Remember when you got that memo from the top boss, in appreciation for all that hard work you put in on that mega-project?
A grassroots campaign on Facebook urges college wrestling fans to share the love with ESPN, by emailing the Bristol, Conn.-based sports broadcaster. However, rather than use the email address given out by this campaign (which was included in the original revision of this story), ESPN publicist Derek Volner recommends fans use the email address at this ESPN website, or by shooting an email to FanCentral@espn.com, or by calling 1-888-549-3776 (ESPN).
You may want to write an overall "way to go, dudes!" message, saying you're a fan of the new-this-year "every mat, every match" coverage. Maybe you enjoyed the new "Off the Mat" special shown on ESPN3 during the finals. Or perhaps there were aspects of the coverage you thought were outstanding, such as the commentators... or the camerawork... or other specifics. You might also want to suggest they consider covering regular-season dual meets or major college wrestling tournaments.
TV coverage of the flagship event of the college wrestling season has come a long way since the first broadcast of the NCAAs back in 1963 that was shown on a tape-delayed, edited format. Since ESPN started televising the NCAAs, they have expanded coverage, enhanced their on-air commentators, and made other upgrades with college wrestling fans in mind. These improvements resulted in the best ratings for the 2013 NCAA finals in a decade.
Now's the time to show ESPN some love.
Take a look back: For all College Wrestling Examiner articles on the 2014 NCAAs, click here... and check out Mat Bracketology, College Wrestling Examiner's weight-by-weight analysis of seeded wrestlers, by clicking on the Mat Bracketology link.
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