There was cheering, in both Mandarin and English, as Fox School of Business freshman James Yuan won the right to serve as Mandarin-language broadcaster of Temple University men’s basketball games.
Temple University’s Office of International Affairs organized the inaugural “Battle of the Broadcasters,” held Jan. 31 at Morgan Hall. The com- petition pitted five Chinese international students to determine the most-engaging and accurate live commentary of the Owls’ game against South Florida. Yuan and Javi Yuan, a recent graduate of the School of Media and Com- munication, shared first place, and will broadcast the team’s remaining home games on YouKu, the Chinese version of YouTube, and Temple’s Owlsports.com.
“I was very nervous, but mostly excited to be up there,” Yuan said.