Temple College Athletics has added a new and exciting component to its Leopard fan experience.
Leopard fans now have the opportunity to watch home games live on the PlaySight online platform. And better yet, while they watch, they can hear the games called by Temple College’s new play-by-play announcer Tony Adams, a longtime Central Texas resident and sports journalist.
“We’re always looking for opportunities to enhance the experience for our fans,” said Craig McMurtry, Temple College Athletics Director and Head Coach of the Leopards baseball team. “While we certainly want people to come to see the games in person, we know that it’s important for our fans – including the parents and families of our student-athletes – to be able to tune in and watch live. We’re excited to offer a livestream of our home games, and Tony has been a great addition to the team.”
Adams, who attended Belton High School and is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, has a long career in sports media as a radio personality, print journalist and play-by-play announcer. He kicked off his Temple College tenure by calling this season’s volleyball games, learning the PlaySight platform and settling into the play-by-play chair.
“I am very excited and blessed to partner with Temple College to bring Leopards Athletics to Central Texas and Leopards fans throughout the nation on the PlaySight platform,” Adams said. “With my knowledge of athletes from the high school levels, combined with some of the most respected coaches in the business and talented student-athletes who are already on campus, my hope is to call exciting games and fill broadcasts with plenty of background on our talent at Temple College.”
Eric Eckert, Temple College’s executive director of strategic communications and outreach, oversees the College’s marketing strategies. He worked with McMurtry and the Athletics staff to bring livestream and play-by-play to the College.
“I’m a sports fan, and Temple College has a long history of providing the community with high-quality, competitive athletics,” Eckert said. “My goal is to work with Coach McMurtry and his staff to draw attention to our programs and players, pack the gym and the stands at the ballfields, and bring as many eyes and ears to our livestream as possible.”
Eckert said he knew of Adams from his work as a local journalist and his livestreams of local sports.
“Just as we were moving forward with PlaySight, Tony was moving back to the area after a stint in Montana. I called him immediately,” Eckert said. “Tony grew up here. He is invested in the region. He’s a talented and exciting play-by-play caller. He knows the athletes. He knows the coaches, the families. He brings with him a built-in fan base. We know our viewers will enjoy Tony on the call. Let’s go, Leps!”
How to Watch on PlaySight
Temple College has three livestream channels on the platform:
Viewers can login to the PlaySight platform at www.playsight.com. Viewers will need to create a PlaySight account simply by providing their names and an email address. This account allows them to watch the Leopards on their desktops, laptops and via the app on their tablets and phones.
ABOUT TEMPLE COLLEGE
Temple College is “Your Community’s College,” a dynamic and growing community college that equips thousands of Central Texas students with the knowledge and skills for 21st-century success. Temple College, which has campuses in Temple, Hutto and Taylor, offers more than 75 degree and certificate programs to students who seek to earn credits for transfer, graduate with an associate degree or complete a certificate for fast entry into the workforce.
Founded in 1926, Temple College has enjoyed a reputation for academic excellence for 97 years. It is nationally recognized for its exceptional programs, from visual and performing arts to competitive athletics. The College has become one of the state’s premiere institutions for health care providers’ education and training, advanced manufacturing, and workforce development programs. The faculty and staff are committed to providing exceptional quality instruction.