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ITHACA, New York – March 29th, 2021. Big Red Sports Network (BRSN) released a new podcast called “AMPED,” focused on amplifying the voices of minority student-athletes at Cornell. The first season is dedicated to highlighting the experiences of black student athletes and will be hosted by Khary Pryce, a junior on the Cornell Varsity Women’s Tennis team.

“While sports are often regarded as the ultimate equalizer in terms of providing equitable opportunity, many stories and underlying struggles remain unnoticed,” says Pryce. “We take pride in uncovering these experiences to educate and inspire young athletes and leaders.”

The second season will be headed by Finley Frechette ‘21, a senior member of the Cornell Varsity Women’s Ice Hockey and Lacrosse squads. “As a dual-sport varsity athlete, I know all too well how women’s sports are often marginalized,” says Frechette. “My mission is to change the narrative by authentically presenting the experiences of female athletes to give them parity.”

Notably, AMPED Season 3 will be co-hosted by Pryce and Frechette. The final season focuses on leaders in sport from LGBTQ, first-generation, and other underrepresented identity groups.

BRSN has historically spotlighted trailblazers in sport, particularly in its “Bear Tracks” podcast. Notably, an all-female group of BRSN leaders interviewed two Cornell student-athletes nominated for the NCAA Woman of the Year. More recently, fall semester coverage of the athlete-led social justice demonstration “Our March, Our Campus” has underscored BRSN’s commitment to leveraging its platform to broaden Cornell athletes’ reach. AMPED’s lineup is scheduled to include roundtables with professors, head coaches, and professional athletes.


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