When I first began my coverage of Oakland University sports this last spring, radio analyst and Grizz Vision host Neal Ruhl would joke around with me, saying, “We’re gonna go to ESPN, Blake!” Well, it turns out he was right, although it happened a lot faster than either of us ever thought it would.
As part of their college sports feature series, “For Love of the Game,” Neal and I were asked to produce a small featurette on one of our swimmers, Grace Waller. She was diagnosed with bone cancer at the age of 16 but not only has beaten the cancer into remission, but is back to swimming on Oakland’s championship team.
This cut of the interview will be shown as part of a series called “Inside the Summit League.” The ESPN U version will be televised later. I’ll post a date when it’s made available to me.