Penn State vs Michigan Pregame Podcast

Audio posted February 16, 2013 in Sports, CommRadio by Basketball Pregame Staff

Host: Mike Esse

Analysts: Matt Stainthorpe and Ryan Stevens

Penn State and Michigan square off at Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor on Sunday at noon. Both teams are coming off of losses as Michigan fell on the road to Michigan State 75-52 on Tuesday and Penn State fell to Iowa 74-72 at home on Thursday.

The Nittany Lions are 2-16 all-time in Ann Arbor and haven't won at Crisler Arena since 2010. Just 10 days after Sunday's matchup, Penn State and Michigan will face off again on Feb. 27 at the Bryce Jordan Center at 6:30 p.m. on ComRadio.

 

About the Contributors

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Mike Esse

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Mike Esse is a senior from Grosse Pointe, Mich., majoring in broadcast journalism with a minor in business. He is a reporter for the Centre County report with a primary focus in sports. Additionally, he serves as the Student General Manager for ComRadio as well as being a producer, talk show personality and play-by-play voice.

Mike also is a staff writer for gopsusports.com where he covers Penn State women’s basketball and baseball and works for Penn State Athletics in video production. He has completed internships with MLB Advanced Media in Summer 2014 and Westwood One Sports in summer 2013.

Mike is interested in pursuing a career as a TV executive, producer, talk-show host or a play-by-play announcer. You can reach him via email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and follow him on twitter @MikeEsse22.

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Matthew Stainthorpe

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Matthew is a knowledgeable, comical and charismatic personality who has a love for sports, and experience doing play-by -plays, talk shows, color commentary, board ops, highlight edits, being a host for different shows and reporting stories. His goal is to become the
play-by-play announcer for the Villanova Wildcats basketball team.

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Ryan Stevens

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Ryan is a senior from Bloomington, Illinois majoring in broadcast journalism with a minor in english.  He has been involved with numerous radio shows, play-by-plays, beat writes and producing various Penn State athletics events since his first days of being on campus in the fall of 2012 with ComRadio. Since the fall of 2013, Ryan has been involved with State College’s ESPN Radio 1450 as an assistant producer intern and high school football reporter.

During the summer of 2014, Ryan co-hosted Sports Central with Cory Giger streaming over Altoona, Pa. and State College Pa. markets. Ryan also assisted USA Basketball media coverage in New York for World Cup of Basketball exhibition games.

Ryan was the marketing & communications intern for USA Track & Field at the national office in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was the media contact for the 2015 USATF Hershey Youth Outdoor Championships as well as the 2015 National Junior Olympics.

Ryan is also a member of the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism. He can be reached via email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and following him on twitter @RyanAStevens.