BUCKEYE FOCUSED 5 | Special Teams War Daddy & DBs Going Low

Buckeye Focused Podcast

What’s the future of special teams in football? As Nate Oliver explains, if you take away special teams, you will take away jobs. We get into the importance of special teams and what it takes to be a special teams player — or as Nate calls it, a War Daddy. What is a special teams … Read more

BUCKEYE FOCUSED 4 | Jimmie Bell: “I Got the Courage to Start Over”

BUCKEYE FOCUSED 4 | Jimmie Bell: "I Got the Courage to Start Over"

This is the kind of conversation that has a lasting impact. Jimmie Bell (JB) has had this effect on people for years, but before he started affecting others, he had to get real himself. As a defensive lineman at Ohio State, Jimmie Bell was on the wrong track. As he said, “I was useless to … Read more

BUCKEYE FOCUSED 3 | Iowa Football Racial Bias Scandal | Toledo Rockets, Diauntae Morrow, Speaks Truths on Time at Iowa + Bucks vs Rockets in The Shoe

BUCKEYE FOCUSED | Notre Dame vs Ohio State Preview, Expectations of Jim Knowles' Defense, and Twitter Warrior of the Week with Buckeye, Nate Oliver | S1/W1

Nate Oliver brings on former Iowa Hawkeye and Toledo Rockets safety, Diauntae Morrow, to talk Buckeyes vs Rockets. But the simple fact of these two teams facing off in The Shoe only brought us together to have this dialogue. As our rallying cry goes, “sports bring people together”.  And this conversation is more than just … Read more

BUCKEYE FOCUSED 2 | Buckeyes Beat Irish! + The Silver Bullets and The Atmosphere with Buckeye, Nate Oliver

BUCKEYE FOCUSED | Notre Dame vs Ohio State Preview, Expectations of Jim Knowles' Defense, and Twitter Warrior of the Week with Buckeye, Nate Oliver | S1/W1

A Buckeye victory grounded out! That’s right, the Buckeyes beat the Irish. We’re back for week 2 of Buckeye Focused. Buckeyes beat Notre Dame in what was a top 5 matchup. We have to talk about it! Here’s today’s show featuring former Ohio State Buckeye, Nate Oliver (IG). And Eric Kasimov (Twitter). Nate played for … Read more

BUCKEYE FOCUSED 1 | Notre Dame vs Ohio State Preview, Expectations of Jim Knowles’ Defense, and Twitter Warrior of the Week with Buckeye, Nate Oliver

BUCKEYE FOCUSED | Notre Dame vs Ohio State Preview, Expectations of Jim Knowles' Defense, and Twitter Warrior of the Week with Buckeye, Nate Oliver | S1/W1

The pilot episode for Buckeye Focused! Welcome to the newest Ohio State Buckeye football podcast. It’s week one and the Notre Dame Golden Domers are coming to The Shoe for a top 5 matchup. We have to talk about it! This season 1, week 1 episode of Buckeye Focused is renting space on SportsE+, for … Read more

ClutchTimeout | Thad Matta | Championship Culture Stories

Thad Matta | ClutchTimeout Podcast | Championship Culture Stories on SE

Behind the scenes with one of college basketball’s finest, Coach Thad Matta. A winning culture is contagious and Matta’s stories from his days with The Ohio State Buckeyes, Xavier Musketeers, and Butler Bulldogs prove that out. In this episode, Thad Matta and host of the ClutchTimeout podcast series, Alan Major, provide insights and glimpses about … Read more

SE19 | Chimdi Chekwa | Ohio State Buckeye For Real

Chimdi Chekwa | Ohio State Buckeye For Real | SportsEpreneur Podcast

Ohio State Buckeye great gets real on being a Buckeye and becoming an entrepreneur. In this episode, we chat with Chimdi Chekwa, a current NFL free agent and entrepreneur. The discussion focuses in on life in the NFL, sports and business, and the Ohio State Buckeyes culture.

Chimdi is a former Ohio State Buckeyes football player and current entrepreneur as a co-owner of The Pit BBQ Grille in Columbus, Ohio. He also has his hands in other ventures that we touch on in this chat. 

You may remember Chimdi from his days with the Ohio State Buckeyes, where he was a first-team All American cornerback. After college, Chimdi was drafted in the fourth round by the Oakland Raiders in the 2011 NFL Draft.  

Through much perseverance and motivation, Chimdi gives us insight around why he is so passionate about sports and entrepreneurship. And of course, we discuss all things Buckeyes and college football.

With our love of business and sports (and Eric’s deep-rooted Buckeye background), we are obviously excited to feature Chimdi Chekwa on the SportsEpreneur Podcast. 

SE17 | Alan Major | Loving the Game of Basketball

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Former Ohio State Buckeyes college basketball coach leads, inspires, and story-tells. Today we speak with Alan Major, college basketball coach, speaker, and author. In this episode, we discuss loving the game and building a foundation for success. 

Alan has coached at UNC Charlotte, The Ohio State University, Xavier University, University of the Pacific, and California Lutheran University. Coach Major currently lives in Indianapolis and is seeking a new coaching gig.  

Alan Major, a veteran leader both on and off the court, has played a key role in successful programs for over two decades. His philosophy is based on empowerment, professionalism, and motivation, and he has helped shape scores of young men and colleagues alike toward personal and collective victories. 

Whether as a coach, a speaker or a leader, one thing remains unchanged: his relentless drive and clarity of vision. With Alan’s experience on the court, he loves sharing his story, journey, and life lessons from the game of basketball. 

With Alan’s drive and knowledge around the game of basketball, we are excited to have Alan on our podcast to share his thoughts with you.  

We are excited to feature Alan on the SportsEpreneur Podcast. 

More Than a Game

Sports and Entrepreneurship Blog Article

How college football programs like Ohio State draw attention for other endeavors. The football game is the entertainment, the game is the draw. But if you think a sports program (say, the Ohio State Buckeyes) is only about playing football, you’re not paying attention.  Think about the gear: the shirts, jerseys, hats. Think about the food and … Read more

The Denzel Ward Draft Pick Proves You Should Ignore Outside Noise

This article is sponsored by Erie and Anchor. Erie and Anchor is an apparel brand for those who love, live, and play on Lake Erie. This article is not about the success of the Cleveland Browns. That would be a short article—and that’s no knock on the Browns. My dad is from Cleveland. I’m an … Read more