Live from Iowa State University, with Robert Morris University’s Bobbie Joe Belus, Lowell Wightman from 360 Mindset, New Mexico cancer awareness with Maria Gomez, Gods Pantry charity in Lexington Kentucky, and more

Iowa State's Kirby Van Der Kamp

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Adam with Bobbie Jo Belus from Robert Morris University

Adam with Bobbie Jo Belus from Robert Morris University

We begin in Ames, Iowa with the football team at Iowa State University, and award the ‘Caught in The Act’ honor for character to senior punter Kirby Van Der Kamp. We roll on in Pittsburgh at Robert Morris University with Bobbie Jo Belus. Bobbie Jo discusses working with The Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, her female status in the man’s world of college football, and legendary RMU head coach Joe Walton. Also, we talk with 360 Mindset founder Lowell Wightman in Boulder, Colorado. Lowell shares his views on Sports Psychology and a great charitable organization called MissRepresentation.org. Maria Gomez reports from Albuquerque, New Mexico on Zach Landon, a high school football player who is battling cancer. We round out the show in Lexington, Kentucky learning more about a charity called ‘God’s Pantry’ and how the UK Wildcat student athletes contribute.

Iowa State's Kirby Van Der Kamp

Iowa State’s Kirby Van Der Kamp

Live from the University of Toledo, with John Carr from Southern Miss, Iowa Drinking & Social Responsibility, a Cystic Fibrosis initiative at Tulane, and more

John Carr with Adam at Southern Miss

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Iowa Hawkeye student who blew a .341 BAC.

Iowa Hawkeye student who blew a .341 BAC.

This show begins at the University of Toledo in front of a live audience as we award the ‘Caught In The Act’ honor. Toledo Rockets football players Jeremiah Detmer and Alvin Fletcher both earned 4.0 GPA’s last semester, and are recognized for this awesome achievement. Interviews include John Carr, the Director of Football Operations at the University of Southern Mississippi, as we learn more about community service and the student athlete. We’re then joined by Rob Kendall of ‘The Robbie Kendall Show’ to discuss a recent news story about an Iowa Hawkeye student who was arrested with a .341 BAC, and then irresponsibly tweeted about the arrest. We round out the show in New Orleans at Tulane University with a charity called Emily’s Entourage which benefits Cystic Fibrosis.

John Carr with Adam at Southern Miss

John Carr with Adam at Southern Miss

Live from Lehigh University, with Rudy Sarzo from Quiet Riot, the Disney Spirit Award, Penn State’s Dance Marathon, and more

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This show begins at Lehigh University with a live studio audience talking about social media implications in a job interview. Our featured interview is with rock legend Rudy Sarzo from Quiet Riot talking about his book, drugs and alcohol, and “not” trying to keep up with Ozzy. We spend time at the University of Alabama covering how the student athletes won the ‘Disney Spirit Award’ for their service after the devastating 2011 tornado that ripped through Tuscaloosa. We round out the show with a group of students from Penn State University talking about the famous “Dance Marathon” philanthropy that raises millions of dollars for children with cancer.

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Live at the University of Wyoming, with Kansas Jayhawks’ Sheriece Sadberry, Scott Shirley from Uplifting Athletes, University of Cincinnati community service, and more

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KU Jayhawks Dr. Sheriece Sadberry with Adam

KU Jayhawks Dr. Sheriece Sadberry with Adam

This show kicks off with a live studio audience at the University of Wyoming, as we honor Wyoming Cowboys student athlete Eric Nazatcha with the ‘Caught In The Act Award’ for high character. Segments include talking with sports psychologist Dr. Sheriece Sadberry at the University of Kansas about her work with the Jayhawks’ student athletes, educating about the effects of drugs and alcohol on the body’s performance. We have a follow up report with the Executive Director of ‘Uplifting Athletes’ Scott Shirley, to learn more about how Uplifting Athletes works with College Football to raise money for rare diseases. We also travel to the University of Cincinnati to honor the students for the money they’ve raised for various charities including the Make A Wish Foundation and the Freestore Foodbank.

Wyoming

Wyoming

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