In The Game Spring 2022: Episode 1

Newscast/Video posted April 6, 2022 in In The Game by In The Game Staff.

Join us as we bring you compelling stories of cool people doing cool things.

In The Game is a TV magazine show with sports feature stories told by students in Penn State's Bellisario College of Communications. This is the first episode for Spring 2022.

Producer: Lexy Leidlein

Anchors: Rylee Curry, Austin Groft

Reporters: Evan Popalis, Jacob Cheris, Alexis Yoder, Justin Morganstein

 

About the Contributors

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Jacob Cheris

Third-Year / Broadcast Journalism

Jacob Cheris is a third-year majoring in broadcast journalism from Gaithersburg, Maryland. He is an aspiring sports writer. Jacob is a huge Washington Capitals fan and has a great passion for hockey. He played all throughout high school. He is also a member of Penn State Sports Night, where he analyzes hockey and other sports on YouTube. Jacob also covers Penn State Men’s hockey as the lead editorial writer for Roar Lions Roar, giving in depth analysis on the team, and feature stories on specific players.  Jacob is also the host of CommRadio’s hockey talk show “The Sin Bin”. Jacob is looking to expand his love for hockey and use it across all sports.

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Alexis Yoder

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Austin Groft

Sophomore / Broadcast Journalism

Austin Groft is a third-year student from Lancaster, Pennsylvania majoring in broadcast journalism at Penn State. He is a writer and play-by-play announcer for the CommRadio sports department. His writings cover topics across the NFL, NBA, and NCAA football/basketball. Austin also works part-time with Penn State Athletics as a production assistant. To contact Austin, email him at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Evan Popalis

Junior /

Evan Popalis is a third-year from Lititz, Pennsylvania, majoring in broadcast journalism. He is a writer, analyst, and play-by-play commentator for the CommRadio sports department. His writings include weekly NHL betting previews along with power rankings for the NHL and NFL. He appears weekly on the NHL Podcast as a host and analyst reviewing the previous week’s action. If you would like to contact him, email him at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Alexa Leidlein

Senior / Broadcast Journalism /

Alexa Leidlein, or better known as Lexy, is a senior from Newtown, Connecticut majoring in broadcast journalism and minoring in sports studies. Leidlein currently serves as the News Producer for Penn State Network News and Treasurer of PSNTv. Leidlein creates content for Penn State Sports Night and is a dedicated member of Penn State’s chapter of the Association for Women in Sports Media, known as AWSM. Leidlein previously interned with Stapleton Sports Group as a social media intern. Leidlein works for Penn State Campus Recreation with the Competitive Sports division and the Customer Service division. You can contact her at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Rylee Curry

Senior /

Rylee is a senior multimedia journalist from Upper Darby, Pennsylvania dual majoring in Broadcast Journalism and African American Studies. Her ultimate professional goal is to host her own talk show that uplifts, celebrates and educates the African American community at large. As a student she is actively pursuing this goal through her academics and extracurricular activities. On campus, Rylee serves as the Co-Editor in Chief of Sovereign Magazine, which is the first magazine for students of color on Penn State’s University Park campus. She works as an anchor and reporter for Centre County Report and Penn State Network News. Rylee is also the host of her very own podcast, The Rylee Sage Podcast. Alongside of finishing her undergraduate studies, Rylee is also a student in Penn States Master’s of Public Policy Program. In the future Rylee hopes to combine all of her passions to change the world with her voice!

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Justin Morganstein

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