Colin Dunlap

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Colin grew up in Sharpsburg and Aspinwall and attended Fox Chapel Area High High School.  He graduated from West Virginia University and then came back home to write for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  While there, he covered the Pirates, area college football and basketball, and the prep sports scene.  Colin joined The Fan when it launched in February 2010 as a weekend show host.  He also serves as a featured sports columnist for

Dunlap: James Franklin’s Words Hit The Mark

If you don’t like James Franklin saying outlandish things in the press conference after the game, the best way to shut him up is to beat him if you’re Pitt.


J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans reatcs after making a defensive play against the New Orleans Saints in the third quarter on November 29, 2015 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.

Dunlap: Watt, Rizzo Prove There Are Good Guys In Sports

Here’s a story about a couple of good guys in sports and the good they have done in the past few days.


Dunlap: There Are No Negatives With James Conner

Before the grass stains had fully set in on James Conner’s pants on Sunday, a debate raged on social media about how he “wasn’t Bell.”


Dunlap: Tomlin Is Second Best In The NFL

I don’t have any scientific data and I haven’t consulted Quinnipiac, but it sure feels like Mike Tomlin has a higher approval rating outside western Pennsylvania than he does in these parts.

93-7 The Fan–08/09/2017

Dunlap: Steelers Will Go As Far As O-Line Takes Them

This might be the best offensive line the Steelers have ever had and how far the team goes depends on them.


Dunlap: Golf Better Get With The Times

Had something else been on TV, Colin Dunlap would have turned the channel as Jordan Spieth’s errant tee shot on No. 13 caused a significant delay at the British Open.


Dunlap: Marte’s Return A Study In Fan Reactions

I didn’t expect, as Starling Marte stepped to the plate for his first at-bat after an 80-game performance-enhancing drug suspension, for the crowd to largely offer a big round of applause.

93-7 The Fan–07/19/2017

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor

Dunlap: I’m Sold On This McGregor/Mayweather Jr. Fight

I’m sold as sold can be on the Aug. 26 boxing match between UFC superstar Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather, the foremost pound-for-pound pugilist in the world.

93-7 The Fan–07/12/2017

Dunlap: How Long For Clint Hurdle?

Here’s one for you as it pertains to the future of Pirates manager Clint Hurdle … I could see it going either way and, in truth, wouldn’t have a problem whichever way the Pirates decided to go.

93-7 The Fan–07/10/2017

Dunlap: The Reaves Trade Is Great

Colin Dunlap has had it with Pittsburgh Penguins fans complaining about the trade for Ryan Reaves at the NHL Draft.


Dunlap: It’s Time To See Diaz Every Day

The time has come — Francisco Cervelli injury or not — to get an extended look at Diaz as the Pirates’ every day man behind the plate.


Dunlap: A Stanley Cup Story

When you think of those Pittsburgh hockey heroes, when you think of the class the Penguins organization exudes, think also of a guy like Danny Kroll.


Dunlap: Something Interesting Playing Out With McCutchen

Something really curious is afoot with Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen — he’s killing it again. Crushing it. Mashing everything pitchers throw in the strike zone and returning to all-star form.

93-7 The Fan–06/14/2017

Dunlap: Sullivan Already Best Coach In Pens History

Mike Sullivan was named the head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins 18 months ago and he’s already the greatest coach in franchise history


Dunlap: NHL Got What It Deserved With Sid Slamming Subban

Colin Dunlap doesn’t know if P.K. Subban got what he deserved behind the net, but the NHL got exactly what they created.




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