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S2, Ep. 7: Kimberley Nash, The Lady Sportswriter (Returns)

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The Lady Sportswriter, Kimberley Nash, returns to the podcast to discuss Lavar Ball, his recent dustup with Fox Sports 1 (FS1) reporter Kristine Leahy on The Herd with Colin Cowherd, why I found the exchange to be so fascinating (from both sides), and much more. (Run Time: 34 minutes)  (more…)

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Ep. 20: Michael Felder, College Football Video Analyst, Bleacher Report

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Michael Felder is proof that if you want to do something bad enough, all it takes is good, old-fashioned hard work. After his playing days as a walk-on for the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), “Mike” knew the regular 9-to-5 wasn’t for him. His passion for the game of football, particularly at the college level, is evident immediately when you talk to him. Hence why, after years of hard work, he’s now a college football video analyst for Bleacher Report. (more…)

Ep. 14: Donna Lopiano, President/CEO, Sports Management Resources

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It’s never been okay to downplay a woman’s athletic ability but somehow we continue to allow just that to happen. For too long, we’ve allowed ourselves to view women’s athletics as a novelty or, even worse, as us (mainly men) doing them a favor. I’ve played or followed sports for over 20 years and I have to admit, one thing that always remained fuzzy to me was the true definition of Title IX. I knew it had something to do with equality, but I wanted to know more about it.

That’s where today’s guest, Donna Lopiano, comes in. (more…)

Ep. 11: Teri Carson, MLB/San Diego Padres All-Star Game Volunteer Coordinator, Law Student

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I met Teri Carson a little over two years ago while working for a sports marketing company in Irvine, California. One of the things that stuck out to me was her energy and her drive to do any and everything possible to achieve a goal. As it turns out, that was just the tip of the iceberg when describing just how much she makes things happen.  (more…)

Ep. 8: Schea Cotton, High School Basketball Legend, Coach, & Mentor

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When you speak to Schea Cotton, he commands your attention. You can feel the experiences when the now 38-year old, former #1 High School basketball player in the country shares his life experiences.

Such is probably going to be the case when you talk to a man who, at 15, was already better than his older contemporaries at the time. Players such as Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, and Paul Pierce are just some of the names Schea was lauded over. Greatness on the basketball court was expected, almost a forgone conclusion. But things didn’t work out; and not necessarily for the reasons one might assume.

In today’s podcast I had the privilege of sitting down with Schea Cotton, the high school basketball legend, whose film “Manchild” will be premiering at the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 2nd at 9:00 p.m. (PST). (if you’re in the Los Angeles area, click the link for details on how to get tickets https://tickets.lafilmfestival.com/ )

I talk to Schea about his early life (4:00) and why he played basketball. His rise in the high school ranks while playing for Mater Dei and St. John Bosco (10:00). We also talk about what happened that kept him from playing basketball for two years before ending up in Alabama (15:00). We discuss his work today as an AAU coach and what he hopes people take away from the movie (20:00).

You can follow Schea on Instagram (@scheacotton) and Twitter (@ScheaCotton). Again, ticket information for the premiere in the Los Angeles Film Festival can be found here: https://tickets.lafilmfestival.com/Online/

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College Football: Bowl Season Superlatives And A Way-Too-Early Top-10 For 2016

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Iowa had no answers for Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey in the Rose Bowl. (Photo By: Nhat V. Meyer)

And then there was Alabama v. Clemson.

As I get back into the post-holiday swing of things I wanted to share a few notes/thoughts on the bowl season. (more…)

College Football 2015: Nick Saban Has A Point With NFL Draft Argument, Unfortunately Nick Saban Made It

When Nick Saban speaks, it's usually wise to listen.

When Nick Saban speaks, it’s usually wise to listen. This year’s SEC Media Days in Hoover, Alabama were no different. (USATSI)

SEC Media Days never disappoint.

There were plenty of great quotes to go around this year in Hoover, Alabama and most of it was covered quite nicely by one of my favorite sites, Saturday Down South (seriously check them out).

One quote from the week that caught my attention was from Alabama head football coach, Nick Saban. Saban commented on why he had such a difficult time preparing his players for their national semifinal game against eventual national champion Ohio State.  (more…)

The Locker 2015 NCAA Bracket Group

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This year I decided to up the ante a little. Since Warren Buffet didn’t return any of my calls, a nice little prize package worth $75 will be given to the winner of this years’ bracket challenge. All you need to do are three things: (more…)