Sports Communication Program

Sports Talk Show

1st & 3rd is on the air and on the Web each Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. The brand new show is hosted by Michael Shively and Chris Heady.

Learning Community

Press Box is one of three CoJMC Learning Communities and is dedicated to all aspects of sports-related communication.

Connect with professors, upperclass students and alumni working in sports communication fields, as well as tour HuskerVision, NET's remote sports broadcasting truck and UNL's Sports Information Office.

Sports Gallery

See students in action.

Crazy about sports?

Want a job reporting or promoting sports?

Get prepared by taking classes like sports writing or broadcasting, sports media relations and promotions and overall sports communication.

Here are all the details about the 12 credit-hour sports emphasis:

  • Take JOMC 150 Intro to Sports Communication and at least three more hours from Section A. Take the other six hours from Section A or Section B. 

Section A
JOMC 150  Intro to Sports Communication
JOUR 326  Sports Writing
BRDC 375  Sports Broadcasting
JOMC xxx  Advanced Sports Communication (call to get course no.)
ADPR 446  Sports Media Relations and Promotions
ADPR, BRDC or JOUR internship in sports

Section B
JOUR 201  Editing I
JOUR 202  Reporting I
ADPR 251  Intro to Advertising and Public Relations
ADPR 283  Strategy Development
ADPR 450  Public Relations Theory and Strategy
ADPR 451  Public Relations Techniques
ADPR 207  Communicating to Public Audiences

NOTE: The 12 hours for the emphasis may not include any course already required for your major. You must meet the prerequisites for the classes or be admitted with special permission from the instructor.


Makayla Hipke (’13) explored social media as a PR strategy in the B1G Ten. Her research project took a look at the relationship between social media, fans and collegiate athletic departments.

Kelly Mosier's (’12) thesis studied the Husker Twitter community during the 2012 Capital One Bowl.

The Roper Fund

Dana and Lynn Roper established a fund to encourage and reward sports writing among CoJMC students. The money finances an annual sports writing contest and a yearly visit by a noted sportswriter to the college.