The days of scrawling quotes at press conferences is gone, thanks in part to technology like ASAP Sports, which offers instant text transcripts from events for many college and professional teams. Journalists can now, instead, head to the ASAP Sports site or to one hosted by sports organizers. Reporters covering last night’s College World Series opener, for example, could go here for interviews with Arizona’s coach and players. Or they could go here for interviews with Arizona’s coach, Andy Lopez. You can also use their archives to read through interviews from past events, such as the 2011 Sugar Bowl. Check to see if your college is using a transcription program like this.
The Name Engine could be a great resource, offering reporters and broadcasters proper pronunciations for athletes and coaches. Not sure that many schools use this yet, but, hopefully, it will grow in popularity.
Reporters can also catch highlights from games at TheRush.com, which offers video from events such as the Lone Star Conference baseball championships. Can’t recall details of a play you want to describe, such as a double by Abilene Christian? Then, you could click here as part of the game highlights. A terrific reporting resource, if this catches on with more sports organizations.