The broadcast news senior from York, Pa., is scheduled to appear three times during ESPN’s coverage of the game. Fontanazza will appear on-air pre-game and then once during each half. He is still talking to ESPNproducers about content but says they plan to give him a Flip video camcorder to do a behind-the-scenes look at student fans and traditions.
Fontanazza’s appearance on ESPN is part of the network’s Campus Connection Week. Students from more than 40 schools, representing 15 conferences and 21 states, plus Washington, D.C., will have the opportunity to serve in various roles during games on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU.
The P.I. Reed School of Journalism has had an official partnership with ESPN since the fall of 2008. The student-generated content initiative, designed to provide college journalists hands-on experience with the network broadcasts, also crosses over to the ESPNU.com website and other ESPN Inc. platforms, including ESPNU, ESPN2 and ESPN radio.