Alvin is currently a student at Onondaga Community College majoring in Electronic Media Communications. Born and Raised in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, Alvin has been surrounded around all different kinds of sports giving him diversity in the sports world which led him to his decision to pursue a career in Sports Broadcasting. His plans for the future including moving back home to New York City and possibly working for CBS Sports in the near future while continuing his education either at CUNY Brooklyn, St Johns University or Rutgers University
My name is Brian Anderson, 26 years old, living in Wilmington, Delaware. Writing has always been my passion. I'm currently a contributor to DYST Now as a Sports Writer. I have also contributed to a few non-sports related websites. My love for sports makes it that much more enjoyable to write about. The NFL and NBA are my favorite organizations. I am a fan of the Oklahoma City Thunder and I also root for the San Diego Chargers. My goal in life is to be a successful writer. I write movie scripts as a hobby, while running two personal blogs.
An aspiring writer and sports fanatic who lives in New Jersey, but roots for all Detroit teams. Born and raised in Michigan, Crystal played basketball and soccer. While pursuing her degree in Human Services, Crystal followed her passion for writing and took creative writing courses as well. She can be found on game day rockin' her Detroit or Michigan Wolverines gear, loudly cheering on her favorite teams. Her passion for writing and sports lead her to DYST now.
From a small town, Isabelle moved to Rochester in hopes of broadening her network, and getting an education at St. John Fisher. Now, a sophomore Isabelle is a Communications/Journalism major with minors in english writing and sports management. With only two years left of school Isabelle strives to get internships and experience and then hopefully land a job doing print/media or broadcasting journalism.
Jack Conway. 17 year old living in Scranton Pennsylvania. Attending Scranton Prep High School. Middle child of 7 children. Basketball,baseball,lacrosse player. Aspiring writer, lover of sports (especially Philly sports).
Jonathan, is currently attending Onondaga Community College, and is studying Sports Broadcasting with a Minor in Journalism. He plans to go to Syracuse University or University of Georgia, where he plans to get his Bachelors or Masters. Jonathan loves sports and has been around sports his whole life. He played Football and Hockey in high school and plays basketball, baseball and golf for recreation. He loves all kinds of sports and watches all sports.
Marc is currently a student at SUNY Oswego State University as a Broadcasting major. Growing up in the Syracuse area, watching 'Cuse basketball and football has made him fall in love with sports, which led to his decision to pursue a career in sports broadcasting. With hopes of being an ESPN reporter and debate talk show host someday, he is honored at his first task of writing for DYST. GO BUCS!
Mike DeCastro writer, editor, content manager. And proof that being a curious, enthusiastic slacker, can kinda work out sometimes. Hero/mentor: Capt. Augustus “Gus” McCrae. “Uvam Vivendo Varia Fit.”
Mike, started Did You See That?! back in the summer of 2010 when he was a junior at Liverpool High School. The company originally was just a newspaper however, as time progressed, Mike decided to start a website naming it DYSTNow.com. Mike has also done writing for the Bleacher Report, Fansided.com, which he started the blog "Inside The Loud House" there, the City Eagle, Eagle Star-Review, Clay Insider, and the Life Guard. Mike has been fortunate enough to interview several famous people/players such as famous broadcaster, Bob Costas, the first African American NBA player, Earl Lloyd, NFL player, Chandler Jones, as well as many more professional and collegiate athletes. Mike is currently a Broadcast Journalism major at Onondaga Community College.
Mike Shanklin is from Hamilton, NJ just outside of the state capitol of Trenton. Mike is an avid sports fan, having participated and coached football, basketball, soccer, and baseball throughout his life. Mike is currently a high school basketball coach at Robbinsville High School, and has also coached at the collegiate, AAU, travel, CYO, and recreational levels. Mike received his BA in Accountancy from The College of New Jersey in 2005 and his MBA from Strayer University in 2012. Mike’s business experiences in other industries provide a unique viewpoint to the business side of sports.
Paul is currently a student at Onondaga Community College as an Electronic Media Communications major. He has applied to Syracuse University as a transfer to their New House program for Broadcast Journalism. Growing up in the Syracuse area, watching 'Cuse basketball and Buffalo Bills football has made him fall in love with sports, hence his decision to pursue a career in sports broadcasting. With hopes of being an ESPN reporter and debate talk show host someday, he is honored at his first task of writing for DYST.
A young man with deep thoughts. Thrower of these Maybach keys. A Shaman's apprentice.
Richard Rampello is the author of "How Sports, Politics and Even Money Have Soul: The Philosophy of Sports Salaries," which delves into the psyche of athletes as well as their financial impact in the political realm. He seeks to bring humanism to athletics via humor, intellect and spirit, lest we forget we are all people: living, breathing and mistake-prone.
My name is Bobby Ryan and I am currently studying Pre-Law at Binghamton University in upstate NY. I am 20 years old and my home town is Seaford, Long Island where i was Captain of my Varsity Baseball Team. An avid fan of baseball, basketball, and football, my favorite teams are the NY Yankees, Chicago Bulls, and San Francisco 49er's. I have always had a passion for sports and ive grown up around them my entire life. In the summers I coach a youth Baseball Camp with my former high school coach.
Sean is currently a senior Professional Writing and Sports Management major at Kutztown University. He has been surrounded by sports his entire life, playing ice hockey and tennis growing up. Sean is a nationally ranked tennis player, and plans to continue competing at the NCAA level while pursuing his Masters Degree. Sean is extremely eager to begin his career as a sports journalist here at DYST and he looks forward to providing a unique perspective on the hottest sports topics.
Sean Miller is currently the head European Football writer for the Trenton Times newspaper and nj.com. He is also creator and head writer for the blog kickingablue.com. In addition to writing, he is also a soccer coach, coaching both travel and high school soccer in Central New Jersey. After attending Columbia University and Rider University, he settled back in Hamilton, NJ.
Shaquil Manigault is a sports writer from Syracuse, NY. In addition to writing here he also writes for his school news paper at Rock Valley College in Rockford, IL. Focuses on NBA & NFL but cover all sports stories. Follow him on twitter @kidincuse
Tim Williams is a sports fan and baseball fanatic, born and raised in Rochester, NY. He spent 4 years performing and traveling in a punk band, Sakes Alive, before settling back in his hometown of Rochester. Ultimately this gave him more time to focus on another passion of his. As an aspiring baseball writer, he started his own MLBlog called Fully Torqued. He will continue to write about what he loves and is excited to begin writing with DYST Now.
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