MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University football win over Grand Valley State from Saturday (Oct. 13) will be rebroadcast on Marquette Charter Channel 20 at 8 p.m. on Thursday (Oct. 18) and at 6 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 21) on WNMU Plus channel 13-3 throughout the Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin. Students from the BC 310 Sports and Special Events class produce and broadcast all home NMU football games.
“The goal of the class is to give students a chance to do live sports coverage and production,” Professor Dwight Brady said. “This type of production isn’t something you can really teach in the classroom, especially play-by-play calling of the games. The students do all of the camera work, play-by-play and production.”
The Wildcats snapped an 11-game losing streak to Grand Valley State with a 38-10 upset of the No. 14-ranked Lakers on Saturday at the Superior Dome. With the win, the Wildcats are now 2-5 overall and 1-5 in the GLIAC.
“It’s great that Professor Brady’s class will air the game on TV,” NMU football coach Chris Ostrowsky said. “I hope Wildcat fans take some time to watch the game and appreciate the hard work that my players and Professor Brady’s students did on Saturday.”
The Wildcats allowed only 263 yards of offense while totaling 462 yards of their own. NMU received two rushing touchdowns each from senior quarterback Cody Scepaniak and junior running back Casey Cotta. Senior kicker Rockne Belmonte boomed a 58-yard field goal to set a new NMU and Superior Dome record just before halftime.
Brady’s class has consistently won awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. Students from the class have gone on to news positions and other jobs in the media field.
The class also produces a basketball game and a hockey series during the fall semester.
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