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RE: Change in StarNews coverage
(08-09-2017 05:10 PM)solohawks Wrote:  To be fair the Star News has always done a tremendous job with UNCW basketball and Alex is carrying on that tradition

Look at other teams in our conference. Outside of Charleston and the VA duo the local coverage they get is pretty much zilch. Most mid majors would love to get the local attention we get

Alex has done a tremendous job. So much so that it puts me on the fence on paying for a subscription being out of town. It's pricey though, just saying.
08-09-2017 08:45 PM
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RE: Change in StarNews coverage
(08-09-2017 08:45 PM)CoastGuardHawk06 Wrote:  
(08-09-2017 05:10 PM)solohawks Wrote:  To be fair the Star News has always done a tremendous job with UNCW basketball and Alex is carrying on that tradition

Look at other teams in our conference. Outside of Charleston and the VA duo the local coverage they get is pretty much zilch. Most mid majors would love to get the local attention we get

Alex has done a tremendous job. So much so that it puts me on the fence on paying for a subscription being out of town. It's pricey though, just saying.
Think of all the money you save now that you have a roku

Although you might need to use that for an air mattress since the wife is now unhappy 04-cheers
08-09-2017 08:58 PM
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Really appreciate the kind words fellas. Always nice to know the stuff you write is actually being read. Hopefully the teams give me more to write about as school takes back in.

tke75hawk - as to your mention of the asking folks for help covering high school sports, we've always tried to maintain a strong list of stringers to assist us with prep coverage, since there's so many area schools. Just like everything, some years we have a lot of quality help, some years we don't. Our pool of freelancers has dwindled in recent years (kids graduating high school/college, folks moving out of the area or into other roles, etc.), so we were seeing if there were any folks out there who wanted to lend a hand. We actually had some really great responses and are hoping they can help us cover the games our full-time staff can't make it to. Can't be in two places at once (trust me, I've tried).
08-10-2017 01:42 PM
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(08-10-2017 01:42 PM)AlexRileySN Wrote:  Really appreciate the kind words fellas. Always nice to know the stuff you write is actually being read. Hopefully the teams give me more to write about as school takes back in.

tke75hawk - as to your mention of the asking folks for help covering high school sports, we've always tried to maintain a strong list of stringers to assist us with prep coverage, since there's so many area schools. Just like everything, some years we have a lot of quality help, some years we don't. Our pool of freelancers has dwindled in recent years (kids graduating high school/college, folks moving out of the area or into other roles, etc.), so we were seeing if there were any folks out there who wanted to lend a hand. We actually had some really great responses and are hoping they can help us cover the games our full-time staff can't make it to. Can't be in two places at once (trust me, I've tried).

I'd propose SN08, but he'll probably claim some sort of conflict of interests blah blah blah. I'd counter his future claim with writing under another name. Just sayin...
08-10-2017 06:48 PM
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UNCW gets the best coverage of any team in the CAA. You guys are pretty lucky. I've heard many of the Beat and the Beard episodes and it is a good podcast. There's not many mid-majors with a podcast like UNCW's. It helps that Wilmington is a decent two station market, and both stations cover the Seahawks pretty heavily.

There were several times last year that regular season games led the local news. JMU in Harrisonburg is a one-station TV market, and CofC is in a town with two other D1 universities plus heavy S. Carolina and Clemson coverage. Our beat writer also covers the ECHL hockey team and the USL soccer team.

CofC will probably get more coverage this year with the Chad Holbrook baseball hire. He is a very-well known name locally because he was at USC, which is pretty much the most popular spring sports team here. A lot of the Gamecock fans will come out to watch him coach.
08-11-2017 07:14 PM
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(08-11-2017 07:14 PM)sctvman Wrote:  UNCW gets the best coverage of any team in the CAA. You guys are pretty lucky. I've heard many of the Beat and the Beard episodes and it is a good podcast. There's not many mid-majors with a podcast like UNCW's. It helps that Wilmington is a decent two station market, and both stations cover the Seahawks pretty heavily.

There were several times last year that regular season games led the local news. JMU in Harrisonburg is a one-station TV market, and CofC is in a town with two other D1 universities plus heavy S. Carolina and Clemson coverage. Our beat writer also covers the ECHL hockey team and the USL soccer team.

CofC will probably get more coverage this year with the Chad Holbrook baseball hire. He is a very-well known name locally because he was at USC, which is pretty much the most popular spring sports team here. A lot of the Gamecock fans will come out to watch him coach.

You make great points, but don't forget we compete in the same tv markets with ACC big timers a couple hours away from Wilmington as well as **I feel dirty mentioning them** ecu. Luckily, ecu's basketball team is comparable to a few Wilmington church league stud squads so we do fairly well during basketball season as far as eastern NC goes.
08-11-2017 07:39 PM
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UNCW's basketball receives excellent coverage on TV and in print. Wilmington is far enough away from Charlotte and Raleigh that the Hornets and Hurricanes do not dominate the local sports.
08-11-2017 09:22 PM
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Star News is smart to prioritize UNCW. If people want ACC coverage they won't turn to Star News but they sure will for UNCW coverage
08-11-2017 09:32 PM
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As someone that lives on the Left Coast the only reason I have an electronic subscription to the Star News is their coverage of UNCW and CAA sports. I have zero interest in reading about bigACCeast sports. Keep up the good work Alex covering our Seahawks.
08-13-2017 09:46 AM
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I would also encourage any out of towners with a roku to add the WECT news channel. They will have highlights and interviews throughout the year from UNCW basketball and all around sports
08-13-2017 02:26 PM
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