Behind Sports - Interviews with Athletes and Sports Professionals

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    Jeff Sluman is an American Professional Golfer with 35 years of experience on the PGA Tour who has won numerous professional golf tournaments including six PGA Tour victories.
Chase Jones is a former college baseball player at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and the founder of  Vs. Cancer Foundation. Born and raised in the state of North Carolina, Chase Jones received the opportunity to play college b
Keith Bruce serves as the President & CEO of the San Francisco Super Bowl L Host Committee. A graduate from the University of Illinois School of Business, Keith Bruce made his marketing career debut in account management at Leo Burnett Adverti
Brian Fitzsimmons is an award winning author and the Head of AOL Sports. He is responsible for the production of sports editorial content, video programming, social media, and corporate partnerships.   In just under one year in that position, B
In just under one year in that position, Brian has helped execute a successful digital strategy overhaul which led to dramatic traffic growth, the launch of two original sports shows and exciting premium partnerships.   The award-winning author
Friday Advice with Charlie Batch, former NFL quarterback is a familiar name to NFL fans. A graduate of Eastern Michigan, he was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the second round of 1998 NFL Draft. Full Charlie Batch Interview available on iTunes
Kristen Kuliga is the Principal and Founder of K Sports & Entertainment, LLC. in Boston, Massachusetts. Kristen Kuliga grew up in a small town in Massachusetts and was involved in sports from the beginning. She went on to attend the University
Lashawn Merritt entered the national stage as a junior by winning gold at the 2004 World Junior Championships and established himself in 2007 by winning a silver medal in the 400m at the World Championships. In the 2008 Olympic games in Bejjing
LaShawn Merritt is a USA Olympic Track and Field athlete who specializes in the 400M. Born in 1986, LaShawn was raised in Portsmouth, Virginia, and from the very beginning, he was fast. As a child, LaShawn excelled in his first loves, football
Scott Shirley is a former Penn State football player who founded Uplifting Athletes, a full service national nonprofit foundation serving a rare disease community.  Most recently, Scott started a performance based fundraising website called PLD
Bobby Gill is Co-founder and Chief Operations Officer of Cupid Charities, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that produces the worldwide Cupid's Undie Run charity run series. The Run Series raises millions of dollars each year to fund neuro fi
Blake Lawrence knows a little about about sports marketing. A former starting linebacker for the University of Nebraska, his career was cut short due to multiple concussions. At that point in his life he realized there he had to make a decision
Molly Helmuth began racing karts when she was 11, in the northwest IKF Gold Cup series. She had a very successful racing career in the karting world and quickly progressed into racing full sized cars by the age of 14. She started off in the min
Charlie Batch is more than a professional athlete, he is an accomplished leader both on and off the field. He was the back-up quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers and completed 15 seasons with the National Football League. Charlie knows what
Alisha is a recognized industry leader in the field of sports philanthropy, who has been called upon to share her expertise at industry conferences and has been featured in global media outlets such as SportsBusiness Journal, BusinessWeek and E
Len Berman is an Emmy-Award winning sportscaster and New York Times Best Selling Author who has covered major sports events during his 40-year career in broadcasting, including many Super Bowls, World Series, and Olympics.   A graduate of Syr
Amanda Pflugrad is a sideline reporter for CBS Sports Network on the AVP Beach Volleyball tour. Amanda’s interest in sports started at a young age when she spent her early years growing up on the sidelines watching her father coach and her brot
Scott Shirley is a former Penn State football player who founded Uplifting Athletes, a full service national nonprofit foundation serving a rare disease community.   Scott attended Penn State University where he studied engineering and played
Jared “The Big Show” Rosholt is a mixed martial artist who competes as a heavyweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Born in Sandpoint, Idaho, Jared started wrestling in high school and was a member of Wrestling USA Magazine’s 2005 All-A
Keith O’Neil is a former NFL linebacker with the Dallas Cowboys, Indianapolis Colts, and the New York Giants. Born in Rochester, Michigan, Keith is the son of Ed O’Neil who was an All-American linebacker at Penn State and a first round draft pi
Shjon grew up in Rochester, Minnesota where he started playing hockey at 5-years-old. He was recruited to play collegiate hockey for the University of Minnesota-Duluth and continued to play in the local weekend series. Shjon Podein is a former
Ben Sturner, Founder and CEO of Leverage Agency,  joins us to talk about his experiences in the industry and some of their great projects.  A key focus for Leverage Agency is marrying sports properties and brands that compliment each other well
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