REPORTERS

About: Andy Evans

I'm a 34-year-old journalism major at Ohio State, minoring in criminology. I enjoy time with friends and family, watching OSU football and basketball games, watching true crime shows, and sitting on the couch vegging out and watching a movie I've seen a hundred times before. Once I graduate, given what I enjoy doing in my spare time, I'd like to write in either sports, arts and leisure, or some sort of crime beat.

About: Brandi Bengtson

I am a senior at UNL with a major in English and a minor in Communication Studies. Writing is my passion and I have novels that are works in progress that I will one day publish. Outside of writing, I love finding new places to shop, eat, or study. I love UNL and the friends I’ve made.

About: Brett Smith

Brett hails from the great state of Delaware, and is a recent University of Michigan graduate, earning a degree in Sport Management. While at UM, Brett served as the Vice President of Michigan's Club Baseball team. Go Blue!

About: Caitlin Scott

My name is Caitlin Scott and I am currently a junior studying journalism and French at the University of Iowa. I fell in love with Iowa City after my first visit to the home of the Hawkeyes. In addition to the Hawks, I love writing, hiking, concerts and magazines. I also love to travel and hope to visit more of The Big Ten in the future!

About: Dan Landers Nolan

Dan is a double major in broadcast journalism and secondary education for English. He is very active in Penn State's Internet radio station ComRadio, as well as a past president of the Alpha Zeta chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the national music fraternity. He hopes to teach high school English and work at a sports radio station broadcasting area sports.

About: Emily Bayci

Emily Bayci recently graduated with a B.S. in News-Editorial Journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Orange and blue is in her blood, and she will be the fourth in her family to receive her bachelor and masters from Illinois as she is now pursuing her masters degree in Library and Information Science. She is an aspiring sports reporter and has covered Illinois athletics for The Daily Illini the past four years.

About: Eric Best

Eric Best, a Minnesota native, is a junior at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, studying English and Journalism. An avid local music junkie, Eric also enjoys being a DJ at his university's radio station, RadioK. In addition to TourTheTen, Eric's writing has been featured in the Minnesota Daily, the Huffington Post, and Wake Magazine.

About: Grant Gannon

My name is Grant Gannon and I am currently a senior studying journalism at The Ohio State University. On campus, I am a sports writer and copy editor for the student newspaper, The Lantern. My future goal is to be a sports journalist covering a college football team with a website or daily newspaper. My mom went to OSU and I am the fourth of four children to attend OSU (Dad went to Miami (OH) but we do not hold that against him).

About: Hannah Geise

My name is Hannah Geise and I’m an incoming junior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. On campus, I’ve interned for the Wisconsin Alumni Association and write for one of our two school newspapers, The Daily Cardinal. I love going to football and hockey games in Madison and hanging with Bucky. Go Badgers!"

About: Josh Selway

I am a senior English major at Ohio State with a minor in media production and analysis. I played football, basketball, and baseball in high school, and remain a huge sports fan today. Ohio State’s teams are the only teams I follow passionately, but I will root for Cleveland teams! If I knew what exactly I was going to do after graduation, I’d put that here. Can’t wait to find out though... Go bucks!

About: Joshua Stivers

Josh is a proud alumnus of The Ohio State University. He is also an avid sports fan. On Saturdays, you can find him glued to a TV watching The Ohio State Buckeyes football team. Hopefully, you'll see him on ESPN's Sports Center one day. Go Bucks!

About: Kirsten Keller

Kirsten is a sophomore in news-editorial journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She plays piccolo in the Marching Illini and works for The Daily Illini, the University's daily newspaper. Kirsten is originally from Downers Grove, Illinois.

About: Kovas Lapinas

Kovas is a recent graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a history degree. He enjoys learning about historical figures from Winston to Magellan, but is just as enthusiastic about his Badgers. To him, watching any exciting sports game surrounded by friends and great food constitutes the perfect day. Kovas also enjoys hip-hop, traveling, and Googling random things on the internet.

About: Kara Peterson

Kara Peterson is a Junior at Purdue University studying Hospitality and Tourism Management. She someday hopes to become either a hotel manager or restaurant manager. She plays trumpet in both the “All-American” Marching Band and Boiler Brass (Purdue’s men’s basketball band), and she is actively involved in the American Hotel and Lodging Association, Purdue chapter.

About: Kelly Rogers

Kelly Rogers is a Senior at The Ohio State University and is majoring in Strategic Communications. She is originally from Moline, Illinois, but her loyalty remains to the Buckeyes. She is involved with sorority life, campus programming, and undergraduate research at Ohio State. She plans to pursue a career in Public Relations and Journalism.

About: Kristen Troxell

Hi my name is Kristen, my hometown is Georgetown, IN. I am currently a junior at Indiana University, majoring in journalism while mainly focusing on broadcasting. My second concentration and minor is in sociology, but I am also very interested in sports broadcasting. On the side, I am the team captain for the Indiana Hoosierettes and I absolutely love IU!

About: Lindsay Gunderman

Lindsay Gunderman is a recent grad of Penn State University. She graduated with a B.A. in visual journalism and a B.A. in integrative arts. She enjoys photography and loves dogs. WE ARE!

About: Mark Csernus

Mark Csernus has been a relentless fan of the written word since he penned his first action/adventure, pirate fable at age six. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree of English from Western Illinois University, where he wrote for Elements magazine and The Western Courier. Csernus currently resides in northern Illinois, continuing to nurture his passion for language and covering the Big Ten Conference with TourTheTen.com.

About: Madelaine Moeke

My name is Madelaine Moeke and I am a Junior at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. I am currently enrolled in the Sport Management program and am specifically interested in game-day operations within the professional leagues. Being involved in an industry that has both global importance and relevance is a compelling objective, and one of which I hope to further explore.

About: Matthew Vine

Matthew Todd Vine is a 2011 Penn State University graduate, with a B.A. in Journalism. He loves to travel and get to know new faces. He loves everything about Penn State and the community that surrounds it.

About: Rachel Bozich

I am currently double majoring in Journalism and Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin. I love to travel and going on adventures. My true loves lie in trying new food, attending all and any sporting event, and spending time with family and friends. Ask me anything about where to eat, sleep, and party in Madison, and I'll tell you what you need to know and where to go!

About: Rebecca Himmelstein

I'm a Junior at Penn State majoring in Broadcast Journalism and I'm hoping to pursue a career in Sports Journalism (Erin Andrews, look out). I'm from Moorestown, New Jersey, a suburb of Philadelphia, and a diehard Phillies fan. I love anything Penn State and I bleed Blue and White. Let's Go State!

About: Jacob Rude

I'm Jacob Rude, and I'm a senior at Indiana University. I am majoring in journalism, where I'm focusing on print journalism. I'm a diehard sports fan of just about any sport, which has directed me toward the sports journalism field. My goal is to one day write for a national sports publication.

About: Stephanie Weers

Stephanie Weers is a student at The University of Iowa studying Journalism and Art History. She loves fashion, blogging, cooking, traveling and spending time with family and friends. Stephanie enjoys freelance writing for numerous publications, serves as a Fashion Editor for Verum magazine, and hopes to one day become a magazine editor.

About: Tina Grasha

I was born a Penn State fan--it's almost like I didn't have a choice. In reality I did, and when it came down to the wire I chose PSU over another school four years ago, and not once have I regretted that decision. I graduated in May with a Visual Journalism degree and a minor in Art History. I have discovered a special niche in this town, and I want to share it with others.

About: Toni Lozzi

Toni is a Senior at Penn State University studying Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Political Science and a certification in Sports Journalism. She aspires to work as an anchor for a large network in Philadelphia or New York City. Toni has gained excellent field experience with internships at ESPN, Fox News 43, and freelance contributions to CNN coverage. She is very excited to bring her journalism background and die-hard love for State College and Penn State to TourtheTen!

About: Taylor Stockwell

I'm Taylor Stockwell and I am senior at THE Ohio State University. I am graduating with a degree in Communication Analysis and Practice. I'm an Ohio native with a deep appreciation for traveling, adventure, education, and athletics.

About: Zacke Naughton

Zacke is entering his Junior year at The Ohio State University, studying Electrical Engineering and plans to continue on to Law School with aspirations of becoming a Patent Lawyer. From Manhattan, Illinois, Zacke plays the Sousaphone in the OSU Marching Band, and will earn the honor of "dotting the 'i'" his Senior Year. He is a member of the Honorary Band Fraternity Kappa Kappa Psi where he is the Head Editor of the Marching Band Yearbook. Zacke is the State Parliamentarian for the Illinois Senior Classical League, in which he helps plan and run the yearly Illinois Junior Classical League State Conventions for High School Students. Zacke is an Eagle Scout and enjoys camping and helping his local Boy Scout Troop where he is an Assistant Scoutmaster.