Posts Tagged ‘Sports Media Center’

True to the Game (part 2)

Saturday, February 27th, 2016
ESPN's Chris Broussard

ESPN’s Chris Broussard at Syracuse University

True to the Game (part 1)

Friday, February 26th, 2016
Big Ten Network's Vera Jones (a former SU athlete and on air radio personality on WOLF-AM)

The Big Ten Network’s Vera Jones (former SU athlete and on-air radio personality on WOLF-AM). She informed the crowd that she got her start in broadcasting by doing Country radio in Central New York. Below, hear part of her advice to students attending the Sports Media Center Symposium, which was held on Wednesday.

The Thank-You Economy

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
Veteran sports reporter (and SU grad) Rich Cimini

Veteran sports reporter ( and SU alum) Rich Cimini

We went to see Rich Cimini not because he has some great stories about Bill Parcels, Rex Ryan and Jim Boheheim; not because he’s covered 24 Super Bowls and over 400 NFL games,but we went to say thank you. Cimini pulled us in on a story he was doing back in the day about Laveranues Coles and Steve Yarnell.

Cimini’s gesture helped us tremendously that year. Thanks Rich.

Also kudos to Professor John Nicholson, from the Newhouse Sports Media Center, who each year puts together a great roster of sports reporters to visit Syracuse and talk about their craft.

Game Chaser

Saturday, January 24th, 2015
ESPN announcer and SU grad ('84) Sean McDonough spoke at Newhouse School of Communications on Friday.

ESPN announcer and SU grad (’84) Sean McDonough spoke at Newhouse School of Communications on Friday.

Veteran sports journalist Sean McDonough has covered everything from the Olympics and The Masters to the World Series. On Friday, he advised SU students to get as much practical experience as they could on the Hill and early in their careers. And although he graduated 30 years ago, he still finds himself rooting for SU when they are televised (but not when he’s doing play-by of course).

McDonough called today’s SU v. Miami game with Kara Lawson.

They Came before Crossover

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Author and Morehouse College journalism professor Ron Thomas spoke at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications last Thursday.

Morehouse College Sports and Journalism Program Director Ron Thomas spoke about the genesis of the NBA and how it was integrated during a visit to the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications on Thursday.

Ron Thomas shared stories from his book They Cleared the Lane with SU students and faculty this week. His exhaustive research highlights ballers such as Chuck Cooper, Bucky Lew and Cleo Hill.   Thomas, who grew up in Buffalo and went to college in Rochester,  is a former NBA beat-writer, turned author and educator. His talk was part of an event produced by Syracuse University’s Sports Media Center.

Thomas also posed one of the most clever sports trivia questions out there: Who was the NBA’s first player? (there’s more than one answer, so read the book)

On Friday, Thomas continued his labor of love by attending a ceremony in West Virginia that featured a tribute to Earl Lloyd.