LaVar Arrington's "Up On Game Presents" Adds "Island Time in the Desert with TMac & Noah" to Podcast Feed
LOS ANGELES, April 7, 2022 – FOX Sports Radio’s LaVar Arrington – co-host of the network’s weekday morning program Two Pros and a Cup of Joe with Brady Quinn and Jonas Knox, and co-host of the nationally-syndicated weekend program/podcast Up On Game with TJ Houshmandzadeh and Plaxico Burress – announced today the addition of University of Arizona freshman football players Tetairoa “TMac” McMillan and Noah Fifita to the Up On Game Presents podcast lineup. Effective tomorrow, April 8, Island Time in the Desert with TMac & Noah joins the feed, which is available on iHeartRadio and everywhere podcasts are heard.
Island Time in the Desert with TMac & Noah will give listeners a front row seat as two student athletes navigate the rigors of college life in the classroom and on the field. The duo will share their thoughts and opinions on the week's trials and victories, as well interviews with guests along their journey. No subject will be off limits as they discuss a wide range of topics including NIL (Name, Image Likeness) issues and policies, mental health, politics and more – all while staying true to their culture by using laughter, music and food to bring people together. New episodes are available Fridays at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT.
“I’m excited to welcome these young men, who I watched grow up in front of my eyes, to the Up on Game Presents feed,” shared Arrington. “Noah and TMac changed the whole landscape of high school football in the Trinity League – arguably the toughest league in the country. They played a vital role in making Servite High School football relevant again and I believe they will do the same for Arizona. Powerful, impactful, young voices are needed and essential for our youth in this day and age, and I'm proud and honored to welcome Noah and TMac to the Up On Game Presents family."
“I’m honored to have this relationship with LaVar, and to have this opportunity to create a show that addresses the life of a student athlete through our eyes,” shared TMac. “I look forward to sharing this platform with Noah, our guests, and all of our potential listeners out there.”
“To say I’m grateful is an understatement,” shared Fifita. “As TMac said, we’re honored to have met LaVar back in the 8th grade at his All American Game, and we’re thankful that he continues to mentor us through this next phase of our lives. I feel blessed to be able to do this with my best friend, T, and can't wait to share our faith, culture and all other aspects of our lives with listeners.”
Produced in partnership with FOX Sports Radio, Up On Game Presents is an extension of the network’s popular Up On Game program. Launched in December 2021, the podcast feed features a diverse lineup of shows hosted by entertaining and authentic personalities with unique perspectives and opinions driven by sports and pop culture. Among the programs are: Conversations with a Legend, Pritty Left Hook, Straight Facts, What Are Those?, Business Of Esports, Billy The Batboy’s Corner and Stay A While with Tommi Vincent
About Noah Fifita
Noah Fifita was a high three-star quarterback recruit out of high school and was a #7 ranked dual-threat quarterback in the country. Fifita was the 2019 CalHi Sophomore Player of the Year, 2020 CalHi Junior Player of the Year, and 2021 CalHi Quarterback of the Year. He was a Polynesian All American Bowl Selection and awarded the 2022 and 2021 Trinity League Offensive MVP.
About Tetairoa “TMac” McMillan
A five-star wide receiver recruit out of high school, TMac is Arizona’s highest-rated recruit ever signed. TMac was the 2021 California Gatorade State Player of the Year, 2021 MaxPreps Player of the Year, 2021 Polynesian All American Bowl Player of the Year and Selection, 2021 CalHi State Player of the Year, and a 2021 Army All American Bowl Selection. He was a three-year starter in high school and also participated in volleyball and basketball.
About LaVar Arrington
LaVar Arrington is co-host of FOX Sports Radio’s weekday morning program, 2 Pros and a Cup of Joe with Brady Quinn and Jonas Knox. Airing Monday through Friday from 6 to 9 a.m. ET on more than 350 stations nationwide, in addition to iHeartRadio, the program features the trio’s entertaining and thought-provoking conversation on the biggest headlines. Arrington also co-hosts the national weekend show and podcast Up On Game, along with TJ Houshmandzadeh and Plaxico Burress, which broadcasts live on Saturdays from 12 - 2 p.m. ET on 400 radio stations. In December 2021, Arrington partnered with FSR to launch the Up On Game Presents podcast feed. Among the podcasts is Conversations with a Legend, hosted by Arrington. In the weekly podcast, he sits down with the best from the field, the stage and beyond, sharing intimate conversations featuring stories of legendary humans and their successful careers. Arrington first joined FSR as a weekend personality in February 2020. Prior to that, he hosted a radio program on WJFK-FM in Washington, D.C. for several years. During that time, he produced a multimedia blog for The Washington Post. In addition to his current radio duties, Arrington is a regular contributor on FS1. A former Penn State All-American Linebacker, Arrington was the #2 pick in the 2000 NFL Draft. The three-time Pro Bowler played for the Washington Football Team from 2000 to 2005. He later joined the New York Giants before retiring in 2007.
About FOX Sports Radio
The FOX Sports Radio Network, based in Los Angeles, Calif., is a division of Premiere Sports Network in partnership with FOX Sports. All entities have combined their considerable resources to develop a turnkey, personality driven sports programming network for radio stations nationwide. The FOX Sports Radio Network reaches nearly 15 million monthly listeners on more than 600 radio stations, and can also be heard on iHeartRadio and FOXSportsRadio.com. Fans can also follow the network on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube.
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