• Yogi trains with USC women’s sand volleyball

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    Pac-12 Networks Yogi Roth learns the basics of sand volleyball, plus the secrets behind those hand signals during a visit to USC. <script src=”http://player.ooyala.com/player.js?embedCode=t5djVubDosSiiSIeVR-vtjkjl4xW8h-X&playerBrandingId=b62d5982b354b43be9a3f9cd92cff21&width=658&deepLinkEmbedCode=t5djVubDosSiiSIeVR-vtjkjl4xW8h-X&height=370″></script>

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    my hero, who defines ‘no flinch’

    Saturday, April 19, 2014

    I get paid to talk about football. To discuss the toughest, most competitive and strong-willed men in sport who risk their health for a sport that they love with their entire soul, as I did when playing. But I was recently reminded that the gladiators we celebrate are not nearly as tough as we make them out to be. Well, at least they aren’t as tough as a young man who has been a hero of mine for over 20 years. You see, at times…

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    Elite 11 earns Emmy Nomination

    Sunday, March 30, 2014

    Keep Climbing: 2013 Elite 11 has received an Emmy nomination from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for the documentary featuring the top 18 signal callers in the nation, Coach Trent Dilfer, his staff and more. It is up for the award of ‘Outstanding Edited Sports Event Coverage’ and this one hour special was directed by the extremely talented Rory Karpf. Yogi Roth, the host and a coach at the Elite 11 for the past six years, also served as a producer for the…

  • The Drive, Statisfaction garner Cynopsis Nominations

    Sunday, March 30, 2014

    Cynopsis, a trade newsletter, has selected Pac-12 Networks as a finalist in five categories for their 3rd Annual Sports Media Awards. The award categories we have been named in are as follows: – Website, National: Pac-12.com – Webisode series: Statisfaction – Documentary Series: The Drive: Pac-12 Football – Best use of Twitter: Pac-12 Digital-SnappyTV – Digital Executive of the Year: David Aufhauser Pac-12 Networks college football analyst and storyteller Yogi Roth has been the producer and narrator on The Drive, which has been picked up for…

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my hero, who defines ‘no flinch’

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I get paid to talk about football. To discuss the toughest, most competitive and strong-willed men in sport who risk their health for a sport that they love with their entire soul, as I did when playing. But I was recently reminded that the gladiators we celebrate are not nearly as tough as we make them out to be. Well, at least they aren’t as tough as a young man who has been a hero of mine for over 20 years. You see, at times…

Life Without Limits: the Camino de Santiago

Yogi Roth has spent the last decade exploring the world. On his most recent adventure along the iconic ‘Way of Saint James’ he invites you to join him.

Life Without Limits: We all have a story

Yogi Roth, the Adventure-prenuer & New York Times Best-Selling Author encourages all to share their story–We all have a story–what’s yours?

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my hero, who defines ‘no flinch’

I get paid to talk about football. To discuss the toughest, most competitive and strong-willed men in sport who risk their health for a sport that they love with their entire soul, as I did when playing. But I was recently reminded that the gladiators we celebrate are not nearly as tough as we make them out to be. Well, at least they aren’t as tough as a young man who has been a hero of mine for over 20 years. You see, at times…

Elite 11

Elite 11 earns Emmy Nomination

Keep Climbing: 2013 Elite 11 has received an Emmy nomination from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for the documentary featuring the top 18 signal callers in the nation, Coach Trent Dilfer, his staff and more. It is up for the award of ‘Outstanding Edited Sports Event Coverage’ and this one hour special was directed by the extremely talented Rory Karpf. Yogi Roth, the host and a coach at the Elite 11 for the past six years, also served as a producer for the…

THE-DRIVE

The Drive, Statisfaction garner Cynopsis Nominations

Cynopsis, a trade newsletter, has selected Pac-12 Networks as a finalist in five categories for their 3rd Annual Sports Media Awards. The award categories we have been named in are as follows: – Website, National: Pac-12.com – Webisode series: Statisfaction – Documentary Series: The Drive: Pac-12 Football – Best use of Twitter: Pac-12 Digital-SnappyTV – Digital Executive of the Year: David Aufhauser Pac-12 Networks college football analyst and storyteller Yogi Roth has been the producer and narrator on The Drive, which has been picked up for…

Sailing

Roth to speak at Chief Learning Officer Symposium

Yogi Roth will speak at the 2014 Chief Learning Officer Symposium at the Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel on April 2, 2014. During a conference focused on building community in the workplace, New York Times best-selling author and adventure-preneur Yogi Roth will discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with creating community, as well as share his observations of communities from around the world. Participants will leave this session energized, armed with tools and techniques to create a fun, exciting and collaborative community of learning where the potential of each…

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‘All you need is love and fresh water’

On a plane leaving Ushuaia. The sense of leaving typically is that of sorrow but this day is fueled by excitement. And if it wasn’t then, the South American goddess who just sat beside me would have altered that with one smile here in row 26. The life of an explorer can be joyous and lonely. It can offer a PhD in life while reminding us what we were taught in pre-school. Yet through it all what must remain paramount is the people who have…

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The final leg

Final leg. The day started early with a few time lapse shots being set at 5 a.m. The sail was a mix of no wind, wild wind and average wind as the waves grew alongside dolphins, penguins and of course, the hilarious albatross. For eight hours or so we all talked, ate and laughed while taking final pictures and interviewing Freddie, Axcele and Tom on camera. Yet during all of this there was a feeling that was underlying the entire day–the feeling of this voyage…

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‘The zen of it, man’

The fog said good morning and never left as the expected and hopeful winds never showed their face. Old Borus did not bear down, but incredible conversation did as we could see only a half a mile in any direction Among the foghorn every five minutes we all shared our stories. Tom spoke of his fondness for sailing, as he said it was the balance of the sea that impacts him the most. The boat must be balanced, the sails must be balanced according to…

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A campfire to remember

As if sailing around Cape Horn wasn’t enough, this day became even more memorable. After anchoring the Santa Maria we took a small dingy to shore—where a small beach awaited us on an island along the southern seas. If you looked at the pictures you would guess we were on a beach in Thailand. The sun and moon once again crossed as we built a fire, sang songs, played the guitar and shared great food and better drinks deep into the moonlight. Freddie showcased his…

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Today, we rounded Cabos de Hornos…and I’ve never felt so small

Today we rounded Cape Horn…and I’ve never felt so small…but so full of life and humble at once Among large winds and larger waves, today will remain a day forever embedded in my mind. We could see the edge of the earth during the entire sail and the anticipation did not provide any anxiety, only a comfort that kept a smile on our faces. I was at the helm during the majority of the sail, steering us around this beautiful site. With each gale we…

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The days seem to be running together

Wonder how my great, great, great grandfather kept track of his days at sea. Am only on day six and it is hard to recall which day it is. With meals, naps and shifts taken aboard the Santa Maria it is as though a new day begins with each dream that enters and quickly exits regardless of the time slept. Am glad this journal is being occupied by my writings. However boring or exciting they may seem, they will serve as a reminder of the…

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The clouds turned day into night and night into darkness

The clouds turned day into night and night into darkness ~ The Hesperus We began at 3 a.m., sailing into the darkness with the sun creeping ever so slowly to our left. First peeking along the mountains and then saying hello to the ocean life, as this morning felt like Life of Pi. Dolphins first arose to guide our ship with a variety of acrobatics worthy of a standing ovation, which of course we gave them. As the moon and sun briefly exchanged a look,…

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First night at sea

Tonight the stars shone so bright that they, alongside a full moon, lit up the Edge of the Earth—as we sailed towards Cape Horn for the first time. We left in calm seas with the sun behind our backs. We began a curious and adventurous voyage that was hatched at eight years old reading the old journal of a sailor in Dalton, PA with a group of five. Our captain, Tom, is a 29-year-old Brit who left home at 16 to sail around the globe. A…

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