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 CBSPittsburgh.com.

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Dunlap: 5 Numbers That Will Tell Pirates’ Story

Pirates pitchers and catchers report Wednesday, and so begins the long trudge through Spring Training, on through summer and, hopefully, a third consecutive trip to the Major League Baseball postseason in October.

02/15/2015

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Dunlap: Turn Little League Fiasco Into A Lesson

At this point, this isn’t about winning and losing — this has to be turned into a teaching point.

02/12/2015

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Worley Wins Arbitration Case Against Pirates

In a rare victory for a player against the club, Pirates right-handed pitcher Vance Worley won his arbitration case today, according to a source close to the case.

93-7 The Fan–02/10/2015

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Dunlap: What Is Huntington’s Second Base Plan?

If there is one thing that has stood above all as the Pittsburgh Pirates have turned into winners, it is this: Neal Huntington has a plan.

93-7 The Fan–02/10/2015

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Colin Dunlap: Larry Foote & Marshawn Lynch Just A Difference Of Opinion

What started out as Marshawn Lynch against Roger Goodell has now drifted into Larry Foote against Marshawn Lynch.

02/05/2015

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Dunlap: Cleveland Browns Are A Mess; No Tears Here

The quarterback is in rehab. The receiver is suspended (again) for at least a year. And the general manager might be in trouble for sending illegal texts during a game. Welcome to Cleveland.

02/04/2015

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Dunlap: Bettis Finally Gets (Deserved) Call To The Hall

It was about time. On his fifth try — and in a decision long overdo — former Steelers running back Jerome Bettis was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night, marking relief and validation at the same time.

93-7 The Fan–01/31/2015

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Dunlap: LeGarrette Blount Completes Community Service, Case Withdrawn

Patriots running back, and former Steeler, LeGarrette Blount has one less thing to worry about as he prepares to play in the Super Bowl on Sunday.

93-7 The Fan–01/30/2015

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Dunlap: Krueger Brothers Making Mark In Speedskating

Pittsburgh has turned out football players — that much we know, that much we celebrate like the shiniest badge of honor. This guy and that guy, that quarterback and this lineman, seemingly just about everyone who has made it is from here or has some kind of tie to western Pennsylvania.

93-7 The Fan–01/28/2015

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Dunlap: Move Along, Nothing To See in Jack Kearney ‘Controversy’

Sometimes you are told something is newsworthy, when the reality is that such event or perceived hullabaloo couldn’t be farther from the truth.

01/25/2015

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Dunlap: Belichick Should Be Suspended While This Gets Sorted Out

Air, air everywhere but the ball did (allegedly) shrink. Oh man does this whole Deflategate really, really stink.

01/21/2015

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Colin Dunlap: Count Me As Rooting For Jim Tomsula

Walk past Jim Tomsula on East Carson Street and he looks like a guy headed into a bar for a fish “sammich” and a bottle of beer — but not the fancy kind, just a regular beer.

93-7 The Fan–01/15/2015

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Dunlap: Slow Down A Little on KangMania

Put my excitement meter at about six on a 1-10 scale.

01/12/2015

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Dunlap: LeBeau Out, But Process Seems Strange

No ceremony. No press conference. No member of the Rooney family standing in front of television cameras thanking Dick LeBeau — one of the greatest defensive coordinators of all-time — for his dedication and commitment to one of the proudest organizations in the National Football League. Nope.

93-7 The Fan–01/10/2015

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Dunlap: A 5-Point Steelers Checklist For The Offseason

Perhaps you have gone into this New Year (as an aside, can you believe it is 2015?) with a checklist; a to-do list you’d like to get accomplished before the calendar spins again.

01/07/2015

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