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 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 […]

  • Tyler Trent to be honored at ESPN’s 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. […]

  • DNR finds oak tree killing fungal pathogen in rhododendrons

    The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has confirmed that they intercepted plants containing Phytophthora ramorum, more commonly known as sudden oak death, for the first time in roughly 10 years. SOD is a fungal pathogen that has killed a large number of oak trees on the West Coast. Oak trees standing within six feet of SOD can be killed. Thankfully, the harmful fungal pathogen is yet to be established in the mid Midwest. SOD┬átravels in over 100 species of plants. […]

  • Colts Bluezone Podcast episode 12 ‘OTAs & Top 10 Players’ now available

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Colts have expressed interest in recently cut, former Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy. What would it take to sign him, and what would his addition mean for a team with high aspirations? Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths and producer Joe Hopkins debate the top 10 current players on the Colts’ roster. You may be surprised who does and doesn’t make the lists. Chappell gives us his early takeaways from OTAs, which include some key players not […]

  • Colts Bluezone Podcast episode 11 ‘Defensive Expectations’ now available

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — After diving head-first into the Colts’ offensive improvements last week, the Bluezone crew breaks down what to expect from the defensive side of the ball in year two under coordinator Matt Eberflus. Mike Chappell also gives us his takeaways from Chris Ballard’s rap session with the media, which includes surgery for some high-profile players. Finally, Chappell, Dave Griffiths and producer Joe Hopkins discuss the national media’s high expectations surrounding the Colts, and define what a successful season […]

  • Colts Bluezone Podcast episode 10 ‘Ring of Honor’ now available

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — In this week’s episode, the Bluezone crew looks back Dwight Freeney’s illustrious career following the announcement that he will join the Colts’ Ring of Honor this fall. With Freeney in the ring, what about Robert Mathis? Do guys like Tarik Glenn, Bob Sanders or Dallas Clark deserve a spot?┬áMike Chappell, Dave Griffiths and producer Joe Hopkins explore which former and current players may one day join Freeney in Indy’s Ring of Honor. After a fun blast from […]

  • Firefighters stick around to mow man’s grass in Shelbyville

    SHELBYVILLE, Ind. — The Shelbyville Fire Department went above and beyond the call of duty Monday to help a man who couldn’t finish mowing his lawn due to health issues. The department posted about the firefighters on Facebook Monday, saying that “C shift” arrived at a home to assist a man who experienced “medical problems” while mowing his lawn. After tending to the man, firefighters stuck around to finish cutting his grass. Though the department didn’t go into the specifics […]

  • Colts Bluezone Podcast episode 9 ‘Draft Recap’ now available

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — With the NFL Draft behind us, it’s time to breakdown the Colts’ selections and evaluate how their incoming rookie class fits into the already existing roster. In this week’s episode, Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths and producer Joe Hopkins go pick-by-pick through Indianapolis’ draft and give analysis on every player. You’ll also hear from all ten of the Colts’ draft picks as they get their first exposure to the local media via phone interview (starts at 55:45). In […]

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