Guest post: Working for Big Blue Nation an amazing experience

Savana Stevens spent time with Bo Garrett, left, and Eddie Montgomery before a Montgomery Gentry pregame concert at Commonwealth Stadium. (Larry Vaught/Verizon Photo)

Savana Stevens spent time with Bo Garrett, left, and Eddie Montgomery before a Montgomery Gentry pregame concert at Commonwealth Stadium. (Larry Vaught/Verizon Photo)

By SAVANAH STEVENS

When I started my journey becoming a journalist, I began as a high school student accompanying Larry Vaught at UK football games and recording a few interviews as my post-game duties.

I also started out doing a job most people wouldn’t have until they graduated college and got a job they would keep years after.

Now working for the University of Kentucky, my whole perspective on sports media has changed.
I see and hear things that can’t leave the walls of the Joe Craft Center and I know things your average fan wouldn’t know. But that’s the fun of it.

Before I wore neutral clothing in order to keep my opinion of the outcome of the game bias where as now I can cheer on my Wildcats in my Kentucky blue.

I now arrive at games two and a half hours prior to the game to make sure everything is set up and in place rather than showing up an hour before the game to get my place in the food line before kickoff and to take my seat in the press box.

I cover more sports and I work with other students at UK in a student internship with the UK Media Relations Department.

As a journalism student aspiring to one day become a sports broadcaster what better place to work than the University of Kentucky. Having hands-on experience covering a nationally ranked team and waiting for that last SEC win to hitting the road for a bowl game. I’ve experienced it all.

As a freshman at UK, I have years left before my dream job becomes reality but I am thankful to have such an amazing opportunity working with one of the best programs in the nation, the Big Blue Nation that is.

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