About FanSided.com

About

Welcome to FanSided.com, the FanSided network’s mothership for sports news, rumors, and expert opinions. FanSided.com is dedicated to pushing the fan conversation by providing top-notch sports news, views, and original content. You already know the news, so FanSided.com will help you figure out what happens next. This site also serves as a community for like-minded fans to come together to catch up on the latest news and to discuss their fandom’s passion.

Meet The FanSided.com Team

Mark Powell, Senior Editor

Mark Powell is a Senior Editor for FanSided.com, specializing in MLB. He wrote previously for 12Up.

Patrick SchmidtSenior Editor

Patrick is a Senior Editor for FanSided.com where he spends most of his time writing about college football, college basketball, NBA, and the NFL. He joined FanSided in 2013. Prior to joining FanSided, he was the editor, writer, and social media czar for NetflixLife.com covering all things for Netflix, editor, and writer for SaturdayBlitz.com — a college football website — and AmazonAdviser.com specializing in tech, deals, and streaming video. When he’s not writing or editing, he enjoys reminiscing about The Chicago Cubs winning the World Series, Michael Jordan as the sports hero of his youth, and if the Bears will ever win another Super Bowl. He also enjoys working out, listening to music, and cooking.

Matt VerderameSenior Editor

Matt Verderame, 33, is a Senior Editor and FanSided’s national NFL reporter. Verderame serves as an analyst on the Stacking The Box and Arrowhead Addict Podcasts. He worked previously at SB Nation, covering the NFL and Kansas City Chiefs. Verderame appears regularly on a number of radio outlets, including CBS Sports, FOX Sports Radio, Sirius XM, and others. Rudy is the only movie that makes him cry.

Amy KaplanEditor

Amy Kaplan is a FanSided editor specializing in combat sports coverage. She is our roaming UFC reporter representing FanSided on-site at events around the world. She appears on Jab, Cross, Hook and is the only female panelist on the Bellator MMA rankings. Before coming to FanSided, Amy worked in entertainment news for The Daily Mail and The Hollywood Reporter. In her free time, Amy enjoys reading, watching 90 Day Fiance and Real Housewives and visiting Top Golf with her son.

Cody Williams, Editor 

Sports Editor at FanSided. He has expertise in golf, college football, college basketball, NFL. Avid fan of Viktor Hovland, hikes, Ed Cota, The Tonight Dough, and Nomar Garciaparra. Cody co-hosts a weekly golf betting, Green on The Greens, with Iain MacMillan. Follow him on Twitter @TheSizzle20

Aryanna PrasadAssociate Editor

Aryanna Prasad covers all major North American sports as the Associate Editor of FanSided. A proud Louisiana native, the LSU Tiger earned her stripes covering the Seattle Seahawks for Sports Illustrated and global Paralympic athletes for the IPC. Aryanna was also a part of NBC’s Olympic Research team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Aryanna’s expertise is in longform features, profiling NFL, NBA, Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Fueled by a passion for NFL football and a fervent love of Tom Brady, Aryanna is here to engage with all sports fans, no matter the fandom.

John BuhlerStaff Writer

John Buhler is a Staff Writer for FanSided.com, specializing in covering college football and the NFL on a national level. He has been part of the FanSided Family since 2015. Buhler was once a tortured Atlanta sports fan, but has seen his beloved Atlanta Braves and Georgia Bulldogs win championships recently. The University of Georgia graduate (BBA ’12) is still holding out hope the Atlanta Falcons and the Atlanta Hawks will one day do the same. In his spare time, Buhler likes to play music, run and dabble in some karaoke.

Alicia de Artola, Staff Writer

Alicia de Artola is a staff writer for FanSided.com primarily covering college football and basketball, NFL, NBA, MLB, soccer, and Formula 1. She has previously written for ReignOfTroy.com and remains a co-host of the Reign of Troy Radio podcast. She is a member of the Football Writers Association of America. Alicia was born and raised in Los Angeles. She attended USC, studying journalism and classics while spending far more time thinking about Trojan football. On the side, Alicia is an avid Liverpool FC and F1 fan who obsesses over podcasts, TV shows, movies, and books of all types. She loves hiking and gaming in equal measure.

Scott RogustStaff Writer

Scott Rogust is a Staff Writer for FanSided.com, covering NFL, college football, MLB, NHL, and professional wrestling. Previously wrote for 12UP and Double G Sports. Scott graduated from Rutgers University-Newark with a major in journalism and minor in biology. He is a New York sports fan who has not felt joy since the Rangers made it to the Stanley Cup Final in 2014. Scott has a vast knowledge of professional wrestling trivia and will understand any reference from “The Simpsons.”

Ian LevyCreative Editorial Director

Ian Levy is the creative editorial director for FanSided.com and manager of the NBA verticals The Step Black and Nylon Calculus. He has previously written for FiveThirtyEight, VICE Sports, ESPN, The Sporting News, and The Cauldron at Sports Illustrated.

Josh Hill,FanSided.com Editorial Director

Josh Hill is the Editorial Director of FanSided.com. He oversees the creation of all content across every vertical and has been with FanSided since 2010.