(from Left to Right) Teddy Solomon, Frankie Ferrari, Sam Pasco

Who We Are:

The Insider Institute was founded by Sam Pasco (Penn ’24) and Teddy Solomon (Stanford ’24) in July 2020. The duo previously created the popular college basketball media entity Dons Insiders in partnership with the University of San Francisco and their Division-I Men’s Basketball program.

Their mission for creating this venture is to elevate the journalistic endeavors of young people across the nation. All coverage is done by talented young reporters who provide an in-depth view of well-known college programs, as well as smaller programs that are often overlooked. The Insider Institute network looks to be on the leading edge of online technology and innovative digital journalism.

Previous Work:

  • Featured in the University of San Francisco’s Official Student Newspaper:
  • Matt Fontenot, former University of San Francisco Assistant Athletics Director (Communications & Content) on Twitter:
  • Dons Insiders exclusive inside-the-locker feature:
  • Dons Insiders Summer League Interview Series