The 1 p.m. tipoff will feature alumnus Taylor Durham ’96 as the broadcast’s play-by-play announcer, with Elon junior Tellier Lundquist serving as color commentator.
In what Katie Halter called a “significant sign of growth,” Elon Sports Vision will produce Saturday’s broadcast of the Elon University men’s basketball game on WMYV My48, a Greensboro-based television station serving the Piedmont Triad region. The 1 p.m. home matchup with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro is the student organization’s first live production to be featured on a linear broadcast, said Halter, Elon Sports Vision’s coordinating producer.
“To have our games on a linear and local network not only gives Elon more exposure, it also provides our students an experience – a great learning opportunity – they’ve never had before,” Halter said. “The students work so hard to provide one of the best broadcasts in the Colonial Athletic Association and it will be recognized on Saturday.”
Supported by a crew of Elon students and university staff, alumnus Taylor Durham will serve as the broadcast’s play-by-play announcer, with Tellier Lundquist ’22, a journalism major, providing color commentary. Lundquist, executive director of “Elon Phoenix Weekly,” is a familiar face to viewers of the student-run sports magazine show.
Halter said she is excited for Lundquist to have an opportunity to work in front of a large audience, gaining invaluable experience and building his resume.
“Tellier has worked so hard to be a color commentator for the men’s broadcasts,” she said. “He brings passion, energy and knowledge to our broadcasts – knowledge that can’t be matched by many students in college.”
Halter credited the university’s support for making the broadcast happen, thanking staff members from Teaching and Learning Technologies, Athletics and the School of Communications for their assistance and willingness to go above and beyond.
“I appreciate all of the collaboration across campus to get this game on a linear channel. It will be something our students will enjoy, remember and, most importantly, learn from,” she added.
Elon heads into Saturday’s matchup with a 3-0 record this season and leading the all-time series with the Spartans, 26-15. UNCG has a record of 3-3. To watch the game, WMYV My48 is broadcast on Spectrum Cable’s channel 15 and HD Antenna 48-1.
According to a WMYV news release, Saturday’s broadcast will be just the second time that Learfield IMG College and WMYV My48 have partnered to broadcast a game. The two companies are currently in talks to produce and broadcast more sporting events together in the future.
Saturday’s Broadcast Crew
Supervisor: Katie Halter
TD/Director: Katie Halter
Camera 1: Dion Cummings, iMedia
Camera 2: Matt Harrell, iMedia
Camera 3: Jared Bunder, Cinema & Television Arts
Camera 4: Javik Blake, Journalism
Graphics: Amanda Shike, Athletics Video
Replay: Quintin Brenner, TLT
Audio: Rick Earl, TLT
PxP: Taylor Durham, Learfiled/IMG
Color: Tellier Lundquist, Journalism
About Elon Sports Vision
Elon Sports Vision is the official broadcasting organization of the Elon Athletic Department and aims to prepare members for careers in the sports video industry. The student-run organization also produces “Elon Phoenix Weekly,” a sports magazine show, and “One on One Sports,” a sports debate program, that air locally on campus and online.