Chip Brown is a nationally known expert on Texas, the Big 12 and college football, and a 10-year veteran of Austin radio. His free-wheeling, self-deprecating humor as well as the informed reporting of an award-winning journalist combines for what Brown calls “infotainment.” No one has Brown’s goofball views of the world, and no one has his phone contact list.
Brown has spent more than 20 years covering college football for The Associated Press, The Dallas Morning News and – since May of 2014 – Horns247.com on the Scout network. Chip is a Heisman Trophy voter.
In the summer of 2010, Brown broke the story nationally about the Pac-10’s attempt to add six schools form the Big 12 and appeared almost daily on ESPN’s SportsCenter, College Football Live and Outside the Lines to discuss his reports. His ability to dominate the story was featured by Sports Illustrated and CNBC.
For years, Brown has quoted the phrase his late mother, Judy, would always tell him when he was in a bad mood: “Happiness is a choice!” Brown pays tribute to his mother by repeating that phrase every morning at 8AM
Mike Hardge was born in raised in Killeen where he was an All -American in baseball at C.E. Ellison High School. Hardge was a 2nd round MLB draft pick in 1990 by the Montreal Expos. After playing 13 seasons for the Montreal, Boston, St. Louis and New York Yankees organizations, Mike settled back in Texas with his wife Lindsey who played College soccer at Texas Tech and also professional soccer. Mike and Lindsey have 3 children.
When he is not on-air with Chip you can find him on the golf course, coaching youth sports or watching his favorite teams the Texas Longhorns and Dallas Cowboys.
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