Matt and Steve are bringing you this week’s news and updates in Pittsburgh sports. From NCAA hoops coverage to major league content for NFL, NHL, and MLB, if it’s happening in (or in some cases affecting) Pittsburgh, this is where you’ll find out about it. If you’re a fan of soccer or golf, Matt and Steve have some highlights there as well.
This week’s show notes:
John Banaszak, Chris Hoke Ryan Reaves-Pens, Steve Hutchinson O Guard Seahawks/Vikings
Riverhounds- Last week the hounds ended with a 2-2 Draw with Bethlehem Steel (Pull stats)
this Saturday the Hounds take on Louisville City in Louisville who are 6th in the group currently.
Next Saturday the hounds have their home opener with Hartford Athletic.
PGA Tour- Last week was the WGC Match Play at Austin CC. Kevin Kisner wins the brackets
over Matt Kuchar. Tiger Made it to the Quarterfinals. Other top contenders were Sergio Garcia,
Louis Oostuizen, Francesco Molinari. And Kevin Na. Also, Last week the Puntacana
Championship was going on last week that Gream McDowell , this week the PGA Topur is at
the Valero Texas open in San Antonio. After day one Sae woo Kim is in the lead -6. Not lots of
big names this week as the guys get ready for the Masters next week.
NCAA- the Final Four is set, 3 Texas Tech and 2 Mi State and 5 Auburn and 1 Virginia take on
each other Saturday with the final game to be held Monday in Minneapolis. 2 of the 4 elite 8
games went into overtime and the Duke game was just crazy ending.
NCAA Women- the women’s final four is also this weekend, Friday night, Baylor and Oregon,
and Notre Dame and UConn. And the winners meet Sunday four the Championship in Tampa.
Last season ND won the Championship with the skill and last min shots of Arike Ogunbowale.
She and the rest of the Lady Irish are looking to go back to back.
NCAA NIT Men’s- Texas wins its second NIT Championship over Lipscomb.
Penguins- The Pens Won this evening over the Red Wings to Clinch a spot in the Playoffs. The
seeding is still up in the air depending on the last game of the season for the Pens. Lots can
happen. ( BreakDown) Kessel on the board tonight twice, with Guentzel and Crosby as well.
Malkin and Letang both back in the lineup contribute nicely. Mc Cann has been all over the Ice
and making lots of plays.
Pirates- the Bucs are 2-3 after a win tonight over the reds. First off, the Bucs blew leads and
went into extras with the Cards the previous two games including the home opener. The
Defense made errors, the offense struggled with players in scoring position . The Starting
pitchers were great, but are on an early season Pitch count.
Steelers- the teams released Morgan Burnett, Steelers gave him 14.35 million over three years,
after one season, 11 games, early season injury, and being platooned in the secondary or as a
inside LB in the dime package, he asked for his release, the Steelers shopped him with no
takers, so they just released him freeing up 3.63 mill on the cap, but have a dead money hit
due to a roaster bonus.
Todd McShay prediction of Greedy Williams LSU Cornerback as our number one draft pick.
Holmes and Keisel are to announce 2nd and 3rd round picks at draft.
Bens Deal- Ben has been out of town, his agent also represents Goff, Wentz, and Mariota.
Those guys are in the 4th and or 5th year of their rookie deal. That may also set the bar for Ben
who is in the last year of his 4yr 84 mill contract. Ben is due 23.2 mill against the Cap this
season. Projected that Ben gets 2yr around 50 mill, and probably all guaranteed.
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