As I sat down in The Spectrum office on Thursday looking over an article on the then-upcoming UB-Pittsburgh game, I could not help but send myself back into a bit of a timewarp.
I ventured back to the fall of my sophomore year of college, when I was in the stands of UB Stadium looking watching the Bulls take on Syracuse along with 29,000 other football fans. At this point in time, a switch went off in my head that got me to start wondering “Wow, wouldn’t this be awesome to be able to cover this as a journalist?”
Although I did not seriously realize it at the time, but sitting at that game was one of the first moments in my life that got me to think that I wanted to choose journalism as a profession. It kicked off a series of events in my life that saw me switch majors for a fourth time and led me to that secret back hallway where The Spectrum resides. From there, I started to learn the craft from my favorite side of the business, the sports end, but have since tried on numerous hats as I now have come not just to like sports writing but love all journalism in general.
Thus, this article makes me feel as I have come full-circle. And by the way, UB ended up losing to Pitt this weekend in a similar fashion as it did to Syracuse in 2004.