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The Legendary Voice of CBS Verne Lundquist

There are few who’ve blessed the mic better than Verne Lundquist, the long-time voice of CBS Sports and one-time Voice of the Dallas Cowboys. Verne’s always generous with his time and joined Newy live from AAC Media Days in Newport to talk about emceeing that event, his thoughts on one and dones in college hoops, athletes getting paid and his days with the Cowboys.


American Athletic Commissioner Mike Alesco

There’s no other conference in America more underrated than the AAC, and it’s not even close. With seven schools going to bowl games last season, they’re a league to be reckoned with. Commissioner Mike Alesco joined Newy to talk about why they’ve been successful, the coaches who’ve come through there and their ongoing Media Days in Newport.


Texas Tech HC Kliff Kingsbury On Taking That Next Step

The Red Raiders of Texas Tech consistently fight an uphill battle against teams like Texas, Oklahoma, TCU and others in the Big 12, but that doesn’t keep head coach Kliff Kingsbury from making it one of the most exciting programs in the nation to watch. He jumped on with Newy to talk about losing Pat Mahomes, his job security and having played alongside Tom Brady.


FSU’s Heisman Trophy Candidate Deondre Francios

Florida State QB Deondre Francios is one of the nation’s best player, and was last year’s ACC Rookie of the Year. But he’ll be tested early this season, with Week 1 being against preseason #1 Alabama. But Deondre’s more excited than fearful. He came on with Newy to talk about the upcoming season, playing the Tide and the resurgence of the ACC.


FSU’s Derwin James Voted NCAA’s Preseason #1 Player

Despite playing just 2 games last season, 6-foot-3, 210-pound sophomore safety Derwin James of Florida State was voted by Sports Illustrated as the nation’s top player coming into the 2017 season. Derwin joined Newy to talk about the expectations, playing Alabama in Week 1 and the challenges of what’s become a dominant ACC.


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