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Sports Talk Podcast: August 17, 2017

Year-in, year-out, Arkansas should be an 8-win team. Agree or disagree? Plus Brittany Wagner from “Last Chance U” on why she thinks universities aren’t doing a good job of preparing athletes for life after football.


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The Crew

Bo Mattingly, Host
Sports Talk is hosted by Bo Mattingly, who’s been covering the Arkansas athletic department for 18 years and has a reputation for breaking the big stories and being close to the pulse of the program. Bo will be joined in studio throughout the week by Hawgs Illustrated’s Clay Henry and Dudley Dawson, and Mike Irwin of the Razorback Nation.

Bart Pohlman, Executive Producer
Sports Talk is produced by Bart Pohlman, a Memphis native who landed in the Natural State more than five years ago. An avid basketball, golf and BBQ fan—who’s open about his love of the Memphis Grizzlies—Bart relies on his background across all forms of media to bring ideas and guests to the show every day. In the rare instance he’s not producing the show, you can find him on the golf course or entered in a local trivia competition.

Sawyer Radler, Production Director
Sawyer (or "Saw" as he is more widely known) was born and raised in Arkansas. He played four years of college golf at Arkansas State University where in 2012 he graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism. Funneling his love for sports, music and comedy he joined the Sports Talk team after his schooling and hasn't looked back.

Clay Henry, Hawgs Illustrated
Clay is the publisher of Hawgs Illustrated magazine, a full-color slick magazine that is published weekly during football season with a total of 20 issues over the year. Hawgs Illustrated began in the Spring of 1992 when Clay left after 14 years with the Tulsa World to become publisher and editor. Henry, a Little Rock native, also developed the website at and has been doing talk radio for the last 15-plus years.

Dudley Dawson, Hawgs Illustrated
Dudley has been in and around the University of Arkansas sports scene for the past 27 years. He began as a graduate assistant for the Razorback basketball team under Eddie Sutton and Nolan Richardson before graduating with a degree in broadcast journalism and going to work for the Hot Springs Sentinel-Record. He worked there for a year before returning to Fayetteville to the Northwest Arkansas Times, where he worked as a sports writer from 1987-2001. Dudley has worked for Hawgs Illustrated since its inception and became full-time at the magazine in 2001.

Mike Irwin, Razorback Nation
Mike is a senior reporter and analyst for KNWA’s Razorback Nation, and has been covering the Arkansas program since 1975, which gives him a perspective that few in the state’s media can match. He has reported live from the Final Four, the College World Series, the Cotton Bowl, the Orange Bowl and from numerous other bowls, NCAA basketball tournaments and NCAA baseball regionals.