Volleyball interview - Florida
Ronnie Green congratulates Coach John Cook on his hall of fame induction announcement and senior broadcasting major Kellan Heavican joins the chancellor to discuss the new Sports Media and Communication major in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications.
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[00:00:00.196]Greg Sharpe welcoming you back
[00:00:01.449]to our coverage of Husker volleyball tonight,
[00:00:03.324]and delighted to be joined now in studio
[00:00:04.870]by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln champs' Ronnie Green.
[00:00:07.648]Here we are, match number two of the year!
[00:00:09.332]How exciting is this to get going?
[00:00:11.132]Well, it's sure great to see the ladies
[00:00:12.417]back in action, you know,
[00:00:13.677]after the great year that we had last year,
[00:00:15.765]and now, with two big matches to kick off the year.
[00:00:19.365]Here and this one with Florida, so
[00:00:21.252]exciting time of year for us to get back into the season.
[00:00:24.118]And now the program being led by a hall-of-famer.
[00:00:26.041]How about that?
[00:00:26.941]Well, we were so pleased here a few weeks ago
[00:00:28.937]when we got the news that Coach Cook
[00:00:31.531]is being named to the Coaches Hall of Fame.
[00:00:34.267]It's a big, big deal.
[00:00:36.795]When I found it out, I reached out to him and said,
[00:00:39.023]"John, that just couldn't be more fitting."
[00:00:41.357]With the kind of record he's had,
[00:00:42.913]being the sixth-winningest coach in NCAA history.
[00:00:47.540]Of course, he's coached three of our teams
[00:00:49.397]to national championships,
[00:00:51.092]and last year, just a little short,
[00:00:53.147]of being in that same league again.
[00:00:56.791]Named national coach of the year twice.
[00:00:59.196]So, we're just so fortunate
[00:01:00.781]to have that kind of leadership leading our program
[00:01:03.399]and keeping us at the national level of prominence
[00:01:05.564]that we enjoy.
[00:01:06.789]I know sports is a big part of the university,
[00:01:08.525]and sports broadcasting certainly has its niche
[00:01:10.806]on campus, as well, and I know
[00:01:12.258]you're wanting to expand on that here.
[00:01:13.848]Well, you know, we've been really, really pleased
[00:01:15.909]about the number of programs that have
[00:01:18.828]seen growth and development on campus around athletics
[00:01:22.358]over the last several years.
[00:01:24.314]We have a new Master's program in athletic administration
[00:01:27.028]in the College of Business,
[00:01:28.811]and now, this fall,
[00:01:30.051]we have a brand new program in Sports Media Communication
[00:01:33.541]in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications.
[00:01:36.180]Exciting development in that College.
[00:01:38.795]It's one of our leading Colleges of Journalism
[00:01:41.094]in the country,
[00:01:42.305]and I know you've got a special guest with us today
[00:01:45.115]that's kinda right in the thick of that.
[00:01:47.961]I had a chance for him to interview me about a year ago,
[00:01:49.981]so he already kinda knows what he's doing
[00:01:52.506]here in this field, so
[00:01:54.492]great to see that program kicking off.
[00:01:56.645]Absolutely, Kyle Haviken is with us,
[00:01:58.136]a senior from Scattered.
[00:01:59.994]Our paths have crossed a few different times.
[00:02:04.033]What has your experience on the campus been like?
[00:02:06.723]Well it's been great, you know.
[00:02:08.365]CoJMC or the College of Journalism Mass Comm
[00:02:10.734]provides students that want to get in to the business
[00:02:13.182]with a multitude of opportunities.
[00:02:15.129]Between our two radio stations, our FM side
[00:02:17.308]and our online platform, not only that,
[00:02:20.240]but the classes that they provide.
[00:02:22.007]Chancellor Green talked about the new major
[00:02:24.580]that we had, but originally before the major,
[00:02:25.992]we had classes, we had the sports class
[00:02:28.936]that teaches you how to become basically talent on air.
[00:02:31.692]Or we have an Anderson Sports live class in the Spring,
[00:02:34.050]which is a sports centered type show
[00:02:36.585]for 30 minutes on Monday's and so all of these experiences
[00:02:39.465]are allowing us to get out foot in the door,
[00:02:41.313]not only on the talent side, but we also
[00:02:42.917]have classes that, through sports journalism,
[00:02:44.836]how we focus so much on writing and being able
[00:02:46.779]to tell stories, and then obviously,
[00:02:49.333]there is advertising in public relations
[00:02:51.411]because that is a lot of what sports is,
[00:02:52.948]is the PR side.
[00:02:54.017]You can't forget about social media
[00:02:56.450]with the various platforms that we have,
[00:02:58.400]so all of the opportunities we get,
[00:03:00.165]not only through the talent side,
[00:03:01.900]but we have the other sides that flow in.
[00:03:04.039]Because in this business, we have learned through
[00:03:05.601]CoJMC, they have to be a multi faceted
[00:03:08.085]person going out in the sports industry.
[00:03:10.359]Alright, tell me about yourself.
[00:03:11.289]Senior year, you are gonna graduate in May,
[00:03:12.926]what are your plans?
[00:03:13.837]Hope is May, fingers are crossed,
[00:03:16.015]and we will have to go from there
[00:03:17.581]just hoping something sports radio,
[00:03:19.691]but got to keep options open right out of college.
[00:03:21.924]Well, I have known you for a couple of years,
[00:03:23.868]you have got a bright future ahead of you,
[00:03:25.335]and thank you for kind of letting inside
[00:03:26.625]look at what is going on on campus here today.
[00:03:29.240]Chancellor, you are always great to catch up,
[00:03:30.073]we will see you at a football game here in about a week,
[00:03:32.568]you ready for that?
[00:03:33.401]Oh yeah, go Big Red.
[00:03:34.342]Lets take you now back to Gainesville,
[00:03:35.617]and John Banner.
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