Eagle All-Access Matt Shepard Play-by-Play for Football The 2014 season marks the 14th year that veteran Detroit-area broadcaster Matt Shepard will call the action on the field for the EMU football broadcast team. Shepard first handled EMU football play-by-play duties during the 1999 season. He returned in 2002, and has held the post for nine straight seasons. A widely known football and basketball broadcaster, Shepard is the voice of University of Michigan men’s basketball as well as the morning drive host on WDFN (1130 AM) in Detroit. During his career, he has called NFL Europe games for FOX and, in 2005, Arena Football League games for Fox Sports Net and was the broadcast voice for a pair of WNBA Championships by the Detroit Shock. Shepard’s Fox Sports Detroit resume also includes extensive work as a reporter for the Detroit Lions, Detroit Pistons and Detroit Tigers, and play-by-play work for the Michigan High School Athletic Association football state finals and the CCHA hockey television package. In 2004, Shepard hosted the EMU Football Review with Head Coach Jeff Genyk on Comcast Local television.
ABOUT EAGLE ALL-ACCESS Eagle All-Access is a “virtual stadium” – a seamless Internet experience – where viewers can follow all of EMU’s athletic programs and all of the Eagles’ content they desire without ever having to leave home. It is a one-stop-shop for live games, news conferences, coaches’ interviews and upto-the minute scores, news and highlights. Subscription packages are just $6.95 for a 24-hour pass, $10.95 for an entire month or $79.95 for a full calendar year. A minimum of 30 events are scheduled in 2014-15 with further dates still being finalized for broadcast on All-Access. During the 2013-14 campaign, EMU streamed 79 live events with other features appearing in the On-Demand Archive section. Eagle All-Access will video stream every volleyball match along with select baseball, softball, gymnastics and wrestling matches. ABOUT WEMU WEMU-FM will again serve as the flagship for EMU football and basketball broadcasts, as part of its broad coverage of EMU athletics. Listeners in eight counties can catch Eagles’ games on 89.1 FM. As a public radio station with a large broad-based audience, WEMU’s signal extends from Washtenaw County to the Detroit metropolitan and Toledo, Ohio markets. Eagle fans around the world can access live game broadcasts, compatible with a variety of software and media players, at http://wemu.org.
Rob Rubick Analyst for Football The 2014 season marks the 14th year that Rob Rubick has served as the color analyst for the EMU football broadcast team. After two years as part of the Grand Valley State University radio crew, Rob Rubick was reunited with Matt Shepard in the booth in 2013. Rubick worked 12 years (1998-2010) as part of the EMU broadcast team before returning to his alma mater. Following an eight-year career as a tight end with the Detroit Lions, Rubick has established himself as a superb analyst, providing detailed and pertinent commentary from an insider’s perspective. Rubick’s broadcasting resume includes analyst work for Grand Valley State University, Detroit Fury and MHSAA game broadcasts. He has also provided studio analysis for Fox Sports Net’s and WXYZ’s Lions coverage, while provided color commentary for the Lions preseasons games the past few seasons. Rubick received a master’s degree in education from EMU.
Chad Bush Play-by-Play for Basketball, Volleyball and Baseball The 2014-15 season marks the seventh consecutive year that Chad Bush has been calling baseball, volleyball and basketball games for Eastern Michigan University. Bush received the call to broadcast the baseball team’s 2009 Mid-American Conference Tournament run on Eagle All-Access, before adding a complete schedule of volleyball, women’s basketball, baseball and softball games in 2009-10. Then prior to the 2010-11 campaign, Bush was tabbed to take over the main responsibilities of EMU men’s and women’s basketball on WEMU, while still working select volleyball, baseball and softball games on Eagle All-Access. Prior to joining the Green and White, Bush served from 2006 until 2009 as the broadcaster of Wayne State University football and men’s basketball. A graduate of Orchard Lake St. Mary’s High School, Bush was on the football team at Central Michigan University before transferring to WSU to finish his degree in Speech Communication.
Ryan Wooley Play-by-Play for Women’s Basketball Ryan Wooley has pursued a career in sports broadcasting since his childhood and is proof that anybody can do whatever they put their mind to. Wooley grew up in Westland Michigan where he graduated from John Glenn High School and then went on to Eastern Michigan University, where he received a bachelors degree in electronic media and film”. While at EMU, Ryan worked for WQBR, a student radio station where he served as the host of two shows per week. He also anchored the weekly news, delivered halftime updates during football and basketball on 89.1 WEMU, and handled the play by play for both football and basketball on the campus television station “E-TV”. Currently, Wooley is the play by play voice of the John Glenn High School football team as well as the EMU women’s basketball team on Eagle All-Access. In his free time, Ryan likes to work on cars, play video games, watch sports and hang out with friends. He currently resides in Belleville with his wife Michelle and daughter Lilly.
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