Live at the Triangle National Convention, Alabama/Indy Colts’ Josh Chapman, University of Washington’s ‘Blitz The Sound’, Buffalo Bills Player Engagement, University of Wisconsin Philanthropy, and Tulsa Football Character Development

Adam with Colts Josh Chapman

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Adam (center) with the men of Sigma Phi Epsilon at the University of Wisconsin

Adam (center) with the men of Sigma Phi Epsilon at the University of Wisconsin

We begin Live at the Triangle Fraternity Leadership School talking about helping others. Our feature interview is with Current Indianapolis Colts / former Alabama National Champ Josh Chapman discussing the transition from college to the pros. Segments include: learning about the “Blitz the Sound” initiative at the University of Washington in Seattle, catching up with Paul Lancaster and the Buffalo Bills Player Engagement program, the Sig Eps at Wisconsin raising money by riding bikes cross country, and Tulsa Football head coach Bill Blankenship sharing the “3 Dimensional Man.”

Adam with Colts Josh Chapman

Adam with Indianapolis Colts’ Josh Chapman, who won 2 national championships at Alabama

Buffalo Bills Director of Player Engagement Paul Lancaster with Adam

Buffalo Bills Director of Player Engagement Paul Lancaster with Adam

U dub Associate Athletic Director Kim Durand in Seattle with Adam at the University of Washington

U dub Associate Athletic Director Kim Durand in Seattle with Adam at the University of Washington

Live with the B1G Ten Hawkeyes at Iowa, Washington State University women’s basketball head coach June Daugherty, University of Miami Hurricane running back Brandon Yosha, and more

Adam Ritz with June Daughtery

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Brandon Yosha

Miami Hurricane running back Brandon Yosha

The show starts with a live Drug Awareness PSA recorded with the student athletes at the University of Iowa. Our feature interview is with June Daugherty, the head coach of women’s basketball at Washington State University in the Pac 12. Listen to find out about Coach Daugherty’s connection with Heart Health Awareness (You won’t believe it!). We also catch up with an inspirational football player, Brandon Yosha, who beat the odds to play football as a Miami Hurricane at “The U”.

Adam Ritz with June Daughtery

Adam with WSU Cougar coach June Daughtery

Goodbye 2012!

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This show features a few of our favorite segments from 2012, including a Live Studio Audience at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, a Comedian with Cerebral Palsy, Track Dude Michael Young talking about spending time with Dan Wheldon on the morning of his passing, and Holiday Health and Fitness tips to ring in the new year. Thanks for spending time with The Adam Ritz Ritz Show in 2012. Happy New Year and we’ll see you in 2013!

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Jenny Anchondo with Holiday Fitness Tips, Student Athlete Welfare at Washington State University, Power Wheelchair Soccer, and more

Jenny Anchondo

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Adam with Jerry Pastore

Adam with WSU Student Welfare Director Jerry Pastore

This show begins with Emmy Award winning Fox TV Journalist & Fitness Expert Jenny Anchondo talking Holiday Parties, Holiday Calories, and Holiday Fitness. We journey to Pullman, WA to speak with ‘Student Athlete Welfare Director’ Jerry Pastore about his work with the Cougars of Washington State University. Also featured in this show is Dominic Russo, the founder of American Power Wheelchair Soccer.

Jenny Anchondo

Jenny Anchondo

Live from the University of North Florida, Notre Dame Football Coach Brian Kelly, Suicide Prevention with ‘Farewell My Love’, Virginia’s Red Flag Campaign, and more

Notre Dame Coach Brian Kelly with Adam Ritz

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Adam Ritz live at the University of North Florida

Adam Ritz live at the University of North Florida

We begin Live with a studio audience at the University of North Florida touching on Philanthropy and Community Service. Our featured interview is with Brian Kelly, head coach of the #1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Segments include the Disney Spirit Award recipient Alabama Crimson Tide Football Team in Tuscaloosa for their service during the Tornado last year, Suicide Prevention with rock band ‘Farewell My Love’, dating violence prevention campaign ‘The Red Flag Campaign’ in Virginia, and a PSA recorded live with QB/Team Captain MarQueis Gray and the Minnesota Golden Gopher football team.

Notre Dame Coach Brian Kelly with Adam Ritz

Notre Dame Coach Brian Kelly with Adam Ritz

Iowa Football Coach Kirk Ferentz, Former Colts Adam Meadows, and a heartbreaking report from Middle Tennessee State University

Adam Ritz with Kirk Ferentz

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Adam Ritz with Kirk Ferentz

We begin at the University of Iowa with Hawkeyes Head Football Coach Kirk Ferentz, talking about the Iowa/Indy connection, as well as touching on the importance of Character. Segments include catching up in Athens GA with former Colts fav Adam Meadows talking about his family and charity work, and an update of an amazing story out of Middle Tennessee State University involving the murder of a Blue Raider student athlete.

NFL Hall of Famer Rod Woodson, Bullying Consultant Lee Lonzo, Warner University Baseball Coach, and more

Adam with Rod Woodson

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Warner University baseball coach Jeff Sikes with Adam

Warner University baseball coach Jeff Sikes with Adam

The show begins in Oakland with an interview with Rod Woodson discussing his work with The Leukemia Society, coaching, social media, and more. Woodson was an All American at Purdue, NFL Super Bowl Champion and All Pro DB with the Steelers, Ravens, and 49ers. He’s in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and currently coaches with the Raiders. Segments include a visit with our resident Bullying Expert Lee Lonzo from LeeLonzoConsulting.com, as well as a segment on community service with Jeff Sikes, baseball coach at Warner University in Florida and their great work with special needs children.

Adam with Rod Woodson

Adam with Rod Woodson

Live in Pittsburgh with All Pro Dad, Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin, All Pro Dad Leader Darrin Gray, and more

Adam Ritz Jeff Hartingsand Coach Mike Tomlin

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Adam talks with Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin

We report live from Pittsburgh at the Steelers All Pro Dad Father and Kids Experience. Our Feature Interview is with Steelers Super Bowl Champion Head Coach, husband, and father Mike Tomlin talking about how important it is to be a great dad. Our broadcast from Pittsburgh continues with a focus on community service with brothers Dan and David Gummel. We wrap up our All Pro Dad coverage with Darrin Gray, an All Pro Dad Leader and Director who gives us some behind the scenes details of what it takes to pull off this huge event (allprodad.com). Segments include reading with kids at the University of Cincinnati, and a PSA recorded live at Warner University in Florida.

Adam Ritz Jeff Hartingsand Coach Mike Tomlin

Adam with Steelers legend Jeff Hartings and Head Coach Mike Tomlin

Live from Washington State University, Breast Cancer Awareness, Colts All Pro Dad event in Indy Nov. 3, and more

All Pro Dad

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Washington State University

We start with a live studio audience at Washington State University in Pullman, WA. The student athletes in the audience help Adam with Breast Cancer Awareness. Our feature interview is with NFL veteran David Thornton discussing the importance of perseverance and service. Segments include Adam talking with an All Pro Dad, Al Plummer, who was nationally recognized in Washington DC for his charity work. Adam also shares his involvement with All Pro Dad at an upcoming Father And Kids Experience at the Indianapolis Colts complex on Saturday, November 3. Join Adam, All Pro Dad, and Colts personalities including Joe Reitz and Coach Clyde Christensen at this fun filled event! Register here

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Live from Wabash College, featuring Garry Marshall, Georgia Bulldogs helping GA high schools, All Pro Dad Event, Texas Tech Football, and more

Adam with Hollywood Director Garry Marshall

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Adam and Ron Courson

Adam with UGA Sports Medicine Director Ron Courson

We begin with a live studio audience at Wabash College talking about the importance of getting tested early for Testicular Cancer. Our Feature Interview is with Hollywood director/producer/actor Garry Marshall discussing his time at Northwestern, Happy Days, and his favorite sports movie of all time. Segments include Ron Courson, Director of Sports Medicine at the University of Georgia, talking about The Heat Initiative, which educates Georgia high schools football players on the dangers of heat stroke death. Adam announces his upcoming work with All Pro Dad, the national organization founded by Tony Dungy, including the Indy All Pro Dad Event on November 3rd (details here). While discussing Tony Dungy and All Pro Dad, Adam shares a letter Tony wrote to President Obama and Governor Romney asking them to add Fatherhood and Fatherlessness to the national campaign landscape (read the letter here). We round out the show with a conversation about recruiting with Texas Tech quarterback Jacob Karam.

Adam with Hollywood Director Garry Marshall

Adam with Hollywood Director Garry Marshall