Mike Irwin is the senior reporter and analyst for the Pig Trail Nation team. With over four decades of experience Mike's career stretches back into the Frank Broyles era which gives his reporting a knowledge and perspective that other media outlets cannot match. He has won several AP awards over the years and has reported live from three Final 4's, four College World Series, five Cotton Bowls, the Orange Bowl, numerous other bowls, NCAA basketball and baseball regionals.
Mike and his wife Mary live in Fayetteville. They have two sons, Josh and Terry, who are also Fayetteville residents along with four grandchildren; Clark, Mikaela, Athan and Ella.
In his spare time Mike likes to play golf and work on home improvement projects around the house. He spends as much time with his wife, kids and grandkids as his busy schedule allows.
Mike believes that the best part of his job is getting to talk to Razorback fans all over the country. "The passion they have for their beloved Hogs is truly remarkable," he says.
Bo Mattingly has been producing award-winning sports content in Arkansas for the last 20 years. Currently the host of a daily sports talk radio show syndicated throughout Arkansas, Bo has also been producing a variety of sports shows on multiple platforms over the last couple of years. He is the co-executive producer of the “BEING” series for ESPN that just finished its second season in August with BEING P.J. Fleck, and his company, “Sport & Story” that launched a high school video series this fall called Spirit 52, meant to recapture the real spirit of high school sports.
Communications Director of the Springdale School District and co-host of Drive Time Sports, Rick Schaeffer was sports information director at the University of Arkansas and still serves on Razorback football and baseball broadcasts.
Schaeffer worked in the UA SID office 24 years before joining the staff of The Fellowship of Christian Athletes in August, 2000. In the spring of 2004, he and his wife, Adelaide, founded Champions for Kids, an organization whose goal is to mobilize millions of citizens to become involved in helping disadvantaged youth.
He joined the Springdale School District staff in July 2006 and still does part time work for Champions For Kids. He works with Randy Rainwater on Drive Time Sports, heard statewide daily from 4-7 p.m.
Schaeffer works with Scott Inman and Geno Bell on the pre-game and post-game programs surrounding the Razorback football broadcasts. He has served 20 seasons as analyst for UA baseball and provided color commentary on UA basketball broadcasts for 35 seasons.
He has written three books, including 100 Things Arkansas Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die, Inside the Razorback Vault and The Game of My Life.
Schaeffer and his wife have been married 33 years. They have a 22-year old son, Benny, and nine dogs.