IF Client Dari Nowkhah joins the Richard Deitsch SI Media Podcast to discuss his role at SEC Network, the rabid SEC fanbase, how he got from market #60 to ESPN, and his family. Tune in at the 1:16:45 mark to hear Dari's part of the conversation.
IF client Matt Yallof of MLB Network appeared this week on Richard Deitsch's Sports Illustrated Media Podcast. In his conversation with Deitsch, Matt discusses the uniqueness of his show, and his changed perspective on baseball, his career, and his life following a stroke in 2016. Tune in at the 47 minute mark for Matt's part of the podcast.
ESPN continues to expand their College Football Coverage and this year, eleven IF clients will contribute across a variety of channels.
Holly Rowe will continue as the sideline reporter on ESPN’s Saturday Night Primetime package of games.
Brock Huard and Anthony Becht will continue to serve as analysts on Saturdays on ESPN or ABC.
Tom Hart replaces Brent Musburger as the play-by-play voice of SEC Saturday Night on SEC Network.
Jason Benetti, Anish Shroff, and Dave Flemming will call play-by-play on Saturdays on ESPN or ABC. Flemming will also call games on Thursday nights on ESPN.
Mike Corey will call play-by-play on ESPNU/ESPNNews on Saturdays. Chris Cotter will call play-by-play on ESPNU/ESPNNews on nights throughout the week.
Lowell Galindo will call play-by-play for 2 games on Longhorn Network. Kevin Brown will call play-by-play for the Friday High School Football package on ESPNU.
Caron Butler’s autobiography, titled Tuff Juice: My Journey from the Streets to the NBA, has received high praise since its publication in 2015. Mark Wahlberg, who was granted the rights to adapt the book into a film, said, “this story is as good, as dramatic, and as inspirational as any I’ve dealt with in my professional career.” A foreword by Kobe Bryant, wherein Kobe introduces his friend and former teammate as a man of great dedication, sets the tone for Caron’s journey. Tuff Juice takes readers to the basketball star’s hometown of Racine, Wisconsin, where drugs and violence dominate life on the streets. With over a dozen arrests and nearly a year spent in a correctional facility before age fifteen, Caron’s draft into the NBA seemed nothing short of a miracle. Thanks to the unwavering love and support from his mother, Caron managed to escape the crime-ridden streets of Racine, get back in school, and join a local AAU basketball team. He eventually transferred to a prep school, Maine Central Institute, where he played alongside several others who went on to play ball in college and at the national level. Caron played Division 1 college basketball under head coach Jim Calhoun at UConn, where he led the Huskies to the NCAA Elite 8. In 2002, Caron entered the NBA draft as a lottery pick where he was chosen 10th overall by the Miami Heat. Miami teammate Dwyane Wade calls Caron “an unbelievable role model,” who “turned his life around and set a shining example for others.” Having read the book in our company-wide book club, we can attest that Tuff Juice is a must-read that offers what Los Angeles Times calls “a unique point of view on the pressures players experience on the court.” Congrats on a great book, Caron! We are excited to see what’s next.
Most would recognize Chris Carrino as a renowned sportscaster on CBS and lead radio play-by-play voice for the Brooklyn Nets. Yet, behind the scenes, Chris bravely fights a daily battle with with a type of muscular dystrophy known as facio scapulo humeral dystrophy, or FSHD.
Recently, Chris sat down with WCBS's Sean Adam to talk about his courageous story battling a currently incurable disease and his persistence to find a cure. WCBS shared an exclusive post about Chris and why he is one of their Top 50 People to Know. Watch the video and full interview by clicking here. Learn more about the Chris Carrino Foundation and how you can contribute by clicking here