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: Do Nothing, Mr. Rutherford

Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford has an enormous decision to make — does he make a trade in an attempt to bolster his roster or does he let the deadline come and go without a transaction?


Dunlap: Hurdle’s Message Nice, But A Bit Off

Colin Dunlap believes Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle meant well in what he said, but he should have dialed it back a little bit.


Dunlap: WPIAL Went Overboard On Clairton, Monessen

Colin Dunlap believes Clairton and Monessen deserved a harsh punishment for a brawl that broke out during a game, but he feels the WPIAL went too far.


Dunlap: James Harrison’s Legacy Seems Shot In Pittsburgh

Don’t look for James Harrison to be in attendance at any Steelers reunions.


Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Jesse James, left, lunges for the goal line during the fourth quarter of a game against the New England Patriots at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pa., Dec. 17, 2017. After official review, it was ruled an incomplete pass.

Dunlap: Fix Catch Rule And We’re Close To Perfect

Colin Dunlap says the NFL not being able to categorize what exactly a catch is has become the main issue that needs to be fixed.


Dunlap: Be Sure To Stay Likable, JuJu

It wasn’t a big deal, but Colin Dunlap wants to remind JuJu Smith-Schuster to remember to stay likable.


Dunlap: Halls Of Fame Are So Diluted

According to Colin Dunlap, sports halls of fame are places that don’t really carry the reverence and veneration they were originally designed to.


Dunlap: No Excuses Now, Ben

According to Colin Dunlap, Ben Roethlisberger got what he wanted. Now it’s time to do something big.


Dunlap: Big Ben’s Message Was Loud And Clear Shot To Haley

Colin Dunlap heard what Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was saying. He heard it loud and clear. Did you?


Dunlap: Blake Bortles Isn’t Winning This Game

This one is simple; this one is a cinch and a no-brainer: There is no way (barring something unforeseen like an injury to Ben Roethlisberger or one of the Steelers’ big dogs) that Blake Bortles is winning the next game he plays.


Dunlap: NFL Fan Behavior Is So Out Of Line

What is it with NFL fan behavior? What’s the romanticism or draw with people acting like total idiots and doing things such as jumping off trucks and breaking tables.


Dunlap: Rick Pitino Forfeited The Right To Name Call

Colin Dunlap says Rick Pitino has forfeited the right to call Pitt basketball coach Kevin Stallings names.


Dunlap: Time For Steelers To Draft A Quarterback In First Round

Colin Dunlap says the Steelers need to select Ben Roethlisberger’s successor in the first round of the upcoming NFL Draft.


Dunlap: Ben And Haley Will Just Never Get Along, I Guess

According to Colin Dunlap, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and offensive coordinator Todd Haley will just never get along.


Dunlap: The Iloka Decision Is Baloney

It is stunning, it is ridiculous, it is ineptitude of the highest order from a league that has become a laughingstock in the punishment and player safety departments.