“The Schwab” is back in business.
Howie Schwab, a former longtime employee of ESPN best known for his starring role on the sports game show “Stumb The Schwab,” has been hired by FOX Sports.
The company announced the move in a press release this evening. Schwab will be part of the network’s college basketball coverage.
He’ll be FOX Sports’ resident bracketologist, tossing out his opinions on how the bracket will fill out as the season progresses. Looks like Joe Lunardi might have some company.
Schwab will join FOX Sports studio programming as the season progresses to project which teams are in, which are out, and which could have their tournament bubbles burst. A Sports Emmy Award winner and graduate of St. John’s, Schwab joins FOX Sports after having spent 26 years at ESPN where he worked as a researcher in a number of capacities and was the host of the network’s sports trivia show Stump The Schwab. Most recently, Schwab worked as a writer and researcher on NBC Sports Network’s Sports Jeopardy.
Schwab is known for his meticulous research and in-depth knowledge of sports, so this seems like a good role for him.
Maybe he will bring back the throwback jerseys he made famous as “The Schwab” at ESPN.