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Mike'd Up

Mike Asti, Mike Vukovcan

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Mike'd Up with Mike Asti and Mike Vukovcan talk a variety of topics pertaining to Pittsburgh sports, including the Steelers, Pitt Panthers, Pirates, West Virginia Mountaineers, Penn State Nittany Lions, Penguins and more.
 
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Who better to react to what Mike Tomlin recently said to Ryan Clark on The Pivot than one of Clark's former Steelers teammates who also played under Tomlin? Host Mike Asti welcomed two-time Super Bowl champion, football analyst with CBS Sports and co-host of the "All Things Covered" podcast Bryant McFadden on this episode of Mike Drop. Bryant told …
 
Are you excited about Pittsburgh sports right now? Mike Asti and Mike Vukovcan get Mike'd Up to discuss why excitement exists around the Pirates and why the Steelers are doing mostly the right things this offseason. What have they seen from Oneil Cruz? Are the Pirates finally showing a potential or are the Cubs just the perfect bad opponent right n…
 
Jeff Capel has been doing work so Mike Asti and Mike Vukovcan did too, discussing Pitt landing Dior Johnson on this edition of Mike'd Up on Pittsburgh Sports Live. How did Capel pull off getting a player with a national brand like Johnson? What lineup possibilities and questions now exist with so many guards and multiple point guards needing to get…
 
With the battling Mike Asti and Mike Vukovcan are back and getting Mike'd Up over the battling Buccos creating a bit of a buzz and a decision impacting the future of the Steelers. Can the Pirates keep the hot streak up after sweeping the Dodgers? When should they bring guys up from the minors? Have some veteran pieces emerged that can bring value i…
 
It is possible to criticize the Steelers taking a running back in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft and have that not be an indictment of Najee Harris as a player, says Mike Asti. Mike defends Harris against Pro Football Focus and then explains why Nick Saban is right, but the wrong guy to be mad at the state of college football.…
 
There's only one logical thing to do right after an NFL schedule is unveiled - offer an extremely early reaction and season preview. Steelers Now's Mike Asti and Nick Farabauh break down the Steelers schedule, debate if the tough stretch to open the season will impact the quarterback battle, analyze the biggest games of the year and give some bold …
 
Why did Jordan Addison really enter the transfer portal? Could he actually still return to Pitt? Should the Panthers take him back if he would want to return? On this debate filled edition of Mike'd Up, Mike Asti and Mike Vukovcan go back and forth on how we got here and what the resolution will end up being. They also discuss what this means for c…
 
With the NFL Draft fast approaching, Steelers Now's Mike Asti was asked to give the Steelers pick in a media mock draft. Mike appeared on The Fan Upstate, which is an Audacy station in Greenville, South Carolina. Based on the board in front of him and feeling as if the Steelers could not pass up the opportunity, Mike selected Pitt quarterback Kenny…
 
With the start of the MLB season almost here, Mike Asti and Mike Vukovcan debate a couple hot button issues already boiling over when it comes to the Pirates. Did they make the right call in sending Oneil Cruz down and delaying his service time? Is there now some new hope Mitch Keller can be the guy that caused so much hype? How much pressure is on…
 
The Pitt basketball program is experiencing a mass exodus, which called for this special edition of Mike'd Up. Pittsburgh Sports Now's Pitt beat writer George Michalowski joined Mike Asti and Mike Vukovcan to offer his insight on what triggered Horton's departure, the pressure currently on Jeff Capel, if this can quickly be turned around in the tra…
 
Spring may be in the air and the madness may be upon us, but that hasn't sopped the NFL news from slowing down by any means. Mike Asti engages with fans and subscribers to evaluate the Steelers offseason to this point, most notably signing Mitch Trubisy and the departure of fan favorite Juju Smith-Schuster. Mike even touches on the controversy surr…
 
The entire Pittsburgh college basketball region will likely be shut out of March Madness. On this edition of Mike'd Up, Mike Asti and Mike Vukovcan discuss the struggles of Pitt, West Virginia, Duquesne and other local programs this season. What caused Pitt to go back to their old ways after a win streak? What's happened to Bob Huggins' team? What …
 
In case you missed it, Pitt basketball is in the midst of a winning streak after a big win over North Carolina. Mike Asti and Mike Vukovcan talk about how Pitt has managed to become respectable towards the end of the season, what it says about Jeff Capel and where the program is headed on this edition of Mike’d Up.…
 
On this Senior Bowl edition of Mike'd Up, Mike Asti and Mike Vukovcan talk Kenny Pickett's hands, how the Pitt product stacks up among the other top NFL prospects and why people are misinterpreting the Steelers rumored desire to find a mobile quarterback. Mike V. even closes the show with a call to Pitt on how to properly honor Pickett for what he …
 
Even though the rebirth of the Backyard Brawl is still months and months away, the news that it will kickoff the college football season on a Thursday night sparked some excitement already. Mike Asti and Mike Vukovcan discuss what that game in a prime time spot means, what the early season schedules look like for Pitt and WVU. They also talk Pitt’s…
 
Since two of the most controversial and polarizing players in baseball history are in their final year on the ballot, Mike Asti and Cody Potanko just had to offer a show previewing this year's Baseball Hall of Fame results. They discuss the final ballot fates of Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens while also debating what should happen with the rest of t…
 
Pitt is not the only program capping off a special season in the Peach Bowl, Michigan State is too. Mike Asti was joined by Detroit sports personality (and former Pittsburgh sports reporter) Justin Rose to get the Michigan State perspective heading into the January first showdown between the Panthers and Spartans. Will Kenny Pickett or Kenneth Walk…
 
James Franklin's team may not have had the season they hoped for, but they do have a chance to show they can be better one final time with this group. With Penn State set to face Arkansas in the Outback Bowl, Mike Asti welcomes Jourdan Black of 40/29 News in Northwest Arkansas to give Nittany Lions fans some background about Arkansas, preview the m…
 
West Virginia has one game left before officially capping off their roller coaster 2021 season - the Guaranteed Rate Bowl against Minnesota. Mike Asti is joined by Andy Greder of the St. Paul Pioneer Press to preview the game, get the opposing perspective, compare the state of both programs and talk the keys to the Mountaineers winning back-to-back…
 
On the heels of a chaotic National Signing Day, Mike Asti and Mike Vukovcan fired up a special nigh time edition of Mike'd Up on Pittsburgh Sports Live to discuss Pitt's 2022 class, losing out to Auburn for a 4-star receiver, the impact of the Panthers 2020 season and the current uncertainty around the program. They also gave their thoughts, which …
 
Mark Whipple departing the Pitt football program may not be too shocking, but the timing of the news certainly is. Mike Asti and Mike Vukovcan offer their instant reactions to this major story, speculating on why this happened now, why Whipple went on a recruiting visit less than 24 hours ago, who will replace him as offensive coordinator at Pitt a…
 
Much like Pitt, not many expected Wake Forest to be playing for the ACC championship before the season. Mike Asti talks with Les Johns, who covers Wake Forest as publisher of the Demon Deacon Digest as part of 24/7 Sports, to preview the ACC Championship Game and discuss the contrasting paths that led both Pitt and Wake Forest to this point. They t…
 
Saying Kenny Pickett has been great for Pitt this season is an understatement at this point. Pickett has developed into an elite college quarterback with a legendary Pitt legacy. With all that said, Mike Asti focuses on Pickett's true NFL potential since college success doesn't guarantee success at the next level. To have that discussion on this ed…
 
Since Pitt has the Coastal and a spot in the ACC Championship Game locked up, should Pitt even play star players like Pickett and Addison against Syracuse? Mike Asti and Mike Vukovcan debate this topic and discuss the unsung aspect that’s helped Pitt get to this point. They also talk Penn State extending James Franklin for another decade. Enjoy thi…
 
Mike Asti electrifies this edition of Mic Drop with guest former NFL All-Pro linebacker Shawne Merriman. The Chargers great tells Mike when he knew Justin Herbert would be a star, his experiences playing against Ben Roethlisberger, the impact a linebacker like LA's Joey Bosa or Pittsburgh's T.J. Watt can have on a game and if he has any regrets fro…
 
Did losing trust in West Virginia's climb cause a 4-star recruit to de-commit? That's the main question host Mike Asti asked WVSN's Karl Ludwig about shocking news of Kevin "KJ" Thomas announcing he is no longer committing to WVU. What kind of hit is this for Neal Brown and the future of the program? Could this lead to other recruits also deciding …
 
With a Backyard Brawl taking place on the court, it's only fitting Mike Asti delivered a broadcast version. Mike was joined by Pittsburgh Sports Now's George Michalowski and WV Sports Now's Ethan Bock to talk about what the importance of the rivalry to both programs and why it may not mean as much as in the past. They both offer their realistic exp…
 
Mike Asti welcomes former Pitt All-American, former NFL player and media colleague Dorin Dickerson on the show to have a serious discussion about racism and the NFL. Dorin tells Mike his thoughts on how he would've handled being a teammate of someone he believed to be racist, if Colin Kaepernick should be back in the NFL and what the league can do …
 
Despite some wanting to use the excuse of the Steelers offensive line as why quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was struggling to start the season, Mike Asti explains why it’s time to just face some harsh facts about the future Hall of Fame quarterback. Mike gives his thoughts on if it's even possible for this version of Roethlisberger to overcome this…
 
As Super Sunday fast approaches, Mike "the Buzz-saw" Asti and George "the Howitzer" Gerbo are here to provide your ears with all the analysis and asinine entertainment you need before Super Bowl 50. The NFC champion Carolina Panthers and AFC champion Denver Broncos meet in the 50th edition of the NFL's Super Bowl. Will Cam Newton complete a magical…
 
You wnat entertainment and deep analysis? Look no further than Mike "the Buzz-saw" Asti and George "the Howitzer" Gerbo. After years of meetings and planning, the NFL's journey back to Los Angeles has been completed. The St. Louis Rams are the LA Rams once again. Even though all signs pointed to Rans owner Stan Kroenke bringing the best plan to get…
 
It's been another asinine year in sports! Mike "the Buzz-saw" Asti and George "the Howitzer" Gerbo recap the most asinine sports stories of the year, while keeping an eye on current news hitting the headlines. Before 2015 could close, there was still some drama left to digest. The asinine news never stops! Peyton Manning took HGH?! Well, that's at …
 
The sports world is rarely butterflies, rainbows, and unicorns. Mike "the Buzz-saw" Asti and George "the Howitzer" Gerbo bring you the best sports talk blended with asinine entertainment. Major League Baseball has decided to uphold their ban on Pete Rose. Has Pete Rose suffered long enough? Should he welcomed back to baseball? Can their be a sepera…
 
Mike "the Buzz-saw" Asti returned to his college radio home at West Virginia University, U92 (WWVU-FM). Kelen "BHyphen" Conley joined Mike to cap off an alumni marathon. It was a sports talk/hip-hop tune filled edition of radio gold on the U92 airwaves. Just call them The Closers, as they shocked the world, one day, at a time....…
 
Mike "the Buzz-saw" Asti and George "the Howitzer" Gerbo are always in full vigor mode and ready to wax poetic on all that's asinine. The MLB hot-stove has been really heating up lately. Are the Diamondbacks the new west favorites? Should the Dodgers have done more to keep Greinke? What are the Nationals doing? How much did the Cubs improve? Your f…
 
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