Top NFL Producers & Talent to Instruct Players: CBS’ James Brown to
Serve as Host Joined By Fred Gaudelli (NBC), Ron Jaworski (ESPN)
and Curt Menefee (FOX)
“Advanced” Curriculum Offered to Five Former Boot Campers
Players can earn guest hosting opportunity on
NFL TV and radio partners in U.K.
Twenty-four current and former NFL players, including ANTONIO CROMARTIE (Jets), IKE TAYLOR (retired) and ADALIUS THOMAS (retired) will take part in the ninth annual NFL Boot Camp: Broadcasting at NFL Films in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey from June 1-4, the NFL announced today.
The four-day program, directed by the NFL Player Engagement and NFL Broadcasting departments, covers a wide range of topics with instructors from CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, NFL Network, Big Ten Network, SiriusXM, and WestwoodOne Radio. Sessions include hands-on work in areas such as tape study, editing, show preparation, radio production, studio preparation, production meetings, field reporting and game preparation. Each player will tape segments as a game analyst and as a field reporter and serve as a live guest host on SiriusXM NFL Radio.
In addition, participants will have the opportunity to earn a guest hosting spot with one of the league’s United Kingdom broadcasting partners during the 2015 season. Last season former NFL playersJE’ROD CHERRY and EVAN MOORE were selected to serve as studio analysts for an NFL regular-season Sunday on Sky Sports in the U.K.
Five veteran Broadcast Boot Campers – GREG CAMARILLO (2010), MARIO HAGGAN (2007), TYOKA JACKSON (2014), MAX STARKS (2008), and GEORGE WRIGHSTER (2014) – will participate in the “Advanced Broadcasting” program featuring one-on-one coaching and feedback from faculty members as players further develop their skills in play-by-play analysis, radio broadcasting, field reporting, and other techniques.
“You can turn on your television at home and see how beneficial Boot Camp: Broadcasting has been for the players who have participated in the past,” said NFL Vice President of Player EngagementCHARLES WAY. “Broadcasting is a competitive field to break into, and we’re thrilled that this program has assisted so many players with achieving their career goals.”
Of the 188 players who took part in NFL Boot Camp: Broadcasting from 2007-2014, more than one-third have earned broadcasting jobs as a result of their participation in the program.
Participants are selected through an application process based on NFL playing experience, essays, and demonstrated interest in media.
Following are the current and former NFL players participating in this year’s program:
||Former Player (TEN, SF)
||Former Player (JAX, NYJ, ATL)
||Former Player (SD, MIA, MIN, NO)
||Former Player (CLE, NYJ, SF, SEA)
||Former Player (ATL, WASH)
||Former Player (BUF, NO)
||Former Player (BUF, DEN, STL)
||Former Player (IND, TEN, ATL, NYJ, CAR)
||Former Player (DET, MIA, TB, STL)
||Former Player (CLE, JAX, DET, ATL)
||Former Player (PIT,STL)
||Former Player (PIT)
||Former Player (BAL, NE)
||Former Player (SEA, DET)
||Former Player (TEN, MIN)
||Former Player (CHI, MIA)
||Former Player (JAX)
* advanced participants
Following are the NFL broadcasting talent and production staff who will lend their expertise to the program:
||Big 10 Network
|Annie Hoffman Goodrich
||Sportscast Stars Training
||Sportscast Stars Training
About NFL Player Engagement
NFL Player Engagement assists players in reaching their highest potential on and off-the-field with guidance, support, and resources provided before, during, and after their NFL experiences. NFL Player Engagement works with three core audiences: Prep, Life, and Next. NFL Life (current players) and NFL Next (former players) reach more than 2,000 NFL players and spouses each year through a variety of programs and services focused on career development, financial and continuing education, as well as personal, psychological, and physical wellness. NFL Prep provides high-school and college student-athletes of all sports with tools to help them succeed in life, focused on awareness, prevention, and education. More information can be found at www.nflplayerengagement.com
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Football, Men’s Golf & Women’s Golf Have Earned the Recognition All 10 Years
Indianapolis – Seven University of Dayton athletic programs were honored today when the NCAA recognized teams earning multi-year Academic Progress Rates in the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport. The Dayton teams honored for the 2013-14 academic year were: baseball, football, men’s golf, women’s cross country, women’s golf, women’s tennis and women’s track.
For the fourth-consecutive year, UD also has the most teams honored of any school in Ohio.
Seven Flyer teams have received the APR Recognition Award at least five times in the 10 years of the honors program. They are men’s and women’s basketball, men’s cross country, football, men’s and women’s golf, and rowing.
University of Dayton football, men’s golf and women’s golf have received the APR recognition award for 10 consecutive years – every time since the APR was instituted.
Dayton football was one of two programs honored from the Pioneer Football League, and the only one in Ohio. UD football is in an elite group. Dayton is one of eight football teams to earn the honor all 10 years. The others are: Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Davidson, Duke, Pennsylvania and Yale.
Dayton is one of two universities to have both its golf programs earn APR recognition all 10 years. The other is Dartmouth. Men’s golf programs to earn the honor for 10 consecutive years are: Brown, Connecticut, Dartmouth, Dayton, Duke, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame. On the women’s side the teams include: Boston, Bucknell, Butler, Dartmouth, Dayton, Elon, Gonzaga, North Carolina, Northwestern, Pennsylvania, Princeton, Urbana-Champaign, and Yale. Dayton is the only school in Ohio that its men’s golf team earned APR recognition this year.
Dayton tied for third in the Atlantic 10 Conference with five of its teams in the league earning the APR Recognition Award.
The Flyers are one of three in the Atlantic 10 to have its baseball team honored (Davidson, Dayton, Fordham) and the Flyers are just one of two schools in Ohio to earn the recognition. The other is Xavier.
This marks the fourth-consecutive year that UD women’s tennis has received the APR Recognition Award. They are one of six programs in the A-10, as well as in Ohio earning the honor this year.
Each year, the NCAA honors selected Division I sports teams by publicly recognizing their latest multiyear NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR). This announcement is part of the overall Division I academic reform effort and is intended to highlight teams that demonstrate a commitment to academic progress and retention of student-athletes by achieving the top APRs within their respective sports. Specifically, these teams posted multiyear APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport. This year’s release will again include recognition in the sport of football by subdivision (i.e. Football Bowl Subdivision and NCAA Football Championship Subdivision).
The APR provides a real-time look at a team’s academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship. The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation and provides a measure of each team’s academic performance.
Multi-year APRs for all Division I sports teams, including the teams receiving public recognition, will be announced May 27.
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Dayton Will Play Duquesne, La Salle, Rhode Island, St. Bonaventure & Saint Louis Home & Home
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – University of Dayton men’s basketball fans will have the opportunity to see five of the six Atlantic 10 Conference teams that played in the post season, and seven of the eight A-10 teams that had finished above .500 in league play in the 2015-16 season. That was determined after the conference revealed the upcoming season’s home-and-road matchups. The A-10 will announce a full schedule with dates later in the summer.
The Flyers will play Duquesne, La Salle, Rhode Island, St. Bonaventure and Saint Louis home-and-home, and will also host regular season champion Davidson, George Washington, UMass and tournament champion VCU. Dayton will visit Fordham, George Mason, Richmond and Saint Joseph’s.
Davidson and VCU played in the NCAA tournament, while Rhode Island, George Washington and Richmond participated in the 2015 NIT. All were at least 10-8 in conference action, as were UMass and St. Bonaventure. The final team in both lists is, of course, Dayton. UD was tied for second in the regular season with a 13-5 A-10 mark, and reached the third round of the NCAA tournament.
The league’s 14 members will play an 18-game conference schedule again in 2015-16. Teams will play each opponent once and five teams twice.
Dayton was 27-9 and advanced to the Third Round of the NCAA tournament this season. The Flyers return four starters – rising senior Dyshawn Pierre, and rising juniors Kyle Davis, Kendall Pollard and Scoochie Smith — and eight letterwinners. The quartet will serve as UD’s 2015-16 co-captains.
Miller and his coaching staff will add six newcomers, including wing Charles Cooke and center Steve McElvene (who both practiced with the team this season) and four highly-touted freshmen – guard John Crosby and forwards Ryan Mikesell, Sam Miller and Xeryrius Williams.
Remaining elements of UD’s schedule (non-conference opponents, all playing dates and all game times) will be announced as they become available.
The 2016 Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship will be played March 9-13, 2016 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
The following is a list of each school’s home and away pairings for the 2015-16 season:
Home- LAS, UMASS, URI, SJU, DUQ, MASON, GW, RICH, VCU
Away- DAY, FOR, SBU, SLU, DUQ, MASON, GW, RICH, VCU
Home – DAV, GW, UMASS, VCU, DUQ, LAS, URI, SBU, SLU
Away – FOR, MASON, RICH, SJU, DUQ, LAS, URI, SBU, SLU
Home– FOR, LAS, UMASS, RICH, DAV, DAY, GW, SBU, SLU
Away – MASON, URI, SJU, VCU, DAV, DAY, GW, SBU, SLU
Home – DAV, DAY, MASON, SBU, LAS, UMASS, URI, RICH, SJU
Away – DUQ, GW, SLU, VCU, LAS, UMASS, URI, RICH, SJU
Home- DAY, DUQ, SBU, SJU, DAV, GW, RICH, SLU, VCU
Away- FOR, LAS, UMASS, URI, DAV, GW, RICH, SLU, VCU
Home –FOR, LAS, URI, SJU, DAV, DUQ, MASON, RICH, VCU
Away– DAY, UMASS, SBU, SLU, DAV, DUQ, MASON, RICH, VCU
Home – MASON, SBU, SLU, VCU, DAY, FOR, UMASS, URI, SJU
Away – DAV, DUQ, GW, RICH, DAY, FOR, UMASS, URI, SJU
Home–MASON, GW, SLU, VCU, FOR, LAS, URI, SBU, SJU
Away – DAV, DAY, DUQ, RICH, FOR, LAS, URI, SBU, SJU
Home – DUQ, MASON, RICH, SLU, DAY, FOR, LAS, UMASS, SJU
Away – DAV, GW, SBU, VCU, DAY, FOR, LAS, UMASS, SJU
Home– DAY, LAS, UMASS, SJU, DAV, FOR, MASON, GW, VCU
Away – DUQ, URI, SBU, SLU, DAV, FOR, MASON, GW, VCU
Home– DAV, GW, URI, RICH, DAY, DUQ, UMASS, SJU, SLU
Away –FOR, MASON LAS, VCU, DAY, DUQ, UMASS, SJU, SLU
Home – DAY, DUQ, SLU, VCU, FOR, LAS, UMASS, URI, SBU
Away – DAV, GW, MASON, RICH, FOR, LAS, UMASS, URI, SBU
Home – DAV, FOR, GW, RICH, DAY, DUQ, MASON, SBU, VCU
Away – LAS, UMASS, URI, SJU, DAY, DUQ, MASON, SBU, VCU
Home – DUQ, FOR, URI, SBU, DAV, MASON, GW, RICH, SLU
Away – DAY, LAS, UMASS, SJU, DAV, MASON, GW, RICH, SLU
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