As the south's sweetheart of sports, Rachel has been dubbed an "SEC-ologist" as she worked for Fox Sports and Scout.com covering the conference. In the fall she can be seen roaming the sidelines on the ACC Network each Saturday. Outside of work, Rachel may put down the microphone, but chooses to pick up a megaphone and rally others for the causes in her community. She and six others summited Mount Kilimanjaro in April 2014 for former NFL player Kevin Turner, who suffers from ALS. The group raised over $80,000 for ALS research and awareness.
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Coach Tom Brennan won over 300 games as a college basketball coach at Yale and Vermont, including a 2005 upset of Syracuse in the 2005 NCAA Tournament. He brings his expertise and personality to SiriusXM College Sports Nation.
Tim BrownTim Brown was the first wide receiver to win the Heisman Trophy (1987). He set 19 school records while at Notre Dame, 1984–1987. The two-time All-American was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2009.
From his days on the wall in Yorktown, NY as a child to an All-American and National Championship career at Syracuse, Paul Carcaterra enjoyed incredible success on the field as a player. After graduating in 1997 from Syracuse, Paul has immersed himself in the game and is known as a leading voice in the sport. Helping spread the game coast to coast from a training, cultural, equipment, and recruiting standpoint is at the core of his lacrosse vision. Along with his duties working with Paul Rabil on College Sports Nation, Paul is a part of ESPN's national college lacrosse and football coverage.
Chris Childers Chris remains among the “originals”, having been a part of the college sports programming on satellite radio since its inception, first as Bill King’s producer, and now as one of College Sports Nation’s most popular hosts. His unique and passionate take on college sports is reflective of the love he has for it.
Bobby Cremins3-time ACC Coach of the Year and former Naismith Coach of the Year, Bobby Cremins brings over 40 years of basketball coaching expertise. He led Georgia Tech to the ACC Tournament Championship three times and brought the College of Charleston back as a leader in Mid-Major Basketball.
Butch Davis led the Miami Hurricanes to three Big East Championships in 1995, 1996 and 2000 before taking over as the head coach of the Cleveland Browns for four seasons. Davis joins Jack Arute each Monday and Tuesday on Playbook on College Sports Nation.
John Feinstein is a sportswriter, author and sports commentator. Feinstein received his bachelor's degree from Duke University in 1977. Feinstein is best known for his book “A Season on the Brink” which chronicles a year in the life of the 1985-86 Indiana University basketball team and its coach, Bob Knight. Catch Feinstein every Wednesday night on Inside College Basketball.
Chris Carlin is the play-by-play voice of Rutgers football and men's basketball games and co-host of the SNY programs "Beer Money!" and "Loudmouths." You can catch him on "Playbook" Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, as well as "The Student Section" on SiriusXM College Sports Nation.
Zig FracassiZig is a sports talk radio veteran who brings decades of national, local and satellite experience to the table. Zig’s knowledge of college hockey is unmatched by anyone else on national radio.
Braden GallBraden has covered college sports in several capacities, first as a producer for Bill King, then on the web working for Rivals.com. He’s now a writer and editor for the popular Athlon Magazine. Braden resides in Nashville, Tennessee, where he most likely can be found at one of the city’s many historic live music venues.
Eddie GeorgeWhen you think of Ohio State legends, Eddie George is among the first to enter your mind. His 1995 Heisman Trophy winning season was one of the best that college football had ever seen. Along with his duties working with Mark Packer on College Sports Nation, Eddie is a part of Fox Sports’ national college football coverage every weekend.
Lou Holtz began his head coaching career with the College of William & Mary in 1969 and over the course of a 35-year career amassed a record of 249-132-7. Holtz is best known as the head coach at Notre Dame, the position he held from 1986 to 1996. His 1988 Notre Dame team went 12–0 with a victory in the Fiesta Bowl and was the consensus national champion. Holtz is the only college football coach to lead six different programs to bowl games and the only coach to guide four different programs to the final top 20 rankings. On May 1, 2008, Holtz was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame and he joined the SiriusXM team in 2015, working as an analyst on College Sports Nation and on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio.
Robert Smith played running back at the Ohio State University for two seasons, leading the Buckeyes in rushing each year. Smith went on to be selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the 1st round of the 1993 NFL Draft. In eight seasons, Smith rushed for 6,818 yards and 32 touchtowns. Following his playing career, Smith began working in media and currently works for FOX Sports and the Big Ten Network in addition to SiriusXM.
Brad Hopkins was a standout offensive tackle at the University of Illinois. He was a two-time All-Big Ten Selection and following his senior seaso,n he was named an All-American. In 1993, Hopkins was drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft by the Houston Oilers and played 13 NFL Seasons with Houston and Tennessee. He was a two-time Pro Bowl selection.
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Jason HorowitzJason is one of the more versatile radio hosts you’ll ever come across. Whether he’s hosting Inside College Basketball on College Sports Nation, talking pro football on NFL Network Radio, or working as a studio host for Dial Global Radio’s coverage of a variety of intercollegiate championships, there’s no doubt that Jason knows his stuff.
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Fran Fraschilla coached at Manhattan College, St. John’s University and the University of New Mexico, compiling a 176-99 (.640) record over his 10-year coaching career. Coupled with his work at SiriusXM, Fran is also currently serving as a basketball studio and in-game analyst for ESPN. Fran also covers the NBA Draft, focusing mainly on foreign players.
Mike Krzyzewski has led the Blue Devils to 5 NCAA Championships, 12 Final Fours, 12 ACC regular season titles, and 13 ACC Tournament championships. Krzyzewski also coached the U.S. men's national basketball team to two gold medals: at the 2008 Summer Olympics and 2012 Summer Olympics. On November 15, 2011, Coach K became the winningest coach in NCAA Division I men's basketball history with his 903rd career win notched at Madison Square Garden against Michigan State. Krzyzewski then won his 1000th career game on January 25, 2015 in a win against St. John's also at Madison Square Garden.
Steve LappasSteve Lappas coached Villanova University, Manhattan College and the University of Massachusetts, compiling a 280-237 (.542) record over a 17-year coaching career. In addition to his work at SiriusXM, he is currently a basketball color commentator and studio analyst for CBS Sports Network.
Matt Leinart was the starting quarterback at the University of Southern California for three seasons and earned the 2004 Heisman Trophy as a junior. Following a 7-year career in the NFL with the Cardinals, Texans and Raiders, Leinart joined the media. In addition to co-hosting every Monday on College Sports Today with Mark Packer, Leinart also works as an analyst for the Pac 12 Networks and FOX Sports.
After electing to retire from the NFL, Greg will tag team with Taylor Zarzour to bring you The First Team, each weekday morning on SiriusXM College Sports Nation. In his first full year as starting QB at Alabama, Greg led his Crimson Tide to a perfect 14-0 record and the school’s 13th national championship with a 37-21 win over Texas in the BCS National Championship Game at the Rose Bowl. He was selected by the NY Jets in the 2011 NFL Draft and spent two seasons in New York before his final season in Cincinnati. In addition to his duties at SiriusXM, Greg will serve as an analyst on ESPN’s SEC Network.
Kirk Morrison played linebacker at San Diego State where he was named the Mountain West Conference Defensive Player of the Year two consecutive years. During his 2006 NFL rookie season with the Oakland Raiders, Morrison led the team in tackles. He went on to have a 8-year career in the NFL before joining SiriusXM as an analyst on College Sports Nation, SiriusXM NFL Radio and Bleacher Report Radio.
Rick NeuheiselAs head coach at UCLA, Washington and Colorado, Neuheisel's teams attended 8 bowl games. In his first two seasons at Colorado the team had consecutive 10-2 records, a top ten AP poll ranking, and Cotton and Holiday Bowl wins. At Washington, Neuheisel had 4 consecutive winning records. In 2000, the Huskies went 11-1, won the Pac-10 title, the Rose Bowl, and ranked #3 nationally.
Mark PackerMark Packer, aka "The Packman," has been working in sports for nearly 25 years as a radio and TV broadcaster. He’s best known as the host of the syndicated PrimeTime with the Packman show which aired in the Carolinas from 1997-2010. The show was the most listened-to sports radio show in the Carolinas and won him various awards.
A professional lacrosse player and member of Team USA, Rabil is one of three players to win a championship at each level. In addition to his work with Paul Carceterra on College Sports Nation, Rabil serves as an ambassador and entrepreneur for the game, building businesses through his grassroots programs, retail initiatives, digital experience and his foundation. More info can be found on PaulRabil99.com.
Jeff RickardAn Emmy-nominated sports broadcaster with more than 20 years of experience, Rickard is a host on ESPN Radio and was the host of CN8’s daily sports recap show Out of Bounds. Jeff was also the voice of ESPN's Radio’s GameNight, which won him a 2006 SI.com Radio Personality of the Year award.
Phil SavagePhil Savage joined the Senior Bowl as its Executive Director in May 2012 after working in the NFL as a coach, scout and executive for 20 years. As the Director of College Scouting and later as the Director of Player Personnel with the Baltimore Ravens, Savage helped assemble a roster that included 12 Pro Bowlers - and won Super Bowl XXXV. Phil spends his Saturdays in the fall sitting alongside Eli Gold on the Crimson Tide Radio Network, serving as color analyst for Alabama football.
Chris Spatola played college basketball for the United States Military Academy (1999-2001). Chris started his coaching career when he joined a grad assistant with Army. He then joined the Duke coaching staff and was promoted to Director of Basketball Operations for the Blue Devils. Since 2012, Chris has been a member of the media with CBS Sports, Pac-12 Networks and SiriusXM College Sports Nation. Catch Spatola every Wednesday night on Inside College Basketball and on The College Football Scoreboard Show every Saturday night during the college football season.
Andy Staples is a senior writer for Sports Illustrated and has covered College Football for the magazine since 2008. Before that he covered University of Florida sports for The Tampa Tribune from 2004-08 and University of Tennessee sports for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Staples brings his unique perspective on the game with Sundays with Staples every Sunday night throughout the season.
Gino TorrettaFormer Miami Hurricanes QB Gino Torretta won the Heisman Trophy after the 1992 season. He was a member of two national championship squads at the U and led Miami to a thrilling fourth quarter comeback win on the road against #1 ranked Florida State back in 1991.
Taylor hosts The First Team with Greg McElroy each weekday morning from 7-10 am ET on SiriusXM College Sports Nation, channel 91. He also does various shows for SiriusXM PGA TOURRadio (Sirius 208 and XM 93), including anchoring the channel's pre and post round coverage of all four majors.
Taylor brings 14 years of radio hosting experience to SiriusXM College Sports Nation with stops in Nashville, Mobile, Raleigh and Charlotte. In January, he took the satellite radio plunge and hasn’t looked back since. He also calls college football games on the radio each season with our own Gino Torretta. Taylor is a graduate of Huntingdon College. He lives in Charlotte with his wife and two daughters.
Taylor can be reached via twitter: @taylorzradio