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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 Panther 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.

For information on advertising, employment/freelance opportunities, or just to say “hey”, you can email us pittsburghsportsnow (at) gmail.com.

Editorial Staff:

Mike Vukovcan – Co-founder, CEO

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) gmail.com


Joe Steigerwald – Co-founder, Editor-in-Chief

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) gmail.com


Featured Writers:

Alan Saunders

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.


Harry Psaros

Twitter: @PittGuru

The original Pitt recruiting guru, Harry is Pittsburgh Sports Now’s Pitt basketball insider.


John Steigerwald

The king of old school. Featured opinion columnist.


Nick Gordon

Pitt football analyst and columnist.


Staff Writers:

Francis Guarnieri

Born and raised in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Francis graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2011 with a degree in English Literature and Non-Fiction Writing. Since then, he has worked in multiple unrelated fields to pay the bills. Pittsburgh Sports Now is Francis’ first noteworthy opportunity to utilize his degree.

Twitter: @fpguarnieri89
Email: fpguarnieri07@gmail.com


Rich Donahue

Jack of all trades. Duquesne basketball beat writer.

Twitter: @richdonahue


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.


Scott Elliott

Pitt, WPIAL, Duquesne and RMU contributor.


Matt Popchock

Beaver County High School football contributor.


Staff Photographer:

David Hague

Photographer extraordinaire.

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