East Carolina Sports Correspondent
Thomas "Bubba" Rosenbaum
Thomas "Bubba" Rosenbaum currently lives in Lexington, NC, where he is pursuing his dream of teaching and coaching on the high school level. Bubba is a diehard East Carolina Pirates fan and has season tickets in football and baseball, while he also attends several men's basketball games and a few softball and women's basketball games. Bubba worked as an intern in the East Carolina Athletics Media Relations Department in the summer of 2005. He played football, baseball, basketball and ran track while growing up, but football was always his favorite sport as he played for 17 years, primarily as a quarterback and punter. Bubba loves following sports in general, but particularly college sports. Even if the Pirates aren't playing, you're likely to find him attending a sporting event of some kind. In addition to playing and watching sports, he also enjoys lifting weights, going to the beach and hanging out with friends in his free time.
Bubba has been writing for CUSA Fans since the summer of 2006 and with his efforts has taken the site to a new level. As a result of his in-depth coverage of ECU football & basketball so far we have created the ECU sports fan page listing all of Bubba's great work for ECU fans to find in one place.
SMU Football Correspondent
Rick Atkinson writes for mckinneysports.net, and others. His recent SMU features on new basketball coach Matt Doherty, former AD Jim Copeland, starting quarterback Justin Willis and women's basketball coach Rhonda Rompola appeared in the The Herald Democrat of Sherman, Texas.
He's also an editorial cartoonist, published by The Herald Democrat, SMU's Daily Campus and The Texas Herald.
He has covered high school sports for various area newspapers, including The Dallas Morning News, since 2002.
Rick is a 1974 graduate of Sherman High School in Sherman, Texas, and graduated from SMU in 1978. He played trumpet in the Mustang Band.
He was an officer in the Marine Corps for ten years, serving as as a helicopter pilot at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii and making three deployments to the Western Pacific. He later served as a fixed-wing instructor pilot at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi.
A commercial airline pilot for 13 years, Rick now pursues writing and cartooning.
A Mustangs' fan since he can remember, he is certain the Ponies will rise again - and soon.
Rick and his wife of 17 years, Debbie, live in McKinney, Texas.