Rollins Athletics teams up with Full Sail’s Dan Patrick School of Sportscasting to deliver next-level sporting events at the College.
Rollins College Athletics and Full Sail University’s Dan Patrick School of Sportscasting just announced an educational partnership whereby students from Full Sail’s sportscasting school are lending their voices to the Rollins athletic department by calling all of the College’s home sporting events.
As part of the partnership, Rollins provides access for Full Sail students to call and provide color commentary to roughly 150 of Rollins home games and events spanning both men’s and women’s sports. From soccer and volleyball to baseball and lacrosse, Rollins athletes can now count on their fans to be engaged in the action as Tar Nation tunes in to hear Full Sail students delivering play-by-play commentary live, online, and over the airwaves on RollinsSportsLive.com and WPRK.
“When you come to a sporting event at Rollins College, you will now get the best of both Rollins College student athletes and Full Sail’s Dan Patrick School of Sportscasting students,” says Nate Weyant, assistant athletic director for strategic communications. “We are happy to provide the next generation of sportscasters with live-action and engaging stories to hone their skills—it’s a win-win for both schools.”
“As a graduate of Rollins and someone who began his broadcasting career calling Rollins games on WPRK, and as a program director at Full Sail, I’m excited for both institutions to continue their strong relationship of working together to support students,” says Gus Ramsey ’89, program director of Full Sail University’s Dan Patrick School of Sportscasting. “Our relationship provides tremendous opportunities for our students at Full Sail to hone their craft as sportscasters, and for the student-athletes at Rollins to have dedicated sportscasters calling their events.”
This is not the first educational collaboration between the two neighboring schools. Last year, Full Sail and Rollins forged an educational collaboration where students from Rollins provide musical performances while Full Sail students contribute music production and recording talent. By combining the performance and recording aspects of music, each school is able to provide an all-encompassing experience for their students and foster an environment where they can learn from one another.