There are actually a few that come to mind. I would have to say, first and foremost, the NCAA men’s basketball title game between Maryland and Indiana in 2002. As a Terps alum, who was fortunate enough to cover every one of Maryland’s tournament games that year, it was so special to be a part of that (especially after having endured the previous year’s meltdown against Duke in the semis!). No matter how many great events I cover, that will always stand out as one of the most special.
Two others worth mentioning: Super Bowl XXXV. Yes, it was a clunker, with the Ravens pounding the Giants, but still, it was the first Super Bowl I had ever covered and I made sure to take time out to embrace the frenzied atmosphere that is the NFL’s grand stage.
And not to be forgotten, the 2001 Army-Navy game, just three months after 9/11. I had the opportunity to interview President George W. Bush, Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf and Heisman winner Glenn Davis all in one day. It was inexplicably emotional. What a thrill and an honor.