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By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Morning, Lunatics …

>> The Thursday column digs deep into the past of newly minted Pitt quarterback Tom Savage … just to find the last time the guy actually played.

It’s a wild story that, given the Panthers’ challenging 2013 schedule in the ACC, could get a whole lot wilder before long. Especially if Savage plays anywhere near his freshman peak at Rutgers.

Here’s our news coverage of Savage being named, by Jerry DiPaola.

And here’s a bit of our talk over on the South Side …

What are your expectations for Pitt in Paul Chryst’s second season?

Let’s hear it in the comments below.


>> The Pirates and Starling Marte overcame Tuesday’s monster, monumental, epic, earth-shattering, seismic, senses-shaking loss … by winning one simple game last night. What a concept. Karen Price is in St. Louis.

Oh, and Francisco Liriano for Cy Young after a 10-run outing?

Don’t laugh.

Here’s the rest of our baseball coverage.

Here’s Cardinals coverage from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Here are official game highlights from

>> The Carnell Lake effect on the DBs is measured by Mark Kaboly in Latrobe. That and much more, including goal-line drills last night at St. Vincent, can be found on our Steelers page.

I stopped up at campus yesterday, too, for some future material. Here’s a question I had for Brett Keisel

>> Man, did I enjoy yesterday’s TribLIVE Radio show, and I mean that. It was almost entirely due to having callers control the opening segment. Really enjoyed it, and I’m planning on trying it again next week.

This was how the segment played out …

>> That was one seriously lousy loss for the Riverhounds in Wilmington, N.C., last night. Let’s just say they were Bosnia to the Hammerheads’ United States.

The Hounds’ 2013 home finale is Saturday. Almost sold out.

>> Action-packed few days coming up, first baseball, then football. Really looking forward to it all.

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Author: Dejan Kovacevic

Dejan Kovacevic, a lifelong Pittsburgher, is an award-winning sports columnist for Trib Total Media covering the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates, Pitt and, recently, his fourth Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He also appears on WPXI-TV's 'Subway Final Word’ and hosts a weekly show on TribLIVE Radio. For 2011, he was named one of the country's top four columnists by the AP Sports Editors. For 2012, he was named one of the country's top three columnists by the National Headliners. For 2013, he was named the state's top columnist by the Keystone Press Awards and top columnist in Western Pennsylvania by the Golden Quills.

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