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“Sideline reporting was a great way to be a part of the game and develop relationships, but it's no big secret that it's relatively limiting.” Ponder, who is seven months pregnant, also opened up about the many sexist and vulgar tweets she has received on social media.
Took this picture during halftime of an ASU/WSU game 2 years ago because an hour before game time I found out I was pregnant with Scout.
A fan asked Ponder if he was dating Steele, and the NFL star replied that he was.
And, it seems like the Twitterverse is responding well to the news."I'm impressed," a woman tweeted after Ponder's announcement.
See photos of Samantha Ponder: ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 31: ESPN sideline reporter Sam Ponder talks during the Chick-fil-A Bowl game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Duke Blue Devils at the Georgia Dome on December 31, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.
After Mississippi State’s 94-85 victory over Baylor in Sunday night in an NCAA women's Elite Eight game, Kaylee Hartung interviewed point guard Morgan Williams, who scored 41 points the day after the third anniversary of her father’s death.
Sports fans might be surprised to learn that Hartung is leaving sports to take on a role at CNN, where she’s expected to start as a national correspondent in April.
Sam Ponder won’t try to fill Chris Berman’s shoes Chris Berman’s shoes were so big to fill, ESPN decided it took three people.
The network announced last week that Trey Wingo would take over Berman’s duties on draft coverage, and Suzy Kolber would handle his hosting duties on is Sam Ponder, an out-of-the-box choice for ESPN considering her current role as a college football sideline reporter.
In an interview with Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch, Ponder said she’s looking forward to the shift in her job duties.
“I really enjoy hosting, not necessarily because it provides more airtime, but because it allows me to be a part of more substantive discussions,” Ponder said.