Andy Thompson is entering his fourth season as the Defensive Coordinator and sixth overall as the linebackers coach for NAU Lumberjack Football. A former star linebacker at Montana, Thompson joined The Voice of the Lumberjacks, Mitch Strohman, on The Mitch and Joe Show on the home for NAU sports, 105.1 FM, The Big Talker. The two chatted August 29, 2012, the day before the Lumberjacks 2012 season opener at the ASU Sun Devils.
NAU Football has a new Offensive Coordinator in Rich Scangarello. Rich joined the Voice of the Lumberjacks, Mitch Strohman on the eve of the 2012 season opener at the Sun Devils of Arizona State University. The two talked on The Mitch and Joe Show August 29, 2012 on the home of NAU sports: 105.1 FM, The Big Talker and www.bigtalkerradio.com
A full recap of the 22nd ranked NAU Lumberjack Football team's 24-10 win over the Portland State University Vikings September 29, 2012 and a look ahead to the Jacks' next game on 10/13 at the University of North Dakota. Highlights courtesy of the Lumberjack Radio Network heard on 105.1 FM The Big Talker and www.bigtalkerradio.com
NAU's Director of Athletics, Jim Fallis joined Mitch Strohman and Kevin Stephens in the Press Box during halftime of the NAU win at Sacramento State October 29, 2011 on 105.1 FM and www.bigtalkerradio.com. Jim talked with us about NAU's outstanding graduation numbers, the big changes in NCAA scholarship rules and the Jacks amazing Cross Country performances in the Big Sky Championships.
Senior Durrell Norman played his 59th and final game as an NAU Lumberjack basketball player on February 27, 2012. NAU lost the game at Montana State University despite Durrell's team-highs of 17 points and nine rebounds. Norman closes out his final season as a Lumberjack averaging 10.2 points per game, a team leading six rebounds per game (9th best in the Big Sky Conference) and he shot 48.5% from the floor. Norman was the 6th best offensive rebounder in the Big Sky Conference at 2.4 per game. I sat down with Durrell prior to his final NAU game for the Pregame Show on 105.1 FM throughout northern Arizona. I am honored to have called the games for one of the hardest working players I've ever seen. Lumberjack Nation, I present Durrell Norman!
Behind a career high 246 yards and two TD's rushing from sophomore Zach Bauman, the NAU Lumberjack Football team held on for a 27-26 win October 29, 2011 at Sacramento State. The Jacks 1st win in Sacramento since 2003, broke a two-game losing streak to the Hornets. Here are the key calls from the broadcast on 105.1 FM and www.bigtalkerradio.com featuring Mitch Strohman and former NAU quarterback Kevin Stephens:
- Zach Bauman 44 yd TD run
- Matt Myers 28 yd FG
- Khalil Paden a 24 yd TD pass from Cary Grossart
- The first of two Hornet PAT's being blocked
- Matt Myers 31 yd FG
- Zach Bauman 1 yd TD run
- The second Hornet PAT being blocked
The NAU Football team lost a hard fought battle with 3rd ranked Montana State last Saturday, October 15th in Bozeman, MT. Here are the calls of all four NAU scores from that game with myself (Mitch Strohman) and former NAU quarterback Kevin Stephens on the headsets in the booth. The game was heard on 105.1 FM The Big Talker throughout northern Arizona and on-line at www.bigtalkerradio.com.
Highlights of NAU Football's game at #18 Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois September 10, 2016 as heard on the Northern Arizona Healthcare, NAU Lumberjack Radio Network with myself, Kevin Stephens and Matt Howdeshell on call.
NAU Lumberjack Head Coach Jerome Souers has coached head-to-head NINE times against against his friend Mike Kramer. Kramer and Souers are both in their 14th season of head coaching in the Big Sky Conference. In this clip of my pregame interview with Coach Souers, he talks about coaching against someone you know so well. Listen to the entire interview with Souers on the radio Pregame Show starting at 2:05 PT today on 105.1 FM, www.bigtalkerradio.com and on the free Big Talker smartphone apps.
Senior WR Khalil Paden comes from Chatsworth, CA and is a transfer from San Jose State University. Going into today's game (10-22-11), Paden is #2 in catches on the NAU Lumberjack Football Team with 28. He leads the Jacks with 490 receiving yards and four touchdown catches. I asked Khalil what it mean to end the 13-game losing streak to the 12th-ranked Montana Grizzlies today. You can listen to my entire interview with Paden on the Lumberjack Pregame Show between 2:05-3:00 pm PT on 105.1 FM throughout northern Arizona and on-line at www.bigtalkeradio.com.
The exciting final seconds of the NAU men's Basketball win at the Aggies of UC Davis Sunday, November 18, 2012. The win was Jack Murphy's first as the new Head Coach of the Lumberjacks and it snapped an 18-game losing streak for NAU dating back to last season. Coach Dave Brown is on the call with me courtside from The Pavilion in Davis, California on 105.1 FM, The Big Talker and on-line at www.bigtalkerradio.com
I go one-one-one with the 5th year Head Coach of the University of North Dakota football team, Chris Mussman. We talk about his two fifth-year senior quarterbacks, UND's uncanny ability to block kicks and what he thinks about North Dakota's first season in the Big Sky Conference and what catches his eye about the 16th ranked NAU Lumberjacks. Hear more from Coach Mussman during the Countdown-2-Kickoff Pregame Show Saturday 10/13 at noon PT on 105.1 FM, The Big Talker, www.bigtalkerradio.com and the free Big Talker smartphone/tablet apps.
Junior guard Stallon Saldivar from Salt Lake City was one of several NAU Lumberjacks who performed brilliantly in the Jacks' 69-68 win at the ASU Sun Devils tonight. Behind Stallon's craeer high 29 points, his nine assists, his five rebounds, his 7-12 shooting from the field, his career best 6-8 shooting from behind the arc and his general leadership in his 71st game at NAU. Stallon hit the game winning three-shot with 0.8 second on the clock. Here is the audio call from me courtside on 105.1 Fm The BIg Talker and www.bigtalkerradio.com. Santa has come early Lumberjack nation....Happy holidays!
Former NAU quarterback Kevin Stephens and I during the final seconds of NAU Football's historic win over the Rebels of UNLV at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. The 17-14 win was the first victory over and FBS (1-A) team in a quarter of a century and it was a spectacular moment for not just the football team and the NAU Athletic Department. It was a spectacular win for all of Northern Arizona University, President Dr. John Haeger, all of Flagstaff and northern Arizona. It was a moment thousands of people will never, ever forget!
The NAU Lumberjack Football team lost a close game Saturday, November 12, 2011 in the snow in Ogden, Utah at Weber State. The final score was 34-31. Here are the NAU scores from the game broadcast with Mitch Strohman and former NAU QB Kevin Stephens on 105.1 FM in northern AZ and on www.bigtalkerrado.com.
Dejzon Walker 7 yd pass from Cary Grossart, Matt Myers 28 yd FG, Zach Bauman 1 yd TD run, Khalil Paden 58 yd pass from Cary Grossart and Zach Bauman 9 yd TD run.