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Giger: Pirates’ success this season benefits Curve

October 22, 2013 Marketing a minor league franchise after 15 seasons has inherent difficulties, but the Curve have been given a great opportunity with the Pirates’ current and projected future success. more »»

Video: Giger, Rudel recap PSU's wild 4OT win over Michigan

October 14, 2013 UNIVERSITY PARK -- Cory Giger and Neil Rudel discuss Penn State's 43-40 win over Michigan in four overtimes. more »»

Offensive woes catch up with Bucs in season-ending loss

October 10, 2013 A truly great season, one not seen by a generation of Pirates fans, ended Wednesday night, and the way it ended should not have been a surprise. The Pirates’ offense isn’t good enough. It never was. more »»

Pirates let great shot at home slip away

October 8, 2013 PITTSBURGH — The Pirates couldn’t finish the deal at home, and in the postseason, that usually means big trouble. more »»

Giger: Alvarez epitomizes Pirates' resiliency

October 7, 2013 PITTSBURGH — No single player epitomizes the plight of the Pirates from terrible to terrific and their remarkable resiliency more than Pedro Alvarez. more »»

Giger: Cole clutch for Pirates

October 5, 2013 Gerrit Cole, who oozes confidence that equals his 100 mph fastball, went from impressive rookie to superstar in the making Friday. more »»

Hurdle’s slow hook cost Pirates any chance

October 4, 2013 There’s a big difference between postseason experience, which A.J. Burnett has a lot of, and postseason success, which Burnett hasn’t enjoyed much of during his caree. more »»

Giger: These Pirates are winners, plain and simple

October 2, 2013 PITTSBURGH — Forget about one and done. It’s won and moving on for the Pittsburgh Pirates. And they made it look easy Tuesday night with a 6-2 thumping of the Cincinnati Reds at an electric PNC Par. more »»

Giger: Enjoy every minute of this, Pirate fans

September 30, 2013 Savor this. It’s been a long, long time coming, and we don’t know when it will come again. more »»

Giger: O'Brien now has incentive to stay at PSU longer

September 26, 2013 Let me first say that I had never believed, under the heavy weight of the NCAA sanctions, that Bill O’Brien would be at Penn State for more than another year or two. more »»

Giger: It would be disappointing if Pirates don't return to PNC Park for playoffs

September 23, 2013 Some Monday morning quarterbacking thoughts: On the Pirates * The Pirates might have played their final home game of 2013 on Sunday, and it will be a shame if that's the case and the great fans of... more »»

Video: Giger, Rudel recap PSU's win over Kent State

September 22, 2013 UNIVERSITY PARK — Cory Giger and Neil Rudel recap Penn State's 34-0 win over Kent State. more »»

Giger: Lots to hate and like about PSU's loss to Central Florida

September 16, 2013 There was a lot to hate but also a lot to like if you're a Penn State fan after Saturday's 34-31 loss to Central Florida. more »»

Video: Giger, Rudel recap PSU's loss to Central Florida

September 15, 2013 UNIVERSITY PARK -- Cory Giger and Neil Rudel break down the Lions' 34-31 loss to Central Florida. more »»

Giger: O'Brien better off he didn't get to go to Notre Dame with O'Leary

September 9, 2013 George O'Leary suffered embarrassing consequences from lying on his resume, but truth be told, the fallout might have been the best thing that happened to Bill O'Brien's career. more »»

Video: Giger, Rudel recap PSU's win over Eastern Michigan

September 8, 2013 UNIVERSITY PARK -- Cory Giger and Neil Rudel recap the Lions' 45-7 win and John Cappelletti's jersey retirement. more »»

Despite record, Curve a success

September 3, 2013 This was a great awful season for the Curve. more »»

Giger: PSU wins ugly, which should be sign of things to come

September 2, 2013 Ugly or not, PSU can find ways to win Winning ugly is still winning, and what we saw from Penn State in Saturday's four-turnover, 23-17 victory over Syracuse was, in a lot of ways, ugly. more »»

Video: PSU Presser previewing Syracuse

August 28, 2013 UNIVERSITY PARK -- Cory Giger and Neil Rudel discuss Bill O'Brien's weekly news conference and give their predictions for Penn State's season opener against Syracuse. more »»

Giger: Why not keep starting QB secret?

August 21, 2013 UNIVERSITY PARK — Why should Bill O’Brien name a starting quarterback at all? Pick one, sure, but why not just keep it secret until Penn State actually takes the field against Syracuse? O’Brien said... more »»

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