Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 3, Episode 15
This week, Shane Sparks, the voice of wrestling on the B1G Network and ESPN, joins Coach Tony Ersland and hosts Cory Palm and Tanner Lipsett to discuss the current state of the sport, recent results for the Boilermakers and upcoming action. They also discuss Sparks' path to becoming a network television luminary and what he thinks of the Big Ten this season.
With just three duals left in the regular season, the Always Aggressive Podcast welcomed the Big Ten Network’s Shane Sparks to this week’s show. The squad covered no shortage of topics, including how Sparks became the BTN’s lead wrestling personality, the overall toughness of the Big Ten Conference and some thoughts on what Sparks would do if he were ever a head coach.
While bouncing through a variety of topics including Purdue’s duals last weekend against Illinois and Wisconsin, Sparks’ journey into broadcasting, the weekend ahead at Indiana and advice for aspiring broadcast journalists, this week’s show is littered with great conversation lessons and stories.
Now the host of Big Ten Wrestling and Beyond, Sparks is deeper in the conference wrestling scene than ever before and strives to keep improving his coverage of the sport.
0:00 – Lighting Up Some Sparks – How it all started
7:10 – Technical Difficulties Sunday
10:00 – Fighting The Illini
17:45 – How Do You Explain How Tough the Big Ten Is?
24:30 – Rivalry Week
32:00 – Shane on Tony
35:00 – Cory Questions Shane
41:30 – Nobody’s Picking Up My Garbage