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

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Dunlap: Memo To NFL – Schedule Steelers & Bengals For Week 4

Colin Dunlap loves what happened between DeAngelo Williams and Vontaze Burfict over the past day or so on Twitter.


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Dunlap: If Polanco Signs Deal, McCutchen Has Decision To Make

Where does a reported contract extension for Gregory Polanco leave Andrew McCutchen?


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Dunlap: 5 Questions Going Into Pirates Season

Colin Dunlap has five questions about the Pittsburgh Pirates that will need to be answered throughout various points in the year.


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Dunlap: Stallings Really Gained My Respect Today

New Pitt basketball coach Kevin Stallings definitely won his introductory press conference on Monday afternoon, even as the room upon arrival resembled more pep rally than press conference.


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Dunlap: RG III Signing Should Make Us Appreciate Ben Even More

Pardon Colin Dunlap while he finds the hilarity in the Cleveland Browns as they keep Cleveland Browning their way to being a nothing of an organization.


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Dunlap: Top 5 Candidates I Would Consider To Replace Jamie Dixon

With Jamie Dixon taking his substantial worth to Fort Worth and TCU, it leaves a decently appetizing vacancy in the world of college basketball.

93-7 The Fan–03/21/2016

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Dunlap: Nicasio Merits Your Attention

Spring Training numbers don’t mean much, but in the case of right-handed pitcher Juan Nicasio, they just might win him a spot in the Pirates’ rotation.


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Dunlap: Martavis Should Never Play For Steelers Again

Martavis Bryant looked great in a Steelers uniform. But he should never wear one again.

93-7 The Fan–03/14/2016

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Dunlap: Pitt Basketball Stuck In A Rut

Colin Dunlap wonders about the current state of Pitt basketball and what the future holds.


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Dunlap: Gay Is First Step, Now Steelers Need To Bring Foster Back

Tuesday afternoon brought just about the best news possible — at least in the current market — for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ secondary.


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Dunlap: Observations Peeking Around Pirates Camp In Bradenton

As the 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates attempt to reach the postseason for the fourth consecutive season — and that still sounds crazy to say out loud — they have been busting their humps at McKechnie Field and Pirate City.

93-7 The Fan–03/04/2016

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Dunlap: Pirates Motivated By Underdog Role

It seems the Pittsburgh Pirates love the underdog role. Man, do they love the underdog role.

93-7 The Fan–03/01/2016

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Dunlap: MLB Has The Wrong Neighborhood

Colin Dunlap says MLB’s decision to make the “Neighborhood Play” reviewable is a very bad idea.


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Dunlap: Pitchers & Helmets Seems To Be A Simple Fix

Jared Hughes is using his head. Mark Melancon might, too. Major League Baseball should put its head together with their minor league system and get this thing right.


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Dunlap: Some Fun With The New Pirates Throwbacks

On Thursday, the Pirates unveiled their new Sunday alternate uniforms for the 2016 season. And, as the kids say, they are dope.

93-7 The Fan–02/18/2016



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