Category Archives: Interviews

South Carolina’s PJ Dozier More Confident, Not Satisfied With Success

Photo courtesy of Sean Rayford and The State.

When the suspension of star senior Sindarius Thornwell was announced on December 4, a concern for the South Carolina Gamecocks lied in who would pick up the scoring slack. With the four-year starter averaging 18.7 points per game, the responsibility appeared to be a multi-player job.

Fortunately for head coach Frank Martin, sophomore PJ Dozier was personally up for the task.

“PJ continues to grow as a player and do unbelievable things for us,” said Martin. “He’s got God-given ability.” Continue reading South Carolina’s PJ Dozier More Confident, Not Satisfied With Success

Wofford Terriers Stay True to Form as New Season Looms

Senior guard Eric Garcia will be looked upon to lead the team in terms of both on-court production and off-court
Senior guard Eric Garcia will be looked upon to lead the team in terms of both on-court production and emotion both on and off the court.

It’s a little bit of everything, but all the same.

This season, the Wofford Terriers‘ roster is a mix of veterans, players poised for increased performances, and a large, intriguing freshman class. In spite of the variety, and perhaps the unpredictability that such a team brings, associate head coach Dustin Kerns said the staff’s approach remains unchanged.

“We’re not guys that believe in rebuilding,” Kerns said. “We want to win now, and that’s always been the mentality and the mindset here. Yes, we might have some younger players, but our urgency and what’s important now is winning.” Continue reading Wofford Terriers Stay True to Form as New Season Looms

Wofford’s Eric Wagenlander Has Eyes on Coaching

Wofford's Eric Wagenlander (middle) has a plan for his future beyond playing for the Terriers, and is putting in the work to establish the connections and gain the knowledge to follow in the footsteps of Coach Young one day. (Source: Twitter.com)
Wofford’s Eric Wagenlander (middle) has a plan for his future beyond playing for the Terriers, and is putting in the work to establish the connections and gain the knowledge to follow in the footsteps of Coach Young one day. (Source: Twitter.com)

Wofford Terriers guard Eric Wagenlander just wrapped up his final day of camp at the University of Texas, his second campus home in just a few days, and already he’s looking forward.

Wagenlander, a rising senior, isn’t just daydreaming about his flight tomorrow back to South Carolina. He’s thinking about his future. Continue reading Wofford’s Eric Wagenlander Has Eyes on Coaching

Miracle Worker: Divine Myles Has Big Plans for the Stetson Hatters in 2016-17 and Beyond

Despite being ineligible for post-season play in 2015-16 due to low APR scores, Divine Myles and the Stetson Hatters found themselves in the Atlantic Sun tournament to make an even field, and came within two points of the conference tournament title. In 2016-17, Myles has bigger things planned for the Hatters, who are now post-season eligible.
Despite being ineligible for post-season play in 2015-16 due to low APR scores, Divine Myles and the Stetson Hatters found themselves in the Atlantic Sun tournament to make an even field, and came within two points of the conference tournament title. In 2016-17, Myles has bigger things planned for the Hatters, who are now post-season eligible.

Flashback to the months before the 2014-15 season, and guard Divine Myles had yet to suit up for the Stetson Hatters. The incoming freshman chose the rebuilding Hatters over a slew of other programs, and was looking to make an impact from the outset of his time in Deland, FL.

The last two seasons haven’t gone as planned for Myles or the Hatters. While Myles has asserted himself as one of the top guards in the Atlantic Sun Conference, the team hasn’t had the success that many have been hoping for.

Towards the end of the 2015-16 season, fans were given a glimpse of what could be on the horizon for the Hatters, as early as the 2016-17 season. Divine Myles is at the forefront of the Hatters’ resurgence, and he’s got big aspirations for the program over the next two seasons. Continue reading Miracle Worker: Divine Myles Has Big Plans for the Stetson Hatters in 2016-17 and Beyond

Hawks Nest: LaGuardia CC Women’s Basketball Lands Genesee CC Transfer Pamela Crespo

Former Genesse CC guard Pamela Crespo has transferred to LaGuardia CC. I caught up with her in an exclusive one-on-one interview. All rights to Genesee CC Athletics
Former Genesse CC guard Pamela Crespo has transferred to LaGuardia CC. I caught up with her in an exclusive one-on-one interview.
All rights to Genesee CC Athletics

QUEENS, NY — LaGuardia CC women’s basketball coach Anthony Alfaro announced that Genesee CC guard Pamela Crespo has transferred to the Red Hawks’ program.

Crespo will have two years left of eligibility with the Red Hawks and is able to suit up with LaGuardia CC in the 2016-2017 Season.

She red-shirted her first season at Genesee Community College and appeared in four collegiate games during the 2014-2015 season.

“A pass-first facilitator who can score when needed,” said Coach Alfaro, when asked to describe his new guard. “She will add more scoring opportunities for our already ‘potent, up-tempo’ offense. The coaching staff is very excited to have her on board.” Continue reading Hawks Nest: LaGuardia CC Women’s Basketball Lands Genesee CC Transfer Pamela Crespo

Aux Cord: ESPN’s Greydy Diaz Discusses Work, Family, and Life

Photo by Louis Damato
Photo by Louis Damato

One of the rising stars at ESPN is 23 year old Greydy Diaz. Diaz currently works as a Scheduling & Sponsorship Ad Specialist but has goals to be come an on-air personality at ESPN. Diaz has been with ESPN since November 2014, and came to the network after completing internships with NBCUniversial, Inc. and World Wrestling Entertainment.

Diaz is a college graduate from Fairfield University, with a degree in B.S. International Business, with concentrations in Business Management, Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

While she was a student at Fairfield University, she studied abroad in both Barcelona and Nicaragua, where she attended Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, and Universidad Centroamericana.

Prior to her collegiate studies, Diaz was a high school women’s basketball standout at Kimball Union Academy, where she scored over 1000 points in her HS career.

A Chinese proverb says, “Wheresover you go, go with all your heart. If you always give, you will always have.”

Diaz puts her heart into everything she does. We caught up with Diaz to discuss a wide range of topics, including her work at ESPN, the impact of her Hispanic heritage, her love for her family, and why she gives back to the community where she grew up every summer.

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