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Ivan Maisel | ESPN Sr. Writer & “College Football 150” Editor-At-Large

Episode 101: Ivan Maisel | ESPN Senior Writer & “College Football 150” Editor-At-Large

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Rich Take On Sports

Show Notes:

  • Rich Spotlight: Ivan Maisel
    • Met his wife Meg in NY while he was a fact checker for Sports Illustrated and when they moved to Dallas she eventually said that she wanted to move back to the northeast
    • Learned how to read by  reading the Sporting News
    • Dad was a high school basketball coach and sports was always big in his family because of Alabama football and Bear Bryant
    • Wanted to be the Atlanta Braves play-by-play announcer
    • Loved college football and baseball but like college sports so much better than MLB and learned that when was a fact checker for SI
    • Went to Stanford because it was at the same level of Ivy league schools but had football and it was in the Pac-8
    • English teacher in high school encourage him to be a writer and chooses stories based on does it interest him and what are some of the main points that he would tell his brother
    • Was hired by Dallas Morning News in 1987 and coaches always called him back because the Morning News covered more college football than any other paper in the country
    • Thinks in words, not in pictures and connections are emotional with college sports especially football
    • Words of Wisdom from Ivan Maisel: “Regarding mental health, don’t be scared to reach out to someone either if someone is struggling or you’re struggling yourself.”

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Featured Image Photo Credit: Melissa Macatee

About the author, Richmond Weaver

Richmond, a graduate of Clemson University has been involved with sports for most of his life and developed a passion for basketball and sports at an early age. He currently lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen, founder of Upstate Esthetics and their three kids.

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