About Tim

My name is Tim Bograkos, I am a former basketball player at Michigan State University and currently the Young Alumni coordinator for the Michigan State Alumni Association. 

Getting after it on the basketball court

Between 2000-2005 I was a student at Michigan State and member of the MSU basketball team, I made my name as a hustler on the court and someone who gave everything they had for his teammates.  I was fortunate to win a big ten championship and go to 2 final fours during my time at Michigan State.

After graduation I took the next 2 years to chase my dream of playing professional basketball.  I spent time in both Greece and Finland before I decided it was time to retire and get into the work force.  Thanks to one of my mentors Mark Hollis the Athletic Director at MSU I was given the opportunity to take an internship at MSU in the athletic department.  Over the next year and a half I worked in both the Sports Marketing and Athletic Development offices.

About a year ago I took my current position with the Michigan State Alumni Association,

15 responses to “About Tim

  • Tom Ecklund

    Tim – As an MSU alumni, I enjoyed redaing your 6th man option piece. I watched that game on TV and remember the shot you made. As an FYI – I played high school football and baseball against your father. Alas, I am a Flint Northern Viking, class of 1968. I will check back again to read additional pieces. Good work.

  • gail ganakas


    Awesome to read your reflections about the memories that have shaped your young life.
    You always have had a sophisticated outlook on life.

    Your ability to communicate with “masses” of people is your greatest gift.

    Proud to know you and your family. Say hi
    to the grandparents, parents and sister.

    Gail Ganakas

  • Chris Bauer

    Hey Tim,

    I’m a big fan of yours. I really enjoyed watching you play at MSU and seeing that you gave your all everytime you hit the court. I wish more athletes would play with 1/2 as much heart as you did. I live in Chicago and would love to get involved with gowing the MSU Alumni Assoc here. Not sure what I can do but I would love to help out in any way possible. I’m gald to hear that you’re still very active with the university. You’re a great ambassador for our school. Please let me know what I can do to help.

    Chris Bauer

  • paulwall

    Tim nice to see your website! Im sure you have no problem to quess who is behind this nick..
    Looking forward to read your site..
    Take care

  • Kevin Simpson

    Great blog! Congrats fellow alumni. Powerful topics that are applicable to all. Keep it up man.

    Best Regards,

    Kevin Simpson
    MSU Alumni

  • Andrew Kroh

    I am not an alum of MSU, but I had dreams of attending. I just happened upon your blog. Your blog has not only given me motivation in life, but I’m sure there are others that you have touched. Continue to do great things!

    Very Respectfully,
    Andrew Kroh
    Corporal, United States Marine Corps

    • timbograkos

      Andrew- your comment means a lot to me. I appreciate you checking it out and commenting but more so the service you are giving to our country. You and your fellow soldiers are the true mean of selfish giving and serve as a motivation to many. Thank you for all that you do and if I can ever help you out in anyway please don’t hesitate to ask. Here is my email address bograko2@msu.edu

  • Chris Gleason

    Hi, Tim! Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say, “great work!” Love your site and the perspectives you so unselfishly share. You are a credit to your university, and to your fellow alums!

    Hope all is well with you and the family!

    Go Green!
    Chris Gleason

  • Keith Edmonds

    Great stuff Tim, Keep up the good work, we come a long way from Whitter Middle School. MSU, is well represented by you and many others, and I sure do brag about it here in Carolina.

  • Dana

    Please update your blog! I love reading your posts!

  • Interview: Tim Bograkos | Patrick Hayes

    […] Currently, Bograkos is working for the MSU Alumni Association and also has his own blog, The Sixth Option. […]

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