In The Game - Episode 601

Video posted December 8, 2016 in Sports, In The Game by In The Game

In this episode of In The Game, we'll introduce you to a Lithuanian basketball player, a soccer player who has won back-to-back National Championships and a new genre of sports you may have never heard of.

About the Contributors

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Senior / Broadcast Journalism

I am currently pursuing a degree in Broadcast Journalism, with a special interest in sports. I am a hard working individual with clear goals, which are to become an executive producer for a major television network such as NBC, CBS, FOX, or ESPN. With the experience that I have gained at Penn State both in the classroom and outside of it, I can be a creative force in the production of a sports broadcast.

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Jack Milewski

Sophomore / Broadcast Journalism

Jack Milewski is a sophomore majoring in broadcast journalism. He is a member of com radio’s sports team and helps to produce broadcasts as well as announcing multiple sporting events. He also produces written content and podcasts for the website. To go along with his involvement in com radio, Jack is also an intern at He covers the women’s hockey team and produces written content for the website. Jack is also the voice of Penn State Women’s Volleyball and travels with the team to cover all of their matches. Jack hopes to become a play-by-play man for a big market hockey team in the future.

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Allison Gasparetti

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Allison Gasparetti is a New Jersey native and currently a senior at Penn State University. In December of 2016, she will be graduating a semester early with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, a minor in French/Francophone Studies, and a certificate from the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism. Allison recently traveled to Rio de Janeiro in September to provide coverage of the Paralympic Games for the Associated Press. She is currently on staff with Big Ten Network’s Student U, where she has gained valuable live production experience, and is also a producer of In The Game, an Emmy Award-winning production that dives deep into sports stories with local and national impact to create a magazine-style show. She takes great pride in being a reporter and past producer for Penn State Sports Night, a student network-affiliated show centered around Penn State athletics. She has enjoyed being a member of several student organizations on campus, in addition to her part-time job and various other activities at Penn State. You can visit her personal portfolio at or follow her on Twitter @a_gasparetti.

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Brian Sloss

Senior / Television Production

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Christopher Hunt

Senior / Telecommunications

My name is Christopher David Hunt.  I am currently a senior at Pennsylvania State University.  I am majoring in Telecommunications with an interest in video production.  I’m an avid video gamer, as well as TV and movie buff.  I have always been interested in the behind-the-scenes magic that happens with different projects.  It’s amazing to see so many groups of people work together to bring an idea to life.  My hope is that I can work on the same types of productions that inspired me as a child to get into video production and hopefully inspire the next generation of filmmakers.  My career goal is to get a job with the live-action department at Rooster Teeth Productions in Austin, Texas.

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Jesse Myers

Super Senior / Broadcast Journalism and English Major

A former high school and collegiate football player. A sports fanatic, with interests in football, basketball, baseball, MMA, golf, professional wrestling. A daily fantasy sports writer for A high school football stat analyst for WHVL Broadcasts.

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Senior / Broadcast Journalism

I am a senior at Penn State University from Suwanee, Georgia. I am a Broadcast Journalism Major minoring in Business. Along with my academics, I am a member of the Penn State Women’s Basketball team. 

As a student at Penn State, I’ve had the privilege to work on my radio reporting, newspaper editing, and on camera skills in various classes. During the summer of 2015, I had the opportunity to job shadow women’s basketball analyst LaChina Robinson while she was working with the Atlanta Dream WNBA team’s “Dream TV”. This past summer I interned with WPSU Sports. I am also involved in several organizations on campus: Penn State Athletes Take Action, Athlete Director’s Leadership Institute, and National Society of Leadership and Success.

I am very passionate about basketball and plans to play after I graduate. I have played since the age of 7 and just finished up my third season on the Penn State women’s basketball team. I nearly doubled all of my statistics from the previous year and was awarded the team’s Most Improved Player, and Academic Achievement at this year’s banquet. Because of my love for basketball, I plan to seek a profession that will keep her around it as long as I can.

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Olivia Cohen

Senior / Film

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Senior / Broadcast Journalism

My name is Salina Williford, I am a senior at the Penn State University majoring in Broadcast Journalism and a minoring in Business. My goal in this profession is to to be a political pundit or do entertainment news.