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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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April 28, 2021 Are the Penguins playing the right kind of hockey for playoff success?

Penguins insiders Mike DeFabo and Matt Vensel break down the team’s performances in their important two-game series. How close are the Penguins to playing the kind of hockey necessary to be successful in playoffs? Plus, we discuss how important defense and goaltending will be going forward and debate what needs to happen with the power play when Evgeni Malkin returns.

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April 27, 2021 With spring camp behind them, Panthers, Nittany Lions shift focus to fall

College insiders Craig Meyer, John McGonigal and Nubyjas Wilborn review Pitt and Penn State’s spring camps and games. Performances matter more than points, but we still learned plenty from Pitt’s Blue-Gold game. Who pulled ahead in position battles? And which players have more to prove? Plus, we discuss the local intrigue in this year’s draft.

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April 23, 2021 NFL draft preview: Who are the Steelers picking?

Steelers insiders Brian Batko and Ray Fittipaldo take over as Mike Tomlin and Kevin Colbert for the day as we host our very own 2021 NFL mock draft. Using a simulator, we go round by round and pick by pick to analyze the Steelers’ options. Will the first round be a nightmare or a dream for the Steelers? What surprise moves might they make?

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