Voice of the Owls Recalls His ESPN3 Debut
Kennesaw State’s play by play man Nathan McCreary (@KSUOwlsVoice) has a passion for what he does on the side…broadcasting Kennesaw State athletics. Below I posted an excerpt from his latest blog post which can be found here at McCrearyBroadcasting.com. I thought it was interesting and hopefully you will too!
“I have been voicing Kennesaw State athletics since 2005 when I first called an Owl’s basketball game on TV23 here locally. Since, I have done play-by-play for soccer, baseball, volleyball, softball, and continued men and women’s basketball at KSU. Earlier this season, Kennesaw State was awarded a grant from the Atlantic Sun Conference to receive the ESPN3 package, which included production equipment, cameras, microphones, etc., but they needed experienced broadcasters. Of course when I was asked if I was interested, I jumped at the opportunity. Once ESPN listened to a sampling of my work, I was approved as an ESPN3 broadcaster. I assumed my first ESPN3 broadcast would be for Owls basketball, but as life sometimes does, I was thrown a curve ball. The opportunity opened for me to sit in on an ESPN3 broadcast of Kennesaw State volleyball. I had called volleyball games in the past, but only as a play-by-play guy. They wanted me to sit in the color analyst seat. That was a very awkward place for me to be, 1. I never played volleyball except in a middle school gymnasium 2. The intricacies of NCAA Division I volleyball is very complex, and 3. I am more comfortable in the play-by-play seat and I knew it would be hard for me not to jump in and start calling the action out of habit. So, I began my preparation.” (To continue reading, click here)