Bradley Students Strike Olympic Gold With Internships

By Paul Strater

July 18, 2011 Updated Jul 18, 2011 at 9:32 PM CDT

NBC has retained it's hold on the U.S. Olympics television rights, and at Bradley University ten students have retained the gold with production crew internships in London.

Bradley is one of five schools whose students will participate in the 2012 summer Olympic broadcasts.

Even though it's a year away, these network interns say they are already anxious to start.

"So, it's just the pinnacle of sports. I've said it before, I'll say it again. It's the most ultimate opportunity I could hope for, " said Bradley graduate student Kevin McClelland.

Junior Mathew DeFreitas says it doesn't matter what he winds up doing, saying "NBC...I mean, that doesn't come around too often. So, even of they told me to go get them coffee, I'd do it."
The chairman of Bradley's communications department says he'll lose no sleep when his students are representing Bradley with the network. "They're good students, they're mature, they're well schooled. Would I worry about them? Yeah. Would I think about them, wonder what they're up to? Absolutely. But at the end of the day, would I have faith and confidence in them? Absolutely," said Dr. Paul Gullifor.

Dr. Gullifor says out of 73 applicants, 43 students were interviewed for the positions.

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