The basketball star takes a crash course in broadcasting at Syracuse University.
Wired PR News – Basketball star Shaquille O’Neal is gaining the tools he needs to pursue a new career in public communications. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the player often referred to as Shaq has enrolled in a crash course in broadcasting at Syracuse University. The course, called Sportscaster U, is reportedly designed to teach athletes about the field. It was begun last year by sports announcers Matt Park and Dave Ryan, both Syracuse alumni. The session for this week was reportedly tailored specifically for O’Neal.
O’Neal, who began classes on Monday at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, is quoted by the AP as stating of his ambitions, “I’ve been an athlete that’s sort of in advance; always thinking… After basketball I’d love to have my own radio show, my own TV show.”
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