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From athletes to athletes by athletes. What's Next is dedicated to supporting current student-athletes beyond the playing field by broadcasting the stories of those who came before them.


“Human minds rely on stories as the primary road map for understanding, making sense of, remembering and planning our lives- as well as the countless experiences and narratives we encounter along the way.” - Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS Shoe Company, author of Start Something That Matters

Welcome to What’s Next, a look into the lives and careers of former college athletes who have found answers to one of the most difficult questions every one of us faces: What’s Next?. Get ready to dive into an endless and exciting conversation about what lies ahead after our playing days have ended.


Interviews & Posts

The Stories,The Careers,The Road to What's Next


April 4, 2018

Guest: Timmance McKinney

What's Next: Kevin & Ant

Timmance McKinney was name that carried a lot of basketball weight in the Boston area. He was a highly touted prospect at all levels of his game but with that came no shortage of struggle and hardship. Timmance played h...

February 14, 2018


Guest: Hayley Perelman, 4th year doctoral student in clinical psychology at Illinois Institute of Technology

What's Next: Neil and Ant

Hayley Perelman is a former University of Vermont swimmer and also a former classmate of Ant's from Boston University. Hayley gi...

February 12, 2018

Neil Mammele has been one of my best friends since we started college in the fall of 2008. Neil is loyal, both in his friendship and his fanhood. Neil and his family have been die hard Eagles fan since birth; unwavering through thick and thin. This year’s Super Bowl vi...

January 29, 2018

Editor’s Note : This article contains language and scenarios related to suicide and other mental health issues that may be triggering.

In an upcoming episode you are going to be introduced to Hayley Perelman, who is a year 4 Clinical Psychology Ph.d student at the Illin...

January 22, 2018

Larry Nassar will rot and die in prison. He is a monstrous predator. He is the kind of person they profile on shows like Criminal Minds where it almost becomes so twisted and violent that you’re convinced people like this don’t actually exist. They do.

Nassar has been a...

January 15, 2018

On every third Monday of January we observe a day in which we, from all walks of life, all races, faiths, socioeconomic backgrounds and genders sanctify and lionize Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King’s legacy is one where justice, love and peace prevail in the face of...

January 8, 2018

New Year’s resolutions and goals garner a lot of opinions and thoughts. All of us at What’s Next connected recently to share our thoughts on the matter. It can be a polarizing time of year. You have some folks that have been longing for 2017 to be over, for an official...

December 18, 2017

The crux of the holiday season is based around donating, volunteering and charity. For good reason, the spirit of giving continually inspires everyone to share their time and mostly their money with those less fortunate, those with less and those in need. Participating...

December 11, 2017

It seems like athletics is a constant cycle of evaluations. Whether it is a self-evaluation, which for most of us is infinite or it is someone else evaluating us. The feedback loop is on repeat. The progression of someone evaluating you as an athlete goes from hanging...

December 4, 2017

Many of us have fond and vivid memories of playing sports growing up. Some of the best memories of sport come not from organized, traveling or AAU leagues either but from school yard games and backyard pick-up. Riding bikes to meet up and play with friends or just stra...

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