Wake Forest IMG Radio Crew Visits Syracuse Student Chapter
Taking advantage of the 8pm kickoff for Wake Forest’s opening football game at Syracuse, I “dragged” two of my fellow Wake Forest IMG College Network radio crew members with me to a meeting of the NSSA’s Syracuse University student chapter on Thursday (September 1st) afternoon.
As I mentioned in my post from the friendly skies, play-by-play announcer Stan Cotten and analyst Chuck Ramsey and I talked to about 40 current and potential SU student chapter members.
After I played a short video, showing the students what NSSA is all about, Cotten talked about his approach to a game broadcast, from his start as a University of Tennessee student. He also told students how he prepares for a game and for an entire season.
Ramsey, who punted at Wake Forest and for seven seasons with the New York Jets, told students how he came aboard as a rookie last season, splitting the season as analyst with former NFL receiver Ricky Proehl. Ramsey said he had no idea what to expect last season and said he’s much better prepared for his role this season.
I talked about my role as sideline reporter, checking with Wake’s athletic trainers and medical staff on injuries, providing an extra pair of eyes on the field, and interviewing Wake coach Jim Grobe at the end of the first half and after the game.
After we told our stories, there was a question and answer period. Among the questions: students wanted to know how we got started in our careers and how to construct a spotting board.
Then it was time to grab a little lunch… and get ready for the first broadcast of the season.
Thanks to Syracuse student chapter co-presidents Priyanka Vohra and Brenna Wilson, who organized the session, and even made sure there was pizza there for students who might have otherwise missed lunch.