Bob Riker – Brother Rice | Extra Innings

June 18, 2021

This week on Extra Innings, hosts Adam Wooley and Rob Mendyka welcome Brother Rice head coach Bob Riker to talk about his team’s success this season. We’ll also look back at some notable games and look forward to some intriguing matchups. Presented by Lawrence Technological University and sponsored by the MHSAA, DMC Rehabilitation Institute of

Championship Edition | Face Off

June 15, 2021

For the final episode of the season, we take a look back at the MHSAA State Championship. We kick things off talking with Ajay Chawla, head coach of the Division 1 Champion Brother Rice Warriors, to learn more about his team, the program, and how they overcame the adversity of the last year. We close

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