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Schott, Ken

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Phone: 518-395-3159

Employee Since: August 27, 1990

Sports Reporter

Biography:

Ken has been a sportswriter for nearly 30 years, the last 23 at The Daily Gazette. He is in his 22nd year covering college hockey for The Gazette and is recognized as one of the top college hockey writers in the country. Ken was named the inaugural winner of the ECAC Hockey Media Award in 1998. He has also served on the Hobey Baker Award selection committee (1999-2001). He talks college hockey every Thursday from 11:05-11:30 a.m. during the season on "Big Board Radio Sports with Rodger Wyland" on radio station WOFX (980 AM). Ken also writes the popular "Behind the Broadcast" column that appears every Saturday. He has also covered minor league baseball for The Gazette. Ken began his career during his junior year at York College in Pennsylvania, working for the York Daily Record. Ken started the paper's regular coverage of the AHL's Hershey Bears in 1985. He also covered the Eastern League's Harrisburg Senators and wrote a TV/radio column.
Read his blog "Parting Schotts" on dailygazette.com.


Ken's Recent Articles:


Broadcasting: Watson leaving TWC for job with athletic association

July 27, 2016

Time Warner Cable news sportscaster Chris Watson is turning in his microphone and camera for a chance to have a 9-to-5 job. Watson was named ...

Hockey: Union assistant taking job at Quinnipiac

Hockey: Union assistant taking job at Quinnipiac

July 27, 2016

Associate head coach Joe Dumais played a major role in helping the Union College hockey team reach the NCAA Frozen Four twice and winning the ...

Guilderland grad named top NBA play-by-play man

Guilderland grad named top NBA play-by-play man

July 14, 2016

Marc Kestecher has gotten the opportunity to work with Hall of Fame-caliber announcers during his time either hosting the NBA on ESPN Radio or calling ...

Union women's hockey will have some early home cooking

July 7, 2016

It’s tough to tell what game new Union College women’s hockey head coach Josh Sciba is excited about. He’s thrilled for the Dutchwomen’s season opener ...

New Union hockey jerseys for next season

New Union hockey jerseys for next season

July 2, 2016

The Union College men’s hockey team will have a different look when it hits the ice for its 26th NCAA Division I season in October. ...

Union hockey welcomes six recruits to team

Union hockey welcomes six recruits to team

June 29, 2016

A need for speed and offensive production were the main themes for the Union College men’s hockey coaching staff in putting together the 2016-17 recruiting ...

Union football, men's hockey benefits from radio format change

June 29, 2016

There is one less all-sports station in the Capital Region. However, Union College athletics will benefit. Empire Broadcasting Corporation dropped NBC Sports Radio from WPTR-AM ...

Six recruits join Union men's hockey team

Six recruits join Union men's hockey team

June 28, 2016

Two of the top three scorers from the Ontario Junior Hockey League highlight Union hockey’s six-player 2016-17 recruiting class, which was announced Tuesday. Four forwards ...

Coaches not happy with proposed OT rule change

Coaches not happy with proposed OT rule change

June 19, 2016

While pro and junior hockey leagues in North America have gone to 4-on-4 or 3-on-3 to decide overtime games in the regular season, NCAA hockey ...

NHL announcer, Glens Falls native Strader diagnosed with cancer

NHL announcer, Glens Falls native Strader diagnosed with cancer

June 14, 2016

Dallas Stars play-by-play announcer and Glens Falls native Dave Strader is in for a tough fight. The Stars announced Monday that the 61-year-old Strader has ...

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