The Tailgate with Jeff Cardozo & Adam Schick

“The Tailgate” serves up 2 hours of interactive, high energy sports radio offering up a unique blend of talk delving into the Gator Nation, the national scene, and so much more. Established in 2011, Jeff Cardozo and Adam Schick combine to bring their very different backgrounds and viewpoints to the table every weekday from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. on ESPN 850 WRUF. So grab a seat, fire up the grill, and join us for “The Midday Tailgate!”


Jeff came to the University of Florida in 1997 and has never left.  A former All-SEC pitcher for the Gators, he now broadcasts all the UF baseball games for the Gator IMG Sports Network.  You can also catch Jeff weekly as the co-host of the Gatorzone TV show featuring University of Florida Athletics and airing on Sun Sports every Wednesday at 5:30.  Jeff’s voice is also heard in the O’Connell Center as he is the public address announcer for many of the Gator sporting events.

After earning a Telecommunications degree from the University of Florida in 2001, he has since hosted several radio shows in the Gainesville market.  When not at a Gator sporting event, Jeff and his wife Kristy are busy being proud parents of three children – Brooke, Austin and Addison.


Adam was first introduced to the world of sports talk at the age of 13 when he won the “Youngest Sportscaster in America” contest held by Atlanta’s 790 The Zone. That small taste of the business was enough to get Adam hooked on sports broadcasting for good.

Adam came to UF in 2006 and showed up at AM 850 to start working before he even registered for classes. The early start paid off as he quickly got involved with “The Cheap Seats” and started doing play-by-play broadcasting for the Gators. Today, Adam serves as the voice of Florida Softball, Women’s Basketball and Soccer for the Gator IMG Sports Network in addition to co-hosting “The Tailgate.”

Adam’s sports loyalties outside of Gainesville lie with his hometown Braves and Falcons. When not binging on sports, the Atlanta native is likely to be indulging in one of his many hobbies: movies, TV, music, tennis, and golf. If you approach him on the street, he is likely to ask you a random trivia question or bring up an obscure movie reference, so be prepared (like Scar in “The Lion King”)!

Listen live each weekday from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., with your hosts Jeff Cardozo & Adam Schick.

Call the show:
352-392-TALK or 877-392-TALK
352-392-8255 or 877-392-8255