Nov. 6, 2012
Boca Raton, FL - Fans of Florida Atlantic University's men's and women's basketball teams can follow the action all season long here.
I will be courtside calling the action to begin the Kellie Lewis-Jay Era of women's basketball on Friday, November 9, at Georgia Southern University, starting at 8:30 p.m. Each broadcast will include a 15-minute pregame show with Coach Lewis-Jay. At halftime, I sit down with a different member of the team to provide the fans a behind-the-scenes look at the student-athletes.
My favorite part of doing the player interviews is the "Word Association" segment at the end of each interview. I like to hear the quick responses the players have to say in a one-word answer about another teammate, coach and variety of special-interest topics. Also, the players really get into the interview coming up with answers that require a follow-up statement. Senior guard Breana Turner will be my first interview on Friday. The telecommunications major is a "natural" in these situations.
For men's basketball, the games are broadcast locally at ESPN 760 AM but also streamed on the www.fausports.com portal page. The games also contain a 15-minute pregame show.