ROY PHILPOTT SHOW (12 NOON- 3PM)
There’s no one more connected to the Clemson Athletic Department than our very own Roy Philpott. The Roy Philpott Show informs its audience of everything Clemson, breaking down games, rosters, schedules and recruiting on a daily basis. Roy and Ben focus primarily on Clemson and college football, but also talk a lot of college basketball, college baseball, NBA and NFL. Tune in to the Roy Philpott Show for informative sports talk as well as exceptional guests and interviews to get you through the middle of your work day.
Roy Philpott Bio (@RoyPhilpott)
Since January 2012, Roy Philpott has been a sports talk radio fixture in upstate South Carolina, hosting the Roy Philpott Show from 12N-3PM everyday on 105.5 The Roar. Philpott, a 1999 Clemson graduate, has been passionate about Clemson athletics since his undergrad days, and he brings that passion to his show on a daily basis.
In addition to his work at the station, Philpott has become a noticeable face on ESPN, serving as a play-by-play voice for college football as well as men’s and women’s basketball on the ESPN family of networks. During the 2015-16 calendar year, Philpott called 15 college football contests and nearly 50 college basketball games on ESPN, calling a game for at least one team in each of the five major conferences. Philpott is set to call even more games, both football and basketball, for ESPN this fall and winter.
Philpott’s television career began in 2008 with WLOS/My40, Asheville’s ABC affiliate. During his time there, he was the lead play-by-play man for Friday Night Lights high school football, Southern Conference football and select SoCon and Big South basketball games.
Prior to television, Philpott started the Fox Sports-affiliated website CUTigers.com in 2001. The website covered Clemson football on a full-time basis and was one of the largest team-specific websites online. Philpott has also spent time calling Clemson baseball and women’s basketball games for WCCP 105.5 The Roar.
Get to Know Roy
Hometown: Columbia, SC
Education: Clemson University
Favorite Pro Team: Atlanta Braves
Favorite Stadium Visited: Ballpark at Arlington (Texas Rangers)
Greatest Personal Sports Achievement: 44-yard field goal senior year of high school
Favorite Clemson Football Player of All-Time: David Treadwell
Favorite Food: BBQ
Go-To Restaurant in Clemson: Smokin’ Pig
Favorite Musical Artist: Incubus
Ben Milstead Bio (@benmilstead)
Ben Mislead is the producer of the Roy Philpott Show as well as the Director of Operations of WCCP 105.5 The Roar. The Southern Wesleyan graduate has been working with Philpott since the show’s inception nearly five years ago.
Get to Know Ben
Hometown: Colfax, NC
Education: Southern Wesleyan University
Favorite Pro Team: Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Braves, Miami Heat
Favorite Stadium Visited: University of Phoenix Stadium, excluding Death Valley
Greatest Personal Sports Achievement: 15 triathlons and counting followed closely by going 4-4 in T-Ball
Favorite Clemson Football Player of All-Time: Eric Mac Lain (honorable mention to Tajh Boyd)
Favorite Food: Ribeye Steak
Go-To Restaurant in Clemson: Sardis (honorable mention to McAlisters)
Favorite Musical Artist: Def Leppard (honorable mention to Blake Shelton)