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ouTTakes Podcast: Scott Van Pelt

An exclusive interview with ESPN SportsCenter host Scott Van Pelt.

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Welcome back to ouTTakes, a podcast that’s here to discuss Maryland sports from an inside perspective. Our goal of the podcast is to shine a different light on Terps sport figures and allow you to get to know them as people.

This time, we sat down for an exclusive interview with ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt, a University of Maryland graduate who is now one of most recognizable and popular personalities in all of sports media.

We discussed:

  • SVP shares his favorite Maryland sports memories from back when he was a student.
  • What impact did Len Bias’ death have on him?
  • What is SVP’s favorite interview he’s ever done?
  • SVP talks about what it’s like to get noticed everywhere he goes.
  • How did his segment “One Big Thing” come about?
  • How has the progression of sports betting changed how he approaches his job, especially with his segment “Bad Beats”?
  • What went into the decision to bring the show to Washington, D.C.?
  • Will College GameDay come to College Park?
  • How far does SVP think Maryland men’s basketball will go this season?
  • How did the “Let’s go to Bentley’s” saying come about? Will Bentley’s always be SVP’s go-to bar in College Park?

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