It's a new month and a new episode of In The Circle. Today's episode is our look at the upcoming Big 4 Classic, which will take place this weekend in Iowa City. First, we chat with Northern Iowa Head Coach Ryan Jacobs, who has UNI near the top of the MVC for the past three seasons. Coach Jacobs talks with Eric Lopez about the Panthers' outlook in 2023, the ever-changing look of The Valley, and the current outlook of softball within the state of Iowa. He also shares what players to watch for and a strong 2022 that saw UNI make it to the MVC Championship Game. We then have our conversation with long-time Drake Head Coach Rich Calvert, who has become one of the most tenured coaches in the MVC. He talks about an improving Bulldog program that picked up several Power 5 wins in 2022, his thoughts on the Big 4 Classic, and the Missouri Valley Conference getting even stronger with the additions of Murray State and Belmont.
We continue our journey into the Missouri Valley Conference on our latest edition of In The Circle First, Eric Lopez chats with Murray State Head Coach Kara Amundson. Fresh off an historic 2022 season where they won 40 games, Coach talks with In the Circle about Murray State making the move from the Ohio Valley to the Missouri Valley Conference, She also reflects back on the history making 2022 season, her outlook heading into this upcoming season as well as her playing career at DePaul. Afterwards, we talk to a coach who was also on pace for an historic season herself. We chat with Belmont's Laura Matthews who also will make the move to the MVC in 2023. Coach Matthews talks about the move from the OVC to the MVC in 2023 as well as a pretty good 2022 season which saw the Bruins win 33 games. She discusses turning the program around as well as being a very diverse sports fan as she roots for the Cubs,Bears, Nashville Predators and Tennessee Titans.
The Mark Moses Show is joined by Eric Lopez of Black & Gold Banneret to recap the Miami Dolphins huge win on Sunday at home against the Buffalo Bills and to see if UCF fans are happy right now with team starting 3-1 to start the season. The Mark Moses Show weekday afternoons from 3-6 pm on Sports Radio 1560 The Fan & Sportsradio1560.com. You can also listen to Mark Mid days on 95.9 The Rocket. Follow him on social media @markmosesshow
The Mark Moses Show is joined by Trace Trylko of Sons of UCF & Eric Lopez of Black & Gold Banneret to recap UCF's big win at FAU last weekend and to preview The Nights home game against Georgia Tech coming up this Saturday at The Bounce House. The Mark Moses Show weekday afternoons from 3-6 pm on Sports Radio 1560 The Fan & Sportsradio1560.com. You can also listen to Mark Mid days on 95.9 The Rocket. Follow him on social media @markmosesshow
After we sang about the 21st night of September, it's time to belt out the latest episode of In The Circle (preferably in the privacy of your quarters). Our latest episode starts with our analysis of the 2023 Mary Nutter Classic schedule, announced earlier in the week. The schedule includes a Sunday Funday showdown between Oklahoma and UCLA. We look at some of the notable games on the slate, and Victor Anderson teases an old show favorite coming back soon. Afterward, we will play a portion of an interview our own Eric Lopez conducted with Mackenzie Audas for Black and Gold Banneret. She will be inducted into the UCF Athletics Hall of Fame this weekend, marking the fourth straight year UCF Softball has been represented. She chatted with Eric Lopez and Banneret's Bryson Turner about her UCF career and her upcoming induction. We wrap up the show poking fun at Victor and him making an appearance on TV this weekend.
The Mark Moses Show is joined by Eric Lopez of Black & Gold Banneret to recap the Dolphins epic comeback victory in Baltimore and how UCF bounce backed on Saturday against FAU on the Road. The Mark Moses Show weekday afternoons from 3-6 pm on Sports Radio 1560 The Fan & Sportsradio1560.com. You can also listen to Mark Mid days on 95.9 The Rocket. Follow him on social media @markmosesshow
The Mark Moses Show is joined by Trace Trylko of Sons of UCF & Eric Lopez of Black & Gold Banneret to preview UCF's road game with FAU coming up this Saturday night in Boca Raton. The Mark Moses Show weekday afternoons from 3-6 pm on Sports Radio 1560 The Fan & Sportsradio1560.com. You can also listen to Mark Mid days on 95.9 The Rocket. Follow him on social media @markmosesshow
It's time to bring you another edition of In The Circle that will be full of Bayou flavor. We start our episode with the latest news from the SEC and how it could impact Oklahoma and Texas' timeline on when they could join the league. In their television rights negotiations, we also mention a potential new suitor for the Pac-12. Afterward, Eric Lopez chats with new McNeese State pitching coach Shelbi Sunseri. The former All-American and two-way sensation joins the podcast to discuss the process of joining the McNeese coaching staff as the pitching coach. Sunseri also reflects on playing in the WPF this summer and her playing career at LSU. And what interview would be without some discussion about LSU Head Coach Beth Torina. We wrap up this episode when the SEC Softball schedule could come out for 2023 and a Tim Walton sighting at UF Volleyball earlier in the week. Eric wants to take credit for it, Victor Anderson not so much.
The Mark Moses Show is joined by Eric Lopez of Black & Gold Banneret to recap UCF's tough loss last Friday to Louisville at home and how his Miami Dolphins got a big win on Sunday in their season opener at home against the Patriots. The Mark Moses Show weekday afternoons from 3-6 pm on Sports Radio 1560 The Fan & Sportsradio1560.com. You can also listen to Mark Mid days on 95.9 The Rocket. Follow him on social media @markmosesshow
It's been a long time since we provided a podcast for the fans. Well, that changes today with our new episode of In The Circle. After an eventful week off, the boys break down the field for the NFCA Lead Off Classic, including WCWS participants Texas and Northwestern. We also analyze some of the marquee match-ups in Clearwater during the season's opening weekend. After that, Eric Lopez chats with new Campbell Head Coach Trena Prater. After being an assistant in Iowa for the last four years, she shares the reason for coming to Campbell and her expectations for the program. She also talks about building her coaching staff and getting back a talent-filled roster looking for their third straight Big South Championship. The boys then look back at Michigan's new coaching hire and the wild events in Chicago while the podcast was off. We wrap the show by showcasing Illinois State's press conference announcing the retirement of Head Coach Melinda Fischer and the introduction of new Head Coach Tina Kramo.
The Mark Moses Show is joined by Trace Trylko of Sons of UCF & Eric Lopez of Black & Gold Banneret to preview UCF's big home game coming up this Friday night against Louisville. The Mark Moses Show weekday afternoons from 3-6 pm on Sports Radio 1560 The Fan & Sportsradio1560.com. You can also listen to Mark Mid days on 95.9 The Rocket. Follow him on social media @markmosesshow
On the season's first edition of Knight Shift, Eric Lopez and Andrew Gluchov break down the UCF Knights' 56-10 victory over South Carolina State in the 2022 season opener. They break down all aspects of the Knights' performance, including John Rhys Plumlee's debut at QB and answer some of the questions you have about how the Knights looked in Game #1. Kyle Nash and Bryson Turner also check in to give their thoughts on the game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
It's been over a week since the news came from Ann Arbor, and we're still reeling from it. On our latest edition of In The Circle, we will hear from new Michigan Head Coach Bonnie Tholl during the show's opening segment from Monday's press conference. Also, Eric Lopez has some developing news about potential new foes joining Michigan in the Big 10 and what it could mean for the Pac-12. Eric then chats with former Wolverine and Rawlings Gold Glove winner Kristina Burkhardt about her reaction to Carol Hutchins retirement. She reflects on what it was like playing for Coach Hutch and what kind of Head Coach Bonnie Tholl will be. Burkhardt discusses her journey in softball, from playing in North Carolina to Michigan and learning from her sister Ashley Burkhardt. The last word on this episode fittingly belongs to Coach Hutch herself as she spoke on Monday during her press conference on Monday afternoon.
Adam and Eric join me for a full breakdown of broadcast booths and studio shows for college and pro football for Amazon, CBS, ESPN, NBC and FOX. Adam is also mapping out Lane Kiffin's post-coaching career
It took a little longer than usual (thanks, Mother Nature), but alas, we have a new champion in Athletes Unlimited. Today's episode will break down one of the most dramatic weekends in AU history. Eric Lopez has hosting duties, while Victor Anderson recorded this episode while waiting for his flight back to Orlando. No, seriously, Victor did the show at O'Hare International Airport. Nonetheless, he had PLENTY to discuss with his time in Rosemont, and he gives a day-by-day analysis of how we got to Deija Mulipola being crowned champion. We also look back at the swan songs for Danielle O'Toole and Amanda Chidester, a Saturday surprise, an accidental photobomb from Vic, and Mother Nature's impact on Sunday. You'll also hear Victor's interviews from Sunday night with Rookie of the Year Shannon Rhodes, GEICO Defensive Player of the Year Hannah Flippen, and Runner-up Alyssa Denham. We wrap things up with final thoughts and another legendary coach calling it a career.
We have reached Championship Week in Season three of Athletes Unlimited, and there's still a lot to play for the week. We will look at all of the storylines in this AU-themed edition of In The Circle. The show starts with Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson recapping the leaderboard heading into the final week and who has the inside track to take home the title. We also discuss the potential of an all-Wildcat Top 4 at the end of Sunday. Afterward, we chat with AU Broadcaster Eric Collins, who shares his perspective on why this season might be the best. He also reflects on his journey into broadcasting, including working for Team USA, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and much more. Eric also shares some advice for young broadcasters breaking into the field. Our show wraps up with some news in Tuscaloosa and our final AU Pro Draft with a unique twist. Plus, we predict who will be crowned the Season three Champion. *Disclaimer: Portions of this episode were recorded before the Carol Hutchins retirement news
When breaking news happens, In The Circle will be ready to talk about it (even when one of us is flying into an airport when it happens). Very few things will make us scrap our whole schedule and work on a new show. What happened in Ann Arbor on Wednesday Afternoon was one of those things. When "THE" Adam Schefter tweets about it, then it's a big freaking deal. In this emergency episode, Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson break down the surprising and sudden news of legendary Michigan Head Coach Carol Hutchins announcing her retirement on Wednesday. The guys look back at her Hall of Fame career and reflect on her emotional post-game press conference after the Orlando Regional in May. We will play back a portion of our interview with Coach Hutch when she came on the podcast last February and hear from several Wolverines, from Jordan Taylor to Marissa Young, among others, about playing for Hutch. Finally, we share our memories of one of the game's titans.
It's the 4th Annual JAS UCF Football Roundtable. We got the band back together for another season preview. Jason Beede of The Orlando Sentinel, Brandon Helwig of UCFSports.com, Eric Lopez of the Black & Gold Banneret and Adam Eaton from the Sons of UCF podcast.
The Mark Moses Show is joined by Eric Lopez of Black & Gold Banneret to preview a new season of UCF Football and who is the opening day starter for the Knights under center for week 1 at home. The Mark Moses Show weekday afternoons from 3-6 pm on Sports Radio 1560 The Fan & Sportsradio1560.com. You can also listen to Mark Mid days on 95.9 The Rocket. Follow him on social media @markmosesshow
Something feels a little different on today's episode of In The Circle. Maybe it's because schools are back in session? Maybe it is because football is starting back up soon? Or maybe SOMEONE doesn't want to show their face after Eric Lopez embarrassed them in this past week's AU Fantasy Draft? Depending on your preference, we have you covered as Jenna Becerra joins the podcast. She reflects on Bleav In Softball reaching their 100th episode. She also talks about what she has learned about hosting 100 episodes and booking guests like Dr. Dot Richardson, Jessica Mendoza, Cat Osterman, and more. Becerra also discusses her 2021 broadcast season between the Pac-12 Network and Stanford radio, serving as Play-by-Play and Color Analyst. Victor Anderson FINALLY shows up at the end of the show to reflect on this past week in Athletes Unlimited and what we can expect during Championship Week in Rosemont.
Thursday usually means two things; one day closer to Friday and a new edition of In The Circle. Today's show is full of announcements, storylines, and much more. We begin the show recapping Week 3 of Athletes Unlimited and have our weekly draft. Eric took the W last week and finds himself leading 2-1 in the best of five series. Can Victor pull out a victory and set-up a winner-take-all Week 5 next week? Plus. Eric Lopez catches up with a longtime friend of the podcast Scott Hall who recently shared his intentions to pursue broadcasting full-time. He shares with us his broadcasting career at Marshall which saw him broadcast 1,008 games during his time with the Thundering Herd. Scott reflects on a few of his favorite memories while being with the program and what the future holds. We end the show with the huge announcement Victor has teased everyone with on social media the past week. It's so huge, Eric thinks one of the biggest matches in wrestling today moved because of it (not really).
There's plenty of movement in the Coaching Carousel, and we'll break it all down in this new episode of In The Circle. While Victor Anderson recovers from his week-long trip to his summer residence in Viera, Eric Lopez welcomes Extra Inning Softball National Editor Justin McLeod. They discuss the blockbuster announcement of Jo Evans being named the new Head Coach of UC-Santa Barbara. They discuss the impact of Coach Evans coming to the program and what it means for the Big West. Afterward, Eric talks with someone who will be at a new program in 2023. New Yale Head Coach Laura Ricciardone talks about her vision for the program and her journey from playing at Harvard to coaching at Boston and USF. The show wraps up with Eric and Justin recapping Southern Miss naming Natalie Poole as their new head coach, and other coaching tidbits.
The Mark Moses Show is joined by Eric Lopez of Black & Gold Banneret to go over the latest news on the UCF 2023 Recruiting Class and to preview UCF's Football Training Camp which started this morning on campus. The Mark Moses Show weekday afternoons from 3-6 pm on Sports Radio 1560 The Fan & Sportsradio1560.com. You can also listen to Mark Mid days on 95.9 The Rocket. Follow him on social media @markmosesshow
After witnessing a SummerSlam for the ages, Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson are fired up for the newest episode of In The Circle. Today's episode is all about The KPI. KPI was recently brought up during the NCAA Division I Softball Council's meeting in Indianapolis. We chatted with the man who introduced the metric, Michigan State Associate AD Kevin Pauga. He shares with In The Circle about his creation, its nuances, and how it is different from the RPI. He and Eric explain how the formula works and its impact on UCLA and Arizona State. We hear from the guys with their thoughts on whether the KPI can help change college softball, plus some late news about the transfer portal and how Victor might be in a rivalry with one of our podcast family members.
It's Monday, and You know what that means! It's a new episode of In The Circle, and another new coach is joining the podcast. In this episode, we're joined by new North Georgia Assistant Coach Alea White. She talks with Eric Lopez about what led her to North Georgia and working for Head Coach Mike Davenport. Coach White discusses the influences she learned throughout her career and being a Grad Assistant under Cindy Ball-Malone at UCF in 2022. Alea reflects on her decorated UCF career, what led her to play softball, and much more. Victor Anderson and Eric chat about what Coach White's addition means for the Nighthawks in 2022 and how many teams, along with UNG, can make it to Chattanooga, Tennessee, for next year's DII National Championships. Plus, more coaching news, and Victor has some things to get off his chest.
On our latest episode of In The Circle, Victor and Eric address their comments on Monday's episode and the passionate response from the Oklahoma fanbase. They apologize for their Kevin Durant comparison and clear up on the issues going on with college sports as well as the transfer portal. Plus, Eric Lopez welcomes back Rhiannon Potkey from D1 Softball to the podcast. She recently wrote about a recent meeting in Indianapolis between the NCAA Division I Softball Committee and NFCA where they discussed potential changes within college softball. Among the topics discussed were a possible replacement for the RPI, eliminating restrictions on dugout celebrations, and changes to the end of regionals. Eric asks Victor his thoughts on the possibility of adding an additional day for regionals and more time in between games during regionals. We wrap-up with sharing upcoming guests on the podcast.
While Major League Baseball and everyone else is on an All-Star Break, we're still going strong here on In The Circle. Cue the Bill Belichick "No Days Off" meme, please. In this episode, we break down Hailey Lee's announcement to transfer to Oklahoma and its potential impact on the sport of softball. We chat about how the fans and social media are worried how college softball could turn into something similar to when UConn dominated college basketball. Plus, this might signify things to come with the transfer portal and NIL. Eric Lopez chats with new Creighton Head Coach Krista Wood in her first extensive national interview since accepting the position. Coach Wood talks about the decision to return to her home state of Nebraska, leaving South Dakota State, building the Bluejay program, competing in the Big East, and much more. Eric makes a bold statement about Wood's hire, which has Victor Anderson thinking. We wrap the show recapping and sharing final thoughts on USA Softball winning Gold at The World Games. The crowds and passion in Hoover were on display with the record attendance. However, the guys have some words for the Olympic Committee on getting softball in the 2028 Olympics.
Another Thursday means another new edition of In The Circle and another new head coach joining us on the podcast. Today, we chat with new UNF Head Coach Jeff Conrad in his first extensive interview since taking over the program earlier this month. Coach Conrad chatted with Eric Lopez about becoming the new head coach, taking over for Marcie Higgs, and the biggest changes he'll make from being an assistant to the #1 in command. He also reflects on his journey into coaching, his Hall of Fame sister (and another HOF player he knows), and his love for the New York Rangers. After the interview, we break down some of the latest hires in coaching including Texas Tech and North Georgia finding their pitching coaches. Also, San Diego State's newest staff edition and what that means for one Big Ten school. We look at another impact bat landing in the SEC via the transfer portal and why Eric Lopez wasn't a fan of having softball at the Hoover Met during The World Games and not for the reason you think either.
On today's episode of In The Circle, we head down south to Boca Raton as Eric Lopez talks with new FAU Head Coach Jordan Clark in her first national interview since taking over the reins last month. She talks about taking over the Owls program for the late Joan Joyce, her journey into coaching, and the influence Tim Walton and Courtney Deifel have had on her. She also discusses what she envisions for the FAU program as they begin their final season in Conference USA before joining the American Athletic Conference in 2024. We also breakdown the latest in the transfer portal and the addition that has Victor Anderson channeling his inner Kenny Smith (sans getting beat to the video screen, of course). We then talk about The World Games starting and the lack of national streaming coverage until the Semifinals. Please don't ask us how this went into bowling and Victor ranting about his least favorite bowling announcer.
The Mark Moses Show is joined by Eric Lopez of Black & Gold Banneret to get his thoughts on how the Big 12 might be expanding to 18 teams and how it might effect UCF joining the conference in 2023. The Mark Moses Show weekday afternoons from 3-6 pm on Sports Radio 1560 The Fan & Sportsradio1560.com. You can also listen to Mark Mid days on 95.9 The Rocket. Follow him on social media @markmosesshow
Another Thursday means another new episode of In The Circle. Today, we continue conversations with pitchers who found and thrived in new homes via the transfer portal. Eric Lopez chats with Lady Vol hurler Erin Edmoundson about her journey from Houston to Lubbock to Knoxville and all points in between. She shares her thought process on entering the portal and winding up in Tennessee. She also talks about her journey into softball, this past season, and what's next for her post-softball. Afterward, the guys talk about a pair of pitchers finding new homes and the one move which has Victor declaring a team THE top challenger to Oklahoma in 2023. We also discussed more coaching movements and hires by Campbell and Stephen F. Austin. The show wraps up with breaking down Extra Inning Softball Softball SID's of the Year and Eric's concern about Team USA heading into The World Games in Birmingham.
For over ten years, Eric has worked with corporations and nonprofit organizations in the Washington DC area in order to ensure fair and equitable access to resources and opportunities for historically underrepresented populations. He is an experienced diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) champion who has collected and analyzed DEI data in order to understand trends in the advancement of inclusion. Through his work, Eric supports the efforts of organizations that seek to ensure the voices of diverse stakeholders are heard. Prior to joining Coqual, Eric was a Managing Analyst at Ballast Research where he led the analysis, development, and presentation of research-based consulting engagements meant to inform the investments and strategy of major corporations. Prior to that, he was the Director of Corporate Accountability at the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) leading the organization's Research Institute and their flagship project the HACR Corporate Inclusion Index. Eric is also the Founder and Principal of GlobeServe Consulting where he manages the analytical, fundraising, and event needs for nonprofit and for-profit clients. Eric has utilized his research and communication skills to help propel the missions and work of nationally recognized organizations like the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), UnidosUS, and the Equal Rights Center (ERC). He has also served on several non-profit boards including Be Free Global, Jai Bhim International, and Prospanica DC. Eric received both his bachelor's degree in philosophy, history, and psychology and his master's degree in applied social science and policy analysis from Hofstra University in New York. He is also a recipient of a Fulbright research grant to Hungary which was awarded to him in 2008. Eric's Fulbright focused on the discrimination of the Roma from public education institutions, the Decade of Roma Inclusion outcomes in Hungary, and parallels that could be drawn between the discrimination of the Roma and Post Brown v Board of Ed educational policy in the U.S. Interested in DEI Research? Check out Coqual the HACR Corporate Inclusion Index --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/quientueres/support
As we recover from one of the most news-filled weekends in recent memory, we attempt to get back on track on our latest edition of In The Circle. In our latest episode, we chat with Texas' Hailey Dolcini as she reflects on this past season and postseason in Austin. She shares with Eric Lopez what led her to go to Texas for her final season, her stellar career, and what she is working on next. Texas fans will like the answer they hear to that question. Afterward, Victor Anderson joins the show to reflect on the landscape-shaping news of UCLA moving from the Pac-12 to the Big Ten. We discuss how it impacts both leagues, what is next for the Pac-12, and what it means for college softball. The guys also throw the possibility of a Big 12/Pac 12 merger and its strength. Finally, Eric compares the potential implementation of a safety base at first base to a blown call during WWE Money In The Bank. Trust us, Victor was just as stunned and silent as all of you are.
In our latest edition of In The Circle, our "New Faces in New Places" series continues as Eric Lopez chats with New Mexico's new Head Coach Nicole Dickson. She discusses her decision to leave Stephen F. Austin and her expectations for the Lobos. She also shares her hectic schedule since taking over, working with her new Athletic Director Eddie Nuñez, coaching in a talented Mountain West conference, and more. After the interview, the guys have plenty to say as they have more transfers to discuss, including a Division II power adding a former Longhorn and Ole Miss continuing to add reinforcements. Eric shares the announcement about the ACC/Big Ten Challenge and what match-ups he'd like to see in Clearwater involving Virginia Tech, FSU, and Nebraska, among others. We wrap up the show by breaking down the WCWS rating and how the MCWS finished in a dead heat. Victor and Eric also look at the nominees for the 2022 Extra Inning Softball Golden Mic Awards.
Our latest edition of In The Circle begins our "New Faces in New Places" series with Victor Anderson's interview with new Troy Head Coach Eric Newell. In his first national interview since becoming Troy's new leader, Coach Newell shares the difficulty of his decision to leave Auburn-Montgomery and how his family's support led him to jump. Coach also reflects on his time at AUM, the keys to his success, and what Troy fans can expect from their program in the coming seasons. Eric Lopez then chats with Victor about some more schools going to DII for their new head coaches, like South Dakota State and Akron, and if we'll see more of this down the road. We also have some words for the older FAU alumni and fans who were unhappy about the Owls' new hire in Jordan Clark plus, we wonder how Victor still has a voice after all the walk-offs he saw this weekend in Viera with the WPF.
The Mark Moses Show is joined by Eric Lopez of Black & Gold Banneret to go over the latest on the future of college athletics when it comes to Name Image and Likeness. Eric also gives his thoughts on the Orlando Magic taking Paolo Banchero number one overall in last weeks NBA Draft. The Mark Moses Show weekday afternoons from 3-6 pm on Sports Radio 1560 The Fan & Sportsradio1560.com. You can also listen to Mark Mid days on 95.9 The Rocket. Follow him on social media @markmosesshow
Arizona State has found its new leader; we will break it down in our latest edition of In The Circle. Justin McLeod from Extra Inning Softball was one of the first to break the news of Megan Bartlett heading to Tempe to take over the Sun Devil program. We discuss the process that led to her hiring and what is next for Arizona State and Texas. Justin also shared his thoughts on the new hires at Texas Tech and Akron, Cindy Ball-Malone's extension at UCF, and a new awards concept showcasing exceptional broadcasting in softball. Afterward, we have Part two of our interview with UCF's Kama Woodall. In this discussion, she chats with Eric Lopez about winning the Orlando Regional and her post-collegiate plans. Victor shares his thoughts on the news stories and some weekend plans involving the WPF.
After taking the week off (well, at least Eric had the week off), the boys are back with a new edition of In The Circle. There was plenty of movement in the transfer portal, which led off the show. The guys look at some of the new landing spots for familiar faces, some SEC powers boosting up their rosters in the process, and a couple non-Power five names in the Portal to keep your eye on. One person who had to navigate through the Portal recently joined Eric Lopez, UCF pitcher Kama Woodall. In the first of a two-part chat, Kama shares her journey, which started at NC State and ended up with her in Orlando as part of the Knights' historic 2022 season. She shares her trip to Orlando, her perspective on being in the Portal on two separate occasions, being teammates with Gianna Mancha, and her gusty 11-inning performance versus Michigan in the Orlando Regional. We wrap up this episode by breaking down Jocelyn Alo's move to the WPF, her impact on the sport of softball, and how both the WPF and Athletes Unlimited can help the sport grow with more opportunities.
It's another Media Spotlight edition with Adam and Eric joining me to discuss: Aftermath of all NFL booth changes Tom Brady looms in the distance Drew Brees one and done Jason Garrett to Football Night in America Womens College World Series booth College Baseball Mike Breen missing some NBA Finals action
The Mark Moses Show is joined by Eric Lopez of Black & Gold Banneret to go over the latest on the NBA Finals, Eric's thoughts on his Miami Heat falling short of making the Finals this season and who should the Orlando Magic taken with the 1st overall pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. The Mark Moses Show weekday afternoons from 3-6 pm on Sports Radio 1560 The Fan & Sportsradio1560.com. You can also listen to Mark Mid days on 95.9 The Rocket. Follow him on social media @markmosesshow
On this edition of the Black & Gold Banneret Podcast, Eric Lopez talks about two big UCF Knights Football stories: one involving LB Terrance Lewis, and the other about WR Javon Baker, who played at Alabama, announcing he is transferring to UCF, which led Eric to discuss how fans react when an athlete comes to a school via the portal vs. losing an athlete via the portal. Eric also plays excerpts of his interview with UCF Softball Head Coach Cindy Ball-Malone from his "In The Circle Live" show, talking about the Knights' season, and Gianna Mancha playing pro softball. Eric also talks with Mancha about being part of WPF's Smash It Sports Vipers team and reflecting on her UCF career. Finally, we preview UCF Track and Field at the NCAA Championships in Oregon as Head Coach Dana Boone talks with Bryson Turner. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
After witnessing one of the most memorable semifinal rounds in WCWS history, we are down to two long-standing rivals playing for the national title. On our latest episode of In The Circle, we break down how Oklahoma and Texas made it to the Championship Series and reflect on UCLA and Oklahoma State's seasons. We then are joined by a two-time National Champion and a member of Team Mexico, Nicole Mendes. She chats with Eric Lopez about how she got into broadcasting after a stellar career at Oklahoma, getting ready for Athletes Unlimited in San Diego, and much more. We wrap things up with our initial thoughts on Texas A&M hiring Trisha Ford to be their next head coach.
We have finally made it to Oklahoma City, and we're ready to break all of it down in our latest edition of In The Circle. Today's episode is a replay of our Livestream Wednesday night, where frequent guests Jenna Becerra and Justin McLeod joined Victor Anderson and Eric Lopez. It had all of the usual funny and insightful analysis you come to expect and Eric venting about the All-American selection process.
After an unprecedented weekend of Super Regionals, we return to break down everything that happened in our latest episode. Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson recap all eight Super Regional matchups, including the wild finale in Tempe between Northwestern and Arizona State, including high praise for two particular individuals. We also talk about the stunning Game three in Blacksburg, Arizona's run to Oklahoma City, and Texas knocking off Arkansas. Also, more names are off the list for Texas A&M. Wait until you hear the numbers being offered to take over the Aggies and who will NOT be heading to College Station.
What's the latest on Jordy Bahl? It's the biggest question and Tyler McComas offers a guess as to when we'll see her again. UCF Softball play-by-play voice Eric Lopez joins to give an in-depth look at the Golden KnightsTerry Price gives an AWESOME stat of the week
After another senseless shooting, we will do our best to provide a distraction and some entertainment on today's podcast. Victor Anderson leads off the show with his thoughts and words about the shooting and calls for more unity. Eric Lopez joins the show, and the guys share their thoughts on all of the Super Regional match-ups. We also chatted with Pac-12 Network analyst Jenna Becerra, who called Stanford's historic regional victory versus Alabama. She breaks down the Cardinals and their path to the Supers, the strength of the Pac-12 this postseason, and the rematch with Oregon State coming up this weekend. Victor warps up the show with his NCAA DIII World Series Predictions.
It was a weekend in college softball, unlike any other. On this episode of In The Circle, Victor Anderson and Eric Lopez were ON THE FIELD after UCF punched their ticket to Super Regionals and shared their immediate thoughts on the Knights' historic run continuing. We hear from the Knights during their post-game media availability, including Head Coach Cindy Ball-Malone. Justin McLeod from Extra Inning Softball joins Eric to break down all the regional action, including stunners from Tallahassee and Tuscaloosa and the Pac-12 flexing its muscles. Also, Eric and Justin make a confession that made Victor pass out like Fred Sanford. It's one episode you DON'T want to miss.
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