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SiriusXM College Sports Nation welcomes Coach Lou Holtz as a host two days a week. Every Friday at 1 pm ET, Holtz talks about the world of college football and takes calls from listeners on The Playbook alongside Jack Arute. He can also be heard every Saturday hosting the SiriusXM College Football Tailgate Show at 9 am ET with Jason Horowitz and Phil Savage.

In addition, Basketball and Beyond with Coach K returns to the College Sports Nation airways. Five-time NCAA champion Mike Krzyzewski is back to host the weekly show, which airs every Thursday at 6 pm ET throughout the college basketball season.

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  • Jack Arute

    For more than 30 years, Jack patrolled the sidelines of college football’s biggest games. From border wars to national championships, Jack was part of ABC’s top television crew, working with legends like Keith Jackson and Brent Musburger. A two-time Emmy nominee, Jack was ranked by USA Today as America’s Top Sideline Announcer for six consecutive years. From Bobby Bowden to Nick Saban, Arute’s rapport with coaching legends is considered top shelf. As Jackie Sherrill says, “Coaches trust Jack because they know he knows what the real story is!”

    Follow Jack Arute on Twitter, @JackOnSports

  • Rachel Baribeau

    As the south's sweetheart of sports, Rachel has been dubbed an "SEC-ologist" as she worked for Fox Sports and 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. 

    Follow Rachel Baribeau on Twitter, @Rachel Baribeau

  • Tom Brennan

    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.

  • Chip BrownChip Brown has spent the past 20 years covering college football for The Associated Press, The Dallas Morning News and

  • 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.

  • Paul Carcaterra

    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.

  • Mateen CleavesMateen provides insight from a player’s perspective, but he was much more than “just” a player. Cleaves was a 2-time Big Ten Player of the Year, a Consensus All-American, and led the 2000 Michigan State Spartans to the NCAA Championship, earning the tournament’s “Most Outstanding Player” award.

  • 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

    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

    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. 

  • 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 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.

  • Dan HawkinsThe two-time WAC Coach of the Year, Dan Hawkins is credited with putting the Boise State football program on the map. His 31-game conference winning streak will go down as the longest in WAC history. Hawk also spent time as head coach at Colorado and in the CFL for the Montreal Alouettes.

  • Brady Hoke

    Brady Hoke brings 12 years of head coaching experience along to SiriusXM. Hoke was named the Big Ten Coach of the Year in 2011 when his Michigan Wolverines won the Sugar Bowl. He was also named the MAC Coach of the Year in 2008 as the head coach at Ball State. You can catch Brady Hoke every Tuesday and Thursday with Mark Packer on College Sports Today throughout the college football season.

  • Lou Holtz

    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. 

  • Brad Hopkins

    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. 

    Follow Brad Hopkins on Twitter, @B_Hop72

  • 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.

  • Mike Krzyzewski

    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.

  • Eric LeGrand

    From the start of his college career, Eric LeGrand proved himself to be a valuable contributor for Rutgers, playing in 12 games as a true freshman and playing in all 13 games his sophomore season. Six games into his junior season he sustained a spinal cord injury that paralyzed him from the neck down. The former Scarlet Knights defensive tackle – who has inspired millions with his passion and resolve after suffering a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed – joins Chris Childers to host College Sports Coast to Coast every Monday night at 7:00 pm ET.  

  • Matt Leinart

    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.

  • Greg McElroy

    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

    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.

  • Houston NuttHouston Dale Nutt is a 3-time SEC Coach of the Year. Most recently he was the head football coach at the University of Mississippi from 2008 to 2011. Previously, he was the head coach at Murray State University (1993–1996), Boise State University (1997), and the University of Arkansas (1998–2007).

  • 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.

  • Paul Rabil

    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

  • 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 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

    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

    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 Zarzour

    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

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