ESPN Live

On the "NFL Live" set with Trey Wingo, Mark Schlereth and Coach Herman Edwards

Elon is one of only two universities (RIT is the other) whose students produce a weekly show that airs regionally on ESPN, so it’s appropriate to visit the Mother Ship.

Our host at ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Conn., was Trey Wingo, anchor of “NFL Live.” We have a double school connection. We’re both Baylor graduates, and Wingo is an Elon parent. It was enjoyable to be on the set in the colorful, tech-intensive studio for Friday’s “NFL Live” show.

What an operation. From its genesis in 1979, ESPN has grown into an extraordinary cable channel that now has engulfed ABC Sports.

In the School of Communications lobby, we have an Emmy on display received by Elon graduate Scott Gustafson for ESPN’s production of Winter X Games.

The latest Elon/ESPN connection is Eryn Gradwell, who graduated a year ago and now works full time for ESPN after interning for the company.

It was good to see the place that produces so much sports content that absorbs so much of the attention of young people on so many college campuses.

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