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Randy Hollowell in the booth as the voice of Miami Baseball

Voice of Miami Baseball

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Watch live action of numerous RedHawk sporting events, including baseball, on Miami All-Access.

The spring schedule for Miami All-Access includes full audio and video for 20 RedHawk baseball games. Learn more at www.MURedHawks.com.

It's spring. Baseball is in the air. Randy Hollowell of Miami University's IT services breathes it in as he prepares to fill the air with his play-by-play broadcasts of RedHawk baseball.

Q: How did you get to be the voice of the RedHawks baseball team?

A: Ten years ago, just after I began working at Miami, I asked Steve Baker if he needed help during the spring playoffs. I enjoy baseball and with a broadcasting background, I wanted to do more than just watch. I began working other sports that fall of 2004. Through the years, I've broadcasted field hockey, soccer and softball. Since 2005, I've called the men's home baseball games.

Q: You must need to know the game well to call it. What are some of your tricks of the trade?

A: I am a sports lover. Calling a play is easy. It's simply watching the game and providing descriptions of what is happening on the field. The trick is what to do between plays. In baseball, there is a lot of downtime. There are lots of long periods where there is no action. Filling those gaps becomes a team effort. Steve Baker and the athletic communications staff provide statistics and notes about the players. They feed me all of this so I can plug in information when the gaps occur. Keeping all of the statistics straight can be challenging and it takes all of us.

Q: How does that kind of team effort and communication fit with your role in IT?

A: Very similar. As part of the communications team, it is my job to relay important information to the Miami community. We truly work as a team to provide communications about projects, almost like a play-by-play. Recently, I have served on communication teams for Niihka, myMiami, and GoGoogle. I also work with our incoming students connecting them to our services.

Q: Do you have a favorite play or memory from a baseball game?

A: One game that sticks out the most was the second game of a double-header in 2008. Up against Kent State's top-ranked pitchers, Miami trailed 16–5 going into the bottom of the ninth. In that last inning, we rallied back and scored 12 runs winning 17–16.

Q: Do you get caught up in the game or do you remain calm?

A: I due tend to get loud at times. I get attached to many of the players. During the summer months, my now 11-year-old son and I attend a lot of summer league baseball games where our RedHawks play in the off-season. We get to know the players and their families well. It's great to see players enter the minor leagues and even the major leagues. In fact, my family visited with Adam Eaton last summer in Colorado, and he is now playing centerfield for the Arizona Diamondbacks. It is very rewarding and wonderful to share this with my son.

Written by Carole Johnson, University Communications and Marketing

Published April 2013

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Volunteer of the Year

Randy is honored as Volunteer of the YearIn 2011, Randy received the Red and White Club Don Loss Volunteer of the Year Award, presented to a member of the Miami University Red and White Club in recognition of his/her dedicated service. Known for his helpful demeanor and willingness to assist, Randy was honored for dedicated leadership in special events, communication, and messaging to fans.

Watch and listen to Randy

Watch live action of numerous RedHawk sporting events, including baseball, on Miami All-Access.

The spring schedule for Miami All-Access includes full audio and video for 20 RedHawk baseball games. Learn more at www.MURedHawks.com.

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  • Luxembourg
    Luxembourg

    John E. Dolibois European Center, Luxembourg

    One of Miami's oldest continuous study abroad programs, the Miami University John E. Dolibois Center (MUDEC) in Luxembourg offers students the opportunity to enroll in Miami classes taught by European-based and Ohio-based Miami faculty. Students enjoy a unique combination of first-class academics, engagement in the local community, and various faculty-guided and independent travel opportunities.

    Contact and emergency information for the Luxembourg Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    Château de Differdange
    1, Impasse du Château
    L-4524 Differdange
    Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
    luxembourg@MiamiOH.edu
    MiamiOH.edu/luxembourg

    217-222 MacMillan Hall
    531 E. Spring Street
    Oxford, Ohio 45056, USA

    Directions

    Main Operator: 011-352-582222-1
    Oxford-based Coordinator: 513-529-5050
    Emergency info: MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • West Chester
    West Chester

    Voice of America Learning Center

    Located midway between Cincinnati and Dayton along I-75, the Voice of America Learning Center (VOALC) offers undergraduate and graduate courses and programs drawn from Miami's Regional and Oxford campuses. Home to Miami's MBA program, the Learning Center provides ready access to graduate programs for area educators and courses leading to the BIS degree for undergraduates.

    Contact and emergency information for the Voice of America Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    7847 VOA Park Dr.
    (Corner of VOA Park Dr. and Cox Rd.)
    West Chester, OH 45069
     
    voalc@MiamiOH.edu
    MiamiOH.edu/voalc

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    Main Operator: 513-895-8862
    (From Middletown) 513-217-8862
    Emergency info: regionals.MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • Middletown
    Middletown

    Middletown Regional Campus

    Nestled on 141 acres near I-75, Miami University Middletown offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, and beginning coursework for most four-year degrees. Nearby Greentree Health Science Academy immerses Miami's nursing and health information technology students in the health care experience while taking classes.

    Contact and emergency information for the Middletown Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

     4200 N. University Blvd.
    Middletown, OH 45042
    regionalwebmaster@MiamiOH.edu
    regionals.MiamiOH.edu

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    Main Operator: 513-727-3200
    (Toll-free) 1-86-MIAMI-MID
    Office of Admission: 513-727-3216
    Campus Status Line: 513-727-3477
    Emergency info: regionals.MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • Hamilton
    Hamilton

    Hamilton Regional Campus

    A compact, friendly, commuter campus, Miami Hamilton offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, and beginning coursework for most four-year degrees. Small class sizes, on-site child care, and flexible scheduling make Miami Hamilton attractive to students at all stages of life and career.

    Contact and emergency information for the Hamilton Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    1601 University Blvd.
    Hamilton, OH 45011
    regionalwebmaster@MiamiOH.edu
    regionals.MiamiOH.edu

    Printable Campus Map
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    Main Operator: 513-785-3000
    Office of Admission: 513-785-3111
    Campus Status Line: 513-785-3077
    Emergency info: regionals.MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • Oxford
    Oxford

    Miami University, Oxford Ohio

    Nationally recognized as one of the most outstanding undergraduate institutions, Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio. With a student body of 16,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with faculty who love to teach and the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions.

    Contact and emergency information for the Oxford Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    501 E. High St.
    Oxford, OH 45056

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    Main Operator: 513-529-1809
    Office of Admission: 513-529-2531
    Vine Hotline: 513-529-6400
    Emergency info: MiamiOH.edu/emergency