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

Live from the University of Oregon, with Memphis Tigers’ head football coach Justin Fuente, Cincinnati Bearcats’ Bob Mangine, MDA National Youth Spokesman Luke Christie, and more

Adam with MDA National Youth Spokesman Luke Christie

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Memphis Tigers Football head coach Justin Fuente

Memphis Tigers Football head coach Justin Fuente

This episode begins with a live studio audience at the University of Oregon honoring the ‘O Heroes’ for their community service projects. Our feature interview is with Justin Fuente, the head football coach at the University of Memphis. Coach Fuente shares the ‘Four Pillars’ of character with Memphis Tigers Football. Other segments include talking with Bob Mangine, Associate Athletic Director at the University of Cincinnati, to learn about how the basketball team works with Cincy Kids, and catching up with Luke Christie, the National Youth Spokesman for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Adam with MDA National Youth Spokesman Luke Christie

Adam with MDA National Youth Spokesman Luke Christie

Live at the University of Washington, with the NFLs Brandon McManus, University of Oregon philanthropy, a healthy dating initiative at Emory and Henry College in Virginia, and more

Brandon McManus from Temple and the Indianapolis Colts

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Adam in Seattle at the University of Washington

Adam in Seattle at the University of Washington

The show begins with a live audience at the University of Washington in the Pac 12 talking with students about Social Networking responsibility. Our feature interview is with Brandon McManus with the NFL Colts discussing his community service work with The Ronald McDonald House, Susan G. Komen, The Bethesda House, and more. Segments include talking with a University of Oregon charity benefiting Cystic Fibrosis, and learning about The Red Flag Campaign to abolish dating violence at Emory and Henry College in Emory, Virginia.

Brandon McManus from Temple and the Indianapolis Colts

Brandon McManus from Temple and the Indianapolis Colts

Live at the University of Texas at Tyler, with Penn State Altoona AD Fredina Ingold, a Special Olympics Initiative, Armed Forces Radio Network, Newberry College Breast Cancer Awareness, and more

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Adam Ritz and Michael Young

Adam Ritz and Michael Young

This show starts with a live studio audience at the University of Texas at Tyler as we honor the students working with Team Impact. Team Impact has brought the UT Tyler Volleyball Team together with a little girl with Leukemia, and she is now part of the team! Our feature interview is with Fredina Ingold, the Director of Athletics at Penn State Altoona. Fredina shares how her student athletes work with Special Olympics in the Altoona community. Segments include catching up with Michael Young, a pit reporter for the IZOD Indy Car Series. Michael’s voice is broadcast on the Armed Forces Radio Network across the planet, and connects our service men and women on Memorial Day Weekend with their homes and families in the United States with the great American tradition of the Indy 500. Michael also educates us about the Indy Car Ministries. We wrap the show with a Breast Cancer Breakfast charity at Newberry College in South Carolina.

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Live from The Salisbury School in Connecticut, with Jeff Saturday, Scott Shirley from Uplifting Athletes, a Green Day Children’s Hospital initiative, and more

Adam Ritz and Jeff Saturday

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Scott Shirley and Adam Ritz

Scott Shirley and Adam Ritz

This show begins in Connecticut at The Salisbury School with a texting and driving PSA. We are happy to announce that Jeff Saturday, former All Pro NFL player, will be a regular guest on the show. Jeff and I discuss the new federal push to move the drunk driving BAC limit from .08 to .05. Our feature interview is with Scott Shirley, founder of Uplifting Athletes, a national foundation he started when he was a football player at Penn State to benefit rare diseases. Segments include community service at the Scobie Leadership School, and an update out of Oakland with Green Day as they team up with Actions Realized to sell skateboards to benefit the Children’s Hospital And Research Center Oakland.

Adam Ritz and Jeff Saturday

Adam Ritz and Jeff Saturday

Live from Texas A&M Commerce, with Penn State head football coach Bill O’Brien, Warner University community service, 5K Training Program Ideas, NBA Fitness Program, and more

Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien with Adam Ritz

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Bill O'Brien on The Adam Ritz Show

Bill O’Brien on The Adam Ritz Show

The show begins with a live audience at Texas A&M Commerce discovering service projects benefitting Make A Wish Foundation and more. Our feature interview is with Penn State head football coach Bill O’Brien. Coach O’Brien shares the off the field character of the Nittany Lion football squad with their leadership initiatives. Segments include talking with Warner University baseball coach Jeff Sikes to learn about the Lake Wales Challenger League, a baseball league for Special Needs children. We also catch up with Fitness Expert Jenny Anchondo. Jenny highlights 5K training tips as well as a new fitness program she’s working on with the NBA.

Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien with Adam Ritz

Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien with Adam Ritz

Live at Tulane University, featuring Midwestern State University head football coach Bill Maskill, a female mentoring program in Pennsylvania, Bystander Behavior expert Mike Dilbeck, and more

Adam with MSU head coach Bill Maskill

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Adam broadcasting at Tulane University in New Orleans

Adam broadcasting at Tulane University in New Orleans

This show begins in New Orleans at Tulane University as we honor a student program called Emily’s Entourage which has raised a half mill for Cystic Fibrosis. Our feature interview is with Bill Maskill, head football coach at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. Bill tells about how his players donate their time for Relay For Life and more. Segments include an All American Lacrosse player’s work with the Female Athletic Connection Team at Susquehanna University that connects female student athletes with mentors, and catching up with Mike Dilbeck to learn more about Bystander Behavior.

Adam with MSU head coach Bill Maskill

Adam with MSU head coach Bill Maskill