Live at Emory & Henry in Virginia, with SMU’s Kevin Saberre, a Robert Morris University update, John Carr from Southern Miss, and more

Adam with Kevin Saberre at SMU with Adam Ritz

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Robert Morris University's Bobbie Jo Belus with Adam Ritz

Robert Morris University’s Bobbie Jo Belus with Adam Ritz

This show starts in front of a live studio audience at Emory And Henry College in Virginia, as we highlight their Red Flag Campaign to raise awareness for Healthy Dating and Domestic Violence. Our feature interview is with Kevin Saberre, the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life at SMU in Dallas. Kevin shares the student’s leadership and philanthropy efforts through out the Dallas area, including a service project with the Special Olympics. Bobbie Jo Belus talks about her role as a woman in college football at Robert Morris University. And we chat with the Director of Football Operations at Southern Miss, John Carr, about some of the leadership opportunities for the Golden Eagle football players.

Adam with Kevin Saberre at SMU with Adam Ritz

Adam with Kevin Saberre at SMU

Live in Dallas at SMU, with Scott Shirley, Special Olympics Report, Rocky Mountain National Park History, and more

John Hudgens with SMU IFC with Adam

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Scott Shirley from Pledge Platform with Adam Ritz

Scott Shirley from Pledge Platform with Adam Ritz

We start with a live audience at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, as we highlight their IFC Exec. John Hudgens about Mustang community service projects with At Risk Kids, Goodwill, and Meals on Wheels. We welcome back Scott Shirley, founder of Uplifting Athletes, to talk about his new digital project called Pledge Platform. Pledge Platform is a unique way for college football players to raise money with performance based giving. Segments include a conversation with Special Olympian Mary McClamroch, talking about her championship swimming and Special Olympics spokesperson initiative. We cover history and education in Estes Park, CO learning more about The Stanley Hotel in the Rocky Mountain National Park. This show wraps with a recent social awareness marijuana arrest that highlights decisions and consequences.

John Hudgens with SMU IFC with Adam

John Hudgens with SMU IFC with Adam

Live from MS&T, with The Passion Foundation, Dave Christensen, Elliot Bloom, and more

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Adam with Dr. Wasserman and Jon Parla of The Passion Foundation

Adam with Dr. Wasserman and Jon Parla of The Passion Foundation

We kick off the show with a live audience at Missouri Science and Technology covering their Up All Night charity which raises thousands of dollars for the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Our feature interview is with Jon Parla, executive director of The Passion Foundation, a Florida based charity raising awareness for melanoma and skin cancer. Dr. Wasserman with The Passion Foundation www.passion-foundation.org provides tips to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays. We congratulate Dave Christensen, former head coach at the University of Wyoming, now Offensive Coordinator at the University of Utah, by featuring a conversation we had about character and integrity. Social Media responsibly is then discussed with Elliot Bloom, the Director of Basketball Operations at Purdue University.

Elliot Bloom with Adam Ritz

Elliot Bloom with Adam Ritz

Live from Monmouth University, with Alcohol Education at Furman University, coaching legend Larry Brown, a Washington Huskies report, and more

Adam with Stephanie Boyd at Furman University

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SMU basketball coach Larry Brown

SMU basketball coach Larry Brown

This show begins at Monmouth University in New Jersey with a live audience as we award another student athlete, Dave Damirgian, with the Caught In The Act award for character. We talk with Stephanie Boyd, the Alcohol and Drug Education Director at Furman University in Greenville, SC. Our feature interview is with Larry Brown, the legendary basketball coach who spent the majority of his career in the NBA, and now coaches at SMU in Dallas. Coach Brown shares his service work with Autism, as well as his thoughts on Social Media, Fatherhood, and Reggie Miller. We then welcome another 360 Mindset report. And this show wraps up on campus at the University of Washington in Seattle as we learn about Blitz The Sound from Associate Athletic Director Kim Durand.

Adam with Stephanie Boyd at Furman University

Adam with Stephanie Boyd at Furman University

Live at Alfred State College, with Dallas Fox 4’s Jenny Anchondo, Penn State’s Bill O’Brien, Mom Nonnie, and more

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Jenny Anchondo from Dallas Fox 4 on Fox News

Jenny Anchondo from Dallas Fox 4 on Fox News

This show begins with student community service at Alfred State College in front of a live studio audience. We welcome back Jenny Anchondo, TV news journalist at Fox 4 in Dallas, and catch up with her Women’s Mentoring Network. Head Coach Bill O’Brien at Penn State University shares his thoughts on leadership and service with his Nittany Lion football players. Our show continues with Nonnie Owens, known as Mom Nonnie to thousands across the country, and her healthy dating tips.

Penn State's Bill O'Brien with Adam Ritz

Penn State’s Bill O’Brien with Adam Ritz

Live at UIndy, with ESPN Analyst Jeff Saturday, Fort Myers Track Club charities, a Susquehanna University initiative, and more

Adam with Fort Myers Track Club's Tom Murphy

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ESPN's Jeff Saturday with Adam Ritz

ESPN’s Jeff Saturday with Adam Ritz

We begin the show with a live audience at the University of Indianapolis highlighting the student athletes’ hard work and community service. Our feature interview is with NFL great and ESPN Analyst Jeff Saturday. Jeff and I talk about social issues including Fitness, Breast Cancer Awareness, Faith Family & Football, and his special relationship with Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers. We also report on location in Fort Myers, Florida with Tom Murphy of the Fort Myers Track Club as we recap the Thanksgiving Turkey Trot to benefit the Lee Memorial Children’s Hospital, and highlight their annual events and volunteer staff (special thanks to Fort Myers affiliate 99.3 ESPN Southwest Florida’s Sports Leader). Our show wraps in Pennsylvania at Susquehanna University as a few football players tell us about their work with an area Children’s Hospital.

Adam with Fort Myers Track Club's Tom Murphy

Adam with Fort Myers Track Club’s Tom Murphy

Live from Tarleton State University, with Matt Painter, 360 Mindset, Chicago Bears Tornado Relief, Justin Fuente, and more

Purdue Boilermakers basketball coach Matt Painter with Adam Ritz

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Purdue Boilermakers basketball coach Matt Painter with Adam Ritz

This broadcast kicks off at Tarleton State University in Texas. TSU student athletes talk service and academics in this live studio audience. Our feature interview is with Purdue Boilermakers head basketball coach Matt Painter. Coach Painter covers Social Media, Fatherhood, Academics, Mentoring, Community Service and more. We welcome back Lowell Wightman with another great 360 Mindset Report. We feature a Tornado Relief online auction for charity with the Chicago Bears at www.chicagobears.com/tornadorelief. This show wraps up with a conversation with Memphis Tigers head football coach Justin Fuente, highlighting his 4 pillars of leadership.

Purdue Boilermakers basketball coach Matt Painter with Adam Ritz

Live at Southern Illinois University, with Kevin Callahan, Colon Cancer Awareness, Mark Thomas, Newberry College charity, and more

Kevin Callahan with Adam Ritz

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The Adam Ritz Show at Southern Illinois University

A live audience at Southern Illinois University hosts Adam Ritz as we award Kelsey Ashton for her community service and leadership with the Salukis. Our feature interview is with Kevin Callahan, the head football coach at Monmouth University in New Jersey. Coach Callahan talks about leadership, and as a cancer survivor, he promotes Colon Cancer Awareness. 10 year NFL vet Mark Thomas (49ers, Panthers, Bears, Colts) joins us to talk about faith and fellowship with the church founded, The Church of the Nations. We wrap up this episode in South Carolina at Newberry College as we learn about a student run charity to benefit Breast Cancer research.

Kevin Callahan with Adam Ritz

Live at Furman University, featuring Director of Chicago Bears charities Marge Hamm with Bears Care, University of Oregon’s OHeros, and more

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Adam Ritz with Marge Hamm, the Director of Chicago Bears charities

Adam Ritz with Marge Hamm, the Director of Chicago Bears charities


We kick off the show in Greenville, South Carolina at Furman University highlighting the Furman community service. We then go to Chicago to chat with Marge Hamm, the Director of Bears Care for the Chicago Bears. Marge tells us about the Real Bears Fans Wear Pink campaign to benefit Breast Cancer, the rich history of philanthropy with the McCaskey family, the Salute To Service game honoring the military, and the seasonal service work the Bears engage with the Holiday Season right around the corner. We also learn from Marge about a few Chicago Bears player initiatives including Brandon Marshall’s efforts for Mental Health Awareness, and Martellus Bennett’s willingness to always help out in the community. The show wraps up in Eugene, Oregon with the student athletes at the University of Oregon and the OHeros campaign. Go Ducks!

Chicago Bears

Chicago Bears

Live at Penn State Greater Allegheny, with Iowa State head football coach Paul Rhoads, West Virginia University Philanthropy, Washington State University Heart Health, and more

Adam with Brian Fairbaugh at West Virginia University KA Alpha Rho

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Iowa State Cyclones Head Football Coach Paul Rhoads with Adam Ritz

Iowa State Cyclones Head Football Coach Paul Rhoads with Adam Ritz

This show begins with a live audience at Penn State Greater Allegheny just outside Pittsburgh as we talk with Kayla Franklin about what it takes to be a Lion Ambassador. Our feature interview is with Paul Rhoads, the head football coach of the Iowa State Cyclones in the Big XII. Coach Rhoads talks about how character and integrity are an important part of the recruiting process. We move on to West Virginia University to talk with the Kappa Alpha Order fraternity about their charity soccer game. Next we travel to Pullman to chat with Washington State University Cougars WBB Coach June Daugherty. Coach Daugherty talks about her amazing work with Heart Health Awareness after being a cardiac arrest SURVIVOR! In the next segment we learn about National Power Soccer Association, which promotes wheelchair soccer. And the show wraps up with a live audience at Warner University in Florida as we report on social responsibility after a recent Halloween prank turned felony.

Adam with Brian Fairbaugh at West Virginia University KA Alpha Rho

Adam with Brian Fairbaugh at West Virginia University KA Alpha Rho