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Alums Trade Memories on Jeff Jones Show

David Aldridge, Jeff Jones, and David Gregory at the taping of The Jeff Jones Weekly Radio Show in the Mary Graydon Center

David Aldridge, Jeff Jones, and David Gregory at the taping of 'The Jeff Jones Weekly Radio Show' in the Mary Graydon Center (Photo: Jeff Watts)

Meet the Press or full-court press? AU students had their choice February 10 when men’s basketball coach Jeff Jones and friends welcomed two journalism stars to a taping of his weekly radio show in the Mary Graydon Center. David Gregory ’92, host of NBC’s Meet the Press, and David Aldridge ’87, TNT Insider for the network’s NBA coverage, reflected on their careers and shared AU memories with Jones, Athletic Director Keith Gill, and cohost Dan Laing. Nats fan Gregory recalled hard-fought pickup basketball games with fellow students like Washington Semester student Paul Ryan, now a congressman from Wisconsin and chair of the House Budget Committee. Aldridge, who before TNT worked for the Washington Post and the Philadelphia Inquirer, as well as ESPN, remembered long hours when he “majored in the Eagle” while at AU. The Jeff Jones Weekly Radio Show, which is broadcast Saturdays on 1500 AM Federal News Radio, can be heard online at AUeagles.com.