Quinnipiac University

School of Communications Working in Sports

At Quinnipiac, we understand that the world of sports communication is dynamic and demanding, requiring a unique blend of skills and hands-on experience. From internship opportunities and engagement with industry experts to coverage of collegiate and professional sporting events, you'll gain the practical knowledge and real-world exposure you need to excel in the sports industry.

Experience the Action

We're proud to offer a range of experiential learning opportunities tailored to students interested in joining this exciting field. Become an invaluable member of student-run media groups or professional organizations as you hone your skills for a career in sports. 

  • The Quinnipiac Bobcats Sports Network (QBSN) is a student-run organization that offers students the opportunity to become active sports journalists through live streaming all Quinnipiac sports, running a website and publishing a magazine.

  • Q30 is the official student-run television station of Quinnipiac with two weekly shows dedicated to sports coverage, “Sports Paws” and “Bobcat Breakdown," which is produced and filmed by students.

  • The Quinnipiac Chronicle is the official student-run newspaper at Quinnipiac with a dedicated sports section.

  • WQAQ 98.1 FM, the student-run radio station, which has regular sports-related shows, including an NFL recap show and a basketball show.

  • The Quinnipiac Podcast Studio, with limitless opportunities to create sports-centered shows.

  • Ability Media addresses the lack of representation of people with different abilities in content and jobs in media. 

  • The Association for Women in Sports Media at Quinnipiac is a student-run organization that promotes the enhancement and support of women and gender-diverse people in the sports television, marketing, public relations and writing field, with membership open to all students, regardless of gender, who aspire to work in these fields. The organization offers networking and professional development opportunities while supporting women in sports industries. 

  • QU in LA, where you'll live and learn in the heart of America's entertainment and film industry.

Hone Your Skills

Degrees and Programs

Quinnipiac University offers an array of undergraduate and graduate degree programs that prepare students for successful careers in and around the world of sports. Learn more about the nuances of each offering to best determine your pathway into sports media, sports reporting, sports entertainment and the business of sports.

Alumni Network

The School of Communications has more than 90 alumni – including anchor Molly Qerim – who currently work at ESPN in nearby Bristol and another dozen who work at NBC Sports in Stamford. Our participation in the ESPN.com mentorship program also connects students with alumni and other mentors across ESPN.com to show students what it's like to work in behind-the-scenes roles of sports communications. The alumni network extends to other sports media companies and sports teams, with graduates finding successful careers for diverse employers in a wide range of specialities.


FOX Sports

Baltimore Ravens

New York Islanders

NBC Sports

New York Mets

  • Arizona Cardinals
  • BetSided
  • Bleacher Report
  • CBS Sports
  • Draft Kings
  • FanDuel
  • Golf Channel
  • MetLife Stadium
  • MLB Network
  • MSG Networks
  • NBA
  • NHL Network
  • Phoenix Mercury
  • Phoenix Suns
  • Stafford Motor Speedway
  • The Sporting News
  • Sports Illustrated
  • WFAN
  • World Wrestling Entertainment
  • YES Network

ESPN mentorship program

Lo Yarnall holding a softball and smiling in front of an ESPN W sign

ESPN mentorship program unlocks countless opportunities for students, alumni

Professor Nick Pietruszkiewicz has extensive journalism experience – including 14 years at ESPN. Still, one of his proudest accomplishments is the mentorship program that he established throughout his professional time there.

ESPN Digital Content’s mission is to develop relationships with both students and schools to educate and mentor a diverse talent pool of aspiring journalists, concentrating on those interested in behind-the-scenes roles.

ESPN associate editor for the app and alerts team Lo Yarnall ‘21, MS ‘22, received an email about the mentorship program restarting up after a pause during the COVID-19 pandemic. When she received the email, she swiftly jumped on the opportunity to have a mentee.

“Our goal with the mentorship program is to educate college students about all the different behind-the-scenes jobs at ESPN on the digital side beyond reporting. Some of those roles include digital video, streaming and services, copy desk, content creation and more,” said Yarnall.

The program not only allows mentors and mentees to discuss ESPN, but anything relating to their professional careers including drafting strategies for their resume, learning about other areas of study, and making a game plan for post-grad life.

Read the full Quinnipiac Today article

Career Paths

Our programs position you for a growing number of specialized and in-demand opportunities in the realm of sports communications, as well as a wide array of potential careers. 

  • Director of Athletic/Sports Communications
  • Sports Commentator, Announcer or Journalist
  • Live Sports Broadcast Director, Producer or Editor
  • Director of Fan Engagement
  • Talent Manager
  • Game Day Operations Manager

Student Spotlight

Toyloy Brown smiles in front of a USA Today sign

The summer Toyloy Brown III wrote his own story

Well before his recent job offer to cover high school sports for the Knoxville News Sentinel in Tennessee, Toyloy Brown III ’22 was still trying to figure out life after graduation. Where would he be next? What would he be doing?

Brown listened carefully as Greg Lee, senior assistant managing editor at The Boston Globe, told him he was one of just 16 students who had been accepted into the Sports Journalism Institute. It was the perfect gig, a summer training and internship program designed to develop college sports journalists and promote racial and gender diversity in America’s newsrooms.

In that one memorable moment, Brown became the first Quinnipiac student to be accepted into the prestigious Sports Journalism Institute. Over the last 30 years, SJI alumni have been hired by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, ESPN and other major media outlets.

Brown was assigned to write for USA Today and its parent company, Gannett. His internship began remotely before pivoting to Gannett’s New York City offices on Broadway near Times Square. As a native New Yorker, it wasn’t just home. It was a perfect placement in the biggest media market on the planet.

Read the Quinnipiac Magazine article

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