Live Broadcasts

As a sophomore, I learned how to produce a broadcast and set up the Tricaster. I became the head anchor for football and basketball my junior year. My three years of broadcasting are the impetus for my love of sports journalism.


Play-by-Play Commentary

Live broadcasted on Sept. 5, 2014. Following publication policy, the live broadcast post was deleted at the conclusion of the game.

For the first away game of the 2014 season, we had to lug 500 pounds of equipment onto the roof via a 12-foot vertical ladder. My team was in business attire. I was wearing a skirt. My team still set up the broadcast by kickoff.  In this example, I provide play-by-play commentary.


Play-by-Play and Color Commentary

Live broadcasted on Sept. 19, 2014. Following publication policy, the live broadcast post was deleted at the conclusion of the game.

Although I often run play-by-play while broadcasting, I can also run "color," which means that I provide analysis and explanation for what is happening on the field. In this clip, I do a mix of both.


Quarterback Highlight Reel

Live broadcasted on Sept. 12, 2014. Following publication policy, the live broadcast post was deleted at the conclusion of the game.

This rivalry game always pulls in a high amount of views. To add an extra layer of depth to our broadcast, I prepared a highlight reel of our quarterback. During the first timeout, our producer ran the reel while my co-anchor and I talked on the spot about what makes him a key player.


Color Commentary

Live broadcasted on Nov. 21, 2014. Following publication policy, the live broadcast post was deleted at the conclusion of the game.

This was our final broadcast of the season. Our undefeated team was squaring off against the only other undefeated team in the 6A State Tournament, and the high-profile broadcast pulled in 970 views. I run color commentary in this clip.


Play-by-Play and Color Commentary

Live broadcasted on Jan. 9, 2014. Following publication policy, the live broadcast post was deleted at the conclusion of the game.

This was the first broadcast for my co-anchor, Taylor, who is a promising new staffer this semester. While broadcasting, I coached him on technique and helped him to get comfortable behind the mic. In this clip I highlight both play-by-play and color commentary.


Play-by-Play and Color Commentary

Live broadcasted on Jan. 16, 2014. Following publication policy, the live broadcast post was deleted at the conclusion of the game.

This game was sold out and high intensity. It was almost impossible to hear over the raucous student sections, so my co-anchor and I had to rely on looking at each other for cues. The following clip shows examples of color commentary and play-by-play commentary.