Dallas Stars Nation, I am proud, honored and thrilled to join an already amazing team here at Blackout Dallas.
I am originally from Long Island (like Stars fan favorite Eric Nystrom), but I got to Texas as fast as possible and was raised in the Dallas area. While growing up in Dallas, I became an avid Stars fan and learned to love everything hockey. Along with writing for Blackout Dallas, I play amateur hockey in Farmers Branch. Don’t worry, I can write better than I play…I hope (although that’s not saying much).
Before joining Blackout Dallas, I have experience in both writing and broadcasting. While studying at the University of Texas at Austin, I called play-by-play for UT Volleyball on Time Warner Cable’s Texas Channel. In addition, I have also called play-by-play for NCAA Lacrosse and NCAA Basketball for the College TV Ticket, spent time as the sideline reporter covering the Lake Travis Cavaliers for 104.9 FM ESPN Radio – Austin, and currently call play-by-play for high school football in the Dallas metroplex.
Also at the University of Texas, I hosted a sports talk radio program on Texas Student Radio (91.7 FM – KVRX) called “Sports With Schmucks”, hosted a college sports talk show on Texas Student TV called “College Crossfire”, and made many appearances on “College Pressbox”, a University of Texas sports highlight show.
In the writing field, I have covered college football, college basketball and college baseball, specifically the Texas Longhorns, as the Sports Editor for The Horn (an independent student news source for the University of Texas). I was the beat hockey writer for The Sports Belt right before joining Blackout Dallas to cover the Dallas Stars. In addition to writing for Blackout Dallas, I also cover the NFL for another FanSided site, NFL Spin Zone.
Please don’t be afraid to give me any feedback or voice your opinion. For all the latest Stars news and updates, give me follow on Twitter: @sirobbins.