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Breakfast With Benz (5/12)–Robert Morris Lacrosse

Robert Morris men’s lacrosse coach Drew McMinn joins me to talk about his team wrapping up a gauntlet of a schedule as an independent in 2021. And we look at the team’s plan to join the Atlantic Sun conference for 2022.

Breakfast With Benz hockey podcast (5/11)–Pens get the Islanders in playoffs

The Penguins’ Jared McCann beats Islanders Semyon Varlamov in the first period on Monday, March 29, 2021 at PPG Paints Arena.

Brian Metzer of the Penguins Radio Network joins me for Tuesday’s podcast. We talk about challenges the Penguins face when it comes to erasing recent playoff disasters. We preview their pending first-round matchup against the New York Islanders. And we get into how the battle between the Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals may go down.

Madden Monday Podcast (5/10)–Mark Madden on Penguins playoff prospects, Steelers schedule, Horse racing scandal

The Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry makes a save agains the Capitals in the second period on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021 at PPG Paints Arena.

In this week’s “Madden Monday” podcast, Mark Madden and Tim Benz talk about playoff prospects for the Penguins looming challenges for the the Steelers, the Kentucky Derby horse steroid debate, and the passing of Tawny Kitaen.

Fantasy Sports podcast (5/6)-Jeff Erickson of Rotowire

Jeff Erickson of Rotowire joins me for this week’s fantasy sports podcast. We talk about how some Steelers rookies may impact fantasy drafts, Pirates pitching, some stalled NL bats, and fantasy golf too.

Breakfast With Benz hockey podcast (5/5)–Pens split with Flyers, Tom Wilson fiasco in New York.

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Cody Ceci (4) and defenseman Marcus Pettersson (28) battle for position with Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Brian Metzer of the Penguins Radio Network joins me to discuss the team’s two-game split against the Flyers, the playoff picture, and the Tom Wilson mess in New York.

Breakfast With Benz podcast (5/4)–A deeper look at Kendrick Green

Colin Likas covered new Steelers center Kendrick Green for The News-Gazette in Champaign. He gives us a rundown of Green’s career at Illinois, his transition from guard to center, and his prospect for success with the Steelers.

Madden Monday Podcast (5/3)–Steelers draft, Pens sweep Caps while Cards sweep Pirates

Penn State tight end Pat Freiermuth (87) catches a pass in pregame of an NCAA college football game against Ohio State in State College, Pa., on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. Ohio State defeated Penn State 38-25. (AP Photo/Barry Reeger)

In this week’s “Madden Monday” podcast, Mark Madden and I assess the Steelers draft, the Penguins two-game sweep of the Capitals, and the Pirates return to reality against the Cardinals.

Breakfast With Benz podcast (4/30)–How long can the Pirates stay competitive?

Pirates manager Derek Shelton watches practice at Pirate City in Bradenton.

Kevin Gorman covers the Pirates for TribLive. He joins me for Friday’s “Breakfast With Benz” podcast. We discuss Mitch Keller’s struggles, the Pirates’ efforts to break even so far, and the prospects of how long this competitive performance can continue.