All 27 home basketball games at Draddy Gymnasium will appear on ESPN’s streaming services, beginning with the Manhattan College’s women’s basketball team’s game against Duquesne on Sunday, November 10. The men’s team tips off its home schedule on Tuesday, November 12, against Delaware State.
Students in Manhattan’s sports media production concentration will be part of the game-day crew producing each contest.
Since the start of the spring 2019 semester, students have been learning techniques for producing a live, high-definition, multi-camera event from a remote location. In the mobile production unit, students are working with a Ross Carbonite switcher, Ross Xpression graphics, Envivo replay and audio controls for a broadcast with 4K capability. These are skills and methods students can carry over to produce events in different sports.
Joe Ruggiero will serve as the producer/director in the production unit. Ruggiero brings production experience from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, World Wrestling Entertainment and ESPN. Ruggiero was part of Monmouth University’s foray into ESPN live productions when he was an athletics communications assistant as a student at Monmouth.
In the classroom, Michael Quinn, Ph.D., is a visiting associate professor in the department of communication for the sports media production concentration. Quinn has been in academia for more than 20 years, and has taught sports marketing, digital production and media studies at Duke University, Carlow University, the University of Virginia, and most recently at the College of New Rochelle.
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