FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:

Stephanie Benda

Email: stephanie.benda@mnsu.edu

Twitter: @Steph_Benda

Steve DiMeglio

Phone: 703-854-6473

Email: sdimeglio@usatoday.com

Twitter: @sdimegusatgolf

MSU WELCOMES USA TODAY SPORTS WRITER STEVE DIMEGLIO

MSU Alumnus Steve DiMeglio to Talk about His Journey at Media Day Presentation

USA Today Sports Writer Steve DiMeglio

MANKATO, MINN.– On Tuesday, April 24, Minnesota State University, Mankato will welcome USA Today sports writer Steve DiMeglio. The MSU alumnus will speak at Media Day on the MSU campus at Ostrander Auditorium from 4 to 6 p.m.

Media Day is the annual scholarship day for the mass media department. Scholarships will be awarded from 3 to 4 p.m. at the CSU with DiMeglio’s presentation to follow at Ostrander Auditorium. His presentation is free and open to the public.

DiMeglio’s presentation “Mickey Mantle’s on Line 1, Steve!” will talk about his journey from MSU graduate to veteran USA Today writer.

As an MSU alumnus, DiMeglio’s presentation begins at MSU where he was a dedicated sports writer for the The Reporter.

“He was absolutely the most dedicated sports editor our paper has ever had, ” Professor Ellen Mrja, his former advisor at the The Reporter, said. “His sports pages were more than scores. They were interesting, informative and consistently outstanding.”

DiMeglio graduated from MSU in 1987 with a mass communications degree. Since he graduated, he has covered the White House, major-league baseball, the Super Bowl, NASCAR and college football.

In 2000, DiMeglio began his career at USA Today. He is currently their Senior Golf Writer.

Media Day is being sponsored by the Nadine B. Andreas Foundation.

For more information, please contact Stephanie Benda at 605-660-1805 or email at stephanie.benda@mnsu.edu.

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