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May 14, 2021 Breaking down the Steelers’ 2021 schedule

Steelers insiders Brian Batko and Ray Fittipaldo are back to take a closer at the biggest news of the offseason: the 2021 schedule. We make predictions for the historic 17-game season and share how confident we are in those picks. Which teams stand out as challenges? And which could be easy wins?

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May 13, 2021 What (and why) should Pirates fans be watching right now?

Pirates insiders Jason Mackey and Mike Persak break down all the reasons to pay attention to the Pirates right now. What should fans be taking note of? We also discuss what the Pirates should do with Tyler Anderson and what’s happening in the outfield. Plus, we take a look at Pittsburgh’s latest minor league developments.

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May 13, 2021 Penguins postseason primer

Penguins insiders Mike DeFabo and Matt Vensel are joined by Josh Getzoff from the Penguins Radio Network to break down Pittsburgh’s first-round matchup with the Islanders. What are the biggest factors that could swing the series? Plus, we discuss who we’re picking to win and what we’re excited to see from the other matchups.

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May 11, 2021 The Justin Champagnie question is answered. What's next for the Panthers?

College insiders Craig Meyer, John McGonigal and Nubyjas Wilborn break down Pitt basketball’s latest big news: Justin Champagnie is officially entering the draft. How does this change things for the Panthers? Is their outlook as grim as it seems? Plus, we evaluate Jeff Capel’s time here and give him a grade. We also discuss the NCAA’s NIL rule and Pitt soccer’s historic run.

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May 07, 2021 How do the Steelers compare to the rest of the AFC North after the draft?

Steelers insiders Brian Batko and Ray Fittipaldo are tying up some loose ends from the draft and breaking down the latest news on Terrell Edmunds, Justin Layne, Al Villanueva and more. Plus, we discuss how the draft played out for the AFC North and what those picks mean for the Steelers.

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May 06, 2021 Pirates prospects creating highlight reel moments

Pirates insiders Jason Mackey and Mike Persak break down Tuesday’s minor league games and all of the prospects’ highlight reel moments. The Young Bucs are giving fans positive things to talk about, but there’s so much more to come. Plus, we discuss the Pirates’ series in San Diego. Which players stood out?

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May 05, 2021 Evgeni Malkin is back — but it’s just the first step for the Penguins

Penguins insiders Mike DeFabo and Matt Vensel break down the two-game series against the Philadelphia Flyers. Have the Penguins experienced some slippage? Plus, Evgeni Malkin is back and that’s key — but it’s also just the first step for him.

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May 04, 2021 Looking at local draftees’ new teams

College insiders John McGonigal, Craig Meyer and Nubyjas Wilborn discuss the local players from Pitt and Penn State who were drafted over the weekend. Which players have the best chance of making an immediate impact? Plus, we address the Rashad Weaver situation.

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May 01, 2021 Breaking down Steelers' 2021 draft class

Steelers insiders Brian Batko and Ray Fittipaldo analyze the 2021 draft class, from Najee Harris to Pressley Harvin. Did they do enough to address the biggest areas of need? Who could be the sleeper star? And what might they have done differently if they were Mike Tomlin and Kevin Colbert?

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April 29, 2021 The Pirates have their flaws, but lately they're playing good baseball

Pirates insiders Jason Mackey and Mike Persak break down how well the Pirates have been playing recently and discuss what’s been standing out. While the bullpen has been terrific, the starting pitching has to go deeper. And what is going on with Mitch Keller? Plus, we talk about player accountability, evaluate the future of the lineup and draft Pirates we would want on a football team.

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