It’s really no surprise to me that I ended up covering sports instead of playing them. Don’t get me wrong, I loved waking up at 5 am to hit the weight room and catch a stale dose of body odor and coach’s spit on my face. I’ve always fancied my ability to curl those twelve-pound dumbbells and run a 40-yard dash in a blazing 25 seconds. When I came home from baseball tryouts my sophomore year of high school, my father had a shocked look on his face when I mentioned my being cut from the team. Thinking back on it, I don’t understand the shock. . . he’d seen me play. So, if I wasn’t going to succeed at playing sports, I had to take my shot at the broadcasting industry.
The purpose of my blog is to cover the sports world from my own perspective. I spend much of my time watching network coverage of the major sports, and I think much of what is talked about isn’t discussed in the right way. . . I’m here to change that.
I grew up in the wonderful city of Fort Collins, Colorado, and I’m currently a Junior at Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska. As a double-major in Sports Broadcasting and Journalism with a minor in Communication Studies, I’ve managed to earn one of the Co-Director positions on the HC Media Sports Team. You can find all of our broadcasts on demand at http://portal.stretchinternet.com/hastings/. The Hastings College Media program has covered the NAIA DII Women’s Basketball National Championship in Sioux City, IA for the past decade. You can find more information and coverage of the tournament at http://mynaiatourney.org. I’ve also been a play-by-play and color commentator for Hastings College football, men’s and women’s basketball, and softball teams. For two semesters, I spent time as the sports anchor for the HC Media news program, Bronco News Now, which I’m now one of the producers. You can find episodes of Bronco News Now at https://www.youtube.com/user/hcmediaonline1/playlists?sort=dd&view=50&shelf_id=6.
If you’d like to contact me about this blog, be featured on a podcast or would like to know more about me, you can reach me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can find my work from the NAIA DII Women’s Basketball National Championship at http://mynaiatourney.org/?s=austin+druse.