A small school like UP has a hard time getting national exposure. We don’t often play big schools that everyone knows so people outside the northwest don’t really know anything about UP. I think that we need to show people that we are an important school and have great stories to tell about our athletes.
There are so many interesting athletes at our school do more than play a sport and walk around in sweatpants. They have great stories about how they got to UP, what their families are like, how they started and kept playing the sport and often have famous relatives that played the same sport. We can offer a new way of getting to know the sports at our school by taking videos and posting them not only to our website but to ESPNU as well.
This can open up a new door for students at UP who are interested in presenting the news but might not want to be writers. It could bring another group of students interested in sports and the paper. These videos are very casual and fun so it’s not a reason to be nervous or something that would take up a whole lot of time. This could be a great opportunity for many different groups to be involved and a great way to get exposure for UP.