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Dunlap: Boeheim Shows Again He Is Boss

Hold your applause. Syracuse University didn’t do the right thing. Far from it.

93-7 The Fan–03/18/2015

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Dunlap: Driscoll And Toole Tournament Matchup Is Intriguing

One guy is a Pittsburgher. One guy is an adopted Pittsburgher. Both guys are tough to beat — on and off the floor.

93-7 The Fan–03/16/2015

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Dunlap: Be Respectful Of Worilds’ Decision And Move On

You had to be skeptical. I know I was. It’s OK to admit if you were too.

93-7 The Fan–03/11/2015

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Dunlap: Can’t Picture Polamalu Somewhere Else

Can’t bring myself to think about it that much. And, even more, I can’t bring myself to envision how it would look.

93-7 The Fan–03/04/2015

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Dunlap: Olbermann Not A Person I’d Ever Want To Know

If you try to force a connection between the despicable terrors committed by Jerry Sandusky and some Penn State students raising money for pediatric cancer, you are nothing more than an ass going out of your way to look for trouble.

93-7 The Fan–02/25/2015

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Dunlap: A Pittsburgh Sports Guide To Lent

The season of self-renunciation is upon us. Oh yes, Lent.

93-7 The Fan–02/18/2015

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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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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: 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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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: 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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Colin Dunlap: Can The Steelers Win With A Gimpy Le’Veon?

It happened at 10:34 p.m. on Sunday night. A stadium fell silent. A fan base held their collective breath. Steeler Nation starting saying novenas.

93-7 The Fan–12/29/2014

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Dunlap: What’s The Bad Part About Narduzzi To Pitt?

It appears Pat Narduzzi is about to become the next head football coach at the University of Pittsburgh.

93-7 The Fan–12/23/2014

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Colin Dunlap: No Worry About Bell’s Workload

There would seem to be a slender line between use and overuse when it comes to a running back.

93-7 The Fan–12/03/2014

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