WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Gallaudet University baseball program continues to make waves in the media as the Bison grace the cover of Tuesday’s (April 27, 2010) sports section of the USA Today. This is the second time in a month that the Bison baseball program has been on the cover of a Top 5 newspaper in the nation as the Washington Post featured Gallaudet on April 3. The USA Today, the nation’s newspaper based out of McLean, Va., has a daily circulation of nearly two million. Print editions are on newsstands nationwide and can be purchased for $1.
USA Today baseball reporter Mel Antonen, an award-winning journalist that has covered Major League Baseball for 24 years, came out to Kendall Green twice during the month of April to interview Coach Curtis Pride and Bison student-athletes and take in two home games. USA Today sports photographer Jack Gruber also came out to see the Bison play twice in the month of April and several of his photos are in today’s newspaper. He along with Katye Martens edited an online three-minute video segment with captioning.
Antonen writes about Pride coming to Gallaudet and how his upbringing and his years in Major League Baseball are helping him build the Bison baseball program. The article also has quotes from several of the current Bison student-athletes and two of Pride’s former managers in Joe Torre and Mike Scioscia.
- Deaf icon Curtis Pride bringing big-league game to Gallaudet (Mel Antonen - USA Today)
- Curtis Pride tries to turn around university for the deaf's baseball team (USA Today blog)
- VIDEO: Curtis Pride gives back (Jack Gruber, Katye Martens - USA Today)