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!”
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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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Tim BrandoTim Brando brings his long running Tim Brando Show to SiriusXM College Sports Nation. The three-hour extravaganza covers all things college sports, featuring big name guests, hot topics, and unique commentary. Brando has been broadcasting college sports on a national level since 1995, serving as studio-host during college football season and play-by-play for college basketball.
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 Orangebloods.com.
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.
Gene ChizikIn the 2010 season, Gene Chizik led Auburn to a perfect 14-0 season and a victory over Oregon in the BCS National Championship game, giving Auburn their second national championship and earning Chizik multiple “Coach of the Year” awards. Prior to Auburn, Chizik was the head coach at Iowa State and was the defensive coordinator at Texas, Auburn and Central Florida.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bill KingA confessed college sports junkie, King has covered the BCS Championship and numerous Final Fours for more than 20 years. King says the 1983 Cornhuskers had the best college offense and the 1992 Crimson Tide the best defense. In basketball, he calls the 1983 Cougars the most athletically gifted.
Mike KrzyzewskiMike Krzyzewski has led the Blue Devils to 4 NCAA Championships, 11 Final Fours, 12 ACC regular season titles, and 13 ACC Tournament championships. Krzyzewski also coached the U.S. men's national basketball team to a gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics. On November 15, 2011, Coach K became the winningest coach in NCAA Division I men's basketball history.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 helps get your day started each and every weekday with The First Team with Greg McElroy. In addition to his duties with us, Taylor appears every Saturday on PGA Tour Radio and hosts Dale Earnhardt Junior’s podcast. 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.