JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 29, 2014) – Sharing emotional and inspirational stories taken from his years of covering athletics as one of the most recognized sports broadcasters of a generation, former ESPN personality Roy Firestone delighted a crowd of over 200 during the second annual Holding Court event Wednesday evening inside ETSU’s Brown Hall Auditorium.
Serving as a tipoff event for ETSU’s basketball season, Firestone used the evening to share his wide array of talents, including songs that ranged from Frank Sinatra to Green Day, while doing impersonations of sports celebrities such as Mike Tyson, Charles Barkley, Tommy Lasorda and Muhammad Ali.
"It’s great to be on the campus of ETSU and to be able to share our show with such a great group of people,” Firestone said. “I’ve been blessed and honored to interview over 5,000 sports figures throughout my career, and it’s my pleasure to share some of those stories with you tonight.”
Firestone, an Emmy Award-winning broadcaster and critically acclaimed performer, is widely known for his time as a broadcaster for ESPN and his role in the movie Jerry Maguire. He entertained the fans gathered on this night with a variety of stories from his broadcasting careers, as well as his storytelling, impressionist and musical talents.
The Holding Court event was another in a long list of events planned for this week’s Homecoming festivities. In fact, the men’s basketball team will be back on display again Thursday night, as the team will host its Blue-Gold scrimmage game at 7 p.m. inside Freedom Hall. The scrimmage is free and open to the public.
Meanwhile, the ETSU women’s team will host Milligan College for a scrimmage game on Saturday inside Brooks Gym.
For more on ETSU basketball throughout the 2014-15 season, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the men’s or women’s basketball links.