Cronkite Sports Live
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Cronkite Sports Live hits the web every Monday from September through May. Check out CSL for all of the latest Sun Devil sporting news as we breakdown storylines like no other in the valley.


Meet the Team

Our Team

Our team is comprised of only students of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Troy Tauscher

Executive Producer
Troy Tauscher is in his first semester as executive producer and his fifth semester of involvement with Cronkite Sports Live. He started from the very bottom of the organization and worked his way up to managing WCSN’s flagship show. Along with producing, Troy can also be found covering NBA and ASU basketball or yelling at whatever piece of technology is broken that day. Above all, Troy’s proudest accomplishment is breaking a two-year chain of executive producers whose names start with the letter “B.” 


Associate Producer

Nicholas Badders

Technical Producer & Director
Nicholas Badders is a sophomore sports journalism student at the Cronkite School with aspirations of become a professional baseball play-by-play broadcaster. He has been involved with the Walter Cronkite Sports Network since he stepped foot on campus, having served as as an associate producer for Cronkite Sports Live in the spring as a freshman and has since risen to become the club’s Vice President. Badders can be found in front of and behind the camera, either as talent on the show, in the control room directing or in the edit bays working on graphics for the show. Nicholas is a die-hard Oakland A’s fan and far more passionate for baseball than any human should be. 

Paige Burnell

Coordinating Producer
Paige Burnell is a second year Sun Devil at ASU majoring in sports journalism. Her sportscasting career began as a freshman in high school when she started writing articles about her favorite ice hockey team, the LA Kings, for the school newspaper. This evolved into her starting the paper’s sports department that covered football and baseball, as well as the LA Kings High School Hockey League. In her freshman year at ASU, Paige covered the swim and softball teams for WCSN. She is excited to take on the details of the show each week so the best content is produced. In her free time, Paige is usually swimming laps at the pool, or is enjoying the newest action movie in theaters. She is as passionate about animals as she is about sports, which is proven by her frequent video conferences with her pets at home. 
About Us

Cronkite Sports Live is in its eighth season as the original live studio show devoted to covering Arizona State athletics. In its five years of existence, Cronkite Sports Live has earned national recognition as one of the top college sports shows in the country, including the 2016 SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Award for “Outstanding Live Studio/Remote Hosted Programming”. The show has been nominated for the award each of the last three years. CSL airs every Monday on our YouTube channel.

OUR MISSION To provide practical and comprehensive live-production experience for aspiring sports journalists and broadcasters at Arizona State University.

ABOUT Cronkite Sports Live is the premier live studio show dedicated to covering athletics at Arizona State University. It is completely student-run and airs LIVE on Monday afternoons during the fall and spring semesters.

The show began in the fall of 2013 when members of the Walter Cronkite Sports Network, a student organization at ASU, wanted to create a new opportunity for students at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Cronkite Sports Live has been going strong ever since, providing competitive opportunities to aspiring anchors, reporters and producers every step of the way.

VALUES Provide an intense, near-professional hands-on learning experience for all, constantly strive to find new and innovative ways to deliver content, deliver storylines Sun Devil fans will not get anywhere else, capitalize on the freedom we have as a student-run show and always appreciate the opportunities provided by the Cronkite School.

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Past Shows

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