Talkback: Ep 19: Halted

Aug 12, 2020

With the Big Ten and Pac-12's decisions to postpone fall sports—including college football—the ramifications of those choices are endless. This week on Talkback, host Cooper Boardman hears three different perspectives on the future of the sport: Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports, Matt Chazanow, voice of Washington State in the Pac-12, and Paul Peck, play-by-play for the University at Buffalo of the MAC.


Pete Thamel is a 1999 Daily Orange alum, who has covered Syracuse and major college athletics in many different roles—at the DO, the Syracuse Post-Standard, Sports Illustrated and Yahoo Sports. He chats with Marcus Gronauer about the landscape of college athletics and what it's like to cover Jim Boeheim, who's been coaching longer than Thamel's been alive.

Matt Chazanow spent a decade in the state of North Carolina at various stops before becoming the voice of Washington State football, basketball and baseball. The 2006 SU graduate explains to Karl Moeglein how he joined WAER and once threw an alley-oop to Carmelo Anthony.

Paul Peck is synonymous with Buffalo sports—he left Central New York in 1987 and quickly became a fixture in Western New York after a two-decade stint with WIVB and a decade with the Bills. The 18-year voice of the Buffalo Bulls chats with Brandon Ross about the financial realities of the MAC and what the program itself means to the city.