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

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  • Top 5 prospects for Colts to key in on at Senior Bowl

    MOBILE, Ala. — With the college football season behind us and the deadline for players to declare early passed, it’s officially draft season for 30 NFL teams. The first marquee event leading up to April’s draft is the Senior Bowl. Senior prospects who were selected from across the nation will have a chance to make an early impression on NFL teams. While evaluators will certainly be familiar with the prospects’ game tape, this is their first opportunity to get up […]

  • Colts Blue Zone Podcast episode 58 ‘Colts’ Free Agents & Parris Campbell Interview’

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Phase one of the NFL offseason is addressing your own team’s free agents. Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths and producer Joe Hopkins dive into the Colts’ impending free agents to determine who’s worth bringing back, who Indianapolis will let walk and how the team might replace certain players. The fellas also discuss the news of Eli Manning’s retirement announcement and debate whether he belongs in the Hall of Fame. But wait, there’s more! The crew speaks on the […]

  • Dave Matthews Band announces summer tour dates at Ruoff Music Center in Noblesville

    NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — Dave Matthews Band has announced dates for its 2020 North American summer tour, which includes a two-night stand at Ruoff Music Center in Noblesville. The band is scheduled to perform at Ruoff Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20 as part of the Coors Light Concert Series. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on February 21 at 10 a.m at As a part of DMB’s commitment to help plant one million trees as a […]

  • Colts Blue Zone Podcast episode 57 ‘Colts 2019 Player Awards’

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — After a few weeks to reflect, it’s time to give out awards for the 2019 season. Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths and producer Joe Hopkins each make their case for who deserves to be named the Colts’ Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Most Improved Player and Most Disappointing Player. They also look ahead to next season by naming their top candidates for 2020 Bounce-Back Player and 2020 Breakout Player. […]

  • Exploring free agency: Is the Colts’ next quarterback on the 2020 market?

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The 2020 offseason will be a pivotal time in franchise history for the Indianapolis Colts. While several areas of the roster are in need of reinforcements, no position is more critical than quarterback. To put it bluntly, Jacoby Brissett wasn’t good enough over the second half of 2019. After a 5-2 start and an impressive 14-3 touchdown-to-interception ratio, Brissett sprained his MCL versus Pittsburgh in week 9, beginning a tailspin neither he nor the team could halt. […]

  • Joella’s Hot Chicken to open in Carmel; first 100 customers get ‘free hot chicken for a year’

    CARMEL, Ind. — Restaurant chain Joella’s Hot Chicken has announced they will be opening a Carmel location this spring, and the first 100 customers in line for the grand opening will be awarded “free hot chicken for a year.” Yeah, you read that right. Free hot chicken for a year. Now, before you run to grab your tent and sleeping bag to camp out for this unique opportunity, Joella’s says details regarding their grand opening, such as date, time, contest […]

  • Colts Blue Zone Podcast episode 56 ‘Free Agent QBs & Grading Colts’ Rookies’

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Undoubtedly, the biggest question surrounding the Indianapolis Colts this offseason revolves around quarterback. Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths and producer Joe Hopkins dive deep into the 2020 free agent quarterback market and even explore the possibility of the Colts acquiring a passer who may be available via trade. The crew also takes a look back at Indy’s 2019 draft class and evaluates each player based on their rookie season. The show wouldn’t be complete without touching on the […]

  • 5 free agents Colts should pay up for in 2020

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — After losing seven of their final nine games to close the season, it’s clear the Indianapolis Colts need help if they hope to return to the playoffs in 2020. While getting back into the tournament starts with an improvement in quarterback play, the free agent market lacks any realistic, longterm options. There’s no way the Cowboys let Dak Prescott out of Dallas, Drew Brees isn’t leaving New Orleans and Tom Brady? Give me a break. Other passers […]

  • Colts Blue Zone Podcast episode 55 ‘Chris Ballard Talks With Media’

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — With the 2019 season now a thing of the past, Colts’ general manager Chris Ballard sat down with local media to discuss the past year and the roster moving forward. Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths and producer Joe Hopkins provide the top takaways from what the Colts’ leader had to say, including his thoughts on the quarterback situation, the uncertainty around left tackle Anthony Castonzo, team depth, leadership and the amount of roster turnover we should expect this […]

  • Colts Blue Zone Podcast episode 54 ‘Colts Finale Loss a Microcosm of Season’

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — After a strong first half start in the season finale, the Colts faded in the second half against the Jaguars, ending their season with a loss. On Monday’s podcast, Joe Hopkins and Matt Adams breakdown the game, which in many ways resembles Indianapolis’ 2019 season as a whole. The fellas also highlight some team and individual milestones that were hit during the game and discuss the status of left tackle Anthony Castonzo, who told the media Monday […]

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