Alex joined FanRag Sports in October 2014 as a college football columnist and breaking news writer. A graduate from Eastern Illinois, he enjoys long walks to the fridge and alternate jerseys. He doesn't trust anyone that likes yellow Starburst and swears that he will be reincarnated as an NHL third-line winger.
Joe Nocco is a recent graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, born and raised in the New York area. Previously a contributor to SB Nation, Football.com and his own website titled Joe Nocco Sports, among others, Nocco has experience covering a variety of sports having specialized in content surrounding the NFL, NHL, NBA and MLB. You can follow Nocco at @JoeNoccoFRS on Twitter.
Dave Holcomb has covered numerous sports at the high school, college and professional levels since 2011. In 2014, he received his first full-time opportunity at The Sports Network to cover fantasy sports for the MLB, NBA, NFL & NHL. Holcomb was a finalist for the FSWA Hockey Writer of the Year & Basketball Writer of the Year awards in 2014. In August of 2015, he joined the team at FanRag sports. He hopes to continue to share his passion and love for sports, real and fantasy, with all readers. Holcomb presently acts as a Fantasy Football columnist & AFC East beat writer at Today's Pigskin, a New York Islanders/Pittsburgh Penguins beat writer & Fantasy Hockey columnist at Today's Slapshot, a Syracuse Orange beat writer at Today's U and Fantasy Baseball columnist at Today's Knuckleball.
Jon Schlosser has been a professional writer since 2010, when he decided to bail on his warehouse job and actually try to use the writing degree that he got a year before. He's done freelance sports writing, covering the Detroit Red Wings and the Pittsburgh Steelers, and he is a Denver Broncos Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. When he's not writing about sports, he's mostly doing search engine optimization for lawyers, which is almost exactly the same.
Catherine is the first American in a long line of Canadians, making her the black sheep before she even decided she wasn't going to be a Leafs fan. Writer for Today's Slapshot, In Goal Magazine, and Coyotes.NHL.com, coach in the Arizona Coyotes Department of Hockey Development. Goalies are not voodoo.
Catherine is the first American in a long line of Canadians, making her the black sheep before she even decided she wasn't going to be a Leafs fan. Writer for Today's Slapshot, In Goal Magazine, and Coyotes.NHL.com, coach in the Arizona Coyotes Department of Hockey Development. Goalies are not voodoo.
Beginning a sports-writing foray in his fourth state, Sam is a Kansas City product living in Cleveland. He’s worked as a full-time reporter and editor at daily newspapers, covering everything from Kansas City Chiefs training camp to national championship games to high school girls’ water polo. This occupation gave him the opportunity to win several awards and enabled treks to majestic locales like Mankato, Minn., Bakersfield, Calif., and Florence, Ala. In addition to the NFL, which Sam writes about for FanRag Sports and ProFootballRumors.com, he’s a fan of boxing, track and field and Nicolas Cage movies. He also covers high school sports for the Cleveland Plain Dealer. And he’s just as shocked as you are that the Royals have a bandwagon. You can find him on Twitter @SRobinson25.
Jon Rothstein has been a college basketball insider for CBS Sports since 2010 and is the lead college basketball columnist for the FanRag Sports Network. He is also the host of the College Hoops Today Podcast via Compass Media Networks, which is available via ITunes. Rothstein is also a regular in-studio correspondent for both WFAN and CBS Sports Radio. He currently lives in Manhattan.
The Associated Press is an American multinational nonprofit news agency headquartered in New York City that operates as a cooperative, unincorporated association.
John McMullen is a national football columnist for TodaysPigskin.com and FanRag Sports and a long-time member of both the PFWA and FWAA. He is the former national football columnist for The Sports Network and his syndicated column appeared in over 300 outlets across North America, including the Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald and Charlotte Observer. John spent seven years on the beat of the Minnesota Vikings for Twin Cities Sports Wire and The Football Network, and currently handles the beat in Philadelphia for ESPN South Jersey. John has also been a featured columnist for Lindys Sports, Minnesota Sports Update, Pro Football Digest and The Cox Newspaper Group, and a frequent contributor on YAHOO! Sports Radio, FOX Sports Radio and ESPN Sports Radio. You can reach John at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @jfmcmullen -- Also listen to John weekly on YAHOO! Sports Radio, ESPN South Jersey, ESPN Lexington, ESPN Southwest Florida and 105.7 The Fan in Baltimore.
Joseph is a writer based out of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Previous incarnations of his work can be found at FOX Sports, SLAMOnline as well as other reputable outlets.
Kristian Ibarra is the lead MMA writer for the FanRag Sports Network. He also serves as the evening news desk editor. He graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in journalism and a minor in rhetoric and writing studies. His work has been featured on Bleacher Report, FOX Sports San Diego and the San Diego Union-Tribune.
John Perrotto has been a professional sports writer since 1982 and has covered a multitude of sports, including MLB, NFL and college football and basketball. He has been a member of the Baseball Writers' Association since 1988, a Hall of Fame voter since 1997 and has covered 21 World Series and two Super Bowls. He is a graduate of Geneva College, the birthplace of college basketball, and lives in Beaver Falls, Pa,., the hometown of Joe Willie Namath.
Jon Heyman is an MLB Insider for Today's Knuckleball, featuring breaking news, information and his Inside Baseball column, which appears on TodaysKnuckleball.com every Thursday. Heyman also has been an insider at MLB Network since the channel launched in 2009 and is a regular contributor to WFAN in New York, where he appears weekly on the Joe and Evan Show and previously appeared on the Mike and the Mad Dog Show. He also appears on WSCR in Chicago, WBZ-FM in Boston and the Petros and Money Show on Fox in Los Angeles. Heyman comes to FanRag Sports from CBSSports.com, where he worked for five years and wrote the popular Inside Baseball notes column. Before going to CBS, Heyman worked for five years at Sports Illustrated and SI.com, where he was a senior writer and started an Inside Baseball Column. Heyman worked for 16 years at Newsday in New York, where he was the Yankees beat writer, a baseball columnist and finally a general sports columnist. Heyman started his career at the Moline (Ill.) Daily Dispatch, then moved to the Los Angeles Copley Newspapers (Torrance Daily Breeze and Santa Monica Outlook) before going to Newsday. Heyman at one time also served as a national baseball writer for The Sporting News. Heyman is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. The Santa Fe, N.M. native grew up in Cedarhurst, N.Y., on Long Island.
Jaime Eisner is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Jaime is a director of content and growth for FanRag Sports. Prior to his current position, Jaime began as a writer for FanRag Sports’ Today’s Slapshot before becoming the Today’s Pigskin site manager. Jaime has also written for MLB.com, Arizona Sports, KTAR, SB Nation and Arcadia News.
Jason is the Managing Editor of FanRag Sports' NBA coverage and also contributes words about the Chicago Bulls at SB Nation's Blog a Bull. He grew up a Chicago sports fan, and his first vivid sports memory was of John Paxson beating the Phoenix Suns in the 1993 NBA Finals. You can follow him on Twitter @Bulls_Jay
Tommy Stokke is the Director of Content and a columnist for FanRag Sports. He covered high school sports and professional baseball for Sun-Times Media before becoming a Chicago Cubs Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report prior to joining FanRag Sports. Follow him on Twitter @StokkeTommy.
Franklin Steele is the assistant editor of FanRag Sports' TodaysSlapshot.com. Steele, who joined FanRag Sports in October 2013, has been watching and playing hockey since the age of 6. His work has also appeared on TheHockeyWriters.com, FanSided.com and Bleacher Report. All told, he has more than 3,000 bylines to his name and more than six million people have read his work since 2011. Feel free to follow him on Twitter @FranklinSteele.
Kelly Scaletta is an assistant editor for Today's Fastbreak and Today's Pigskin. He has also written for Bleacher Report, BBallBreakdown, Vantage Sports, SportsNet, the Cauldron and others. You might not always agree with him, but he does.
Can also be found writing about tennis at FanRag Sports (www.fanragsports.com/author/tjocz/) and TV at Hidden Remote (hiddenremote.com/author/tjocz/).
NHL Insiders. 16-year digital media hockey career includes a combined decade online with Sportsnet and ESPN.
Wendell Barnhouse has over four decades of experience writing about sports. He spent 25 years at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, covering national college basketball starting in 1985 and national college football starting in 1994. He has covered 22 Final Fours and 15 national championship games. From July of 2008 to October of 2015 he was the web site correspondent for the Big 12 Conference.
Jordy McElroy is a writer and MMA athlete currently residing in the beautiful state of Tennessee. Born in Wurzburg, Germany, his early years were spent as a military brat traveling the world with his family. An unwavering passion for both fighting and journalism has helped this once small time writer achieve mainstream status. His articles have generated over 11 million reads, along with several being featured on the front page of CNN.com and FoxSports.com. He is currently training and preparing for his first MMA fight.
Matt Zemek has written about various sports, mostly college football and basketball, for numerous outlets since 2001. He has also served as the editor for multiple sports websites. He splits his time between Seattle and Phoenix.
Dave Hogg has been covering sports in Detroit for the Associated Press and FOX Sports Detroit. That's meant a lot of good times - the Bad Boys, the Red Wings winning in 1997 and 1998, the Tigers winning the pennant in 2006 and 2012 - and a lot of ugly ones. He covered the 0-16 Lions, the 43-119 Tigers, Rich Rod and the last few years of the Pistons without losing his sanity. He plans to keep working until his beloved Oakland University wins the Big Dance.
Roy Cummings is a native of Chicago, Illinois who grew up in the suburb of Lombard. He and his family later moved to Lakeland, Florida, where Roy attended high school at Kathleen High. He graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications in 1983 and immediately went to work for the Tampa Tribune. After five years working in a Polk County bureau covering everything from high school sports to college football to the Orlando Magic of the NBA, Roy moved back to Tampa and became the Tribune's first beat writer for the Tampa Bay Lightning, covering the team from its inception through the first eight years on the ice. He was then moved to the Buccaneers beat, where he stayed until the paper was folded in May, 2016. A two-time Florida Sports Writer of the Year, Roy has extensive experience covering all Tampa professional sports teams, including the Tampa Bay Rays.
Keith P. Smith is a born and bred Bostonian who relocated to Orlando over a decade ago. In addition to covering the Magic for Today's Fastbreak, he writes on the salary cap and CBA for RealGM. You can follow him on Twitter @KeithSmithNBA
Swede living in America for the past 10 years. Host of TCK's Premier League Podcast. Former producer at ESPN Radio in Bakersfield, CA, now based in Cincinnati, OH. Covers the Arizona Coyotes for Swedish-based SvenskaFans.com. Host of SvenskaFans' NHL podcast (in Swedish). Arizona State University graduate.
Jeff has been writing about sports since the age of 17, and has done everything from breaking and viral news, to original content, to original reporting. He's worked for FOX Sports covering the NFC South, while also being a featured columnist and covering daily fantasy football and basketball for Bleacher Report. Other sites that Jeff has been featured on include SBNation, The Cheat Sheet, RotoWire, The Inquisitr and RotoBaller.
Rick is a veteran of 24 years in sports writing, having covered everything from Arena Football (Orlando Predators and Tampa Bay Storm), the Tampa Bay Lightning, high school and college football. He has covered two Super Bowls, a men’s and women’s Final Four, numerous NCAA tournament games and BCS Championships and spent the last seven years covering the Tampa Bay Bucs while working with the Lakeland Ledger. A native of Washington, D.C., Rick came to Florida to attend Florida A&M University and never left the Sunshine State. Still, he follows all D.C. area teams as well as the Los Angeles Lakers.
Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego, Chargers.com, Rivals.com, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.
Dan Stack has been writing and reporting about sports since 2003, but has been dabbling in journalism ever since his days when writing for his college newspaper, The Pioneer (LIU C.W. Post) back in 1995. He comes to FanRagSports after having previously worked at BleacherReport.com (where he wrote about fantasy football and college basketball, while amassing over one million page views), Fanball.com (he ran a blog for the Pittsburgh Steelers-SteelersMill.com), FantasyPros911.com (wrote about fantasy football and baseball), SNYGiants.com (New York Giants coverage), NYGiantsRush.com, Mets360.com (Mets baseball coverage), CollegeHoopsNet.com, RotoWire.com (fantasy baseball beat writer) and Sportsmedia101.com (where he wrote and blogged at Knicks101.com). He is also a senior writer for WeAreDePaul.com, and has written and reported on the DePaul men's basketball program since 2003. He has covered many Big East games on the east coast and has been a regular at the Big East Tournament for more than a decade. Prior to his online sports writing career, Stack was also the Managing Editor of his county's weekly newspaper, the Rockland County Times, from 2007 to 2009. He has a BA degree from C.W. Post with a major in broadcasting and a minor in journalism. At Post, he not only wrote for the school newspaper, but also was a DJ at the school's radio station (WCWP) and was a crew member for Post TV (the University's TV Station). If want to hear rumblings on college basketball, fantasy sports, New York fandom an other random pop culture musings, be sure to follow him on Twitter @Stacdemon
Alex Smolokoff began with FanRag Sports as a columnist in May 2013 following his graduation from Tulane University, where he worked as a sports columnist and reporter for the Tulane Hullabaloo. He has served as managing baseball editor since January 2015. A native of Randolph, MA, he now resides in Phoenix, AZ.
Craig Morgan has covered, professional, college and prep sports in Arizona since 1993. He previously served as a sports staff writer with the Arizona Republic and East Valley Tribune, covering high school sports, Arizona State football and basketball, the Arizona Coyotes and the Phoenix Suns. He later served as deputy sports editor and columnist at the East Valley Tribune. After leaving the newspaper business, he covered the Arizona Cardinals, the NFL, Arizona State football and the Pac-12 for CBSSports.com. In addition to covering ASU and the Coyotes for fanragsports.com, Craig currently serves as the Cardinals and ASU football columnist for ArizonaSports.com, and also covers the Arizona Coyotes for ArizonaSports.com, and ASU athletics for thesundevils.com. He is also a frequent contributor to Phoenix Magazine.
Joey Johnston has spent more than three decades covering sports at The Tampa Tribune and Tampa Bay Times. He has covered events such as the Super Bowl, World Series, Final Four, Stanley Cup Finals, the NBA playoffs, and the U.S. Tennis Open, but his heart rests with college sports. He has covered 11 BCS Championships and is excited than this season’s College Football Playoff championship game will be held in Tampa, his hometown. Joey, who also covered college sports for NBC Sports.com during a 12-year stint, has won seven Associated Press Sports Editors writing awards in the past 10 years, including second place nationally for feature writing and third place nationally for breaking news, both in 2014. He is a co-author of “Tales From the Bucs Sideline,’’ a history of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Adam Biggers is the Asst. Managing Editor at Today's U, covering college football and basketball. Prior to joining the FanRag Sports team during the summer of 2015, he covered Michigan football/basketball and Michigan State basketball for three years as a Featured Columnist at Bleacher Report. He's also written for The Flint Journal, MLive, Yahoo Sports Network, Maize 'N Brew (SB Nation), Maize and Blue News, and various other blogs.
Daniel DeMarco is a graduate of California State University, San Bernardino, where he earned a B.A. in communication. He is a passionate fan of MMA, boxing, and pro wrestling; thus, much of his time involves at least one of the three. Writing about combat sports is one of the few things he could picture himself doing all his life, so that’s what he plans to do. You can email him at email@example.com.
Williamson spent the last ten NFL seasons with ESPN. During that time, Williamson was the co-host of The Football Today Podcast and as a writer, was primarily had NFL Scouting duties. But Williamson did almost everything during those ten years including hosting live chats and much work with fantasy football. Before his time at ESPN, he was a joint NFL and College Scout for the Cleveland Browns and before his time in the NFL was the Director of Football Operations at the University of Akron. He came to Akron from the University of Pittsburgh, where Williamson began his football career as the Assistant Recruiting Coordinator. During those three years at Pitt, he helped recruit talents like Larry Fitzgerald, Joe Flacco and Darrelle Revis.
Erik was just four years old when he and his grandmother climbed the treacherous steps of The Aud to take perch in the vaunted orange seats. It’s been all downhill from there. The perpetual wave that never crests, his fandom for Buffalo sports has produced a swelling disappointment deep within that can only be released in small increments, such as sarcastic tweets and bitter reaction blogs – lest he unleash a raging flood that would destroy the city. For Buffalo Beauts in-game coverage and defense against the national media for the Buffalo Sabres, check out 716SportsPodcast.com, and for general hockey opinion you can find his musings at BonusHockey.com
Nathan Giese has been an online presence for the past five years focusing on college basketball. Previously of Hoops Habit, he joined Todays U in April 2016 and is the assistant sports editor for The Public Opinion in Watertown, S.D.
Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) is a Philadelphia native who's just talkin' about practice. You can also find him at Bleacher Report, BBALLBREAKDOWN, Vantage Sports, Hardwood Paroxysm and Hoop 76 of the TrueHoop Network.
Mike is an editor and writer at Blueshirt Banter and The Ice Garden where he covers the New York Rangers and women's hockey. There are some things that Mike is relatively good at in life, writing a bio about himself is not one of them. You can follow him at @digdeepbsb on twitter.
Kyle Kensing is a sports journalist based in Southern California. He has covered championships, bowl games, NCAA Tournaments and more for a variety of outlets during his 11 years in the field. Follow Kyle on Twitter @kensing45
Ryan is a husband, father, and full-time writer. Although his athletic career ended in high school, Ryan turned to writing to continue his passion for sports. Ryan has seen his work published or linked by the Chicago Tribune, Sports on Earth, MLB.com, and several others. Ryan currently writes for FanRagSports, 2080 Baseball, and The Cheat Sheet. You can follow him on twitter at @RyanQDavis.
"Kate Cimini is a freelance writer and photographer, with bylines at Sports Illustrated, VICE Sports and Excelle Sports, as well as serving the lead beat writer on the NWHL for Today's Slapshot. Check out more of her work on kcimini.com and follow her on Twitter at @k_cimini."
Luke is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he did radio play-by-play for a variety of Sun Devil sports as a student. Since then, he's done extensive on-air radio work in Phoenix, predominantly as the pre and postgame host of Arizona Coyotes hockey. He's been writing about sports for as long as he can remember, most notably as a frequent contributor to ESPN.com's Insider and Rumor Central pages for a few years. He also co-hosts a hockey podcast creatively titled "The Hockey Podcast", that can be found on iTunes and TuneIn.
Kyle Crabbs is the founder/Director of Scouting of NDT Scouting Services, a member of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and the lead NFL Draft analyst for the FanRag Sports Network.
Born in The Bronx, Rosen brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Today's Fastbreak and FanRag Sports. He set scoring and rebounding records at Hunter College from 1959-1962 and was a member of team USA in the Maccabiah Games along with Larry Brown. He was an assistant under Phil Jackson with the Albany Patroons before serving as head coach of the Savannah Spirits, Rockford Lightning, Oklahoma City Cavalry and Albany Patroons. He's previously written for Penthouse, Men's Journal, NBA.com, Fox Sports, Sporting News and ESPN, among others.
Queens, born and raised, Rob got his start in sports media with WHCS, Hunter College's #1 Radio Station. As a Macaulay Honors College and Hunter alum, and a WHCS Hall of Famer, Rob got his start as a staff writer for ProFootballRumors.com, and is a practicing sports agnostic. He writes about the NFL Draft year round, and is the host of the NFL Draft Podcast. Say mean things to him on Twitter @robdire or email him at DraftPodcast@gmail.com
Chris Oddo is a hockey freelancer based out of Northern California. He has been blogging and writing about the NHL and NCAA hockey ever since he realized he couldn't dangle like Daigle or crease crash like Crosby. He has covered the college game for Inside College Athletics and runs the Saucer Pass blog.
Jared is an NBA writer for Bleacher Report and FanRag NBA. He is a recent graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University, where he majored in journalism. At IWU, he was the Co-Editor-in-Chief for the school newspaper, The Sojourn. He loves most sports, but follows the NBA the closest. He enjoys the statistical side of basketball, and has even crafted his own metric which judges a player’s three-point shooting ability. Hit him up on Twitter @jaredtjohnson21.
Tom West is an NBA writer based in England with a degree in English Language. He currently writes about the league for FanRag Sports and 16 Wins a Ring, and has previously written for FanSided, The Cauldron and served as the editor of Clipperholics for two years, covering the Los Angeles Clippers. When he isn't writing, he'll be on League Pass, watching Nikola Jokic highlights or trying to think of clever tweets.
Jack Magruder is a member of the Baseball Writers Association of America and is a Hall of Fame voter. He has covered the Arizona Diamondbacks since their inaugural 1998 season. He has covered sports in Arizona since the 1980s at the Arizona Daily Star, the East Valley Tribune and FOX Sports Arizona. He won an AP award for his work at the 1984 Summer Olympics and was honored by the Arizona Press Club for his Diamondbacks' coverage.
Ben is a Michigan State student studying journalism from the suburbs of Chicago. He has written for Scout.com covering Michigan State's football team, The State News and WKAR as Michigan State's softball beat reporter. He specializes in the NBA and NBA draft.
David Wunderlich is a University of Florida graduate who has been writing about the SEC since 2009 and the Gators for years before that. You may have seen his work at SB Nation’s SEC site, Team Speed Kills.
Jonathan Bernhardt lives and works in the Baltimore area. He has previously covered Major League Baseball for Baseball Prospectus, Sports on Earth, VICE Sports, and The Guardian.
"Dan O'Brien is a Syracuse native, lifelong basketball aficionado and former college player at Franciscan University. He loves both the beauty and the ugliness of the sport, whether it's an offensive master class by the San Antonio Spurs or a knock-down, drag-out defensive battle courtesy of the Memphis Grizzlies. Dan is also an NBA Draft Featured Columnist at Bleacher Report, and you can find him on twitter: @DanielO_BR."
Paul Lebowitz is the author of the novel Breaking Balls and his annual baseball guide. His work has appeared on AllVoices, FanIQ, and his personal site PaulLebowitz.com. He has been linked by Slate, ESPN, Keith Olbermann, Yahoo, and Baseball Think Factory. He lives in New York City.
Michael Erler has covered the San Antonio Spurs for SBNation's Poundingtherock.com since 2013 and the San Francisco 49ers for the San Mateo Daily Journal, CBSSports.com and Bleacher Report from 2008-2011. He's a diehard fan of the San Francisco Giants (sorry not sorry) and a begrudging one of the Philadelphia Eagles. Please do not blame him for the Chip Kelly hire, he swears he had nothing to do with it. Michael lives in San Antonio, Texas and does so without air-conditioning because he's unwise with his finances.
Zach Harper is a basketball obsessive with a penchant for outside shooting and high volume scorers. He believes in living life 3-point line to 3-point line. Zach has worked for ESPN, Bleacher Report, and CBS Sports since 2010. He's as interested in exploring the minutiae of the game of basketball as he is in finding the humor in it. Basketball in previous eras was fun, but it's much better now. Embrace change.
Adam Gretz is a freelance hockey writer based out of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He has covered the NHL for more than eight years and is a member of the Professional Hockey Writer's Association. Along with Today's Slap Shot, his work has also appeared on CBS Sports, AOL, Hockey Prospectus, and SB Nation.
Bernie Pleskoff served as a professional scout for the Houston Astros and the Seattle Mariners. After retiring from scouting, Bernie began writing scouting reports of prospect players for RotoWire.com. He also began a podcast titled Short Hops, which continues today and is featured on iTunes every week. He is a contributing writer to the RotoWire annual Baseball Preview Magazine. Bernie joined the staff of MLB.com and served as a scout/analyst for the site's Pipeline prospect team, contributing multiple scouting reports weekly and providing his personal ranking of prospect players. He writes a continuing blog for MLBlogs.com titled BERNIE'S BASEBALL WORLD in which he analyzes teams and players from a scout's perspective. Bernie is a weekly contributor on the Sirius/XM Fantasy Sports network's RotoWire.com fantasy show each Thursday morning. He has been married to his wife MaLinda for 49 years. They have no children and live in Cave Creek, Arizona.
A professional writer for over 20 years, Steven Goldman is a columnist for Vice Sports and Today’s Knuckleball. The author of Forging Genius: The Making of Casey Stengel (Potomac Books, 2004), Steven was also the editor and co-writer of the books Mind Game, It Ain’t Over, and Extra Innings: More Baseball Between the Numbers, and also edited seven editions of the New York Times-bestselling Baseball Prospectus annual. Working closely with MLB Advanced Media and the YES Network, he helped pioneer the team blog format with his long-running Pinstriped Bible. His work has appeared in such diverse places as Commentary, American History Illustrated, and other magazines, and recently he’s written extensively on baseball history for The National Pastime Museum and on film history for Oscilloscope Laboratories’ Musings. The former editor-in-chief of Baseball Prospectus, managing editor of baseball for SB Nation, and newspaper columnist for the New York Sun, he lives in New Jersey with his wife and two children.
Shane Mettlen is a veteran sports writer whose work has appeared in Washingtonian magazine, the Philadelphia Inquirer, ESPN.com and several other regional and national publications and websites. He’s been honored by the Virginia Press Association and Society of Professional Journalists and lives in Central Virginia.
Nekias Duncan is an avid pun enthusiast that dabbles in NBA writing. He's the youngest Elgin Baylor fan you know. When he isn't writing about basketball here, he's likely playing crazy chords on his keyboard at church. You can follow him on Twitter (@NekiasNBA).
In his six years covering college sports, Mark has worked for the ACC Sports Journal while also contributing to Bleacher Report, SLAM and other publications. In addition to writing, he has served as assistant producer for The David Glenn Show, which has grown to become the largest syndicated sports radio show in the history of North Carolina.
John Owning is the NFL content editor here at FanRag Sports. He is Arizona State University graduate and current Sacramento, California resident. When he is not teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, he is usually knee-deep in some NFL or college football tape. He has written for Bleacher Report and Football Insiders. Follow him on Twitter @johnowning.
Andy Watkins is a recent journalism grad from Penn State. He's a lifelong Steelers fan and thinks he's always right. Thus, he decided the best career path would be to share his musings on sports with the masses. He's covered a multitude of sports for Penn State's Daily Collegian and Wilkes-Barre's Citizens' Voice. He also spent several months as a Steelers Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. In his down time, he enjoys bad horror movies, yelling and Tech N9ne.
Matthew Schmidt is a life-long sports fan who was born and raised in New Jersey, which makes the fact that he is a Celtics and Marlins fan kind of peculiar. Don't worry; he likes the Giants in football, so his New Jersey roots have not been completely tarnished. You can also find his work at Bleacher Report and Baseline Banter.
Connor Rogers is an NFL Draft Analyst and video producer for Bleacher Report, an NFL writer for USA Today's The Jets Wire, and a NFL Draft and Jets writer for Today's Pigskin. He graduated from the University of Albany majoring in business while specializing in the marketing field. He is also a former USAPL competitor.
Jay Boozell has written for NBA.com, ESPN Indianapolis, Bleacher Report and FOXSports.com. When he's not watching Markelle Fultz YouTube videos, Jay is an avid throwback-NBA jersey collector. His most prized possession is a Los Angeles Lakers Dennis Rodman jersey; Rodman played a total of 23 games for the Lakers.
Graduate with a degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Former intern at scout.com's Packer Report, and writer for Packerstalk.com. Experienced in writing and broadcasting. Host of podcast "From The Benches”
Troy Tauscher covers the NBA for Today’s Fastbreak and BBallBreakdown, as well as doing on-camera, radio and written work for student clubs at Arizona State University. Born and raised in Arizona, Troy is a lifelong Suns follower, and accepts the disappointment associated with his chosen fandom. He also enjoys long walks on the beach so long as sports is the topic of conversation.
Jared has worked in ESPN's Production Research and Stats and Analysis Departments, and has contributed to websites such as IamaGM, SBNation, FanSided, and Bro Jackson. He's a Knicks fan, so he's been forced to watch the NBA objectively for the last 15 (going on infinity) years. Follow him on Twitter at @JMintzHoops
Jesus Gomez lives in Argentina. In a land where soccer rules, he chose basketball as his passion. Before joining FanRag Sports he had been covering the San Antonio Spurs for three years working at poundingtherock.com and has been a contributor at SBNation.com/NBA this season. His goal is to analyze all aspects of the game: The stats, the video footage and, of course, the human element. You can find him @jejegomez_ptr obsessing about pick and roll coverage.
After living in two NHL cities (Orange, CA and Raleigh, NC), Kristyn graduated from Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and worked in the Columbus Blue Jackets' Digital Media department. Find her on Twitter at @kristynrepke
Andrew Garda is a freelance writer primarily covering NFL football, with frequent side trips to everything else. A member of the Pro Football Writers Association, he is a contributing writer for Sports on Earth and has been featured on sites such as Bleacher Report, The Jets Blog, Comcast Sportsnet,and CheeseheadTV as well as covering fantasy for Footballguys.com. Garda is the host of the At the Whistle podcast and has been credentialed for many NFL drafts, Senior Bowls, pro days and various NFL events. Follow him on Twitter at @andrew_garda.
Evan Davis is a regular contributor to Today's Knuckleball. His work has appeared at BP Bronx, Beyond the Box Score, and Amazin' Avenue. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @ProfessorDobles.
Sean Shapiro is a freelance journalist based in Austin, Texas. He has covered all levels of hockey for multiple outlets. He covers the AHL, prospects, and Texas Stars for his own site WrongSideOfTheRedLine.com. You can find him on Twitter @SeanShapiro.
Joey Ickes has been writing about the NFL, primarily the Dallas Cowboys since early in 2012. He specializes in understanding and teaching the mechanics of the schemes on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball as well as the salary cap. He is an MBA graduate of Texas A&M University. His work has been featured on Blogging the Boys (SB Nation), Bleacher Report, and CowboysHQ (Scout.com), he makes regular appearances on several regional radio shows in various areas of the country, and co-hosts the BTB Podcast. Follow him on twitter @JoeyIckes.
Taylor Smith is a native Texan (required by fellow Texans to report this at all times) and Southern California-based basketball writer covering the Lakers for FanRag Sports. You can also find him writing Clippers things for ClipsNation.com, fun things at FriendlyBounce.com and some football things at BreakingFootball.com. He's also on Twitter @TaylorBojangles.
Joe Marino is the Assistant Director of NDT Scouting and co-host of the Draft Dudes Podcast. Marino began his career as the Assistant Editor for USA Today Digital Properties Draft Sites Network in 2011.
Adam Lukach is a freelance writer. He works as an NBA contributor for FanRag Sports and for the Pacers blog 8 Points, 9 Seconds. He's on Twitter: @lucheezy.
Ethan Young is the Head of Strategic Intel at OaSIS and a scout for Bleacher Report's NFL1000 project. For more of Ethan's work, visit OasisIntel.com or follow him on Twitter @NFLDrafter.
Adam is an NFL, college basketball and fantasy sports writer at FanRag. His writing career started off in the fantasy realm and he has since worked with a professional soccer team, Sporting Kansas City of MLS, and in the stats department at ESPN. He is a former Streak for the Cash winner and Michigan State graduate.
Tony DeMarco has covered Major League Baseball since the mid-1980s, with stops at the Miami Herald, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Denver Post and NBC Sports.com. He has been a member of the Baseball Writers Association of America since 1987, and a Hall of Fame voter since 1998. He has written two books on baseball: The Sporting News' 50 Greatest Sluggers, and Tales From The Colorado Rockies' Dugout.
Ted Nguyen is a football coach, offensive coordinator, QB coach, teacher and blogger. He graduated from UC Davis with his degree in English-Critical Analysis. He enjoys long walks on the beach and researching and writing about the latest developments and trends in football strategy.
Robert Murray is a baseball writer and reporter for FanRag Sports. He has written previously for MLB Injury News, Sports Injury Alert and Baseball Essential.
Jesse Spector is a national columnist for FanRag Sports, based in New York. The host of "Jesse Spector Is..." on Tampa Bay Lightning Power Play Radio, Jesse is the former national baseball writer and national hockey writer for Sporting News. Before that, he was the Rangers beat writer for the New York Daily News, and the writer of the Touching Base baseball blog. Jesse also has written for Newsday, Baseball America, ESPN SportsTicker, and The Associated Press.
Matt Danely is an Indianapolis Colts Analyst for FanRag Sports, the host of the Locked on Colts Podcast and has been covering the team, as well as the AFC South for nearly five years. He has contributed to multiple websites and other publications including Pro Football Spot, The Read-Optional, USA-Today Sports Media Group and Inside the Pylon as a credentialed media member. Matt’s work has appeared on virtually all major national platforms and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, @MDanely_NFL on Twitter as well as @danelymatt on Facebook.
Marcus Mosher is a graduate of Edinboro University and current Erie, Pennsylvania resident. When he is not teaching high school history classes, he is a film junkie who has written for multiple sites, including Optimum Scouting, Cover32 and Footbology. Follow him on Twitter @Marcus_Mosher
Rob is a New York Rangers fan from New Jersey. He writes primarily about NHL prospects, as well as hockey prospects playing in the CHL, NCAA, and other junior circuits. He currently goes to Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY where he studies both sports communication and journalism, and has written for both Blades of Teal and Too Many Men On The Site (both branches of Fansided) before coming to Todays SlapShot.
By day Wes Anderson is a High School teacher and coach and by night he is a Chicago sports junkie and a fantasy football enthusiast. You can follow him on Twitter @wander34 for fantasy advice and other sports nuggets.
Matt Faye is an intern with FanRag sports currently enrolled as a senior at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He has previously worked for media organizations including KTAR.com and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Matt also serves as Sports Editor for The State Press at Arizona State University. Follow him on Twitter @mattGfaye.
In addition to his work with FanRag Sports, Phillips is a journalism major at Seton Hall where he is the Editor-in-Chief of The Setonian. He was previously the paper's sports editor. He is also the Managing Editor at USA Today Sports' Jets Wire. Phillips has interned at CNBC & The Bergen Record and also has experience with Bleacher Report & The Journal Inquirer. He can be reached at email@example.com or on Twitter @GaryHPhillips.
Al Melchior has been writing about Fantasy and sim baseball since 2000, writing previously for CBSSports.com and Baseball HQ. He has participated in the Tout Wars mixed Roto auction league since 2014. Having grown up in Chicago and New Jersey, and having spent 17 years in South Florida, Al is adjusting to life without a nearby major league team in Bozeman, Mont. In a previous career, Al was a political science professor. He received his Ph.D. from University of Maryland, College Park in 1994.
Jeff Risdon has covered the NFL and NFL Draft for numerous outlets, including RealGM, Bleacher Report and ESPN 96.1 in Grand Rapids, since 2004. A proud Cleveland native, Jeff is a lifelong Detroit Lions fan. He is an Ohio University graduate and a member of the PFWA and FWAA. Jeff enjoys playing volleyball, basketball, listening to loud rock music and spending time with his wife and two children.
Stacey Gotsulias is a freelance writer based in the New York City area. Her work has appeared on ESPN.com and USA Today online. She currently writes for BP Bronx, Beyond the Box Score, FanRag Sports, and is an author of The Hardball Times. You can follow her on Twitter @StaceGots.
Tyler is a Sports Journalism student at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Tyler has prior experience at Sports Thread, State Press sports desk at ASU, and long-form radio stories for KTAR News.
I have been playing fantasy baseball since 1995, back before the internet when you had to get your stats from the newspaper - that's the internet made from trees for those too young to remember. For the past three years I've been writing for fantasyassembly.com, and have also contributed to several other sites including Fantrax and socalledfantasyexperts.com. While I am not related to Jennie or Sidd Finch, I will attempt to uphold the integrity of the Finch family name as it relates to baseball.
Luke Wright was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and started becoming involved with sports starting in high school and is currently studying Sports Journalism at Arizona State University. Although knee injuries kept him from participating in sports, Luke was always attending the games to support his friends. Luke has grown up as a Denver Bronco fan but his favorite sport is basketball. Although he doesn't have a favorite NBA team he is a big fan of Joel Embiid. #TrustTheProcess
Sean Kennedy is a Philadelphia native who has been an avid fan of the local sports scene since the days of PRISM. Sean is the founder and lead writer for PhillyFastBreak.com, covering primarily the Sixers and City 6 college basketball. You can follow him on Twitter @PhillyFastBreak
Kate is a freelance writer based in Dallas whose work appears across many different platforms, including the 2016 Baseball Prospectus Annual and the 2017 Lindy's Sports Baseball Preview. In addition to baseball, Kate can be found on Twitter @unlikelyfanatic commenting on many other sports, including hockey, cycling, and occasionally gymnastics, as well as marketing.
Hannah Stuart is a copywriter by day and junior hockey writer for Today's Slapshot by night. A 2015 graduate of Duquesne University's Masters of Sports Leadership program, Hannah keeps a close eye on both drafted and draft-eligible prospects and can usually be found trying to learn more about hockey analytics. She has previously written for The Hockey Writers and Hooked On Hockey Magazine, and can also be found at High Heels and High Sticks. Find her on twitter at @HockeyWthHannah.
Shawn Woods works as a high school math teacher in Wichita, Kansas. Shawn is an avid, and slightly biased, Oklahoma City Thunder fan, but loves to cover the rest of the NBA. In addition to Today's Fastbreak, you can find more of his work at Thunderousintentions.com. If you want to discuss basketball, gambling or the latest kicks, give him a follow @shawn_woods15
Shane O’Donnell writes for Hockey Prospectus, and appears frequently on Hockey Prospectus Radio. He is also a student at the University of Central Florida, and is majoring in statistics/sociology while playing for the school's ACHA DIII team. He loves numbers, and is also living proof that hockey can thrive in South Florida. Follow him on Twitter @shane1342o for more NHL analytics, and for the occasional cat picture.
Eric is in his sixth season as a Chicago Sky season ticket holder. His passions include the WNBA, Calvin & Hobbes, and instrumental music with lots of ambient guitar washes. He can be contacted via Twitter at @nemchocke.
Matt got his start in radio in 2011 when he became a weekend jock for his college station, 93.9fm WQKE “the Quake” at SUNY Plattsburgh in Plattsburgh, NY. After a few months in that position he transitioned to sports broadcasting doing color commentary and play-by-play for SUNY Plattsburgh’s baseball team under then-Sports Director Greg Larnerd. In late spring of 2012, Matt was elected the General Manager of the college station. During his tenure as General Manager, Matt brought in multiple NCAA tournament broadcasts to the station including the right to broadcast the Division III Men’s Ice Hockey Frozen Four in Lake Placid, NY. He also started “The Morning Show”, SUNY Plattsburgh’s only mock-professional type show on the station. In addition to that, he and his co-host, Mike Warren, ran a daily sports show on WQKE, the only one of its kind during Matt’s time with the station. Since graduating in 2013, Matt has continued to work in the radio world. Now he works in sales and operations for some of the biggest national shows in the country.
Kyle majored in sports marketing & minored in communications at Texas Southern. He has written for SB Nation, Bleacher Report, among other websites. He now resides in the Iowa City area as an accountant & high school football coach. Follow him on twitter @kp_show
Jeremy Dorn is a former million-read Bleacher Report Featured Columnist, two-time MLB Fan Cave finalist, co-creator/host of now-extinct Three Up, Three Down blog and podcast, proud member of the Internet Baseball Writer's Association of America, and published author. He graduated with a Journalism/Creative Writing double major from Washington State University’s prestigious Edward R. Murrow College of Communications in 2011. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, loyal to the Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco 49ers, Golden State Warriors and WSU Cougars. Pete Rose apologist, sac bunt connoisseur, relentless tweeter – find me at @Jamblinman.
Adam Zagoria is a basketball insider who has run ZAGSBLOG.com since 2006. He is a college basketball contributor for the FanRag Sports Network. He is also the co-host of The Four Quarters Podcast via VSporto.com, which is available via iTunes. Zagoria is also a contributor to The New York Times. He currently lives in Manhattan with his wife and two children.
Landon McCool is a blogger/podcaster originally from Dallas, currently living in Los Angeles. He is a lifelong Dallas Cowboys fan, and has had an unhealthy obsession with football for the last 15 years or so. You may heard Landon’s work on "Blogging The Boys”, SB Nation’s Dallas Cowboys fan page. Landon is married, with a young daughter, and when he is not pouring over game tape, he enjoys movies, music, and technology of all types.
Sonny has served as a credentialed member of the media while covering the Calgary Flames, and has seen his work regarding various NHL teams featured on Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, and Bleacher Report, among others. He also serves as an NHL Analyst for H4TV's The Sports Journal, as Sports Editor of the Gauntlet, and has formerly served as the Editor of Pens Labyrinth.
Colton is currently a junior at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism working towards a bachelor's degree in Sports Journalism. Colton has covered Arizona State football, baseball and hockey, and has also worked as a sports intern at the Arizona Republic.
Josh has been writing for Fanrag Sports Network since March 2016, where he covers primarily the SEC and NBA. He has previously covered collegiate athletics for Scout Media Network, The DePaulia and Death Valley Voice, and has covered the NBA in the past for 105.7 The Fan in Milwaukee. His work has been featured on SI.com, AOL Sports and Bleacher Report. Josh is also a tortured Houston sports fan with degrees from LSU and DePaul currently residing in the Greater San Diego Area. Follow on Twitter @joshccriswell.
Wes Goldberg (@wcoldberg) is a Miami native and NBA writer and podcaster. In addition to Today's Fastbreak, you can find him at Hardwood Paroxysm, The Cauldron, FanSided and the bar.
I am a father, PE teacher & fantasy baseball writer. Using saber metrics & information to evaluate players & trends is exciting to me. "Passion is the oxygen of the soul." Bill Butler
Bob Harkins is a writer and editor based in Los Angeles, where he most recently covered the Dodgers and Lakers for Time Warner Cable Sports. Prior to that he had a long stint with NBCSports.com, where he was MLB Editor for nine years. Follow Bob on Twitter at @bharks and find out more about him at http://bobharkins.com.
Writer for FanRag Sports and Bleacher Report. “When in doubt, shoot the ball.”
Ken is a Kansas Citian trapped in Connecticut. He has covered UConn basketball since 1985, when he began a 20-year stint with The Hartford Courant. Prior to that he wrote for newspapers in Kansas City, St. Joseph, Mo., Binghamton, N.Y., and Baltimore. In addition to UConn, he has been a beat writer covering Kansas, Syracuse and Maryland. The University of Kansas graduate began covering the NCAA tournament in 1979 when Larry Bird visited Allen Fieldhouse and has been to every men’s Final Four since 1985. He has covered national college basketball for NBCSports.com, Athlon and FOXSports.com. His award-winning writing has been featured in The Sporting News, SI.com, Yahoo! Sports, USA Today, Basketball Times, and Blue Ribbon Yearbook. The author of three college basketball books.
Jessica’s comes from FanDuel Insider and her work has been seen on a variety of outlets including MLB Trade Rumors, Fox Sports, NBC Sports and Yardbarker. She is previously of ESPN Radio, where she covered the Houston Astros and the Texas Rangers in Corpus Christi. She's also the co-host of "Sweet Action" on CBS Sports Radio in Kansas City, Missouri.
Donnie Kolakowski is a writer for Today's Fastbreak. He also works as a freelancer broadcasting high school sports. He graduated in 2013 from Ball State University, and, as such, will defend Bonzi Wells in any argument.
Colby is a former college basketball player and now and aspiring NBA journalist. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Communication from Stevenson University (MD) and is a credentialed media member who regularly attends Washington Wizards games.
Matt is a graduate of George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. He is passionate about all sports and the compelling stories that surround them, although his heart lies in the luster of the beautiful game of soccer. He is originally from the DC area, but now resides in Chicago, IL.
Chris is a recent graduate of Arizona State University, where he majored in Journalism and Mass Communication. He has covered spring training, the Super Bowl, WWE and the MLB for a variety of websites in the past.
Carolyn is the Managing Editor of FanRag Sports’ NHL coverage. A dedicated stats nerd who somehow found herself falling in love with hockey after moving to Austin, Texas, she is one of the founders of “Deep In The Heart Of Hockey,” a tongue-in-cheek blog about the Dallas Stars. After working in technology marketing for years, Carolyn, a fan of pineapple on pizza and reality shows about weddings, decided to invest more time her passions, which led her to sports writing.
Jon Ledyard has been writing about the NFL draft for several years now, and is thrilled to be bringing creative content and unique analysis to NDT Scouting. He lives with his wife Brittany and four-month old daughter Caylee in mid-western Pennsylvania. Jon is also the host of the Locked on NFL Draft and Breaking the Plane podcasts, while covering the Steelers for scout.com. The Office, LOST, weightlifting, ultimate frisbee, grilling, Duke basketball, and all Pittsburgh pro sports teams are his greatest passions.
Cameron Stewart is an NBA writer from Indianapolis, Indiana. Previously he has written for HoopsHabit and his own blog FreeAgentZero. He is a senior at Indiana University - Purdue University in Indianapolis (IUPUI). You can find him on Twitter: @thatmancam or contact him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When not tending bar at the loneliest watering hole on Waiters Island, David Ramil occasionally writes about basketball and the NBA. His work has been published at The Cauldron, Hardwood Paroxysm, SB Nation, FanSided and others. You can follow him for rare insight at @dramil13 or if you're simply really bored.
My name is Dave Leonardis (no relation to the guy from "300"). I'm a witty cynic, gaming nerd, fantasy sports addict, pro wrestling apologist and newest addition to the Fastbreak team. I covered a variety of teams for Bleacher Report from 2012 to 2015. I was born and raised in New Jersey, but currently residing in Virginia. I love sports and writing, but I'm only good at one of them.
Wally Hughes is a college basketball writer for FanRag Sports. He is a graduate of Western Kentucky University's School of Journalism and Broadcasting, where he majored in News and Editorial Journalism. Prior to coming to FRS, Hughes covered the NBA, NCAA Sports and MLS for various other outlets. He lives in Kentucky, at the center of the college basketball universe.
Dan has covered NBA basketball since 2003, including as a radio analyst for the Utah Jazz’s Spanish-language broadcasts from 2010 to 2014. Dan is now based in Brooklyn, NY, where he covers the Nets for Today’s Fastbreak, serves as associate editor for Salt City Hoops, and eats more Dough donuts than he really should.
Raphielle has been writing about college sports for more than a decade for multiple outlets, including NBC Sports. Focuses have included game recaps, columns, features and recruiting stories. A native of the Northeast, he now calls Pac-12 country home. Raphielle can be followed on Twitter at @raphiellej.
As a junior golfer who wanted to be a broadcaster, Will plugged away as a club professional after college to afford his broadcasting hobby. Based in Indianapolis, he got his break in golf with the NCAA golf championships, starting as the lead anchor for the coverage in 2008. He's been a voice on PGA Tour Radio coverage since 2013 and has also broadcast the Masters, Players Championship and PGA Championship. He's also called 13 different championship sports and writes for a number of clients, all while chasing the little white ball.
Jack Winter loves the extra pass, is skeptical of individual rebounding totals, and knows basketball has never been better than it is right now. He's the former deputy editor of DIME Magazine, and has also contributed to ESPN and Bleacher Report. Catch him on twitter at @armstrongwinter, but don't expect any hot takes.
John Alvarado is an intern at Fanrag Sports and a senior at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication of Arizona State University. In the past, he was a member of Cronkite Sports and covered the Phoenix Suns, Mercury and Arizona Coyotes. His stories have been published on Arizona Sports, Fox Sports and Arizona PBS.
Peter Bukowski is an award-winning writer, reporter and broadcaster living in New York. He has covered the NFL for Sports Illustrated, USA Today, Bleacher Report, Yahoo!, and many others. His work has been recognized by the Wisconsin Newspaper Association and the Society for Professional Journalists. Peter is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. He hates your favorite team and makes dumb jokes on Twitter.
"My love and knowledge of basketball was born of my surroundings. I've been around college and professional basketball my whole life. I also played at a junior college in Wyoming, followed by Southern Virginia University. As for my formal education, that came in the history departments at the University of Wyoming and Southern Virginia University. I'm currently a first-year law student, pursuing a JD from Wyoming's College of Law.
Jay Betsill is a native of Fort Worth, Texas. He has covered golf for over eight years, highlighted by annual on-site coverage of the Dean and DeLuca Invitational at Colonial Country Club, AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Four Seasons in Las Colinas, Shell Houston Open at The Golf Club of Houston, Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio and the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play at Austin Country Club. Jay also covered the 2014 U.S. Senior Open at Oak Tree National in Edmond, Oklahoma that was won by Colin Montgomerie. Jay attended his first PGA Tour event in 1997, watching Tiger Woods blitz the field at the Byron Nelson at the onset of Tigermania. After witnessing Tiger in action and experiencing the atmosphere and pageantry surrounding the event, Jay instantly knew he wanted to be a part it all. Since couldn't shoot 29 on the front nine of Cottonwood Valley (as Tiger did that year), he decided follow the proverb of "Those who can, do. Those who can't, write about it." You can follow him @TheFamousJay on Twitter and Instagram.
Shayna graduated New York University in 2016 with her Masters in Sports Business with a concentration in Professional and Collegiate Sports. She focuses on different aspects of hockey research and analytics at the Hockey-Graphs, covers the Vegas Golden Knights and all things expansion at The Hockey Writers, and has covered things at the intersection of sports and technology at SportTechie. Shayna can be found on Twitter at @hayyyshayyy.
Grant is a National NBA Featured Columnist at Bleacher Report, an attorney and an ardent supporter of Manu Ginobili's presidential candidacy—should he ever choose to run.
Paul Stewart has covered sports for a wide range of television and radio networks on both sides of the Atlantic for over 30 years and writes about the European Tour for this site. A 5-handicapper, he has played all of the Open venues in the United Kingdom as well as the likes of The Belfry, Wentworth and Sunningdale and posted a 77 the last time he ventured on to the links of the Old Course St.Andrews. Residing just outside London, he is a former Course record holder and the only three-time Club Champion in the history of Sunbury Golf Club.
Wendy Parker writes about women's basketball for Blue Star Media and Basketball Times and formerly covered women's and college sports, soccer and the Olympics at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She is the author of "Beyond Title IX: The Cultural Laments of Women's Sports," and is the creator of Sports Biblio, a blog about sports books and history.
Cray is a writer and podcast producer for outlets covering sports, faith, and music. He spends the rest of his time feeling undeserving of his beautiful wife and daughters, being loved and fed at his church, and vicariously balling via an over-consumption of hoops and hip hop.
Eli is a Varsity Basketball Coach, Columbia Journalism Student, and Freelance Sports Writer. His work can be found at SB Nation's Pounding the Rock, Bballbreakdown, Hardwood Paroxysm, and Today's Fastbreak. Follow Eli @CoachHorowitz13.
Bill Tybur is an advertising, communications and marketing veteran who created the first fantasy racing game in 1989. He's also the Director of Marketing for Danrick Builders, an Arizona company developing Attesa, a 2500-acre motorsports community between Phoenix and Tucson.
Andrew Hirsh is an Atlanta-based journalist and Elon University graduate.
When not yelling passionately about sports, Danny Samet works as a touring roadie for Two Door Cinema Club, Thrice, and Say Anything. He lives in Atlanta by way of Cincinnati, and firmly believes that Jar Jar Binks is an omnipotent Sith Lord in disguise.
Jake Weiner is a loyal Chicago sports fan and a graduate of Vanderbilt University. He spends most of his free time breaking down and enjoying the NBA, but the MLB and NFL are big passions as well. In addition to writing for FanRag Sports, Jake also writes at BBALLBREAKDOWN and co-founded and manages DRosesAndThorns.com. You can follow him on Twitter @JakeWeinerNBA.
Wayne has made Atlanta his home for the past 13 years. At the young age of 38, Wayne decided to pursue his dreams of being a writer, particularly in the field of sports. In the three years since, Wayne has made the minor leagues his home away from home. He enjoys to tell the stories of prospects, particularly those in the South Atlantic League. Now a digital journalist with NCAA.com and PGA.com, Wayne spends his summers in the southeast searching out new prospects to profile at FanRag Sports and Minor League Ball.
David Vertsberger is a freelance NBA writer, whose work has appeared at Grantland, Sports Illustrated, VICE Sports and Bleacher Report.
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Nick Stephens is a driven sports writer with a passion for the game of baseball. He has spent time in Colorado, Arizona, and Utah covering professional baseball. Prior to Today's Knuckleball, he worked with both SB Nation and Baseball Prospectus. Tweet at him anything baseball related or just to say hey @nlckstephens
Shane is a credentialed NBA writer in the Indianapolis area. He has covered the Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, and San Antonio Spurs for HoopsHabit & BBallBreakdown. After being introduced to the NBA stratosphere at age 11, he's been engrossed in the game at an unhealthy level. Shane enjoys deep breakdowns, up-tempo basketball, and the entire 82-game schedule. You can follow him on Twitter @YoungNBA, or contact him via email at: email@example.com
D.J. Foster is a longtime NBA writer and youth basketball coach. In addition to being a contributing writer to FanRag Sports' NBA site Today's Fastbreak, he also covers fantasy sports for FOX Sports. You can follow him on Twitter @FoxSportsFoster (https://twitter.com/FOXSportsFoster)
Adam is a Sports crazed Australian from Melbourne. He also writes for SB Nation, BBallBreakdown, Di Marzio, United Rant, Republik of Mancunia, The Devil In Me & hosts the Loaded Questions Podcast. If it's sport, he's always happy talk about it. Hit him up at @AdamJosephSport
Adam Rygg covers baseball for FanRag Sports. Originally from Texas (and an admitted Spurs fan), he has lived and breathed Wisconsin sports for as long as he can remember. After authoring his own successful blog on MLBlogs.com, and writing for Bleacher Report and other sites, he comes to FanRag with experience and a desire to expand the brand -- both FanRag's and his own. When not behind a keyboard, Adam can be found officiating high school athletics, covering Brewers games for the radio, announcing college basketball, and most importantly spending time with his wife and two children.
Anthony Gimino has covered University of Arizona athletics for more than two decades, including as a football beat reporter for the Arizona Daily Star and the columnist for the Tucson Citizen. He contributes to the local CBS affiliate, KOLD, and its website, TucsonNewsNow.com. He is the senior editor for Lindy's College Football Annuals and co-author of the book, "100 Things Arizona Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die."
Jeff Berest is a stereotypical Philadelphia fan who often dreams of throwing batteries at J.D. Drew. He lives and dies with his city’s sports franchises, and is a stern disciple of the Book of Hinkie which makes his lord and savior Joel Embiid. When he’s not writing about basketball he enjoys golfing and gambling, and gambling on the golf course. His spirit animals are the Arizona Wildcat and the Temple Owl. In addition to writing about the NBA for Today’s Fastbreak, he also is a contributor at DRosesAndThorns.com. You can follow his NBA musings and general nonsense on twitter @jeff_berest
A sportswriter for 20 years, David Brown has been a member of the Baseball Writers Association of America since 2013. Born and raised in Chicago, he lives in the Kansas City area with his family.
Randy Rosetta is an independent sports writer who has covered college athletics for 24 years and the LSU Tigers since 2004, the last 12 with the New Orleans Times-Picayune | NOLA.com, TigerSportsDigest.com and The Baton Rouge Advocate. Married to proud Texan Jenny Hall Rosetta and the father of daughters Mallory (16) and Darby (8), Rosetta has traveled the Midwest, Southwest and South to pile up his experience. From 1994-96, Rosetta began his professional journalism career as the assistant sports editor at The Kansas City Kansan and then moved on to The Farmington (N.M.) Daily Times and The Las Cruces (N.M.) Sun-News for a year each as the sports editor. A move to Lubbock, Texas, in 1997 began Rosetta’s time covering big-time college sports: He was a Texas Tech and Big 12 Conference beat writer for six years. After a year in Midland, Texas, covering football teams that inspired “Friday Night Lights,” Rosetta got the college sports bug again and moved to The Opelika-Auburn News to cover Auburn for a year before heading to Baton Rouge.
Danish hillbilly, and proud father, who's been around the web a few times. Owned and operated the largest basketball-site in Denmark, was on-air NBA color analyst for a brief time, words and podcasts at Naismith.dk, and BBallBreakdown. Academy Profession Degree in Multimedia Design and Communication from the Copenhagen School of Design & Technology, currently studying Media Production & Management at the Danish School of Media & Journalism.
A native Floridian who graduated from Clearwater High School and the University of Florida, Chris Fischer has spent nearly 15 years in Sports Televison, including the last five as Sports Reporter and Anchor with the CBS affiliate in Tampa Bay-WTSP. He is a multi time AP Sports and Local Emmy award winner and will be seen this season as a sideline reporter on CBS-TV’s network coverage of the NFL.Chris brings enthusiasm and passion (particularly when it comes to his Gators) to College and NFL coverage to F.F.I.
Eric Rutter is craft beer connoisseur as well as a National Football and Basketball Recruiting Analyst for Today's U. He is a Michigan native and football-obsessed resident of Charleston, SC.
T.J. Rives has been in sports radio and television broadcasting for over 25 years. Based in Florida, his golf background includes, having hosted the weekday golf morning program “Playing Thru” on the PGA Tour Network on Sirius/XM from 2008-2010. Rives has also called live radio play by play for the last seven years on Sirius XM and PGATour.com of their golf coverage including the U.S. Open, The Players Championship, The Dell Matchplay and the Fed Ex Cup ending Tour Championship. An avid follower of the game, Rives brings insight, wit and passion to FRS.Golf
Adam Felder is Director of Analytics for Atlantic Media. He writes about baseball for Today's Knuckleball and The Atlantic. He holds a BA from Syracuse University and an MA from the University of Virginia. Have a question/comment/nitpick? Contact him on Twitter at @adammfelder
Carlos Diaz's favorite pastimes include reading, quoting ill-fated sitcoms, and participating in assorted revelry. In between these important activities, he occasionally finds time to write. He can be found at Rip City Project as well. Follow @cdvital03 on Twitter or email firstname.lastname@example.org to contact.
Paul is a freelance writer based in New York City whose work has previously appeared on sites like ESPN.com and Sports On Earth, as well as the Baseball Prospectus Annual. He fancies himself an amateur music critic and is entirely too proud of making bad puns. His Twitter handle may or may not be @paul_boye.
Born in the Nation’s Capital, Washington D.C., Ari Russell watched the rise of the 1980’s Miami Hurricanes and knew that he had to be part of the “U” someday. After graduating from Coral Gables, Ari rose through the ranks of the former XM Satellite Radio and then Sirius/XM as college football executive producer. He later spent 2 seasons as the publisher of the website “Beyond U Sports” focusing on major college football/basketball. Ari brings a great perspective on everything Miami, including the Dolphins to F.F.I.