Media

On the anchor desk at WTWO in Terre Haute, Indiana.

GAME BROADCASTS
Show Open – Wright State vs. Loyola
Play-by-play – Valparaiso vs. Wright State

FEATURE STORIES
Larger Than Life
From All Corners of the World
The New “A” List
Waltman’s Last Words

GAME PREVIEWS AND RECAPS
2009 HL Women’s Soccer Championship Recap
Hayward Seals Butler Victory over Murray State
1-on-1 Interview with Butler’s Brad Stevens
Sweet 16 Preview – Butler vs. Syracuse

FROM THE STUDIO
6:00pm Sports Segment – WTWO
The People’s Choice – Jeff Gordon
Goin’ 2 the Endzone Anchor Segment

BEHIND THE CAMERA
Video Highlight Reel
Football Highlight Melt – Notre Dame vs. Purdue

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GAME BROADCASTS

Show Open – Wright State vs. Loyola

Show open for the January 30, 2010 Horizon League Network Game of the Week between the Wright State Raiders and Loyola Ramblers. This game aired on several cable television networks and broadcast television networks across the Midwest.

Announcers: Will Haskett – Play-by-play, Damon Lewis – Analyst

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Play-by-play – Valparaiso vs. Wright State

Action from the 2nd Half of a Horizon League match-up between the Valparaiso Crusaders and Wright State Raiders, which took place on February 4, 2010. This game was streamed live, via webcast, on the Horizon League Network.

Announcers: Damon Lewis – Play-by-play, Adam Coppinger – Analyst.

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FEATURE STORIES

Larger Than Life

Taking the field for the first time since the heartbreaking death of their head coach, Terry Hoeppner, the Indiana Hoosiers opened the 2007 campaign with a 55-7 thumping of Indiana State. Coach Hep’s presence was everywhere you looked inside IU’s Memorial Stadium, and the fallen head coach was on everyone’s mind following the victory.

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From All Corners of the World

The Valparaiso Crusaders have built a reputation for having one of the most diverse men’s basketball programs in all of college basketball. Damon Lewis takes a look at how all the pieces fit together in this international puzzle.

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The New “A” List

At the annual Terre Haute Savings Bank/WTWO Wabash Valley All-Sports Team Banquet, the area’s best and brightest high school athletes were rewarded for their success over the past year. Damon Lewis caught up with some of the winners, and asked some “tough” questions.

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Waltman’s Last Words

The Indiana State men’s basketball team was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament, which not only ended their season, but also ended the tenure of head coach Royce Waltman. Following the loss, the fiery Waltman spoke publicly about his dismissal for the first time. It was a story WTWO broke days earlier, before the MVC Tournament ever began.

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GAME PREVIEWS AND RECAPS

2009 Horizon League Women’s Soccer Championship Recap

The Milwaukee Panthers won the 2009 Horizon League Women’s Soccer Championship by a final score of 4-0 over No. 3 Valparaiso. As Damon Lewis reports, it was another incredible individual performance from tournament MVP, Sarah Hagen.

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Hayward Seals Butler Victory Over Murray State

Butler forward Gordon Hayward deflected a pass and dove on the floor to seal the Bulldogs’ 2nd Round NCAA Tournament victory of Murray State. Damon Lewis reports that after the game, Hayward’s teammates made sure to point out his lack of experience making those types of plays.

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1-on-1 Interview with Butler’s Brad Stevens

Damon Lewis goes 1-on-1 with Butler Head Coach, Brad Stevens, following Butler’s 54-52 victory over Murray State in the 2nd Round of the NCAA Tournament.

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Sweet 16 Preview – Butler vs. Syracuse

The Butler Bulldogs faced Syracuse in the 2010 NCAA Tournament’s Round of 16. Damon Lewis caught up with key figures from both teams as they shared their thoughts on match-up, with a trip to the Elite 8 awaiting the winner.

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FROM THE STUDIO

6:00pm Sports Segment – WTWO

This may seem like an odd segment to feature, but I chose it because of the fact that it was a random Thursday in the dog days of summer, with sporting events coming few and far between. Despite that fact, I feel like I put together a compelling segment, with several local angles.

Formula 1 deciding not to return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was chosen as the lead, due to Terre Haute’s connection to the Hulman Family, IMS, and racing in general. I followed that with a quick recap of local little league teams advancing in their respective tournaments, complete with a “cute kid soundbyte.” Finally, the segment is capped with a quick Indianapolis Colts update (reigning Super Bowl champs at the time). Tony Dungy appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and it was an opportunity to remind fans that Colts training camp – which took place in Terre Haute – was just a couple weeks away.

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The People’s Choice – Jeff Gordon

Jeff Gordon, a pitcher for the Milwaukee Panthers, was chosen as the winner of the Horizon League’s “People’s Choice” award for the week of May 3, 2010. The weekly award is determined by fan vote.

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Goin’ 2 the Endzone Anchor Segment

Damon Lewis anchors a segment from WTWO’s Friday night sports show, Goin’ 2 the Endzone, featuring high school football highlights.

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BEHIND THE CAMERA

Video Highlight Reel

A collection of video highlights shot by Damon Lewis while working at WTWO in Terre Haute, Indiana.

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Football Highlight Melt – Notre Dame vs. Purdue

A complete melt of college football highlights from the September 30, 2006 contest between the Fighting Irish and Boilermakers. This video was captured by Damon Lewis while working at WTWO.

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