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Rich Take On Sports

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Host Richmond Weaver explores the influence and impact of sports through conversations with personalities and luminaries who have been impacted, built, and inspired by the role of sports in their lives as they share their personal stories.


Why FAILURE is only FAILURE TO TRY with Vince Thompson
Jun 26 • 70 min
From small-town Alabama, Vince Thompson has never been afraid to take his shot in life and with a passion for sports, he’s built one of the most successful sports and entertainment marketing agencies in the country through a mindset of being the underdog…
Kelsey Riggs: Comparisons steal your joy
Jun 12 • 67 min
Kelsey Riggs tries not to compare herself to others understanding that comparisons steal your joy and never let you get to enjoy your journey as she continues her dream of a sports broadcasting career after playing soccer at Charleston Southern then…
Tom Luginbill: People build the culture
May 29 • 58 min
As a coach’s son, Tom Luginbill understands that winning teams have a culture that is built by people and sports allowed him to see this first hand at an early age and even later into his playing career while winning a JUCO National Championship at…
Leaving a LEGACY with Maria Taylor
May 15 • 41 min
Maria Taylor wants to bring the ‘Mamba Mentality’ to her broadcasting career and everything else she does in life as she’s always striving to do more than the past generation because it’s those people in the past that helped pave the way for her and why…
Zach Hirsch | I PICK WINS Founder and Sports Predictive Analyst
May 1 • 42 min
Being confident has never been a problem for Zach Hirsch known as Mystic Zach and that confidence has helped him create and found his company I PICK WINS at the age of 17 in 2019 which showcases his unique ability as a sports predictive analyst and his…
Charles Warren | Former PGA Tour Pro & NCAA Champion
Apr 17 • 71 min
Charles Warren has understood the meaning of process driven playing eight years on the PGA Tour after winning the 1997 NCAA Individual Championship at Clemson University but through sports, he’s also been able to rely on the foundation of being…
Sylvia Fowles | WNBA Minnesota Lynx Center
Apr 3 • 62 min
Sylvia Fowles continues to focus on maintaining balance in her life as a two-time WNBA Champion with the Minnesota Lynx where she was also named WNBA MVP in 2017 after earning her third gold medal with Team USA in 2016 and it’s that balance that has…
Keri Potts | ESPN Senior Director Communications
Mar 20 • 82 min
Keri Potts believes that her background in sports helped save her life during a violent rape attempt in 2008 and continues her journey fighting for victims of gender-based violence as a victim’s advocate and crisis counselor serving as President of the…
Kaila Burns-Heffner | ESPN Content Associate
Mar 6 • 66 min
Sharing impactful stories in sports is a passion for Kaila Burns-Heffner and she shares how significant injuries as a dancer in high school led her on a journey to follow her love of sports and telling stories while attending Clemson University and now…
Dave Goren | National Sports Media Association Executive Director
Feb 21 • 53 min
The joy of creating stories in sports has been a passion for Dave Goren from his early days growing up in Boston reading the sports section and he would follow a career path as a reporter, producer, anchor because of the beauty of how stories in sports…
Alex Weaver | NASCAR Reporter and Host
Feb 7 • 57 min
While living in the moment is a challenge for Alex Weaver when it comes to her career currently as a NASCAR reporter and host, she is intentional about focusing on enjoying each moment in her journey through her love of sports that began as a kid going to…
Ovie Mughelli | All-Pro NFL Athlete & Environmental Advocate
Jan 24 • 61 min
Ovie Mughelli is more than just a former NFL fullback who showcased a warrior’s mentality as he continues to utilize his platform from an All-Pro career and through sports to empower our next generation of environmental leaders through the Ovie Mughelli…
Quincy Avery | Quarterback Takeover President
Jan 10 • 32 min
Quincy Avery continues to help others achieve their dreams as President of Quarterback Takeover where he trains some of the nation’s elite quarterbacks and it’s the adversity that he faced in his life which ultimately helped shaped him into the man he is…
Rashard Hall | Clemson Football Director of Professional & Career Development
Dec 27, 2019 • 38 min
Being different to make a difference is a theme that Rashard Hall continues to focus on each day after an All-American football playing career at Clemson and even now helping lead the Clemson Football P.A.W. Journey which stands for Passionate About…
Kevin Johnson | Pace Academy Offensive Line Coach
Dec 13, 2019 • 52 min
Pace Academy Offensive Line Coach Kevin Johnson shares how his mindset of always helping others was born from his youth when others helped him beat the streets of Brooklyn and the lessons he’s learned from sports continue to drive him today.
Rennie Curran | NFL Veteran & Game Changer Coaching CEO
Nov 29, 2019 • 49 min
Game Changer Coaching CEO Rennie Curran sharing the life lessons he witnessed first-hand from his parents who immigrated from Liberia to America and how sports helped develop a mindset of always being in a constant growth mindset as he would become an…
Grady Jarrett | All-Pro Atlanta Falcons Defensive Tackle
Nov 15, 2019 • 37 min
Grady Jarrett avoids the pain of regret by focusing on the pain of discipline and believing that the best days are yet to come even though he’s had to overcome doubts from others his entire life, as he shares how that mindset was built through sports and…
Don Munson | Clemson University Director of Broadcasting
Nov 1, 2019 • 70 min
Clemson University Director of Broadcasting Don Munson also known as the “Voice of the Clemson Tigers” even though he’s reluctant to claim that title and he shares how his faith is his anchor in life leading him to believe that his best days are ahead of…
Kendall Joseph | 2x National Champion Clemson University Linebacker
Oct 18, 2019 • 69 min
Two-time national champion and All-ACC Clemson University linebacker Kendall Joseph shares how the opportunities that sports has given him in life are helping him find peace as he transitions to life without football and the excitement of starting a new…
Kelly Gramlich | Sports Radio Host & ACC Network Basketball Analyst
Oct 4, 2019 • 57 min
Kelly Gramlich shares how sports and the love of basketball led her to Clemson University as a member of the women’s basketball team while her competitive spirit and servant attitude has shaped her unexpected journey into sports broadcasting.
Drew Butler | Former NFL Punter and Punt & Pass Podcast Host
Sep 20, 2019 • 47 min
Episode 118 features Drew Butler sharing how sports has shaped him and how his own formula of perseverance has helped guide him throughout his life playing 5 years in the NFL after becoming an All-American punter for the University of Georgia while being…
Dalen Cuff | ESPN ACC Network Studio Host and Analyst
Sep 6, 2019 • 55 min
Episode 117 features Dalen Cuff as he shares the importance of setting your own expectations which he learned from his dad and he continues to set high expectations for himself while understanding that success doesn’t happen overnight from being named…
Retin Obasohan | NBA G-League Guard & 2016 First Team All-SEC
Aug 23, 2019 • 56 min
Episode 116 features Retin Obasohan sharing how knowing who you are is the ultimate foundation in order to know your why, as you’ll know what to do and this foundation has helped him to continue the pursuit of his professional basketball dream after…
Maxx Lepselter | MAXX Management President and Founder
Aug 9, 2019 • 39 min
Episode 115 features President and Founder of MAXX Management, Maxx Lepselter sharing how he’s known the sports representation/marketing industry his whole life through his dad and being around NFL greats like Lawrence Taylor and Tiki Barber but he’s…
Michael Serazio | Award-Winning Author & Boston College Associate Professor
Jul 26, 2019 • 60 min
Episode 114 features Michael Serazio sharing why his latest book, “The Power of Sports: Media and Spectacle in American Culture” was born from a fascination of sports that traces back to his childhood growing up in San Diego, CA and how a seemingly…
Blake Wynn | B Wynn Sports CEO and Entrepreneur Influencer
Jul 12, 2019 • 67 min
Episode 113 features Blake Wynn, who is known by many in the sneaker world as Just Wynn, shares how being an entrepreneurial prodigy has helped him redefine the label of age while becoming a YouTube influencer by the age of 16 and recently founded a…
Kelsey Plum | Las Vegas Aces Guard and #1 Overall Draft Pick
Jun 28, 2019 • 57 min
Episode 112 features WNBA Las Vegas Aces guard Kelsey Plum sharing how she has flourished in her career with an underdog mindset becoming the all-time leading scorer in women’s college basketball and through the support of a very competitive sports family.
Dave Dameshek | NFL Network Host and Contributor
Jun 14, 2019 • 54 min
Episode 111 features comedy writer, NFL Network host and contributor Dave Dameshek sharing how he attributes certain career success to dumb luck but sports has always been a cornerstone in his life growing up in Pittsburgh, PA.
Rob Parker | Fox Sports and FS1 Contributor & Host
May 31, 2019 • 33 min
Episode 110 features FS1 Contributor & Host Rob Parker sharing how the motivation of proving people wrong combined with seeing his mother set the example of a strong work ethic as a kid has pushed him to never rest on his laurels not only in his passion…
Chad Steele | VP of Public Relations, Baltimore Ravens
May 17, 2019 • 56 min
Episode 109 features Baltimore Ravens VP of Public Relations, Chad Steele sharing how even through the challenges of being bi-racial and a military child moving from base to base, it was sports that helped him make friends and become part of the community…
Milt Lowder, Ph.D. | Clemson Athletics Sport Psychologist
May 3, 2019 • 67 min
Episode 108 features Clemson University Sport Psychologist Dr. Milt Lowder sharing how the three things he knew growing up were farming, medicine, and sports while life’s curve balls led him down a path that he never could have dreamed of but it worked…
Bill Hancock | College Football Playoff Executive Director
Apr 19, 2019 • 48 min
Episode 107 features College Football Playoff Executive Director Bill Hancock retracing his steps all the way back to Hobart, OK where his first love was baseball but a job opportunity fell into his lap during his senior year at the University of Oklahoma…
John Harkes | Greenville Triumph SC Head Coach
Apr 5, 2019 • 52 min
Episode 106 features National Soccer Hall of Fame member John Harkes sharing how optimism has been a foundation in his life through his journey growing up in Kearny, NJ to playing under legendary coach Bruce Arena at UVA, being the first American to play…
Brooke Weisbrod | ESPN College Basketball Analyst
Mar 29, 2019 • 59 min
Episode 105 features ESPN college basketball analyst Brooke Weisbrod sharing her journey of being born into a sports family that led her to become a 3-sport athlete at Coastal Carolina University where she ultimately found her calling of being a…
Bradley Pinion | Tampa Bay Buccaneers & Former Clemson Punter
Mar 15, 2019 • 70 min
Episode 104 features Bradley Pinion sharing the pivotal moments in his life which combined with his love of sports, trying to prove people wrong, and Proverbs 23:7 has led him on his journey of becoming a Punter in the NFL.
Jason Barrett | President of Barrett Sports Media and Sports Radio Consultant
Mar 1, 2019 • 75 min
Episode 103 features Jason Barrett who didn’t become one of the most influential people in sports talk radio by chance. He’s worked his way through every facet of the industry and identifying talent that has the 3 L’s to be successful as a sports talk…
Patrick Sapp | NFL Veteran and “ONE Clemson” Founding Member
Feb 22, 2019 • 67 min
Episode 102 features Patrick Sapp, Director of Major Gifts & Alumni Engagement at Clemson University, sharing how his identity has never been defined by being a football player through his journey from Jacksonville, FL to the NFL and why challenges in…
Ivan Maisel | ESPN Sr. Writer & “College Football 150” Editor-At-Large
Feb 15, 2019 • 51 min
Episode 101 features Ivan Maisel sharing how his love of storytelling and sports were a natural fit becoming one of the most well-known college football writers in the nation and why so many people are emotionally connected to sports and especially…
Dawn Staley | South Carolina Head Women’s Basketball Coach
Feb 1, 2019 • 30 min
Episode 100 features Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame member Dawn Staley sharing her journey from North Philly and how the foundation of trust has guided her from an early age and continues to be a mainstay for her as Head Women’s Basketball Coach for the…
Bill Curry | 2x Super Bowl Champion, Coach, Speaker, & Author
Jan 25, 2019 • 40 min
Episode 99 features Bill Curry sharing his journey into football and how the love of the game started from a hatred of the game but through a mindset of never quitting, football and sports would take him to places that he could have never imagined.
Nathan Whitaker | New York Times Bestselling Author and Speaker
Jan 18, 2019 • 49 min
Episode 98 features Nathan Whitaker sharing how he never had any intentions of being an author working in the NFL but after meeting Tony Dungy during his time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he knew that he wanted to help share Tony’s story in his first…
Matt Stover | 19-year NFL Veteran Kicker & 2x Super Bowl Champion
Jan 11, 2019 • 52 min
Episode 97 features Matt Stover sharing his journey as a 19-year NFL veteran kicker where his career completely changed once he was able to relinquish control through a relationship with God and how his platform is much bigger than being a kicker as he…
Steak Shapiro | Atlanta’s Longest Running Sports Talk Radio Host
Jan 4, 2019 • 51 min
Episode 96 features Steak Shapiro, the longest running sports talk radio host in Atlanta as he shares how his passion for sports and food started as a kid growing up in Boston. From hosting on 680 The Fan to founding Atlanta Eats and Bread n Butter…
Sean Foley | PGA Tour Golf Coach and Instructor
Dec 28, 2018 • 50 min
Episode 95 features PGA Tour golf coach Sean Foley sharing his journey from Canada to becoming one of the most well-known and respected golf coaches and instructors in golf and you’ll learn how his approach to the game is much more than just analyzing a…
Debbie Antonelli | College Basketball and WNBA Analyst
Dec 21, 2018 • 45 min
Episode 94 features Debbie Antonelli sharing how her parents instilled in her the importance of not quitting as she enters her 31st season as a college basketball analyst and is considered an expert on the women’s game both collegiate and professional…
Tajh Boyd | Former Clemson University All-American Quarterback
Dec 14, 2018 • 57 min
Episode 93 features Tajh Boyd, former Clemson University All-American QB as he shares how football was not a sport that he wanted to play as a kid, however, his love of the game would blossom growing up in Hampton, VA ultimately taking him to Clemson, SC…
Episode 92: Deebo Samuel | South Carolina All-SEC All-Purpose Player & WR
Dec 5, 2018 • 31 min
Episode 92 features University of South Carolina All-SEC All-Purpose Player and Wide Receiver Deebo Samuel as he shares his dream of playing for the Gamecocks and how much it has meant to him as he now prepares for the NFL Draft and why he made the…
Episode 91: Morgan Cox | Baltimore Ravens Two-Time Pro-Bowl Long Snapper
Nov 30, 2018 • 42 min
Episode 91 features Morgan Cox, two-time Pro-Bowl and Super Bowl Champion long snapper for the Baltimore Ravens, as he shares how almost by default he became a long snapper, how there are times that it doesn’t seem real that he’s been in the NFL for…
Episode 90: Scott Shapiro | Vice President, Fox Sports Radio
Nov 23, 2018 • 37 min
Episode 90 features Scott Shapiro, VP of Fox Sports Radio, sharing his love for all Minnesota sports teams and how his love of sports led him into a career in radio although he always felt he was best suited for being behind the scenes.
Episode 89: LaChina Robinson | Women’s Basketball Analyst
Nov 16, 2018 • 33 min
Episode 89 features LaChina Robinson sharing her journey of being pushed towards basketball where she would truly find her passion eventually playing at Wake Forest University and how it was magic the moment that she put on the headset as a color analyst…
Episode 88: John O’Donnell | Johnnie-O Clothing Brand Founder
Nov 9, 2018 • 51 min
Episode 88 features John O’Donnell, founder of Johnnie-O clothing brand as he shares how competition was a way of life with 6 brothers and sisters and how staying humble in sports has carried over into the development of the Johnnie-O brand even though it…
Episode 87: Michael T. Pinkey | Combine Performance Founder
Nov 2, 2018 • 46 min
Episode 87 features Michael T. Pinkey, Combine Performance Founder and Performance Specialist sharing how circumstances didn’t define him, the trip around the world that changed his life, and how performance is so much more affected from the mental side…
Episode 86: Bob Harig | ESPN and ESPN.com Senior Golf Writer
Oct 26, 2018 • 33 min
Episode 86 features Bob Harig, Senior Golf Writer for ESPN and ESPN.com as he shares how he used an opportunity to be a caddy in high school as a springboard for his career into journalism by earning the Evans Scholarship to attend Indiana University and…
Episode 85: William McGirt | PGA Tour Pro & Memorial Tournament Champion
Oct 19, 2018 • 55 min
Episode 85 features PGA Tour Pro William McGirt sharing how his love of baseball and golf shaped his journey, what life is really like on tour, how he fell in love with the challenge of always trying to improve and why Tiger Woods called him an idiot.
Episode 84: Mark Packer | SiriusXM & ESPNU Radio Sports Talk Host
Oct 12, 2018 • 41 min
Episode 84 features Mark Packer sharing his journey as a sports talk host on SiriusXM and ESPNU Radio, how his career of being on the radio was something that he never wanted to do even though his dad Billy Packer is one of the most well-known college…
Episode 83: Austin Ernst | LPGA Tour Pro and NCAA Champion
Oct 5, 2018 • 57 min
Episode 83 features LPGA Tour pro Austin Ernst sharing her journey and how her love of golf was fueled by her competitive spirit and that she was never pushed into the sport as she’s one of the rising young stars on the LPGA Tour after winning the NCAA…
Episode 82: Bruce Gradkowski | 11-Year NFL Veteran Quarterback
Sep 28, 2018 • 32 min
Episode 82 features Bruce Gradkowski 11-year NFL Veteran Quarterback as he shares his journey and the underdog mentality that helped keep him motivated growing up in Western Pennsylvania that eventually helped him become a record-setting QB at the…
Episode 81: Stewart Cink | PGA Tour Pro and 2009 “The Open” Champion
Sep 21, 2018 • 59 min
Episode 81 features Stewart Cink, PGA Tour veteran and 2009 The Open Champion sharing his journey of growing up in Alabama and how he was drawn into the singularity of golf and the moment his journey was forever impacted when he would become a father as a…
Episode 80: Jim Abbott | 10-Year MLB Veteran Pitcher
Sep 14, 2018 • 45 min
Episode 80 features Jim Abbott 10-year MLB veteran pitcher as he shares his journey of striving for greatness and acceptance after being born without a right hand. His perceived disability didn’t affect his ability as he would be drafted by the California…
Episode 79: C.J. Spiller | NFL Veteran and Former Clemson All-American
Sep 7, 2018 • 47 min
Episode 79 features NFL veteran and former Clemson All-American C.J. Spiller sharing his journey and how accountability has been a foundation in his life as he surprised many people by choosing to sign with Clemson and once again he surprised many when he…
Episode 78: Matt Schick | ESPN College Sports Studio Host
Aug 31, 2018 • 39 min
Episode 78 features Matt Schick, college sports studio host for ESPN on ESPNU, sharing his journey from early childhood performances with a video camera to falling in love with sports journalism while watching some of the legends on ESPN and how it was…
Episode 77: Trevor Knight | Former Oklahoma and Texas A&M Quarterback
Aug 24, 2018 • 46 min
Episode 77 features Trevor Knight sharing his journey from earning the starting QB position at Oklahoma to the decision to transfer to Texas A&M and how he is still asked about pop-star Katy Perry calling him out on ESPN College Gameday. He relives some…
Episode 76: Chad Wilson | Gridiron Studs Founder & Former Miami Defensive Back
Aug 17, 2018 • 53 min
Episode 76 features Chad Wilson former University of Miami defensive back and founder of GridIron Studs as he shares his journey of falling in love with football at an early age ultimately transferring from Long Beach St. University as the football…
Episode 75: David Cone | Filmmaker, Musician & Former University of Michigan QB
Aug 10, 2018 • 53 min
Episode 75 features David Adam Cone, former University of Michigan QB as he shares his journey of always having a mindset of wanting to participate and it was football that he fell in love with first. He would sign with the University of Michigan after…
Episode 74: Dan Orlovsky | 12-year NFL Veteran QB & ESPN Football Analyst
Aug 3, 2018 • 41 min
Episode 74 features Dan Orlovsky, retired 12-year NFL QB and ESPN football analyst as he shares the challenge of helping lead the University of Connecticut football team from Division I-AA to Division I as the starting QB to life in the NFL as a back-up…
Episode 73: Jon Rothstein | CBS Sports College Basketball Insider
Jul 27, 2018 • 36 min
Episode 73 features Jon Rothstein, CBS Sports college basketball insider and host of College Hoops Today podcast as he shares his journey of winning the “Dream Job” contest at ESPN Radio in NYC to following his true passion of college basketball becoming…
Episode 72: Amy Lawrence | CBS Sports Radio “After Hours” Host
Jul 20, 2018 • 44 min
Episode 72 features Amy Lawrence, CBS Sports Radio “After Hours with Amy Lawrence” host as she shares how her passion for sports began at an early age where she played all sports and would eventually become enamored with the beauty of listening to sports…
Episode 71: Rachel Baribeau | ESPNU Radio Host & Changing the Narrative Founder
Jul 13, 2018 • 37 min
Episode 71 features Rachel Baribeau, Sirius XM ESPNU Radio Host, Gridiron Now contributor, and Changing the Narrative Founder, as she shares that she fell in love with sports because of the human element. While her journey has been met with setbacks as a…
Episode 70: Vic Beasley Jr. | Atlanta Falcons All-Pro Defensive End
Jul 6, 2018 • 28 min
Episode 70 features Vic Beasley Jr., Atlanta Falcons All-Pro Defensive End, and former Clemson University All-American. Vic shares his journey from smalltown Adairsville, GA with a dream of one day playing for the Atlanta Falcons and how that dream became…
Episode 69: Rhein Gibson | PGA and Web.com Tour Pro
Jun 29, 2018 • 35 min
Episode 69 features Rhein Gibson as he shares his journey of leaving Australia at 18-years old in pursuit of his golf dream in the United States and the life of a tour professional. A 4-time All-American at Oklahoma Christian University, Rhein has…
Episode 68: Travis Blanks | Former Clemson All-ACC Defensive Back
Jun 22, 2018 • 36 min
Episode 68 features Travis Blanks former Clemson University All-ACC and All-American defensive back sharing his journey and story of why Clemson, SC feels like home to him and the peace he feels in his life even though injuries didn’t allow him to fulfill…
Episode 67: Amin Elhassan | ESPN NBA Analyst and Front Office Insider
Jun 15, 2018 • 59 min
Episode 67 features Amin Elhassan, ESPN NBA Analyst and Front Office Insider. He shares his journey from Sudan to the United States and how sports was a way to connect even though he could never have imagined a career in sports. After realizing that he…
Episode 66: Jon Gordon | Best-Selling Author and Leadership Consultant
Jun 8, 2018 • 35 min
Episode 66 features Jon Gordon, former Cornell University Lacrosse player and multiple New York Times Best-Selling Author. While Jon has become known worldwide as a leadership consultant and motivational speaker, being the king of positivity is not always…
Episode 65: Brandon Boykin | NFL Veteran & Former UGA All-SEC Defensive Back
Jun 1, 2018 • 42 min
Episode 65 features Brandon Boykin, NFL veteran defensive back and former University of Georgia All-SEC all-around athlete who earned the Paul Hornung award in 2011 as the most versatile player in college football. He shares how basketball is the sport he…
Episode 64: Manteo Mitchell | Olympic Silver Medalist & World Champion Sprinter
May 25, 2018 • 40 min
Episode 64 features Olympic Silver medalist Manteo Mitchell as he shares his journey from a small town in North Carolina to becoming a World Champion sprinter and the most decorated athlete at Western Carolina University. His athletic path changed after…
Episode 63: Sam Acho | Chicago Bears Linebacker
May 18, 2018 • 33 min
Episode 63 features Sam Acho, Chicago Bears linebacker and co-host of “Relevant Is Doing A Sports Podcast”. He discusses his journey through sports and how the dream of playing in the NFL was never something that he truly believed until his Senior year at…
Episode 62: Kyle Parker | Former Colorado Rockies & Clemson All-ACC 2-Sport Athlete
May 11, 2018 • 33 min
Episode 62 features Kyle Parker former Colorado Rockies and All-ACC 2-sport athlete at Clemson University. Kyle shares his journey from his first time meeting Dabo Swinney to life as a Major League Baseball player and words of wisdom that he focuses on…
Episode 61: Mark Schlereth | 3x Super Bowl Champion & Fox Sports NFL Analyst
May 4, 2018 • 44 min
Episode 61 features Mark Schlereth, 3x Super Bowl Champion and 12-year NFL veteran with the Washington Redskins and the Denver Broncos as he shares his journey from Anchorage, AK to the NFL as an unheralded 10th Round pick from the University of Idaho.…
Episode 60: Anthony Miller | Former All-American University of Memphis WR
Apr 25, 2018 • 36 min
Episode 60 features Anthony Miller former All-American University of Memphis Wide Receiver who would finish his career owning every major career receiving record at Memphis even though he was an overlooked walk-on. His journey will continue with the…
Episode 59: Tiffany Mitchell | Indiana Fever Guard & WNBA 2016 All-Rookie Team
Apr 20, 2018 • 45 min
Episode 59 features Tiffany Mitchell, Indiana Fever Guard who was named to the 2016 WNBA All-Rookie Team and she shares how seeing her brother win trophies motivated her to play sports. While watching her mom as a single parent, she learned first hand the…
Episode 58: Jeff Scott | Clemson Co-Offensive Coordinator & WR Coach
Apr 13, 2018 • 44 min
Episode 58 features, Jeff Scott Co-Offensive Coordinator and WR’s coach at Clemson University as he shares the moment of clarity when he realized that he wanted to be a college football coach at 11-years old, why his faith has been an important part of…
Episode 57: John Brenkus | Creator of Sport Science & Brink of Midnight Podcast Host
Apr 6, 2018 • 44 min
Episode 57 features John Brenkus, 6x Emmy-award winning creator, director, and host of Sport Science. As a fan of sports from an early age growing up in Vienna, VA, John shares his journey that led him to explore how the human body performs and pushing…
Episode 56: Nelson Faerber | Former Clemson WR & Special Teams POY
Mar 30, 2018 • 55 min
Episode 56 features Nelson Faerber former Clemson University walk-on Wide Receiver who ultimately earned a scholarship before being named Special Teams Player of the Year in 2008. His strong work ethic built through sports helped led him in his pursuit of…
Episode 55: Randy Foye | 11-year NBA Veteran & Former Villanova All-American
Mar 23, 2018 • 58 min
Episode 55 features Randy Foye, 11-year NBA veteran and former Big East Player of the Year and All-American at Villanova University. His journey can truly be labeled as an “Outside Shot” growing up in Newark, NJ after his dad died in a motorcycle accident…
Episode 54: Allisha Gray | Dallas Wings Guard & WNBA 2017 Rookie of the Year
Mar 16, 2018 • 30 min
Episode 54 features Allisha Gray, Dallas Wings Guard and WNBA 2017 Rookie of the Year. Allisha shares how even after suffering a serious knee injury in high school she was determined to continue her dream of playing in the WNBA. Helping lead the South…
Episode 53: Kevin Willis | 22-Year NBA Veteran & NBA Champion
Mar 9, 2018 • 59 min
Episode 53 features Kevin Willis as he shares the journey of being a 22-year NBA veteran and the commitment needed for such a long career. Labeled as a project out of Michigan St. in 1984, Kevin would become an NBA All-Star in 1992 as an Atlanta Hawk and…
Episode 52: Dwight Gooden | Former 16-year MLB Veteran & NL Cy Young Award Winner
Mar 2, 2018 • 41 min
Episode 52 features Dwight Gooden, famously known as “Doc” Gooden when he burst onto the baseball scene in 1984 earning NL Rookie of the Year while being named the youngest All-Star in MLB history at 19-years old. He would win the NL Cy Young Award in…
Episode 51: Eric Pincus | Bleacher Report & Basketball Insiders NBA “Capologist”
Feb 23, 2018 • 59 min
Episode 51 features Eric Pincus, NBA expert “Capologist” on NBA TV and contributor for Basketball Insiders. Eric shares his journey of how he became the lead writer covering the Los Angeles Lakers for Bleacher Report after starting an internet blog. While…
Episode 50: Woodrow “Woody” Dantzler III | Former Clemson QB & NFL Athlete
Feb 16, 2018 • 84 min
Episode 50 features Woodrow Dantzler III, former Clemson University QB & NFL Athlete simply known as “Woody”. He shares his journey of growing up in Orangeburg, SC without a specific dream of playing college football and how martial arts helped develop…
Episode 49: Irving Roland | NBA Player Development Coach
Feb 9, 2018 • 49 min
Episode 49 features Irving Roland, NBA Assistant Coach for Player Development currently with the Houston Rockets. He shares his journey growing up in Oklahoma City, how his basketball career was forever changed after suffering a broken leg in high school,…
Episode 48: Nick Schultz | Former 15-Year NHL Veteran
Feb 2, 2018 • 40 min
Episode 48 features Nick Schultz, former 15-year NHL veteran who played in 1,069 games in the NHL after being drafted by the Minnesota Wild and he shares his time growing up in a small town in Western Canada to now looking ahead into his next chapter of…
Episode 47: Harold Hughes | Bandwagon CEO & Founder
Jan 26, 2018 • 59 min
Episode 47 features, Harold Hughes, entrepreneur and Bandwagon CEO and Founder. From Jamaican immigrant parents and striving for a better life to being comfortable to take risks, Harold shares his journey growing up in South Carolina to starting a sports…
Episode 46: Sharone Wright | Former NBA Lottery Pick & 2-Time All-ACC Selection
Jan 19, 2018 • 40 min
Episode 46 features Sharone Wright, former Clemson University 2-Time All-ACC Selection and 6th overall pick of the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1994 NBA Draft. He shares the day that his NBA career was shattered by a car wreck in 1997 and how in other…
Episode 45: Bob Rathbun | Fox Sports Southeast Atlanta Hawks Play-by-Play
Jan 12, 2018 • 47 min
Episode 45 features Bob Rathbun, Atlanta Hawks Play-by-Play announcer on Fox Sports Southeast and he shares how his journey in sports started as 12-year old volunteering at the local radio station in Salisbury, NC. Bob’s one who’s never short on energy as…
Episode 44: Tim Bourret | Clemson University Assistant AD/Football Communications
Jan 5, 2018 • 44 min
Episode 44 features Tim Bourret, Assistant Athletic Director/Football Communications at Clemson University where he’s been involved with the sports information department for over 40 years. From having a fake Twitter account created to honor his obscure…
Episode 43: Ian Eagle | CBS Sports, YES Network, Westwood One Play-By-Play
Dec 29, 2017 • 62 min
Episode 43 features Ian Eagle, play-by-play announcer on CBS Sports, Westwood One, YES Network and the Tennis Channel. Ian shares his earliest memories of sports and how as an 8-year old he told his father that he wanted to be a sports broadcaster. From…
Episode 42: Bob Richey | Furman University Men’s Basketball Head Coach
Dec 22, 2017 • 49 min
Episode 42 features Bob Richey, Furman University Men’s Basketball Head Coach as he shares that at the age of 23 looking in the bathroom mirror at his parent’s house he knew he was going to pursue a career in coaching college basketball against…
Episode 41: Edwin McCain | Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter
Dec 15, 2017 • 61 min
Episode 41 features Edwin McCain, award-winning singer/songwriter as he shares his journey of a music career of touring with Hootie and the Blowfish and Dave Matthews Band. He discusses how his music career is nothing like he imagined and how he developed…
Episode 40: George Hincapie | Former Pro Cyclist & 17-Time Tour de France Finisher
Dec 8, 2017 • 39 min
Episode 40 features George Hincapie former professional cyclist and 17-time Tour de France finisher and 5-time Olympian. He shares his earliest memory on a bike, the challenges of transitioning to the pro level living abroad, and how cycling is moving…
Episode 39: Kendall Gill | Former NBA Veteran & University of Illinois All-American
Dec 1, 2017 • 39 min
Episode 39 features Kendall Gill, former 15-year NBA veteran and University of Illinois All-American as he shares his thoughts about playing in the Big 3 League founded by Ice Cube and his journey from inner-city Chicago to the suburbs where boxing was…
Episode 38: Rob Vaka | Athlete Mentor – Helping NFL Players Tackle Life After Football
Nov 24, 2017 • 45 min
Episode 38 features Rob Vaka, master connector and pro athlete mentor helping NFL players tackle life after football. Rob shares the valuable life lessons learned through all of the experiences by playing sports and how much he valued his time as a kicker…
Episode 37: Digger Phelps | Former Notre Dame Men’s Basketball Head Coach
Nov 17, 2017 • 48 min
Episode 37 features Digger Phelps, former Notre Dame Men’s Basketball Head Coach and former ESPN college basketball analyst who shares his journey of becoming the Head Coach at Notre Dame and how sports was a source of education for the game of life.
Episode 36: Bryce Johnson | Founder & President UNPACKIN ‘it Ministries
Nov 10, 2017 • 38 min
Episode 36 features Bryce Johnson, Founder and President of UNPACKIN ‘it Ministries and radio host. Bryce shares how his faith and love of sports have led him to focus on connecting people through sports while sharing the gospel of Jesus with a nationally…
Episode 35: Dan Mowrey | Former Florida St. University Placekicker
Nov 3, 2017 • 36 min
Episode 35 features Dan Mowrey, former Florida State University placekicker from 1991-1994. Dan discusses his journey where he won a National Championship in 1993 with the Seminoles and was also named a Team Captain. He also shares that even though the…
Episode 34: Tony Villani | Founder and Owner of XPE Sports
Oct 27, 2017 • 33 min
Episode 34 features Tony Villani founder and owner of XPE Sports, the premiere NFL Combine Training facility for speed and agility performance. Tony shares how even though he wasn’t allowed to play football as a young kid his journey led him into football…
Episode 33: Dave Odom | Former Wake Forest & South Carolina Head Coach
Oct 20, 2017 • 30 min
Episode 33 features Dave Odom, former Wake Forest University and University of South Carolina Men’s Basketball Head Coach. Coach Odom shares his journey of how he could have been a football or baseball coach but his first job opportunity was coaching…
Episode 32: Ally McDonald | LPGA Tour Member
Oct 13, 2017 • 43 min
Episode 32 features Ally McDonald, LPGA Tour Member and from the age of 4, she’s had a golf club in her hand. Her focus, drive, and maturity have helped her reach the pinnacle of Women’s Golf with earning her LPGA Tour Card. The love of competition fuels…
Episode 31: Dabo Swinney | Clemson University Head Football Coach
Oct 6, 2017 • 36 min
Episode 31 features Dabo Swinney, Clemson University Head Football Coach. Coach Swinney shares how he was convinced that he would make a better path in life and how God placed him in positions for success. From early career aspirations of being a doctor…
Episode 30: Taylor Stern | Dallas Cowboys Social Media Coordinator
Sep 29, 2017 • 35 min
Episode 30 features Taylor Stern, Dallas Cowboys Social Media Coordinator. Taylor shares how her passion for sports continues to inspire her to dream big while she applauds the stories of athletic dedication. Even after not making the cheerleading squad…
Episode 29: Jay Richardson | Former NFL & Ohio State University Defensive End
Sep 26, 2017 • 54 min
Episode 29 features Jay Richardson, former NFL and Ohio State University Defensive End who joins us not only sharing his connection to Sports but also having an open dialogue about the recent events with Colin Kaepernick, President Trump, NFL protests,…
Episode 28: George Wrighster III | Former NFL & University of Oregon Tight End
Sep 22, 2017 • 57 min
Episode 28 features George Wrighster III, former University of Oregon Tight End and 6-year NFL veteran with Jacksonville Jaguars. George shares how his success on and off the field wasn’t an easy journey. From depression after retiring from the NFL to…
Episode 27: Jay Bilas | ESPN College Basketball Analyst
Sep 15, 2017 • 57 min
Episode 27 features Jay Bilas, ESPN College Basketball Analyst. Jay shares how he knew Duke University was where he wanted to play basketball after meeting Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski and how his journey into broadcasting was never a planned goal. He also…
Episode 26: Alan Stein, Jr. | Performance Leadership Coach
Sep 8, 2017 • 47 min
Episode 26 features Alan Stein, Jr., Leadership Performance Coach and he shares how basketball became his first love and is forever indebted to the game as he now is helping organizations utilize the same strategies in business that elite athletes use to…
Episode 25: Peter Burns | ESPN SEC Network Studio Anchor
Sep 1, 2017 • 52 min
Episode 25 features Peter Burns, ESPN SEC Network Studio Anchor and host of SEC Now. Peter shares the earliest memories of Sports as a kid with his dad attending LSU football games and how he never intended to have a career in Sports. After winning a…
Episode 24: Brad Brownell | Clemson University Men’s Basketball Head Coach
Aug 25, 2017 • 59 min
Episode 24 features Brad Brownell, Clemson University Men’s Basketball Head Coach. Influenced early on from his dad as a basketball coach and growing up in Indiana, Coach Brownell fell in love with sports and basketball. Coach Brownell epitomizes the…
Episode 23: Jared Emerson | Renowned Artist & Live Performance Speed Painter
Aug 18, 2017 • 46 min
Episode 23 features Jared Emerson, World-Renowned artist and live performance speed painter. Jared shares how he has been able to blend the three worlds of faith, art, and sports with his live performance speed paintings. After suffering multiple knee…
Episode 22: Wes Durham | Voice of Atlanta Falcons & Radio/TV Play-by-Play Announcer
Aug 11, 2017 • 59 min
Episode 22 features Wes Durham, Voice of Atlanta Falcons and Play-by-Play for ACC Network and Fox Sports South. Wes fell in love with Play-by-Play at an early age but wanted to carve his own path from his dad Woody Durham who spent 40 years as the Voice…
Episode 21: Carnell Williams | Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers & Auburn All-American
Aug 4, 2017 • 36 min
Episode 21 features Carnell “Cadillac” Williams, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Auburn University All-American running back. Carnell shares how even though his mom didn’t want him to play football it was evident at an early age that he was born to play…
Episode 20: Eric Mac Lain | Former Clemson University All-ACC Offensive Lineman
Aug 1, 2017 • 42 min
Episode 20 features Eric Mac Lain, former Clemson University All-ACC Offensive Lineman who helped lead the Tigers to a 14-1 record in 2015 and into the National Championship game in January 2016 in the first matchup versus Alabama. Eric describes how his…
Episode 19: David Pollack | ESPN College GameDay Analyst & Former UGA All-American
Jul 28, 2017 • 34 min
Episode 19 features David Pollack, ESPN College GameDay Football Analyst and former University of Georgia All-American and played 2 years in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals before suffering a career-ending neck injury. David talks about how he’s the…
Episode 18: Anna Hickey | 247 Sports Clemson Team and Recruiting Reporter
Jul 25, 2017 • 32 min
Episode 18 features Anna Hickey, 247 Sports Clemson Team and Recruiting Reporter. Anna embarks on her career as a recruiting reporter outlining any and all details regarding Clemson football recruiting. She also shares how Sports has played an important…
Episode 17: Tony Barnhart | Mr. College Football & SEC Network TV Studio Analyst
Jul 21, 2017 • 46 min
Episode 17 features Tony Barnhart, Mr. College Football and SEC Network TV Studio Analyst. Tony not only shares his story of growing up in small-town Georgia to becoming nationally known as Mr. College Football. He’ll be covering his 42nd season of…
Episode 16: Ryan Hawk | The Learning Leader Show Creator and Host
Jul 17, 2017 • 37 min
Episode 16 features Ryan Hawk, The Learning Leader Show creator and host. Ryan was also a decorated college quarterback at Miami University and Ohio University. The Learning Leader Show has been called “the most dynamic leadership podcast out there” by…
Episode 15: Takeo Spikes | Former All-Pro NFL Linebacker & Author of Behind The Mask
Jul 14, 2017 • 48 min
Episode 15 features Takeo Spikes, former All-Pro 15-year NFL Linebacker and turned author of the book “Behind The Mask - The Linebacker Edition”. Takeo describes his passion for photography and the motivation to write this book. He also outlines his…
Episode 14: Todd Jones | Detroit Tigers All-Time Saves Leader & Former AL All-Star
Jul 11, 2017 • 39 min
Episode 14 features Todd Jones, Detroit Tigers All-Time Saves Leader and Former American League All-Star and 16 year MLB veteran. Todd shares how his career spanned 16 years with 8 different teams and what it means to be elected to the Alabama Sports Hall…
Episode 13: Connor Shaw | NFL and Former South Carolina QB
Jul 7, 2017 • 41 min
Episode 13 features Connor Shaw, NFL and former University of South Carolina Quarterback. Connor shares his journey from being the all-time winningest QB in South Carolina school’s history to multiple season-ending injuries as an undrafted free agent with…
Episode 12: Brendan Haywood | 14 Year NBA Veteran and TV Analyst
Jul 3, 2017 • 45 min
Episode 12 features Brendan Haywood, 14 year NBA veteran that played for the Washington Wizards, Dallas Mavericks, Charlotte Bobcats, and Cleveland Cavaliers. Brendan is now an analyst for CBS, ESPN, and NBA TV. He not only shares his journey but Brendan…
Episode 11: Dan Everett | Founder of Everett Sports Marketing
Jun 30, 2017 • 50 min
Episode 11 features Dan Everett, founder of Everett Sports Marketing. ESM is a sports marketing company that specializes in maximizing their client’s marketing through endorsements, appearances, licensing, and media. ESM focuses on Football…
Episode 10: Jason Romano | Host of Sports Spectrum Podcast & Former ESPN Producer
Jun 22, 2017 • 50 min
Episode 10 features Jason Romano, Host of Sports Spectrum Podcast and former ESPN Senior Producer. Jason shares his journey to his dream job at ESPN which held for 17 years and the decision to leave ESPN because he felt God had a different path for him.
Episode 9: Zach McCrite | Sports Talk Radio Host
Jun 16, 2017 • 36 min
Episode 9 features Zach McCrite former sports talk radio host in Louisville, KY for 1570 The Zone, ESPN 93.9 The Ticket, 101 ESPN in St. Louis, MO, 107.7 The Franchise in Oklahoma City, OK and he also started the podcast, “The Podcast About Sports Radio”.
Episode 8: Daina Falk | Hungry Fan Founder and Creator
Jun 13, 2017 • 30 min
Episode 8 features Daina Falk, founder and creator of Hungry Fan which is a sports lifestyle brand that curates the sports fan’s Game Day experience. From food & drink to gear, traditions, Game Day culture, and an insider’s look at teams & athletes.…
Episode 7: Pat Duquette | UMass-Lowell Men’s Basketball Head Coach
Jun 9, 2017 • 35 min
Episode 7 features Pat Duquette, UMass- Lowell Men’s Basketball Head Coach who was also spent 13 years at Boston College working his way to associate head coach before spending 3 years as the associate head coach at Northeastern University.
Episode 6: James Trapp | Super Bowl XXXV Champion & Former NFL Defensive Back
Jun 6, 2017 • 50 min
Episode 6 is a Bonus Episode that features James Trapp, former NFL Cornerback for the Oakland Raiders and Baltimore Ravens and 2-Sport Athlete at Clemson University where he was also a world-class sprinter and in 1992 he was the 200 meter indoor NCAA…
Episode 5: Dan Radakovich | Clemson University Athletic Director
Jun 2, 2017 • 33 min
Episode 5 features Clemson University Athletic Director, Dan Radakovich sharing his youth involvement in sports and growing up in a steel mill city outside of Pittsburgh. Dan also discusses how sports for him is more than a job it’s a lifestyle and the…
Episode 4: Sam Wyche | Former NFL Head Coach
May 26, 2017 • 73 min
Episode 4 features former NFL head coach Sam Wyche detailing his journey from being a walk-on QB at Furman University to leading the Cincinnati Bengals to a last-second loss to the San Francisco 49ers and his incredible story of receiving a heart…
Episode 3: Gehrig Dieter | Kansas City Chiefs & Former University of Alabama WR
May 19, 2017 • 33 min
Episode 3 is the third episode of the trio of episodes for the official launch of Rich Take On Sports. Former Bowling Green State University and University of Alabama WR Gehrig Dieter is the featured guest who is now with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Episode 2: Cliff Ellis | Coastal Carolina Men’s Basketball Head Coach
May 19, 2017 • 34 min
Episode 2, part of the trio of episodes for the official launch of Rich Take On Sports features Cliff Ellis the current men’s basketball head coach for Coastal Carolina. Coach Ellis shares his journey through coaching where he has accomplished over 800…
Episode 1: Levon Kirkland | Former All-Pro Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker
May 19, 2017 • 36 min
Episode 1 is the official debut and launch of Rich Take On Sports and features former All-Pro Pittsburgh Steeler, Levon Kirkland who shares the importance of having a strong father while growing up in Lamar, SC and how sports led him to Clemson University…
Preview Episode: What Is This Podcast | Who I Am | What To Expect
May 11, 2017 • 7 min
Learn more about this new and exciting sports podcast hosted by Richmond Weaver which explores the latest headlines with interviews from some of the top sports personalities showcasing the impact of sports in our daily lives.