Live from the University of Southern Mississippi, with Reggie Hunt from Appalachian State, 360 Mindset report, Miami Hurricane Brandon Yosha, and more

Southern Miss full back Bruce Johnson

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App State Chaplain Reggie Hunt, Adam, and App State Director of Player Personnel John Mark Hamilton

App State Chaplain Reggie Hunt, Adam, and App State Director of Player Personnel John Mark Hamilton

The live audience at Southern Miss helps kick off this show as we award the ‘Caught In The Act’ honor to Golden Eagle fullback Bruce Johnson. We learn how faith helped Appalachian State football beat Michigan from App State pastor Reggie Hunt. Sports Psychologist Lowell Wightman returns with a 360 Mindset report about Humility, Johnny Football and more. Miami Hurricane running back Brandon Yosha shares his inspiring story of perseverance to get back on the field after two major injuries to become the only freshman walk on in school history to get Hurricane playing time.

Southern Miss full back Bruce Johnson

Southern Miss full back Bruce Johnson

Live from Twin Lakes High School, with WWE HOFer Jim Ross, Duncan Fletcher with PAADS, Jake Miller and the Simon Youth Foundation, Miami FL Community Service, and more

WWE legend Jim Ross with Adam Ritz

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Duncan Fletcher, PAADS Director of Operations

Duncan Fletcher, PAADS Director of Operations

We start the show with a live studio audience at Twin Lakes High School as we honor the ‘Caught In The Act’ award to Matt Bonnell. The ‘Caught In The Act’ award celebrates the student athlete that demonstrates high character, community service and leadership off the field. Our feature interview is with Jim Ross from the WWE. Mr. Ross is in the WWE Hall Of Fame and works with developing the new talent in the world of wrestling, stressing the importance of character. Jim is also an advocate for Bells Palsy awareness. Segments include catching up with Duncan Fletcher from the Professional Association of Athlete Development Specialists, Jake Miller from the Simon Youth Foundation and their $10 million in scholarships, and learning about a community service project at Carol City High School in Miami, FL.

WWE legend Jim Ross with Adam Ritz

WWE legend Jim Ross with Adam Ritz

Live from the University of Kentucky, with ESPN Analyst Jeff Saturday, Phi Psi CEO Shawn Collinsworth, Boys And Girls Club, Healthy Dating, and more

Phi Kappa Psi CEO Shawn Collinsworth

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The Adam Ritz Show at the University of Kentucky

The Adam Ritz Show at the University of Kentucky

A live audience at The University of Kentucky welcomes the show, as we meet the men of Kappa Alpha Order and learn about their community service and the MDA. Our feature interview is with Jeff Saturday, retired from the NFL, and a current NFL analyst with ESPN. With recent negative stories in the media about Pro Athletes, we stop to learn about Jeff’s inspiring story of how he got to the League, and talk Life Skills as well. We then welcome Shawn Collinsworth from Phi Kappa Psi and talk about their work with the Boys and Girls Club of America. We round out the show with Healthy Dating expert Aaron Boe.

Phi Kappa Psi CEO Shawn Collinsworth

Phi Kappa Psi CEO Shawn Collinsworth

Live from Washington State University, with the NFL’s Anthony Costanzo, The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries, PAADS, Jim Voyles, and more

Adam 'broadcasting' at Washington State University

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Adam with Bishop Bonnie Radden and Bishop Yvette Flunder from The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries

Adam with Bishop Bonnie Radden and Bishop Yvette Flunder from The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries

We kick off the show from Pullman, WA at Washington State University with a Breast Cancer Awareness PSA. Our feature interview is with Anthony Costanzo, football stand out from Boston College now playing in the NFL with the Colts, as we have a conversation about the importance of Education. From Las Vegas we meet Bishop Bonnie Radden and learn about The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries. We welcome Duncan Fletcher to the show and introduce him as a regular guest to discuss the issues surrounding Athlete Development. Duncan is the Director of Operations for PAADS, the Professional Association of Athlete Development Specialists. We round out the show with one of the top attorneys in America, Jim Voyles. Mr. Voyles has consulted professional athletes and sports teams for decades. Jim and Adam discuss Aaron Hernandez, Drunk Driving, and Jim’s affinity for open wheel racing.

Adam 'broadcasting' at Washington State University

Adam ‘broadcasting’ at Washington State University

Live from a Sigma Phi Epsilon national conference, Oregon Ducks QB Dustin Haines, Craig Tornquist, former NFL player turned pastor, and more

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Craig Tornquist entertaining Student Leadership

Craig Tornquist entertaining Student Leadership

This show begins as the men of Sigma Phi Epsilon educate us about the ‘Balanced Man’ initiative. Segments include talking with Oregon Ducks QB Dustin Haines about his community service and how the Ducks get involved with organizations like The Boys and Girls Club and Courts For Kids in Portland. We catch up with motivational speaker and comedian Craig Tornquist as he shares his stories of working with SADD, The Special Olympics, and Student Leadership. The show wraps with a conversation with Mark Thomas, a former defensive end in the NFL who is now a Pastor in a church that he started 10 years ago.

Dustin Haines

Dustin Haines

Live from the Phi Kappa Psi national convention, with The Stanley Hotel history, Aaron Hernandez report, Special Olympics, and more

The Adam Ritz Show at the Phi Kappa Psi national convention

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Adam at The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado

Adam at The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado

This episode begins with a live audience at the Phi Kappa Psi national convention, highlighting their work with the Boys and Girls Club of America. Segments include a history lesson in Estes Park, Colorado at The Stanley Hotel, an Aaron Hernandez report from Lowell Wightman from 360 Mindset, and a Special Olympics initiative with Lee Lonzo.

The Adam Ritz Show at the Phi Kappa Psi national convention

The Adam Ritz Show at the Phi Kappa Psi national convention

Live from the University of North Florida, with PGA Radio’s Will Haskett, USA Tae Kwon Do, Washington State Cougars, Female Athletic Connection Team, and more

Adam with PGA Radio's Will Haskett

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Kevin Loughery with USA Taekwondo

Kevin Loughery with USA Taekwondo

We begin with a live audience in Jacksonville at the University of North Florida talking about student run philanthropies. Our feature interview is with sportscaster Will Haskett who covers the PGA Tour on satellite radio. Will shares the amazing milestone the PGA just hit with their total fundraising. Kevin Loughery from USA Taekwondo shares a 4th of July inspiring story of how USA Taekwondo is giving back to the USO and the men and women of the United States Military during their championships in Chicago. We talk about student athlete well being with the Washington State University Cougars in Pullman WA, and we round out the show at Susquehanna University in PA with a women’s mentoring initiative called FACT, Female Athletic Connection Team.

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Live from William Jewell College, with Plaxico Burress, Special Olympics Champion Mary McClamroch, Jay Baker, TJ Brassil, Paul Poteet, Lowell Wightman, and more

Adam with swimming champ Mary McClamroch

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Jay Baker and Adam Ritz after a 30 miler

Jay Baker and Adam Ritz after a 30 miler

We begin the show with a live studio audience at William Jewell College talking about the dangers of hazing and underage drinking. Our feature interview is with Plaxico Burress showcasing the importance of education and charity work. Segments include talking with Mary McClamroch, a Special Olympic champion swimmer. Bike and fitness expert Jay Baker joins us. We go on location with a report from TJ Brassil at the NCAA National Track and Field Championships. Paul Poteet shares his pet expertise with topics of pet adoption, pet abuse, and more. The show finishes with an update from Lowell Wightman discussing the Power of Impressions and Creating a Mindset.

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Adam with swimming champ Mary McClamroch

Adam with swimming champ Mary McClamroch

Live at the IHSAA Leadership Conference, with Elliot Bloom from Purdue Basketball, Erica Campanelli from University of Texas at Tyler, Team Impact, and more

Adam with Erica Campanelli from UTT

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Elliot Bloom, Director of Basketball Operations at Purdue University

Elliot Bloom, Director of Basketball Operations at Purdue University

We begin the show with a live audience at the IHSAA Student Leadership Conference with a TwitterCast to showcase that social media really is broadcast media. Our feature interview is with Elliot Bloom of Purdue Basketball, as we talk about the Boilermakers’ take on Social Responsibility. Segments include chatting with Erica Campanelli, assistant soccer coach at the University of Texas at Tyler, about their work with Team Impact. Team Impact’s mission is to improve the quality of life for children facing life-threatening and chronic illnesses by connecting them to college sports teams.

Adam with Erica Campanelli from UTT

Adam with Erica Campanelli from UTT

Live from the University of Minnesota, featuring Lee Hawkins from the Wall Street Journal, NFL Player Engagement’s David Thornton, and more.

The Wall Street Journal's Lee Hawkins

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We start the show at the University of Minnesota with a Domestic Violence Awareness PSA recorded with the Golden Gopher Football team. Our feature interview is with The Wall Street Journal reporter Lee Hawkins, host of ‘The Celebrity of Business with Lee Hawkins.’ Lee discusses his interview with NBA Commissioner David Stern, including thoughts on Jason Collins coming out as the first male gay player in major American sports. Lee’s efforts and interviews showcase that The Wall Street Journal is not just a newspaper anymore. WSJ Live is a multi media digital platform. You can watch the entire David Stern interview here. We also bring back David Thornton from the NFL Player Engagement to discuss the breaking news stories concerning 2 NFL players, Chad Johnson and Adam Pacman Jones, and their legal social situations that made headlines this week.

The Wall Street Journal's Lee Hawkins