Sports Media Center

The Newhouse Sports Media Center builds on Syracuse University’s proud legacy of producing successful professionals in sports communications.

An overhead view of the Newhouse School complex
Newhouse 3 (foreground) is the home of the Newhouse Sports Media Center.

Call a game. Run a broadcast. Write a story on a deadline. Promote an event.

The Newhouse Sports Media Center is the Newhouse School’s hub for undergraduate and graduate students interested in a career in sports communications, whether you aspire to take the mic as a play-by-play voice, direct live game coverage, cover a team as a beat writer or work in public relations for an organization.

A student taking a selfie in front of the ACC Network logo
Isis Young G’19 reporting on an SU basketball game for ESPN’s ACC Network.

The center provides oversight for the school’s Sports Media and Communications track for graduate students in broadcast and digital journalismmagazine, news and digital journalismpublic relations; and television, radio and film.

Under the leadership of award-winning sports producer Olivia Stomski ’01, the Newhouse Sports Media Center also works to strengthen academic-industry partnerships and sponsor special events and guest lectures that include interaction with students.

History of Excellence

Sportscaster Ian Eagle ’90, Newhouse Sports Media Center director Olivia Stomski ’01 and sportscaster Mike Tirico ’88.

Today’s Syracuse University students pursuing careers in sports media are part of a tradition that goes back more than eight decades, dating to the late Hall of Fame sportscaster Marty Glickman ’39.

The long line of sports media professionals who attended Syracuse University includes:

Many more illustrious alumni work not only in sports broadcasting but also in sports writing, editing, production and management, at both the national and local levels.

The Newhouse Network

Simply put, Syracuse University offers an unmatched network of alumni in sports communications working in broadcast booths and beyond. They work in newsrooms, production booths, management suites and front offices across the country.

Many graduates return to campus each year to offer their insights to current students or generously offer their time to offer career advice. Whether returning to campus to speak and meet with the next generation of sports media professionals, taking virtual meetings, critiquing demo reels and clips or helping students make internship or job contacts, Syracuse University alumni can be an invaluable resource for career development. The Newhouse Sports Media Center helps make those connections between students and alumni.

Professional Sports Coverage

Syracuse Crunch

Students in the sports media and communications emphasis have covered the Triple-A Syracuse Mets and have written columns focused on MLB, the NFL and mixed martial arts. Students also work with the Syracuse Crunch (American Hockey League) and the ACC Network.

Syracuse University Sports Coverage

Students work in the production booth to cover a Syracuse University basketball game.

Newhouse School graduate students in the sports media and communications emphasis serve as credentialed reporters covering Syracuse basketball, football, soccer, lacrosse, cross country and other University teams. They work with the ACC Network or contribute text, multimedia, photo and video stories to campus media outlets.

Leading Sports Media Personalities

Beth Mowins ’90, Bob Costas ’74, Mike Tirco ’88, Sandy Montag ’85, Sean McDonough ’84 and Syracuse Athletic director John Wildhack.

When you look to the top of the sports broadcasting profession you see Syracuse alumni everywhere you turn: from NBC’s Bob Costas ’74 and Mike Tirico ’88 to Marv Albert ’63, the Voice of the NBA, plus ESPN’s Sean McDonough ’84, Dave Pasch ’94, Dave O’Brien ’86 and Beth Mowins G’90 and CBS’ Ian Eagle ’90.

Former Syracuse football and basketball stars such as Daryl Johnston ’89, Don McPherson ’88, Donovan McNabb ’98 and Leo Rautins ’83 have moved into the broadcast booth.

Syracuse University alumni who have are play-by-play voices for the Boston Red Sox (Dave O’Brien ’86 and Joe Castiglione G’70); San Francisco Giants (Dave Flemming G’99); Minnesota Twins (Cory Provus ’00); and Houston Astros (Robert Ford ’01). Personalities such as Bill Roth ’87 (Virginia Tech), Tony Caridi ’84 (West Virginia) and Syracuse own “Voice of the Orange,” Matt Park ’89, call games for Division I college programs.

Mike Tirico speaking to students
Mike Tirico ’88 speaks to students after an event in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium.