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Sam Ponder is giving up sideline reporting to spend time with her family

When ESPN released their college football announcing lineup for the 2015 season, a couple readers noticed a subtle change that didn’t get much attention.  Samantha Ponder was no longer listed as the sideline reporter for Thursday night games, a position she had held for the last couple seasons.  Kaylee Hartung, who like Ponder is a Longhorn Network grad, is the new sideline reporter...
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August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Sam Ponder Retiring From Sideline Reporting

Don’t worry, Sam Ponder fans. The ESPN college football personality won’t be completely gone from your television sets this fall. But late Thursday night, Ponder announced, via Instagram, that she’ll be “hanging up” her sideline reporter flats for Thursday Night Football. Her reason? She no longer wants to take her daughter, Scout, away from her father, Christian, for five...
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August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Samantha Ponder giving up sideline reporting

Samantha Ponder will no longer be patrolling the sidelines for ESPN this upcoming football season. On Thursday, Ponder announced on Instagram that she is giving up her sideline reporter duties so that she can spend more time with family. She will still be appearing on College Football Live, College GameDay and SportsCenter on Fridays and Saturdays during college football season...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Samantha Ponder Got Videobombed By A Creepy Photographer

We’ve seen some fantastic videobombs in our time. This one may top them all. Following Florida State’s come-from-behind victory over Louisville Thursday night, ESPN college football reporter Samantha Ponder secured both Jimbo Fisher and Jameis Winston for interviews at midfield. Apparently she also attracted a third man to the cameras. Wait for it… What in the world is this...
Via College Spun
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Ponder names newborn daughter after ex-Florida State coach Bowden

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder found an interesting way to honor one of his former coaches -- he named his baby daughter after him. Christian and Samantha Ponder decided to name their newborn Bowden Sainte-Claire Ponder. The first name comes from the quarterback's college coach at Florida State, Bobby Bowden. "I've never had a girl named after me," Bowden told the...
Via Fox Sports North
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Christian Ponder named daughter after Bobby Bowden

Christian Ponder and his wife Samantha Steele welcomed their first child into the world over the weekend. The couple took the birth of their new daughter as an opportunity to pay tribute to a Florida State legend. According to ESPN’s Ben Goessling, the Ponders named their little girl Bowden Saint-Claire. That’s Bowden as in Bobby […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily Diehard: Terio picks Super Bowl winner, Jacked up Iowa cheerleader, Incredible water polo goal, Sam Ponder

Terio picks a winner for the Super Bowl at yesterday’s Media Day: German shepard shows off unbelievable hops by jumping over fence during WW2 training camp: Tweet of the night from Obama’s State of the Union address: — nick pants (@nick_pants) January 29, 2014 Jacked up Iowa cheerleader: Incredible water polo goal: Keith Appling’s block in...
Via Diehardsport
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Hot 100: Samantha Ponder Photos

2. Samantha Ponder: Samantha Ponder, formerly known as Samantha Steele before her marriage to Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder, is a sideline reporter for ESPN. Ponder took over Erin Andrews’ old role on College GameDay and endeared herself to fans almost immediately. On top of all that, she’s a knockout. Next On The Hot 100: Tiffany Suarez >>> More Photos...
Via College Spun
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

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