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By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Morning, Lunatics …

>> The Thursday column looks back at some recent college football results and finally, formally concludes that Pitt made the right call with the ACC.

Would love to hear your thoughts on this, notably on one topic that isn’t covered in there: Can Pitt become an upper-echelon team in that conference?

>> Art Rooney II didn’t exactly blow the lid off the Steelers’ offseason playbook in his annual meeting with beat writers, but he did sound kind of a cryptic note regarding a Ben Roethlisberger extension. Alan Robinson was in the room.

>> The good Kris Letang has strikingly shown up for the Penguins in Western Canada. Josh Yohe reports from Edmonton, Alberta, and Matt Rosenberg does the page design above here in Pittsburgh.

Sidney Crosby as Captain Canada? He hopes so. Also by Yohe.

Here’s our full Penguins coverage.

Here’s Oilers news from the Edmonton Journal.

Here are official game highlights from

>> The Dukes, winners of five in a row, take their A-10 opener behind yet another Ovie Soko gem. Chris Harlan reports from Palumbo.

>> Pitching prospect Luis Heredia is really growing up, according to our Rob Biertempfel, the only Pittsburgh reporter in Bradenton covering the Pirates’ minicamp.

Here’s some of what Big Luis had to say …

Also, here’s a bonus talk with Charles A. Morton IV

There’s much more in our full Pirates coverage.

>> Feel like agonizing over a Hall of Fame 99 percent of the nation will never see? Not me …

>> Penn State’s coaching search seems to focus on Vanderbilt’s James Franklin. Chris Adamski reports.

>> I’ll check in with TribLIVE Radio at 11:30 a.m.

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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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