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Baseline to Baseline: An Intimate Conversation with Jay Bilas

Guest Jay Bilas
22:34 min listen

Few people know that ESPN Lead Analyst Jay Bilas served on a NCAA committee while in college. That experience, along with so many others, have helped shape the perspectives that he has today. Trip Durham sits down with Jay to get his thoughts on transfers, venue brand, and whether or not opinions should ever be held back.

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The Dynamic Leadership Podcast: Jacksonville State’s John Grass on Whole Person Development

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