Indiana University Graduate Class of 2016. Two years of news production experience with FOX59/CBS4. Podcast producer for FOX59/CBS4.

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  • Colts Bluezone Podcast episode 20 ‘The Business Side’ now available

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The NFL is a business, and that aspect of the league has dominated headlines recently. This week, Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths and producer Joe Hopkins analyze the NFL owners’ proposal to expand the season to 18 games, but cap each player at 16 games per year. The crew also discusses a report showing the Colts’ game attendance has dropped significantly over the years. Will it rebound now that the team ranks among the league’s best? With Melvin […]

  • Colts Bluezone Podcast episode 19 ‘Fantasy Outlook’ now available

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — While we wait for reality football to start up again, let’s talk some fantasy! This week, Dave Griffiths and producer Joe HopkinsĀ analyze the Colts’ roster from top to bottom, which includes established fantasy studs, as well as some players who have question marks surrounding their 2019 outlook. How early should you draft Andrew Luck? Are you comfortable with T.Y. Hilton as your number one fantasy receiver? Can Marlon Mack pick up where he left off last season? […]

  • State trooper stops truck going 105 mph; administers life-saving first aid to passenger

    MADISON COUNTY, Ind. — A state trooper pulled over a truck going 105 mph in Madison County and administered life-saving first aid to a passenger who was bleeding from their neck, Indiana State Police say. Shortly before 8:30 a.m. on July 4, police say a trooper was headed southbound on SR 37 when a truck passed him from behind going 105 mph with its blinkers on. The trooper was able to catch up to the truck and stop it near […]

  • Colts Bluezone Podcast episode 18 ‘Players Talk Expectations’ now available

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — After hearing from coaches last week, let’s listen to what players had to say during their minicamp media sessions. On offense, we hear from Andrew Luck, Ryan Kelly and newcomer Spencer Ware. On the defensive side, we hear from breakout players Darius Leonard and Kenny Moore, as well as rookies Rock Ya-Sin and Ben Banogu. We of course can’t forget about special teams, as recently extended punter Rigoberto Sanchez chats with the media. Follow the podcast on […]

  • Colts Bluezone Podcast episode 17 ‘Coach Speak’ now available

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — As we await training camp, let’s listen to what the Colts’ coaching staff had to say about where their team is and what they expect going forward. This week, we hear from headĀ coach Frank Reich, offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni and defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus. Follow the podcast on Twitter @ColtsBluezone, and subscribe to the podcast through your favorite app so new episodes go directly to your phone or tablet. Click here for iTunes Click here for Spotify […]

  • Colts Bluezone Podcast episode 16 ‘AFC South Preview’ now available

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — After taking a look at the Houston Texans in the previous episode, this week the Bluezone crew evaluates the state of the Colts’ other two AFC South rivals, the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans. Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths and producer Joe Hopkins run through the teams’ offseason moves and see how they stack up against the Colts in regard to their goal of winning the division crown. The fellas also discuss Indianapolis’ recently released training camp schedule […]

  • Colts Bluezone Podcast episode 15 ‘Kenny Moore Extension & Texans Drama’ now available

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Colts have given Kenny Moore a four-year contract extension, which is reported to make him the highest paid slot cornerback in the league. Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths and producer Joe Hopkins discuss what this extension means both for Moore and the team going forward. The Bluezone crew also provides updates from minicamp, and FINALLY breaks down the status of the Houston Texans, including their offseason moves, Jadeveon Clowney’s holdout and the recent firing of their general […]

  • ESPN to honor Tyler Trent at Sports Humanitarian Awards

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. — ESPN has announced that Purdue Superfan Tyler Trent will be honored with the Stuart Scott ENSPIRE Award at the 2019 Sports Humanitarian Awards. The Sports Humanitarian Awards honors athletes, teams and sports industry professionals who have a positive influence throughout the world by using the power of sports. The event, hosted by singer Ciara, will take place in Los Angeles on July 9, one day before the ESPYS. Trent passed away in January from a rare […]

  • Colts Bluezone Podcast episode 14 ‘Okereke Allegations & Hot Seat Players’ now available

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — It was recently brought to light that rookie linebacker Bobby Okereke was the subject of a sexual assault allegation in 2015. The crew addresses this issue by detailing what is known about the situation and what general manager Chris Ballard had to say during a conference call regarding the matter. Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths and producer Joe Hopkins also debate the top five newcomers to the Colts’ roster and the top five players on the hot seat. […]

  • Colts Bluezone Podcast episode 13 ‘Top 5 Colts Under 25’ now available

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — As OTAs continue, head coach Frank Reich emphasized his desire for the Colts to have a top five rushing offense. What would it take for Indy to achieve that goal, and what variables could derail it? Mike Chappell also gives us his latest takeaways from OTAs, including more injury updates from key players. Chappell, Dave Griffiths and producer Joe Hopkins debate the top five Colts under 25 years of age, which gets dicey after a few no-brainers. […]

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