Dec 022013

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Nov 122013
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Oct 242013

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Paul Finebaum and Jim Donnan (Former Georgia coach) ask whether Florida State is a real challenger for Alabama/Oregon and Butch Jones (Tennessee Volunteers coach) on Alabama.

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Paul Finebaum and Ryan McGee (ESPN Insider) discuss the overrated / underrated BCS rankings and preview Week 8 of CFB.

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Paul Finebaum and Steve Shaw (SEC Coordinator of Officials) discuss the SEC preparing to ask the NCAA rules committee to review the penalty portion of the targeting rule.

Oct 232013

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Paul Finebaum chats with Joe Tessitore about what to expect from this weekend’s showdown between South Carolina and Missouri.

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Paul Finebaum chats with Dan Wolken (USA Today CFB) about the BCS standings, the Heisman race and the NCAA’s ruling against Miami.

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Paul Finebaum and Chris Fallica (ESPN GameDay) give their Week 8 picks and take questions from callers.

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Paul Finebaum and ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit preview Week 8’s matchups.

Oct 222013

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Paul Finebaum chats with Dan Wetzel and John Infante about the sanctions laid down by the NCAA on the University of Miami.

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Paul Finebaum chats with Trevor Matich about Week 8 of the CFB season, and Chuck Todd on the University of Miami rulings by the NCAA.

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Paul Finebaum discusses Danny Kanell’s BCS top 3 ranked teams, and previews Week 8 games of the CFB season.

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Paul Finebaum chats with Gary Danielson (CBS, SEC analyst) about Auburn’s upset of Texas A&M and previews the Alabama / Tennessee match up.

Oct 222013

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Paul Finebaum and Brad Edwards (ESPN BCS Guru) discuss the first BCS rankings and Dave Matter (St. Louis Post Dispatch) delves into Missouri’s upset of Florida.

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Paul Finebaum and Samuel Freedman (Author ‘Breaking the Line’, Professor Columbia University) discuss the issues facing Grambling football.

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Paul Finebaum and Cecil Hurt (Tuscaloosa News) discuss Alabama’s position at #1 on the first BCS ranking, and much more.

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Paul Finebaum talks with Pete Thamel (Sports Illustrated) about Florida State and Oregon, and who should be ranked number two.

Oct 182013


College of Communication and Information Dean Mike Wirth (left) with Paul Finebaum. College of Communication and Information Dean Mike Wirth Paul Finebaum

College of Communication and Information Dean Mike Wirth (left) with Paul Finebaum.

He has been called the “Voice of the SEC,” one of the most powerful people in sports media, the “King of the South,” and the “Oprah Winfrey of college football.”

Now, Paul Finebaum can be called a University of Tennessee accomplished alumnus.

The 1978 political science graduate was honored with the Accomplished Alumni Award, which recognizes notable alumni for their success and distinction within their field.

Finebaum, considered the leading sports authority in the South, joined ESPN in 2013. He does a regional radio show from Charlotte, North Carolina, and appears on a variety of other ESPN shows and outlets, including SportsCenter, College Football Live, College GameDay, and in ESPN The Magazine. In August 2014, when ESPN’s SEC Network launches, a television simulcast of Finebaum’s radio show will anchor the network’s afternoon lineup.

Prior to joining ESPN, he served as host of the Paul Finebaum Radio Network, which was syndicated on stations throughout the south including Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee and heard nationally on Sirius XM Radio.

Finebaum’s work has earned him more than 250 national, regional, and local sports writing awards including being named one of Sports Illustrated‘s Most Powerful People in Sports Media in 2013, one of The Tennessean‘s Top SEC Power Brokers in 2002, and one of the Orlando Sentinel‘s 10 most powerful people in the SEC in 2009. Finebaum has been profiled in publications such as The New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal and the book, Great Call: Why the Finebaum Show is America’s Barbershop. He also has written two books, The Worst of Paul Finebaum and Finebaum Said and is currently working on a book about his career for HarperCollins Publishers.

Finebaum’s award was presented by College of Communication and Information Dean Mike Wirth at a small alumni event at ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut.

“I graduated with a degree in political science but it was the classes I took in the College of Communication and Information and my experience working at the Daily Beacon that helped me to develop the skills that got me where I am today,” said Finebaum. “I am very honored and grateful to receive the Accomplished Alumni Award. It has brought this proud UT graduate closer to his alma mater.”

Finebaum joins a variety of outstanding alumni who have been featured through the Accomplished Alumni program, including CEOs of major corporations, Olympians, authors, lawyers, musicians, US ambassadors, and civic leaders.

To view other Accomplished Alumni, visit the Office of Alumni Affairs and Development.

Oct 182013

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Paul Finebaum and Ralph Russo (AP CFB writer) discuss the CFB committee and the upcoming Florida State vs. Clemson matchup.

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Paul Finebaum and Danny Sheridan (USA Today) preview Week 8 of the college football season.

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Paul Finebaum previews Week 8 of the college football season and takes calls from listeners.

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Paul Finebaum previews the SEC weekend with Russ Mitchell and Lee Fitting and takes calls from listeners.

Oct 182013
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Oct 172013

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Paul Finebaum and Jeff Long (Chairman of College Football Playoff Committee, AD University of Arkansas) discuss the new CFB Committee and Andre Ware talks Florida/Missouri.

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Paul Finebaum and Rachel Bachman discuss Johnny Manziel’s superb sophomore season and Danny Ford (Former coach at Clemson and Arkansas) delves into Clemson’s resurgence.

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Paul Finebaum and Mel Kiper Jr. discuss the 2014 NFL Mock Draft and take questions from callers.

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Paul Finebaum chats with USA Today’s George Schroeder about the College Football Playoff selection committee reaction.