What the “Buzz” is All About
By Dave Slusarick
There may not be a professional basketball team in our part of the state, but I’d argue that our region has something even better. On March 4 through 8 at Penn State Fayette, the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Basketball National Championships will draw college athletes, their families and fans from across the country. Hopefully, you’ll be in the stands, too, to support our Roaring Lions men’s and women’s teams as they compete for their respective titles.
You can count on Fayette TV to follow the Penn State student-athletes on their road to victory, thanks to a partnership with the USCAA, along with television presenting sponsor Fayette Chamber of Commerce and “Player of the Game” TV sponsor Pechin Firehouse Restaurant. Our TV crew will be there to capture Penn State Fayette games and the championship finals, plus coverage of the Skills Competition on Tuesday, an exciting showcase of talent featuring “hot shot,” three-point and slam dunk contests.
Get ready for the tournament by watching the “USCAA Tournament Buzz” Monday through Friday at 5 p.m. on Atlantic Broadband channel 77 or online at the USCAA section of our website, FayetteTV.org. On “The Buzz,” hosts Brian Mroziak and Mike Sackley of WMBS 590 radio will introduce you to the athletes and coaches representing Fayette County (Full interviews on the USCAA page at FayetteTV.org). Matt Simms, USCAA Chief Operating Officer, and Vince Capozzi, Penn State Fayette Athletic Director, will be on hand, too, to explain more about the USCAA and how the tournament works.
“The Buzz” will also feature a preview of the Fayette County Hoops Festival, which will bring a flurry of activity to surround the Championships. The schedule for the festival includes a youth 3-on-3 basketball tournament that’s open to the public, a Business Vendor Showcase at the Fayette Building, a special downtown event, and a free youth basketball clinic. Full information about those events, as well as volunteer opportunities for the tournament, can be found on the USCAA section of our website.
Don’t let this major event in Fayette County pass you by! Tune in for Fayette TV’s “USCAA Tournament Buzz,” and you won’t miss a beat.
For information about becoming involved with community TV in Fayette County, contact Dave Slusarick of Coordinated 360, subcontracted operator of Fayette TV, at 1-800-893-8516.