Before Northwestern faced off against Iowa yesterday, our Max Gelman and Megan O’Brien spoke with two different WNUR Sports alumni, ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell and deputy executive director of USA Bowling Jason Overstreet. Rovell chatted with the crew about calling games at WNUR, the influx of broadcasters at the time, working his way up to ESPN and the excess of purple in his closet, including the purple jacket he wore to all of his WNUR broadcasts. Overstreet, who was the sports director at WNUR in 1995-96, discussed calling some of the games during Northwestern’s run to the Rose Bowl, what made that ’95 team special and the academic and athletic prowess of Pat Fitzgerald’s program.

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