Media converging on Wichita State

ESPN (KSN File Photo)

WICHITA, Kansas – Greg Logan has been a producer with ESPN for 20 years, and during that time, the Shockers may get on the flagship station once a year.

This year he has covered them five times.

His technical crew has been setting up for the big game.

“We’ll have six operated cameras for this game, six operators running those cameras, a beauty shot to get a wide shot of the crowd,” said Logan.

Logan says his crew of more than 20 people has been busy and enjoying all of the excitement here.

“The media wants to come to be a part of the hype, and it’s very exciting.”

School officials say they’ve had media from across the country coming in to cover the team.

“All three New York City newspapers, CNN, ESPN, just a little bit of everything,” said Larry Rankin, WSU Assistant Athletic Director.

Rankin says they’re making a few accommodations for the added media presence that is expected by having extra tables set up court-side.

Rankin says the media exposure the university has received is invaluable.

“That attention is worldwide, I don’t think you can put a price tag on what it means to the university.”

The school says they expect to have 60 to 70 media personnel from a variety of places here to cover the game.

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