Ryan Penney: Play-by-play Pro


Story and photo by Kara VanLandingham

Sports enthusiast Ryan S. Penney can be found calling games from Memorial Stadium, or producing and co-hosting shows such Illegal Procedure or Sports Dude for 90.3 KRNU.

He also has an extensive T-shirt collection, roots for the Minnesota Vikings and participated in wiffle ball tournaments over the last couple years.

“We were terrible,” he said. “We had a blast and wore Hawaiian shirts. We didn’t win anything.”

Penney, a senior Broadcast major from Maple Grove, Minn. has a passion for sports journalism. He has engineered for major Husker sports games and would love to have a professional job where he can use his experience.

“I’ve done play-by-plays for football, basketball and baseball. I was also the producer for UNL’s Sports Dude show for 3 years.”

In addition to school Penney also works at UNL’s Children’s Center, “I don’t mind kids, it’s cute when they run up and hug you.”

To follow what Penney is currently broadcasting, you can follow his Twitter: Illegal Procedur to hear podcasts on recent sports happenings.

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