The Final Four starts on March 31st, with Kentucky vs Louisville and Ohio St. vs Kansas. NCAA has taken a backseat in the past few days, but soon the madness will continue.
Enthusiasm can be a motivating factor for personal drive and success. Bob Ramsey has certainly excelled within the realm of basketball and the sports world by focusing his enthusiasm to accomplish his goals. As a young man, Ramsey had ambitions to play basketball and baseball in a high setting. While in college he did just that. He helped Lindenwold’s basketball team win the ’77-78 Regional Championship award and would later graduate from the University. From there, he went on and focused his enthusiasm into sports broadcasting. He explains that “the jolt of playing drives his enthusiasm while broadcasting.”
It is in the world of broadcasting where Ramsey (or Rammer as he is called on 101.1 ESPN radio) has really shined. He has captured numerous awards and has created quite a following. He has excelled with Saint Louis University (SLU) as a sportscaster for the Billikens and was recently inducted into their Hall of Fame—which is no easy task. Along with this award, he has also won the Missouri Sportscaster of the Year award an astounding 5 times as well as two Emmy’s. Watch the induction HERE.
His enthusiasm is also a drive for conservation efforts. He prides himself with doing what he can for conservation, and notes that even the little things can be considered big. His wife and three children recycle and frequently visit state parks and participate in outdoor sports. His family has a special interest in the Continental Divide trail in Colorado and the Colorado River. They visit Colorado every summer and have gathered attention, time and funds for the protection and conservation of the area. In addition, Bob Ramsey has spoken at the Missouri Botanical Garden and various schools about conservation efforts.
His love of basketball and passion for the outdoors has been a drive for his achievements and success. It is this type of enthusiasm that has been beneficial for Ramsey and his family.
“2nd round match up will be key. Daunting tasks but is possible to get past the second round.”–Bob Ramsey ESPN Radio/SLU Hall of Fame Announcer
Bob Ramsey with ESPN expects athleticism and defense to be key against Michigan State.
While there hasn’t been a total upset so far in March, there have been a few close calls. UConn is out and VCU/Colorado have been the only ‘upsets’ so far. Some notable games coming soon are SLU vs Memphis, Purdue vs St. Mary’s and Xavier vs Notre Dame. Again, watch all the action HERE or on local providers.
Interview with Bob Ramsey will be posted soon! He predicts SLU to have a chance against Memphis saying that, “nobody guards like SLU and nobody likes to be guarded,” SLU should have a chance to get past the first round and possibly the 2nd.
Watch all the games HERE for a small fee courtesy of ncaa.com. The action will be intense.
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March Madness is here!
The month of March, in the sport world, is almost completely devoted to NCAA March Madness. There are a few dozen sites covering the in-and-out’s of the sport, and television programs covering every angle. Athletic Supporters will present a different angle, however. Instead of covering the X’s and O’s, we will present how the world of basketball has affected the volunteering and conservation world. In the mix, we will also present the cultural impact basketball has had on different parts of the world. Don’t worry though, we will also devote our time to the current happenings and announcements as well!
Stay tuned and enjoy, as Athletic Supporters presents a different angle of the game.