Going Back to College

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Going Back to College


Aaron Rodgers

Former NCAA student-athletes turned Super Bowl XLV contenders, Green Bay Packer Aaron Rodgers (Cal) and Pittsburgh Steelers Ben Roethlisberger (Miami, OH) and Rashard Mendenhall (Illinois), will head back to college this week as ESPNU adds programming featuring their college days on Monday, Feb. 7 with three games from midnight to 6 a.m. ET.

Beginning at midnight, a replay of the 2003 Insight Bowl featuring Rodgers’ California Bears against Virginia Tech. Rodgers passed for 394 yards and two touchdowns to lead Cal to the 52-49 victory. The game was played in Phoenix, Ariz., on December 26.

At 2 a.m., the October 6, 2007 matchup between Wisconsin at Illinois, when Mendenhall rushed for 160 yards and two touchdowns to lift the Fighting Illini to the 31-26 victory over the No. 5 Badgers.

Beginning at 4 a.m., the 2003 GMAC Bowl between Miami (OH) and Louisville from Mobile, Ala., on December 18 featuring Big Ben will air. Roethlisberger passed for 376 yards and four touchdowns to lead Miami to the 49-28 win.

Rachel Margolis Siegal

A part of the Internal Communications team at ESPN, I began with the network in 2010 as part of the College Sports PR team. Always an avid sports fan and not an athlete – I grew up a huge fan of the Hartford Whalers, while also watching my brother compete at different levels. I became the manager of several high school sports teams and continued that hobby into college. While at Quinnipiac, I worked in the Sports Information Department, which led me to a summer internship at the New Haven Ravens, a AA baseball team, and an eventual job with the Athletic Communications Department at the University of Connecticut. After my five-year stint at Connecticut, I spent six years as Director of Communications at the BIG EAST Conference in Providence, R.I. before joining ESPN.
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