Meet Jordan Wells—an avid college basketball fan, who uses efficiency statistics combined with personal sports experience to develop strong arguments towards some of the biggest debates in sports. His NCAA Men’s Basketball brackets have finished in the 90th percentile or higher on ESPN.com for 3 consecutive years. His best picks last year include #5 Butler over #1 Syracuse, #13 Murray State over #4 Vanderbilt, Xavier over Pitt, and Cornell over Temple.
Jordan will be a guest reporter for the blog, specializing in college sports.
Meet Alex Fahnders—A Sports Management major at Western Kentucky University. Alex’s career path is directed towards becoming an Athletic Director, or a General Manager (Sports).
I’ll be your MLB Rumors blog writer for the ARU. If it’s whispered, I’ll hear it. I will be keeping you up-to-date on all of the latest trade rumors, potential free agent signings and coaching changes.
My favorite sports teams include: the St. Louis Cardinals, Miami Dolphins, Orlando Magic and of course, the WKU Hilltoppers!
My name is Jake Ryle. I’m a junior, broadcast news major at Western Kentucky University, in Bowling Green, Kentucky. I enjoy news, but I don’t let it consume me. I leave that for sports.
I grew up in a fairly small town (Burlington, KY) throughout my young life; however, this town has changed in such a short period of time. Everybody knowing everybody is now a work of fiction. Life is changing.
Speaking on a more journalistic perspective. I’ve interned at WCPO-9 (ABC) in Cincinnati with John Popovich and Dennis Janson. Those two guys gave me a summer that I ultimately will never forget. While there, I interviewed many Cincinnati Bengals players/coaches (and covered the arrival of Terrell Owens into Cincinnati for the station).
I am a reporter/anchor for “The Extra Point”, currently WKU’s only student-run weekly sports show.
I received the Kentucky Broadcasting Association Scholarship, and was named one of the top four broadcasting majors in Kentucky in 2010.
On a more personal level. First, and foremost—I’m a Christ Follower. I enjoy staying busy, and being able to put a smile on someone’s face. I love playing basketball whenever I get the opportunity seeing as I played both baseball and basketball for 13 years.
I’m a brother, and Founding Father of Phi Gamma Delta at WKU, where I served as Philanthropy Chair from Spring 2009-Fall 2010. During my tenure, I had the opportunity to plan and coordinate two “Rivalry Run” philanthropic events, which have raised more than $10,000 towards the South Central Kentucky American Red Cross.
Want to know more? Have a question about the blog? Want to see something new on the blog? Let me know! I’m striving to make sure that YOU are included on this.