Lyke or DisLyke? Pitt Has a New AD

Pitt has a new athletic director, so we’re here to give our initial impressions of Heather Lyke. Can she take on some of the biggest challenges that Pitt presents? Competing with the Steelers, Pirates, and Penguins for attention in this city is no easy task. Neither has been filling the seats at Heinz Field. We talk about the situation Lyke walks in to.

We also talk football and basketball in this episode as well. Spring Ball continues, and we have a few updates from camp. Basketball continues to see players transfer out of the program, and we debate whether or not we should be concerned. All that, and more, in Episode 232!

Do We Have A Goaltender Controversy? + Steelers Make Moves

Oddly enough, the Penguins seems to be playing some of their best hockey of the season with just about half of their expected roster on the ice. Injuries continue to pile up, but so do the wins. Matt Murray has been struggling, but Marc-Andre Fleury has been fantastic. It’s just been a weird stretch, but the Pens are playing well, so we’re here to break it all down and give our takes!

Also, the Steelers saw some players go and others sign in Pittsburgh in free agency. Who left? Who are the new names? We break that all down and talk some draft strategy as well. All that, and more, in Episode 231!

Injuries Pile Up for Pens, NHL GM Meetings & NFL Free Agency

It was a wild week for the Penguins, and we start by breaking down the countless injuries that are piling up. How much longer can the team remain successful with so many players out? We also discuss the goaltenders and how Mike Sullivan once again has some difficult decisions to make. While recapping the games from this past week, we also debate what went down in Winnipeg & how players like Tom Sestito should or shouldn’t be used in the NHL. We also touch on the NHL General Manager meetings and give suggestions on how to improve the game. We wrap-up with a recap of NFL free agency frenzy, including some moves by the Steelers.

Suffer No More, Pitt BBall Season Ends; Football Proposed Rule Changes

It’s safe to say Pitt’s men’s basketball season did not go the way most thought it would, but it’s all over now and we’re here to summarize the year the best way we can. We start by recapping the brief stint in the ACC tournament and how Pitt went down swinging, discuss Kevin Stallings’ future, and also add a touch of good news with a new JUCO transfer committing to the Panthers. In an effort to forget about basketball, we finish up with some recommended rule changes for college football next year and give our thoughts on those. All of this, and more in episode 228!

Evaluating Hainsey, Streit, & the Pens Deadline

New faces in new places! We start the episode by recapping the NHL trade deadline and the moves that Jim Rutherford made to gear the Penguins roster for another playoff run. Were enough moves made? We also judge the small sample size of performances we’ve seen from new defensemen Ron Hainsey and Mark Streit. With the Pens season reaching the important month of March, we discuss what we need to see from the team in order to be best ready for potential playoff matchups. Lastly, we discuss the rumors of potential free agent signings by the Pittsburgh Steelers of Darrelle Revis, Dre Kirkpatrick, and even Brandon Marshall.

Who’s to Blame for Pitt Basketball? Sheetz vs. Wawa

It’s been a rough end to the year for Pitt Basketball, and we start by discussing the news of Justice Kithcart being dismissed from the team and the discipline showed to Mike Young and Jamel Artis in the regular season finale. How long have these issues been looming? We also divide out blame for the failures this season, as well as read your reaction. We then shift to how Pitt players performed at the NFL Scouting Combine, and finish with the most important debate in the episode- Sheetz vs. Wawa. All this, and more in episode 226!

Stadium Series Success; Hainsey & More at the Deadline?

The NHL Trade Deadline is fast approaching, and we’re trying to figure out all of the scenarios in which the Pens may or may not add to their roster. Who will stay? Who will go? Who will come back in return? Will any deals be made? Will Marc Andre-Fleury remain a Penguin? We debate all of that, and more. We also talk about the Pens’ 4-2 victory over Philadelphia in the Stadium Series game at Heinz Field! Dan shares his experience from being in attendance, and we discuss the ebbs and flows of the action. All that, and more, in Episode 225!

Shouts to Pitt Softball; Basketball Drops 2 More

Basketball season has been a drag, so why not focus on happier things? How about a Pitt Softball perfect game! Sounds good to us. That’s what we discuss, along with Pitt’s two upsetting losses to Wake Forest and North Carolina last week. We take your calls, debate what we’d say to Pitt’s current and past coach, and look ahead to next week. All that, and more, in Episode 224!