UWF sports reporters cover PGA Tour Champions event in Mississippi
Viagra Online Five sports reporting students from UWF were given the opportunity to cover the PGA Tour Champions’ Rapiscan Systems Classic last Friday in Saucier, Mississippi.
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lasix generic While Wood had the opportunity to cover the event for a news outlet, all of the students gained the experience of working as a media member for a large event that gave them an up-front view of professional golfers as well as a chance to interview them.
follow “I wanted to give some of our students a first-hand look at what it’s like to cover a national sporting event,” Tubbs said. “I can’t thank the good people at the Rapiscan Systems Classic enough, Mary Wesche and (media coordinator) Frank Kay most notably. They gave our students a unique learning experience that won’t soon be forgotten.”
viagra alternative drugs for warfarin When the group from UWF arrived, they watched the opening ceremonies and checked out the golfers on the driving range before being welcomed at the tent dedicated for media members. The students then took off and spent the entire day walking the course and watching golfers ranging from John Daly to Kevin Sutherland, the tournament’s eventual winner, compete.
click The golf course, Fallen Oaks, featured 18 holes winding through the Mississippi landscape outside of Desoto National Forest, about an hour north of Biloxi.
But it wasn’t just a walk in the park for the UWF students.
The students had to follow the norm of the other media members, even working alongside the local television crew from WLOX in order to find volunteers with interesting stories and to interview those volunteers.
“Having an opportunity like this, and seeing behind the scenes of such a big event, is something not many students get,” Olivet said.
But it is something that sports reporting students at UWF have been getting used to. Tubbs has been bringing professional athletes to his sports reporting classes for student-interviews, ranging from professional bare knuckle boxer Juan Torres to former 12-year NFL veteran Fred Robbins.
Tubbs realized that he could offer his students another unique opportunity by getting them media credentials to the Rapiscan System Classic, which was held a short drive away from Pensacola.
“The Rapiscan Systems Classic plays host to some of the biggest names in the history of golf,” Tubbs said, “and takes place just north of Biloxi, Mississippi, which is less than a two-hour drive from UWF, so I sent a request to the organizers. Literally within minutes, (community outreach manager) Mary Wesche got back with me.”
The UWF students wrapped up their day by interviewing Sutherland, who held the lead at the time, while spending time with, and getting pointers from the other media members interviewing him.
“Being able to get in the real world and doing a couple of interviews with volunteers and golfers was exciting, especially with how close graduation is for me,” Olivet said.