George Michalowski – Co-founder, Director of Recruiting
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George Michalowski co-founded The Portal Report in 2022 with the goal of creating a media outlet completely focused on the transfer portal recruiting scene. Michalowski led TPR’s Scouting Team in 2023, working directly with more than 150 college basketball staffs in their transfer portal recruiting process. In addition to his role with The Portal Report, Michalowski works for Pittsburgh Sports Now as the site’s Pitt basketball beat writer.
Mike Vukovcan – Co-founder
Mike Vukovcan co-founded The Portal Report with hopes of building yet another successful sports media outlet after spending more than 25 years in the industry. Vukovcan and the Sports Now team have launched over five sites within the network and have quickly become the dominant Pittsburgh-area college sports news outlet with PittsburghSportsNow.com. Vukovcan covers Pitt football recruiting for Pittsburgh Sports Now.
Matt Kraemer – Director of Analytics
Kraemer joined The Portal Report in September 2023. A certified data analyst and certified public accountant, Kraemer provides expertise in several areas throughout the company. He leads the analytics team, creating and maintaining the new-and-improved database for “TPR Scout” – our NCAA-approved scouting service. Kraemer also creates groundbreaking content for TPR with a focus on analytics. His state-of-the-art data analysis tools allow fans to track their favorite teams’ transfer portal recruiting activities and follow performance of former transfer players in college basketball and football.
Ethan Bock – Basketball Recruiting Analyst
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Ethan Bock joins The Portal Report with years of experience covering college athletics within the Sports Now network, as he currently works for WV Sports Now as the West Virginia basketball beat writer. The Cincinnati, Ohio native has built up a strong network of Mountaineer fans and has taken his coverage to the national level with TPR. In addition to content creation, Bock works as a basketball scout for TPR, assisting men’s and women’s basketball coaches with their recruiting efforts in the transfer portal.
Riley Frain – Scout, College Athletics Reporter
Frain has been a part of The Portal Report team since May 2022, and has moved up through the company ranks at a rapid rate. After two and a half years in Philadelphia reporting on St. Joe’s and Big 5 basketball, Frain brought loads of experience to The Portal Report having covered college hoops around the country. With TPR, he started as a News Desk Writer, where he covered breaking news, conducted interviews, and wrote features regarding transfer portal recruiting. The St. Joe’s graduate then worked with TPR’s Scouting Team, leading TPR’s Division Two coverage and updating TPR’s databases.
Jacob Harris – Social Media Manager
Jacob Harris joined The Portal Report in October 2022 with several years of experience covering Texas Tech athletics as the Managing Editor for Guns Up Nation. Harris, a graduate of Texas Tech, worked for The Portal Report on the news desk to contribute in both basketball and football. Since then, Harris has done just about everything for TPR, working with subscribing coaches on TPR Scout, designing graphics for TPR’s Social Media pages, and more.
Drew Blouin – College Athletics Reporter
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Drew Blouin joined The Portal Report in June 2023, starting as an intern. In his initial role, Blouin updated background databases, assisted clients with scouting efforts, and created football content. Blouin now reports on college athletics, focusing on men’s basketball and football. Blouin is currently a third-year student at the University of Oregon.