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

Chicago Bears

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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

Live at Robert Morris University, with Larry Romanoff from Ohio State, Haunted House for Youth Aids, Student Leadership, The Department of Children’s Families in Florida, and more

Adam with Larry Romanoff with Buckeyes Football

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Florida Department of Children and Families

Florida Department of Children and Families

The show kicks off at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh as we honor DJ Meyers for his character and integrity with the Caught In The Act Award. Our feature interview is with Larry Romanoff, the Director of Football External Relations for The Ohio State University. Larry shares his knowledge and experience from his 44 years with the Buckeyes, having started as a student manager under Woody Hayes. Segments include a Sig Ep Haunted House for Charity at Ball State University, benefiting Youth Aids; Trent Mossbrucker talking student leadership at St. Lawrence University in New York; and Tony Wagoner with the Florida Department of Children and Families.

Adam with Larry Romanoff with Buckeyes Football

Adam with Larry Romanoff with Buckeyes Football

Live at Rhodes College in Memphis, with Jenny Anchondo, Lee Lonzo, Twitter responsibility, and more

Rhodes Lynx

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Adam with Jenny Anchondo from FOX4 Dallas

Adam with Jenny Anchondo from FOX4 Dallas

We begin with a live audience at Rhodes College and honor student Dan Wilson for his character and integrity. We welcome back TV Journalist and fitness expert Jenny Anchondo from FOX4 in Dallas to discuss health and fitness awareness. We get Lee Lonzo’s insights on hazing as a national expert. And this show concludes from the IHSAA Student Leadership Conference as we cover Twitter responsibility.

Rhodes Lynx

Rhodes Lynx

Live at Mount Aloysius College, with Toledo Rockets head football coach Matt Campbell, Tarleton State University’s Cheri Spellmeier, Super Bowl Champ Kipp Vickers, an inspirational story from Memphis, and more

Adam with Toledo Rockets head football coach Matt Campbell

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Cheri Spellmeier with Adam at Tarleton State University in TX

Cheri Spellmeier with Adam at Tarleton State University in TX

We kick it off at Mount Aloysius College in PA with a Caught In The Act award for character and integrity. Our feature interview is with the 2nd youngest Division I college football coach in America, Matt Campbell, from the University of Toledo. Coach Campbell shares his thoughts on student leadership and academics. Next is a trip to Tarleton State University to talk with compliance director Cheri Spellmeier about how she covers the topic of drug awareness on campus in Stephenville, TX. We catch up in Miami with former Hurricane and Super Bowl Champ Kipp Vickers to talk about Fatherhood and Fitness. The show wraps with the inspirational story of assistant basketball coach Robert Kirby at the University of Memphis who donated a kidney to his sister.

Adam with Toledo Rockets head football coach Matt Campbell

Adam with Toledo Rockets head football coach Matt Campbell

Live at Purdue University, with Nevada head football coach Brian Polian, University of North Texas philanthropy, PGA reaches $2 Billion in donations, and more

Adam Ritz with the Purdue WBB coaching staff

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Nevada head football coach Brian Polian on The Adam Ritz Show

Nevada head football coach Brian Polian on The Adam Ritz Show

We start live at Purdue with the Women’s Basketball team to highlight their leadership and service in their community. Our feature interview is with Brian Polian, head football coach at the University of Nevada. We interview Coach Polian about his unique perspective on Fatherhood, because he is a dad, and a father figure to his players. Not to mention what he’s learned from his own father, ESPN analyst Bill Polian. We travel to Denton, TX to speak with Richard Randall about his work in the military, and his efforts as a student leader on campus at the University of North Texas to raise awareness and funding as a Balanced Man of Sigma Phi Epsilon. We wrap up the show speaking with sportscaster Will Haskett about the PGA passing the $2 Billion donation mark in 2013 with the PGA charities and initiatives since the inception of the Pro Golfers Association.

Adam Ritz with the Purdue WBB coaching staff

Adam Ritz with the Purdue WBB coaching staff

Live at The Ohio State University, with Jack Mewhort from OSU Buckeye Football, Jim Chester from Penn State Greater Allegheny, Bystander Behavior, and more

Adam Ritz with OSU head coach Urban Meyer

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The Adam Ritz Show live with the Ohio State University Buckeyes

The Adam Ritz Show live with the Ohio State University Buckeyes

This show begins live with Urban Meyer’s Ohio State Buckeyes as we honor offensive lineman Jack Mewhort with the ‘Caught In The Act’ award for integrity and character. We travel to Pittsburgh to speak with Jim Chester, Athletic Director at Penn State Greater Allegheny, about his student athletes’ community service projects. We welcome back Bystander Behavior expert Mike Dilbeck to talk about several issues in that affect all of us from the world of Bystander Behavior.

Adam Ritz with OSU head coach Urban Meyer

Adam Ritz with OSU head coach Urban Meyer

Live from the University of Kansas, with Wyoming Cowboys head football coach Dave Christensen, Mustard Girl Jennifer Connor, Penn State’s Eric Shrive, and more

Mustard Girl Jennifer Connor with Adam Ritz

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Wyoming head football coach Dave Christensen with Adam Ritz

Wyoming head football coach Dave Christensen with Adam Ritz

This show starts live at the University of Kansas with the Kansas Jayhawks football team, as we honor Shane Smith with the ‘Caught In The Act’ award for integrity and character. Our feature interview takes us to Laramie, Wyoming to chat with Wyoming Cowboys head football coach Dave Christensen about his program called The Champions Club which promotes academics and character with his student athletes. We then learn about Jennifer Connor’s mustard company Mustard Girl, and how they work with a child obesity organization called Common Threads. The show wraps up from Penn State as we talk to 5th year senior offensive lineman Eric Shrive about his national award for his work with Uplifting Athletes, which raises money and awareness for Rare Diseases.

Mustard Girl Jennifer Connor with Adam Ritz

Mustard Girl Jennifer Connor with Adam Ritz