Tyler Ivens and Will West are reunited, this time in afternoon drive! They bring you a fun, high energy, opinionated, fundamentally sound sports talk show to get you caught-up on the top University of Tennessee and national sports stories…with some shenanigans. Podcasts presented by Roane State Community College, “where we put students first!”
Host Tyler Ivens
Tyler Ivens was born and raised in Knoxville before spending five years in Iowa covering the Big 10. The Central High School alum attended the University of Tennessee and made his way to 99.1 The Sports Animal here in Knoxville in the spring of 2017. Ivens is an avid New York Mets, Jets, Knicks and Islanders fan and loves wagering, cigars, dogs and occasionally his co-workers. Follow Tyler on Twitter HERE.
Host Will West
New bio for Will coming soon. Follow Will on Twitter HERE.
Riley Thomas has been on staff since 2022. Thomas is from Knoxville and attended Carson-Newman University where he received his bachelor’s degree before going to the University of Tennessee to receive his master’s degree. Before joining 99.1 The Sports Animal, Thomas worked on our sister station, Newstalk987, as the afternoon news anchor. Thomas was the producer of the Erik Ainge show before taking the duties of producer for Tyler and Will. Riley has taken over UT Football Practice Reports presented by American Outdoor Equipment Center in Rockwood on 99.1 The Sports Animal. Those are heard on our morning and afternoon shows where Riley shares news and notes from Vols Football practice. You can also hear Riley fill-in on other 99.1 The Sports Animal Shows and also fill-ins on the morning shows for Newstalk987. Follow Riley on Twitter HERE!
Call or text the show anytime to join in on the conversation at 865-656-9900. Outside of show hours? No problem – shoot the guys a text or leave a voicemail at 865-214-7318. You may be on air the next day! You can also connect with the show on social media via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Download the free station mobile app powered by Big Kahuna Wings to listen to the show anywhere and on-demand.
Rotating features of Blank Space (Mon), Love It or Leave It (Tues), Wouldja (Wed), Love It or Leave It (Thurs) and To The Window (Fri) (sponsored by New Balance Knoxville)
Five Burning Questions (Burton McKinnish Law)
The Game – listener contest for prizes
Start / Bench / Cut feature
Riding with Ivens
The Sports Fix at 6 (daily trivia sponsored by various businesses providing prizes)
Tue 3:30 to 4pm – Dr. Jerry Punch (New Balance Knoxville)
UT Football Practice Report – Football and Basketball seasons (sponsored by Pools By Heritage)
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