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Student Sports Journalist Recaps Predators/Oilers Game

Saturday, 03.1.2008 / 8:27 PM CT / Features
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Student Sports Journalist Recaps Predators\/Oilers Game
The Nashville Predators are proud to invite students from local schools to come out to select Predators games as members of the press corps. Students have the opportunity to look behind the scenes at the life of a sports journalist and how they cover a professional sports team. The students are afforded all of the amenities that a member of the press would receive. Read below for Sara Elias' account of her experience as being s sports reporter for the evening.

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