The Big East Women's Basketball Tournament starts this Friday, March 6 and runs through Monday, March 9 at Wintrust Arena in Chicago. I will be "On the Beat" throughout the tourney. While I will be sitting in Media Row, Patricia Babcock-McGraw will at midcourt on at the broadcast table.
A native of Indiana, Patricia played basketball at Northwestern, while majoring in journalism at the Medill School of Journalism. She wanted to be a sportswriter an has more than achieved that dream.
Patricia is a writer for the Daily Herald, a color analyst and sideline reporter for the Chicago Sky, and a women's college basketball analyst for the Big Ten Network. In 2017, she was inducted into the Indiana Sports Hall of Fame.
A double threat as a former player and a journalism major, Patricia's background and experience translates success. She does fantastic work on the women's basketball broadcasts. Although I am at a lot of games and do not hear her live broadcasts, I record them at home for later viewing.
It is exciting for me just to share a Media Room with Patricia and all of the other fine broadcasters and reporters. I am always just as excited to meet these folks as I am to meet the athletes. I got a late start in the media field and it is cool to be a part of the media group with these longtime professionals.
Go to BigEast.com for more info and scheduling of the tourney. Also check back here for my coverage.
Patricia Babcock McGraw and me in Chicago, IL-March 2019.