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Brendan DeVenney

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Since 2013, DeVenney has been involved with athletics up close and personal. In the spring of 2013, he began writing and covering basketball and baseball for Saint Ignatius High School as an underclassmen. He took on the role of updating the school's athletic website with scores, schedule updates, and game recaps. He also started broadcasting live baseball games. 

As an upperclassmen at Saint Ignatius, he took on a larger role, calling football, soccer, basketball, baseball, and volleyball games on the Saint Ignatius Broadcast Network. In addition, he helped increase the school's Instagram and Twitter following on its athletic accounts. His writing continued as well, producing game recaps and previews for close to eleven of the school's sponsored sports. 

In 2016, he was a part of the team that produced the Saint Ignatius Football Media Guide that won the Gold Medal from the National High School Sports Publication Awards.

While at Saint Ignatius, DeVenney won multiple awards for his work and dedication to its athletic department. He won the school's "Golden Microphone Award" in 2017, which is presented annually to the top broadcaster of the past academic year. In 2016, he received the "Moderator Award" for his leadership, dedication, and talent in the promotion of Saint Ignatius Athletics. And In 2015, he won the "Dick Zunt '50 SSID Award," presented annually to the top student sports information director. 

In 2017, DeVenney began his work at the University of Mount Union. He immediately continued his work in sports media by working on the newly structured videoboard in the football stadium, learning a new avenue of sports production and a new media talent. He helped produce live content on the videoboard during football games, using the Daktronics and Tricaster systems. For the 2018 season, he became director and producer of the videoboard. In this role he amped up his skills in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Premier Pro, producing graphics and hype videos for the videoboard during games, improving the gameday atmosphere at Mount Union Stadium.

Using Premiere Pro, DeVenney began producing hype trailers for the football season each week in 2019, highlighting the upcoming game. For this, he organized a video shoot production with the starters of the football team to make the videos more professional for the school's athletic social media accounts. 

DeVenney continued his broadcasting career while at Mount Union. He called games for both the sports information department and the school's radio station, 91.1 WRMU. Since joining Mount Union, he has called women's volleyball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's lacrosse, and baseball games. He also helped produce pregame, halftime, and postgame shows for Mount Union Football road games on the university's radio station.

In addition to broadcasting, DeVenney has increased his knowledge and experience in the sports information business. He has experienced multiple roles during gameday coverage of all sports. When the new NCAA LiveStats program launched in 2018, DeVenney was one of the first students to have the opportunity to learn the system and experience working with it in the 2018-19 basketball season. That later turned into learning it for lacrosse, soccer, and volleyball. 

In 2020, DeVenney traveled with Mount Union Baseball to Florida to cover the team's spring break trip where he put all of his skills to use. He wrote up game recaps of each doubleheader, recorded live stats, and used BoxOut Sports to update the athletic Instagram and Twitter accounts in real time during the games. 

DeVenney also has helped produce live stream broadcasts using BoxCast at both Saint Ignatius and Mount Union.