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June 24, 2021 At this point, we know what the Pirates are. So let's look ahead.

Pirates insiders Jason Mackey and Mike Persak look ahead to the MLB draft and consider the moves Ben Cherington might make. Who should the Pirates pick? Plus, we discuss the Pirates’ chances of having more than one player go to the All-Star game and evaluate Derek Shelton’s pitching choices.

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June 22, 2021 The importance of former Nittany Lion Carl Nassib’s announcement

College insiders John McGonigal, Craig Meyer and Nubyjas Wilborn discuss Carl Nassib’s announcement, Jaylen Twyman’s health status after being shot four times and the Supreme Court’s latest ruling against thee NCAA. Plus, we get into some heated Hawks and Sixers talk.

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June 18, 2021 What we learned from Steelers minicamp

Steelers insiders Brian Batko and Ray Fittipaldo recap Steelers minicamp and break down what they learned about the offense, defense and special teams. Which rookies are standing out? Are there competitions brewing? Plus, we look ahead to training camp and how that could be different this year.

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June 17, 2021 Everything that could go wrong for the Pirates has gone wrong

Pirates insiders Jason Mackey and Mike Persak discuss just how bad things have gotten for the Pirates, who have now lost 10 straight games. Is this team even equipped to win? We break down the worst parts of their struggles and wonder: Will it be this bad all the time? Plus, we take a look at what’s happening in the minors.

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June 15, 2021 It's recruiting season — and Pitt is taking full advantage of it

College insiders Craig Meyer, John McGonigal and Nubyjas Wilborn discuss schools’ recruiting efforts now that the dead period is over. Pat Narduzzi and the Panthers are wasting no time getting players in the city, on campus and in the facility. Plus, we discuss the state of Pitt basketball, college football playoff expansion and more.

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June 11, 2021 Will Mason Rudolph be Ben Roethlisberger’s successor?

Steelers insiders Brian Batko and Ray Fittipaldo recap OTAs and discuss what they have learned about this 2021 team. After hearing from Mason Rudolph this week, we might have a better picture of the Steelers’ quarterback plans for 2022. Plus, will Robert Spillane start, and did JuJu Smith-Schuster  really sign out of loyalty?

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June 10, 2021 Just when the Pirates’ lineup was getting healthy...

Pirates insiders Jason Mackey and Mike Persak discuss the return of key injured players and what Colin Moran’s new injury means for the lineup. Will it have an impact on his future with the Pirates? Plus, we break down Ke’Bryan Hayes’ home run gaffe, compare this season to last season and share our minor league scouting reports.

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June 09, 2021 Which Penguins are most likely to leave?

Penguins insiders Mike DeFabo and Matt Vensel discuss the news of Evgeni Malkin’s knee surgery and how that might shape the way the Penguins approach the offseason. Then we break down which players we think are most likely to leave and why.

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June 08, 2021 RMU hockey players wonder what's next; James Franklin appreciates lessons learned in 2020

College insiders John McGonigal, Craig Meyer and Nubyjas Wilborn discuss Robert Morris’ decision to end its hockey programs and Mike Krzyzewski’s retirement announcement. Plus, we get to hear what Penn State head coach James Franklin learned from the 2020 season and what he expects from his team this year.

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June 04, 2021 Steelers OTA takeaways: Is this Ben Roethlisberger’s final season?

Steelers insiders Ray Fittipaldo and Brian Batko share their takeaways from the second week of OTAs. The highlight of this week was getting to talk to Ben Roethlisberger and hearing what he had to say about last season, this year and more. Are we buying what he’s selling? Plus, we discuss Chase Claypool’s comments, Tunch Ilkin’s retirement and more.

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