From the moment Tim Hipszer could walk, he has been an entertainer. Coupled with a gregarious personality, the Pennsburg native seemed ready-made for work behind the camera before ever reaching the Bloomsburg University campus. Since then, Hipszer has helped create a landmark campus television show while being a student employee of the BU Sports Information Department, which is responsible for marketing and coordinating media coverage of the university’s 18 sports programs.
Hipszer’s work with Tom McGuire, BU’s sports information director, led him on a path to creating Jock Talk Sports with fellow students, Justin Teles and Jesse Betar, on BUTV Channel 8. The student written and produced show covers the national sports scene, as well as local Huskies sports, including on-set interviews with BU athletes.
According the Hipszer, the show has given him a unique inside look at television production that he never thought he’d get in college. Jock Talk Sports, which has branched out into social media networking and campus advertising, has given BUTV a model to produce more shows for its growing audience.
On upper campus, Hipszer is one of six sports information workers who help set the stage for game day coverage of Huskies sports and assist with media coverage afterward. Among the most exciting responsibilities, according to Hipszer, is helping record in-game statistics that turn into stat packets, which are given to the respective coaching staffs and media.
Hipszer says his work with sports information has been another rewarding real-life experience he’s received at BU. The hope, Hipszer says, is to find an opportunity after graduation where he can mold together the on-the-job training he's received from Jock Talk Sports and BU’s sports information — of course, as entertaining as possible.