Erin Andrews and the Top 10 Football Sideline Reporters We've Missed
You just can't help but get excited about the start of college football. Adding to the euphoric pleasure of spending Saturdays laying on the couch surrounded by beer, brats, and nachos are the lovely sideline reporters who deliver those essential nuggets of information you never could have figured out on your own.
In all fairness, not all sideline reporters are simply eye candy. Erin Andrews always seems to have at least some sort of idea of what's going on in the game. The same can be said for the Big Ten Network's Charissa Thompson and CBS mainstay Tracy Wolfson.
Here's a look at 10 of the hottest sideline reporters in college football.
No. 10: Lisa Cornwell
Lisa Cornwell is the sleeper pick of this list. The Big Ten Network is likely to keep her in the studio this season, but she would certainly be able to handle sideline reporter duties if called upon.
Along with being hot as hell, Cornwell is a great athlete. She was the 1992 Arkansas female athlete of the year after being an All-State hoopster and All-American Junior Golfer.
No. 9: Wendi Nix
I'm not sure if it's the glasses, but there is just something appealing about Wendi Nix, who has worked for ESPN since 2006 and covered both college football and the NFL.
No. 8: Tracy Wolfson
The darling of SEC sideline reporters has almost no hot pictures on the internet. That means college football fans will have to tune in every week to watch her bring us glimpses into the mind of Steve Spurrier and Houston Nutt.
No. 7: Alex Flanagan
Notre Dame football hasn't been that great for Irish fans to watch in recent years, but at least Alex Flanagan has been patrolling the sidelines.
Watching Flanagan interview a drooling, snot-dripping Charlie Weis was always the best part of Notre Dame games. In addition to covering ND football, Flanagan also works for the NFL Network.
No. 6: Charissa Thompson
Charissa Thompson is the Big Ten Network's primary sideline presence and has also done some work for Versus handling NHL coverage. The California native broke into the spotlight on The Best Damn Sports Show Period and continues to climb the ranks of hot as hell female sports reporters.
No. 5: Melanie Collins
The Big Ten Network has certainly stockpiled a deep collection of talent on the sidelines. A Penn State alum, Melanie Collins is expected to split time between the studio and the sidelines this fall.
No. 4: Samantha Steele
Samantha Steele is a beautiful sideline presence who makes Fox Sports' generally awful college football broadcasts somewhat tolerable. Steele began her career as an intern for ABC Sports and continues to work her way up the ladder.
No. 3: Ashley Russell
You've probably seen Ashley Russell in the Yahoo! Sports Minute. If not, you should really check out the most informative 60-second segment in sports. Russell is scheduled to cover college football extensively for Rivals this fall.
No. 2: Erin Andrews
The blueprint for a perfect sideline reporter. Erin Andrews has everything guys love and isn't a complete idiot. She makes the most of her limited opportunities and seems to genuinely want to do a good job.
The former Florida Gators dance team member will always have a special place in our hearts.
No. 1: Jenn Brown
Jenn Brown's quick ascent to fame is nothing short of remarkable, and on behalf of millions of college football fans, I want to thank ESPN for bringing her to my television during what would have otherwise been a dreadful NFL Draft viewing experience.
Granted, her reports from Colt McCoy's parent's lawn weren't exactly stimulating, but she did provide a nice break from the babbling Chris Berman.
Brown is expected to have a much bigger role this fall, covering primetime games for ESPN on the sidelines.