Four years after being laid off by ESPN, Howie Schwab will join rival network Fox Sports as their official bracketologist.
Howie Schwab, ESPN’s first statistician, was let go in 2013 following 26 years at the network. Schwab rose to fame during his four season run on Stump the Schwab, a game show hosted by Stuart Scott featuring three contestants challenging Howie Schwab in sports trivia. Schwab’s record on the show was 64-16.
Via Twitter on Tuesday, Schwab announced he is “Excited to be joining a great new family at Fox. Can’t wait for the season to [tip] off Friday.” Schwab’s new role at Fox Sports will see him in the studio throughout the college basketball season, analyzing which teams project to make the NCAA tournament.
Following his tenure at ESPN, Schwab joined Dan Patrick’s Sports Jeopardy, first on the digital streaming platform Crackle and later on NBCSN. Schwab, a popular personality, would most likely be welcomed by fans if Fox Sports looks to expand his role and develop a sports trivia show in the future.