Growing up in Southern California, my love of sports came from watching Lakers and Raiders games with my family and wanting to be Allen Iverson and Kobe Bryant on the court or Jerry Rice on the field. Although I didn't get involved in any school teams, I needed a way to be around sports and at least share my insight. I turned that passion for into a career in sports media, and I haven't looked back since. I moved to Tuscaloosa when I was 13 and graduated from Paul W Bryant High School. After high school, I attended Shelton State Community College where I did play-by-play for the women's and men's basketball team. After graduating from Shelton State in May 2014, I decided to stay home and finish my degree at the University of Alabama. As a student, I made sure I continued following in my sports media aspirations. I worked for the student radio station 90.7 the Capstone, hosting various show topics including football, basketball and classic hip-hop. I also did play-by-play for both of Alabama's basketball programs. I also started writing for the student newspaper, the Crimson White, on their sports staff, working as a contributing writer and staff reporter. Those opportunities lead to internships with Alabama Public Radio, The Tuscaloosa News, and Tide 102.9. I graduated from Alabama in May 2016 with a degree in journalism with a concentration in sports news and information. Now, I turned my childhood passion into a reality, becoming the executive producer for 'The Game' with Ryan Fowler. It feels good to bring my lunch room sports conversation to the airwaves.
Video: Daniel Giddens and John Petty Speaks to the Media After Victory Over Rhode Island
Big night for both Daniel Giddens and John Petty who each scored in double-figures. They spoke to the media after the game about the close victory, Collin Sexton update and attacking the basket more.
Video: Hear What Avery Johnson Said About the Rhode Island Win
After a hard fought game at Coleman, Coach Avery Johnson spoke to the media on his team’s performance against the Rhode Island Rams and looks ahead to a tough road game against Arizona on the horizon.
Video: Scouting Expert Explains How Alabama Can Get Momentum Back on Offense
Scouting expert Chris Landry of LandryFootball.com joined The Game with Ryan Fowler for his weekly segment to discuss Tennessee's coaching search looking towards Jeremy Pruitt, how Alabama can gain momentum back on offense, and Jimbo Fisher to Texas A&M.
Video: TiderInsider’s Rodney Orr Gives a Alabama Recruiting Update
Signing day is approaching and the recruits are floating into college football and the Alabama Crimson Tide are getting a couple of early Christmas gifts with some additional talent on their roster.
Video: ESPN Analyst on a Possible Playoff Expansion Due to Two Teams From One Conference
The SEC has dominated college football and with two teams in the CFB Playoffs, could the playoffs expand in the near future. Hear what one analyst had to say.
Basketball Preview: Alabama Stays Home Against Another Tough Non-Conference Opponent
Too early to start calling must-wins, but the Alabama Crimson Tide are heading into a tough non-conference stretch with Rhode Island coming to Tuscaloosa on Wednesday.
Twitter Topic: What was your reaction to the CFB Playoff Selections?
Ryan Fowler, Host of The Game, asked his followers what their reactions were after the rankings were announced at 11:30 a.m. and here was some of the responses.
Video: CBS Sports Reporter Discusses the Final CFB Playoff Selections
CBS Sports reporter and host of SEC Smothered and Covered Barrett Sallee joined The Game with Ryan Fowler to break down the final four teams in the CFB Playoffs, if the committee got it right, and will they move to six teams in the near future.
Alabama and Texas A&M Tip-Off Time Set for 5 p.m. CT on ESPN2
The Alabama Men’s Basketball team will begin SEC play inside of Coleman Coliseum against the Texas A&M Aggies and will broadcast live on ESPN2 on Saturday, Dec. 30 at 5 p.m. CT.
Audio: Tide 102.9 Producers Recap the CFB Playoffs Selection
The Alabama Crimson Tide has slid into the College Football Playoffs with a match-up against Clemson Tigers. Tide 102.9 producers Marquis Munson and James Hardy break down the field and bowl games to watch in the SEC.