It’s almost time to hear the sports harbinger of spring – “pitchers and catchers report to spring training” – and today we profile a diehard Wildcat alum and fan who is the voice of the Miami Marlins, Glenn Geffner.
With the football regular season complete and ‘Cats fans stung by a blowout loss last night to Maryland, we offer a pick-me-up by getting back to a fan favorite feature – the Purple Mafia Profile. Let’s catch up with former Wildcat-turned-highest-ranking-official in the country in the sport of tennis, USTA Chairman and President, Jon Vegosen.
This is essentially a purple mafia profile with former Wildcat star QB, Dan Persa. However, with a new approach to our QB spot this season, I couldn’t think of a better person on the planet to offer up some insights in to the behind-the-scenes approach and the mentality it requires to have a “1a and 1b” QB platoon system.
Luke Donald may be the most prominent Wildcat alum in the professional ranks right now, but turn back the clock 15 years and tennis star Todd Martin was. We catch-up with the gentle tennis giant in this week’s edition
The Friday fan favorite is back (finally!). Settle in for a Purple Mafia Profile with well-known broadcaster Josh Lewin, the radio voice of the NY Mets and San Diego Chargers. Plus, get primed for the NGN auction which is on tap for tomorrow night at Soldier Field.
Yes, it’s just two weeks before March, but college football is at the tip of our tongues, thanks to an unprecedented recruiting haul by Pat Fitzgerald and his staff. (And no, that is not hyperbole… the arrival of the first four and five star players anybody can remember is that big of a deal.) So we thought this would be the perfect time to fire up a podcast with Purple Mafia member Stewart Mandel, college football genius, to talk a little NU football, with a little hoops mixed in.
It’s time to welcome new LTP contributor Brett Kurland as he takes the lead on reuniting with a co-captain of the 1995 Rose Bowl and Big Ten Champion Wildcats – William Bennett