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Being a Co-Sports Director at WHUS has been a dream come true for me. Before I go on though I will give you a little background of myself and why I'm starting this blog.
To start my name is Chris Jones and I'm currently a junior at the University of Connecticut. I'm majoring in Journalism and minoring in business hoping one of these paths will lead me to a job that is fun and I love doing. Yes, of course money would be nice but like someone important said a long time ago "Money doesn't make happiness." For me that is true to this point in my life. Being born almost 21 years ago in the great city of Chicago has forever shaped my childhood and lifestyle. Chicago sports teams run my life. The 90's consisted of Michael Jordan, though only vague memories of the 97' and 98' championships are attainable. The early 2000's brought me my first heartbreak. 5 outs away from a World Series and the Cubbies pull what only the Cubs could do. Choke it away with their Cy-Young candidate on the mound and oh yes...Steve Bartman. I won't get into that if you don't know who that is then you aren't a sports fan or are a White Sox fan....oh wait there isn't a difference between the two. I kid, fans of the white sox only come around when their team is a contender not like the lovable losers who root for the basement dwelling Cubs as much as the 2008 and 2009 Division champs. But then 2006-2007 and 2009-2010 brought great teams one a Super Bowl finalist and one that brought the cup back to Chi-town. Of course I'm talking about the Bears and the Blackhawks with the Bears losing in the Super Bowl XLI and the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in 2010. The Hawks run was the first time I could actually fully enjoy a championship season and look back with a bunch of memories. None of those money could touch.
But let us get to what really matters. UCONN! That's what you are here to read. I'm starting this blog as a way for UConn fans to get the behind the scenes of what we do here at WHUS when we cover your favorite sports teams across campus. I won't lie Andrew (Callahn;co-sports director) and I have a lot of fun running the station. Almost too much fun!
We get to travel the country and cover teams and players that go to the same institution as us. Can't get better than that. At my time at WHUS I have covered a Women's Final Four, UConn Baseball Regionals in Clemson and Super Regionals in South Carolina, announced the 89th win for the UConn Women's bball team that surpassed the UCLA men's record with former sports director Adam Giardino. The list goes on and on and hopefully over the next two years will be expanded.
With the postseason underway for Men's Soccer, Field Hockey and the regular season getting underway for hockey and basketball teams it is a busy time of year. Oh and did I mention that I also have 5 classes that I'm suppose to attend and study for haha. Yep that's the life of a student broadcaster. But I'm loving every minute of it. This Friday I will be traveling down with Steve Zocco to Red Bull Stadium for the men's soccer Big East Semifinals against Louisville (A rematch of a game both of us did @Louisville on October 1st that was a 1-0 double OT thriller for Connecticut). Louisville will be looking for revenge and Connecticut motivated to try and get a number 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, which would mean games at Morrone until the Final Four in Birmingham. Why so big? Uconn is 10-0-1 at home this year and love to play in front of the intimidating goal patrol. Make sure you listen to us starting at 5PM Friday afternoon!
That about does it for now. Would love to update as soon as I can so keep checking back on whus.org. I will also post to my facebook and twitter so if you would like to follow WHUS Sports on Twitter or Facebook go to @WHUSSPORTS on twitter or WHUS Sports on facebook. Also you can follow me on twitter @JonesCcj. Trying to get my tweets up a bit so the more followers I have might make me work a bit harder on that. Go Huskies!