My conversation with Neil Price, who’s the radio voice of Mississippi State football and men’s basketball. Topics of discussion include:
- The truck ride with his dad that led to his passion for play-by-play.
- Being the voice of a team he rooted against as a kid.
- How his small town upbringing led to on air opportunities as early as middle school.
- The value of a college degree in the broadcasting field.
- The unusualness of the broadcasting career path.
- Being fortunate enough to never have to take any odd jobs to supplement his play-by-play work.
- His experience as an adjunct instructor.
- How a friendship with a cheerleader in middle school led to a chain reaction that had great impact on his career.
- The importance of being nice to everyone, not just those who can help us.
- The influence of a broadcasting camp he attended during school.
- The sequence of events that led to him getting a NCAA DI job right out of school.
- Handling rejection as he searched for his dream job.
- Turning his southern accent on and off depending on the situation.
- Landing his current position at Mississippi State.
- The importance of a supportive spouse in navigating his sportscasting journey.
- What was going through his head before his first Mississippi State game.
- Selling his high school football experience to help him land the MSU job.
- Why doing high school games well is actually more difficult than major college in some ways.
- Being inducted into his high school hall of fame.
- Sharing a name with a famous archaeologist.
- His favorite Mike Leach stories.
- His broadcast horror stories.
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