Penn State vs Nebraska Pregame Podcast
Host: Matt Trabold
Analysts: Tyler Feldman and Ryan Stevens
In the first meeting between Penn State and Nebraska this season, the Cornhuskers beat the Nittany Lions on their home floor 68-64 as Patrick Chambers' squad went 1-for-6 at the free throw line at the end of regulation.
The Cornhuskers lost five of its top six scorers from last season with the graduation or early departure of Bo Spencer, Jorge Brian Diaz, Brandon Richardson, Toney McCray and Caleb Walker. Because of this, new Cornhuskers head coach Tim Miles has looked for production from a couple players that didn't play for Nebraska last season in freshman forward Shavon Shields and redshirt junior guard Ray Gallegos.
After TCU upset No. 5 Kansas last night for their first Big 12 victory, Penn State remains as the only remaining Power Six Conference team without a conference win. Patrick Chambers is in search of scoring options past guard Jermaine Marshall and Southern Miss transfer D.J. Newbill. Marshall and Newbill currently account for over 68 percent of Penn State's scoring output since star guard Tim Frazier suffered a season-ending injury in the Puerto Rico Invitational.
The Nittany Lions and Cornhuskers square off at the Bob Devaney Sports Center at 9:00 p.m. Saturday night.
About the Contributors
Senior / Broadcast Journalism
Matthew Trabold is a senior from Rochester, NY majoring in broadcast journalism with a sports emphasis through the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism and minoring in business. The sport Trabold has a passion for the most is men’s college basketball, causing him to devote a portion of every single day to following it meticulously. Trabold hopes to someday become an analyst or announcer for men’s college basketball on a national stage. At Pennsylvania State University, Trabold also is currently involved with or has been involved with Paternoville, Nittany Nation, In The Game (sports magazine show of the College of Communications) and PSN-TV. Trabold has had summer internships at State College, PA radio station All-Hit B94.5 and the sports department of Rochester, NY television station 13-WHAM. To delve further into the head of Matthew Trabold, follow him on twitter at @trabsmatt.
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.
Senior / Broadcast Journalism and Marketing
Currently, Feldman is an executive producer, reporter and anchor for the Centre County Report, as well as ComRadio’s senior sports director. He also is the host of the Penn State Coaches Show featuring Guy Gadowsky, which airs live from Lettermans on ESPN Radio 1450 and GoPSUSports.com every Tuesday night at 6 p.m. Additionally, he was the first to report the hiring of Joe Moorhead as Penn State football’s new offensive coordinator on December 12, 2015.
He’s a member of the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism within the College of Communications and enrolled in the Smeal College of Business.
Feldman, a Pittsburgh native, has broadcasted sporting events from a number of international and professional venues, including Estadio Latinoamericano in Cuba, Madison Square Garden, CONSOL Energy Center, Wells Fargo Center, MetLife Stadium, M&T Bank Stadium, and EverBank Field.
Last spring, he traveled with the Penn State men’s volleyball team as their play-by-play man, announcing his very first NCAA tournament matches at Stanford’s Maples Pavilion.
He has gained valuable broadcasting and reporting experience interning and working at WTAJ-TV, MLB Network, GoPSUSports.com, 105.9 The X, 970 AM ESPN, Big Ten Network Student U, and State College’s ESPN Radio 1450.
Feldman has a strong passion for sports and dreams to become a sports anchor/reporter in a national market and/or a hockey play-by-play announcer.