D III Women's Volleyball

A source for NCAA Division III women's volleyball info and opinion, with a focus on the Midwest and Central regions

About Me

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I am a 2008 University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh journalism graduate with bylines in dailies, weeklies, bi-weeklies, Volleyball magazine and as the national columnist at D3baseball.com. Besides my writing background, I also have experience with the Adobe Creative Suite, the Presto Sports interface, copy editing and managing a staff.

This blog started as part of a journalism class project that included a website [now defunct, thanks to the powers that be] dedicated to the 2007 UW-Oshkosh women’s volleyball team. The site featured Flash, Dreamweaver, HTML and other bells and whistles. The continuation of this blog after the original site’s cessation reflects my interest in volleyball and in sports writing.

Here are four videos I and a partner shot, edited and produced in 2007. Alas, some of our better videos were only housed on our site and not YouTube.
UW Oshkosh vs. UW-Whitewater
UW Oshkosh vs. UW-Stevens Point
UW Oshkosh vs. MSOE
UW Oshkosh vs. Lakeland

UPDATE: Curse this journalism job market! I, Ricky Nelson (ricky.nelson08@gmail.com), would appreciate a paying sports journalism or SID job, if you have one to offer. In the meantime I’ll continue to update the blog and watch volleyball.

UPDATE (8/25/14): I am the assistant sports information director at UW-Oshkosh. Fittingly, my first official task was to write player bios for the volleyball team. Twas a good first day.

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

September 28, 2007 at 3:20 pm

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  1. I meant to mention that the UW Platteville match with Emory is streaming live now. See http://www.emoryathletics.com for live video action.

    Goldrush

    September 4, 2009 at 5:38 pm

  2. I feel your pain about the journalism job market. My son is a 2009 college graduate (Fordham U in NYC) and is looking for work in journalism, focusing more on politics and futurism. No luck so far.

    Rob Hudson

    October 6, 2009 at 8:40 pm

  3. DID YOU SEE UWP HAS A SID POSITION AVAILABLE? JUST SAW IT ON THE BOTTOM OF THE ATLETICS HOME PAGE…DEADLINE 11/1/10.

    UWP PARENT

    October 31, 2010 at 6:51 am

  4. I did see that listing on the CoSIDA jobs page a few weeks ago. I know I can do the job, but the ad says I need a minimum of three years experience in sports information. I wish I had that experience but I don’t. I doubt my volleyball and baseball sites or my print background count as related fields.

    It’s too bad because I really like the Platteville area and the university. Now if the next hire happens to need a modestly paid assistant, I’m his or her guy.

    Thank you for the heads-up,
    Ricky

    uwoshvball

    October 31, 2010 at 10:30 am

  5. SOMETIMES PASSION AND WILLINGNESS TO WORK TRUMPS SO CALLED EXPERIENCE. NOT MANY PEOPLE HAVE THE WEB EXPERIENCE AND DEDICATION YOU HAVE DEMONSTRATED WITH THIS SITE.

    UWP PARENT

    October 31, 2010 at 11:19 am

  6. Alright Ricky, enjoy some of the fruits of your labor this season while trying to stay caught up here. If you get a chance to add some color (commentary) to the weekend, we’d recommend it. Diversify.

    Good luck and enjoy. — Louie

    Louie

    November 11, 2010 at 10:59 pm

  7. […] you have not read the “About Me” page, I have been trying for the past year or so to get my foot in the door of a sport information […]

  8. […] Need a postseason refresher? See the FAQ page. Need help on your SID staff? See the About Me page. […]

  9. […] Albeit saccharine and dramatic, the paragraph above is sincere. If you have an open position, my email is ricky.nelson08@gmail.com. My resume and application materials are a few clicks away. My abridged background can be found on the About Me page. […]

  10. […] My work situation has changed. I mention it only because my time devoted to this blog will be curbed. I hope I can keep the updates timely this season. […]

  11. I just found your site looking for information on the d3 tourney and really appreciate all the information and effort you have put into this. Congrats on your new paying job! My daughter is a freshman oh playing for mary Hardin baylor an hour north of austin where we live. I am flying out to see them play Claremont on Friday night. My daughter got to play 3 sets in the conference semifinal after being fully released for 3 weeks after her 6 month acl rehab. We lost to Claremont in 4 early in the season with a setter coming off concussion and no subs for oh. Hope they can make a run. Thanks for all your work

    Eric NOTHNAGEL

    November 12, 2014 at 7:08 pm

  12. Thank you very much.
    Nothing like getting there as a freshman. Good luck!
    -Ricky Nelson

    Ricky Nelson

    November 12, 2014 at 10:08 pm

  13. […] it says in the About Me Page, this blog started as an element of a larger journalism class project in 2007. My project partner […]


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