Sports in Scotland: A Penn State John Curley Center Sports Special

Newscast/Video posted April 28, 2022 in International Reporting in Scotland by John Curley Center.

John Curley Center Scotland Sports Special from Centre County Report on Vimeo.

Our Penn State John Curley Center students traveled to Scotland to report on key issues and stories surrounding sports in the country.

About the Contributors

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John Affleck

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Preston Shoemaker

Senior / Journalism

Preston Shoemaker is a senior Bellisario Fellow from Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania and is majoring in broadcast journalism. He is a director, play-by-play broadcaster and writer for the CommRadio sports department. He is also an executive producer for the Centre County Report and the newly formed After the Whistle. Preston is the Broadcast Assistant for the Altoona Curve, Double-A Affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, where he serves as a play-by-play broadcaster and works with media relations. Preston aspires to become a professional play-by-play broadcaster. To contact him, send an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or follow on Twitter @prestonshoe21.

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Jake Starr

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Jake Starr is a fourth-year student from West Chester, Pennsylvania, and is majoring in broadcast journalism. Jake is one of the general managers at CommRadio and takes on a variety of other roles as well. He serves as a play-by-play broadcaster for CommRadio, in addition to Big Ten Plus. In addition to CommRadio, Jake is a reporter and anchor for the Centre County Report, In the Game, and After the Whistle. Jake previously worked a summer internship with the Saugerties Stallions of the PGBCL in New York. This summer, Jake will serve as a broadcaster for the Cotuit Kettleers in the Cape Cod Baseball League. To contact Jake, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). You can also follow him on Twitter @jstarr1999.

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Zech Lambert

Senior / Broadcast journalism

Zech is a senior from Northampton, Pennsylvania. He is a football insider for CommRadio. He is also a co-host on the weekly talk show Ducks on the Pond, while also doing play-by-play for CommRadio and B1G+. On top of that, Zech is a sports editor at the Daily Collegian. Over the summer, he interned with the Charlottesville Tom Sox of the Valley Baseball League doing play-by-play, among other media roles. To contact him, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). You can also tweet him @Zech_Lambert with any random thoughts or just to have some sports banter.

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Adam Babetski

Sophomore / Communications

Adam Babetski is a third year from Sterling, Virginia majoring in broadcast journalism. To contact him, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Eric Fenstermaker

Senior / Broadcast Journalist

Eric Fenstermaker is a senior from Northampton, Pennsylvania, majoring in broadcast journalism. He is also minoring in business and sports studies and pursuing a certificate in sports journalism.

Eric is involved in After the Whistle and Penn State Sports Night (PSSN). For COMM Radio, Eric contributes to a variety of different podcasts and co-hosts the Hail Mary radio show, which is dedicated to analyzing NFL games.

Eric loves conversation and interaction with sports fans, and he looks to help generate meaningful dialogues in the sports world. Eric aims to create content that is accurate, timely and impactful. To contact Eric, email him at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Kelly Warner

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Kelly Warner is a senior, Broadcast Journalism major from Charlotte, NC. She is the President of the Penn State chapter of the Association for Women in Sports Media and a producer for both Penn State Sports Night and the high school football show “After The Whistle”. In the fall of 2021, Kelly was a sports anchor/producer for Centre County Report and served as an executive producer for the show in the spring. She formerly interned with the Charlottesville Tom Sox, a summer baseball team in Virginia, as a multimedia intern and also partook in the international reporting trip to Scotland.

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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).