Maria Marino: SNY

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a sideline reporter working a college basketball game? This episode features an interview with Maria Marino of SNY. We talk about her coverage of UConn Basketball this past season including how she preps for a game, and what it is like to deal with coaches/players pre, post, and during the game.

Al Carbone: Walter Camp Football Foundation

New Haven is about to become the capital of the football world. From Nick Saban and Tua Tagovailoa to Mike Golic and Larry Fitzgerald, the stars of football will be arriving for the Walter Camp Football Foundation Weekend. Hear from Al Carbone, as he talks about the organization, the upcoming weekend, and gives his thoughts on the state of Connecticut high school football.

John Gallagher: University of Hartford

This episode features an interview with University of Hartford Basketball Coach John Gallagher. We spoke just before his team’s exciting upset over Boston College. In our conversation we talk about the tough schedule he put his team through in the non-conference, the benefits to having a senior heavy team, and get to some fun stuff like the toughest venue his team has played in and the best player he’s played/coached against.

Aaron Torres and a Few Good Minutes with Bob Huggins

We’ve got a two-part episode this week! We start off by talking UConn Basketball with Aaron Torres of Fox Sports Radio and host of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast. What does he think of the job new coach Dan Hurley has done so far, and what does this UConn team need to do to exceed expectations and make the NCAA Tournament? Aaron answers these questions and more!

Following my interview with Aaron Torres we get a few good minutes with West Virginia Basketball Coach Bob Huggins in advance of his team’s game against Rhode Island at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. Coach Huggins gives some early thoughts on his team and the advantage he sees to playing a neutral court game. You’ll also get to learn a bit more about Coach Huggins including some lessons he learned from his dad, a fellow coach, and what it’s like to coach his hometown team.

Scott Phelps and Bob Murdock: CT Convention & Sports Bureau

In this episode you’ll hear from Scott Phelps (retiring president) and Bob Murdock (incoming president) of the Connecticut Convention and Sports Bureau. Working in partnership with the state’s businesses, institutions, nonprofit organizations, and their surrounding communities, the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau (CTCSB) markets all of the state – convention and meeting venues, hotels and attractions, and sporting venues – as a premier destination for international, national, regional and statewide conferences, conventions and major sports events. The Connecticut Sports Advisory Board, a division of the CTCSB, focuses its efforts on attracting and serving international, national and regional sporting events.

In our interview we talk about how the organization works to bring sporting events to the state, how the state economy has impacted the events space, and Scott and Bob reflect on their time in the industry and where they see it going in the future.