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2023 Steelers: Season Predictions

2023 Steelers: Season Predictions

Toby Badino, Staff Writer September 8, 2023

Last year the Pittsburgh Steelers managed to end the season with a winning record of 9-8 after going 3-7 in the first ten games of the season. The Steelers have not had a losing season since 2003, and...

Dauri Moreta walks off the mound after a solid performance. Photo Credit: Harrison Barden

Dealin’ Dauri: The Rise Of The Pirates’ Impressive New Reliever

Alex Kiger, Sports Editor June 15, 2023

It was a warm, sunny day when the Pittsburgh Pirates were in town to take on the Cincinnati Reds for Opening Day 2023.  Dauri Moreta stood on the mound at Great American Ballpark, the home of his former...

Ke’Bryan Hayes fields a ball during his elite 2022 defensive season. Photo Credit: Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Ke’Bryan Hayes Deserves a Gold Glove, When Will He Finally Get It?

Satyan Chickering, Staff Writer June 11, 2023

Anyone who has at least casually watched the Pirates since 2020, should have noticed the high quality defense of their starting third baseman, Ke’Bryan Hayes. It seems that he produces another highlight...

Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates his 2nd period goal against Dallas in a game in March. Photo Credit:

Penguins 2022-2023 Season Recap: A Good Season but Still Disappointing

Sam Tobias, Guest Writer June 8, 2023

Throughout the 2022-2023 NHL season, the Pittsburgh Penguins had many ups and downs. By the end of the season, Pittsburgh finished 40-31-11. The Pens ended up being third in the race for two wild-card...

Johan Hedberg with his famous moose mask in a game for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Photo Credit: Doug Pensinger

The Journeyman Career Of Penguins Legend Johan “Moose” Hedberg

Alex Kiger, Sports Editor June 6, 2023

Overlooked for a large part of his early career, Johan Hedberg broke through and had an NHL career that lasted over a decade. He played for five different NHL teams during that time frame, and frequently...

Connor Joe at bat for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2023. Photo Credit: Patrick Semansky

Connor Joe’s Breakout

Alex Kiger, Sports Editor May 29, 2023

Connor Joe’s story is one of resilience and persistence.  Originally a draft pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Joe’s baseball career since has taken him clear across the country. Through 6 organizations...

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The NBA Needs to Fix This Issue

Toby Badino, Staff Writer May 21, 2023

The dunk contest has been around since 1976, and prevalent in the NBA since 1984. The dunk contest has always been popular, however the event has declined significantly in recent years and the NBA needs...

Ilya Kovalchuk waves to the home crowd at Philips Arena in Atlanta after scoring the overtime winner in December 2009, just a few short months before he would be traded. Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox

How The Ilya Kovalchuk Trade Helped Kill The Atlanta Thrashers

Alex Kiger, Sports Editor May 15, 2023

I love sports history. I have always found it entertaining to immerse myself in the world of old stats, players, teams, and trades. In doing research for various other sports topics I fell down a rabbit...

An 18 year old Sidney Crosby (left) and a 40 year old Mario Lemieux (right) on the ice for the Penguins. Photo Credit: Bruce Bennett

Remembering The 2005-06 Penguins: The Last Penguins Team To Miss The Playoffs

Alex Kiger, Sports Editor April 27, 2023

For the first time in 16 years, the Pittsburgh Penguins failed to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The streak was the longest active playoff streak among major North American pro sports, and the Penguins'...

Pirates players celebrate after a win. Photo Credit: AP/Gene J. Puskar

Are the Buccos Legit?

Shane Birkenfield, Staff Writer April 25, 2023

The Pittsburgh Pirates have most definitely seen better days. Ever since the Buccos traded Andrew McCutchen, they have not won more than 70 games, and since 2015, the year they won 98 games, they had a...

Jung Ho Kang stands at bat for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Photo Credit: Jared Wickerham

The Mysterious Disappearance Of Jung Ho Kang

Alex Kiger, Sports Editor April 20, 2023

Born in Gwangju, South Korea and spending several years growing his game in the Korean Baseball Organization, Jung Ho Kang stood on the brink of something special when he made the jump to Major League...

Ron Hextall faces the media during the season. Photo Credit: AP

How Two Years Of Terrible Decisions Led To Ron Hextall’s Firing

Alex Kiger, Sports Editor April 16, 2023

On Thursday, the Penguins announced that General Manager Ron Hextall, President of Hockey Operations Brian Burke, and Assistant General Manager Chris Pryor were all relieved of their duties as members...

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