speak up now and Penn State's 2020 chances.

Music from https://filmmusic.io
"RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)   
June 17, 2020 How do Penguins stack up in Metro division's future?

Penguins insiders Matt Vensel and Mike DeFabo look into the future to determine if the Penguins can still rule their division in 3-plus years. Who will make up the team's next core? Is the organizational depth good enough to compete with their rivals? And how much more do Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin really have? Plus, we discuss the latest news surrounding Canadian hub cities and positive coronavirus tests. 

Music from https://filmmusic.io
"RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)    
June 16, 2020 How Pitt, Penn State are seeing a shift in player-coach power dynamic

Pitt insiders Craig Meyer and John McGonigal join Penn State insider Nubyjas Wilborn to discuss how the Black Lives Matter protests around the country have ignited a new era of player empowerment, potentially changing the power dynamic in college sports forever. The controversy surrounding Pat Narduzzi's use of the word "thug" is just one example of many around the nation. 

Music from https://filmmusic.io
"RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)   

 


Music from https://filmmusic.io "RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)


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