Since his start in radio news, Trent has won awards from the Nebraska Broadcasters Association, the Nebraska Associated Press, and the Iowa Broadcast News Association.
Rice also serves as the 2009-2010 President of the Iowa Broadcast News Association.
Rice is a native of Plattsmouth, Nebraska. He and his wife Solveig have been married since 2000. They live in Ames where he enjoys golf, reading, movies, music college football, and the heartbreak that comes from being a Minnesota Vikings fan. Trent and Solveig have twin daughters Annika and Kaija and a son, Erik, who shares the same birthday as his sisters, just five years later.
Read the Associated Press story below, then I'll tell you why ESPN is a gutless network...
"ESPN says it regrets that one of its reporters described Jason Collins as a sinner after the NBA center publicly revealed he is gay. Chris Broussard, who covers the NBA, said on the air Monday that Collins was ``walking in open rebellion to God'' by living as a gay man. In an article in Sports Illustrated, Collins became the first male athlete in one of the country's four major sports to come out as gay. ESPN's Josh Krulewitz said the network regrets that a discussion of personal viewpoints became a distraction. He said the network was ``fully committed to diversity'' and welcomed Collins' announcement. Broussard on Tuesday praised Collins' bravery and said he had no objection to him playing in the NBA."
Make no mistake, ESPN knew how Chris Broussard felt about homosexuality going all the way back to a blog post in 2009 where he made the same points he made Monday. He did on "Outside the Lines" Monday exactly what he was supposed to do--stir the pot...get people to talk about ESPN...(and here's the real cynic) turn the Collins story around to put ESPN in it's middle.
Just remember how the boys in Bristol threw Broussard under a bus while you watch continuing coverage of the NBA playoffs on ABC and it's sister network...ESPN.