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Pittsburgh Sports Now: The best Pitt, Duquesne and WPIAL news and recruiting coverage.

Founded by Mike Vukovcan and Joe Steigerwald in November of 2015, Pittsburgh Sports Now has exploded onto the Pittsburgh sports news scene to become one of the few destination sites for Pitt, Duquesne, RMU and WPIAL fans. Using his insider knowledge and connections, Mike has cultivated a dedicated readership who count on him to deliver breaking recruiting news before anyone else. Not just a “fan” blog, Pittsburgh Sports Now goes beyond the amateur analysis sometimes found in the Pittsburgh blogosphere to deliver news and exclusive interviews not found anywhere else.

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Editorial Staff:

Mike Vukovcan – Co-founder

Graduate of Robert Morris University, formerly KDKA-TV. Married with 3 kids. Founded Pittsburgh Sports Now in November, 2015 to provide in-depth coverage of Pitt and WPIAL recruiting.

Email: mvukovcan (at)

Joe Steigerwald – Co-founder

Do-it-all web designer, graphic designer, photographer, videographer, editor, marketer; basically whatever it takes to make Pittsburgh Sports Now great. Allegheny College grad with a degree in one of those useless liberal arts.

Email: jstags2112 (at)

Alan Saunders – Co-owner

Born in Monroeville and raised in Penn Township, Westmoreland County, Alan attended Penn-Trafford High School before heading off to IUP, where he was a contributor to Hockey’s Future. After college, Alan started a sports equipment company, which he ran for 5 years. Since then, he’s been writing full-time. His credentials include covering the Penguins, as an editor for Pittsburgh Sporting News, covering Pitt and Robert Morris, and as college coverage coordinator for DK Pittsburgh Sports. Currently he works as a freelancer for the Associated Press, Pirates Prospects and the Beaver County Times.

Alan is Pittsburgh Sports Now’s Pitt beat writer for football and basketball, as well as a co-owner.

Featured Contributors:

Harry Psaros

Twitter: @PittGuru

The original Pitt recruiting guru, Harry covers both football and basketball recruiting and is PSN’s Pitt basketball insider.

Douglas Biega

Championship winning high school basketball coach. Die-Hards basketball insider.

Bob Rosenfels

Recruiting and scouting

Zachary Weiss

Duquesne men and women’s basketball beat writer

Mitchell Northam

Special Carolina correspondent

Staff Writers:

Nate Bell

Pitt football and basketball reporter

Steve Patrick

Twitter: @stevepatrickSPT

Steve is the founder of the well-known Pitt Wrestling Blog, where he covered all things Pitt wrestling. A graduate of Mt. Lebanon High School, Steve attended Gettysburg College where he studied Health Sciences and Business.

Steve Brenner

WPIAL football

Parker Hurley

WPIAL football

Staff Photographer:

David Hague

Photographer extraordinaire.













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