Chance Collins

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“The kid” is back…I’m not exactly sure where he’s back from, but he’s back! I tend to refer to myself as “The kid,” although nobody else really does, nor have they ever. I guess you could say I’m still that young “whipper-snapper” holding on to the glory days of Ken Griffey, Jr., along with the world-acclaimed, Ken Griffey, Jr. baseball on the Super Nintendo console of yesteryear.

All jokes aside, I’m Chancelor Collins, more notably known by my peers as Chance. I’m originally from a small town known as Clarksville, TN, which is located about 30 minutes west of Nashville, and I am currently a senior at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. With the ultimate goal of making it across the stage sober and in coherent fashion, I will graduate in May of 2016 (totally joking). I currently work for WUTK sports, our sports department for UT’s college radio station, WUTK, 90.3 Volunteer radio. I host a weekly sports talk show broadcated live from remote Monday nights from 7-8 p.m.ET. I also happily contribute stories and content for as a staff writer.

My favorite sports include college football, NCAA men’s/women’s basketball, NBA hoops, NFL, MLB, and also the PGA. My most notable “claim-to-fame,” or credibilty comes from an award I received in 2015. My peers, fans, and colleagues (mainly friends and family back home) voted me runnerup for best on-air personality here in the city of Knoxville through the arts and lifestyle publication, The Knoxville Mercury. We’ll just say, I did a lot of tweeting and group messaging in order to beat out some of the most known talented personalities in Knoxville for second-best, it was truly an honor.

Once notable for my speed on the base paths and rocket arm from the outfield, I played baseball from age five until 19; to say I’m a ‘baseball guy,’ would be an understatement. While I never played football, except for two occasions and then only to go back to fall baseball, I enjoy analyzing film and have been witness to hundreds of games in my lifetime. An aficionado of everything sports talk radio, that is my utlimate dream job if we’re jumping to that cliche “insert career goals” here tagline.

To the readers, sit back and enjoy the ride, I’ll keep it factual and entertaining.

“You have got to be the dumbest smart kid I know.”- Coach Bud Kilmer, Varsity Blues