John Curley Center for Sports Journalism

Experiences and Facilities


The combination of the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications, one of the largest programs of its kind in the United States, and Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics provides fertile territory for aspiring sports journalists. What the Curley Center regularly offers often goes far beyond campus, too.

Students have covered the Croke Park Classic, NASCAR, the Final Four, the Olympics and the Super Bowl in recent years. Curley Center students even chronicled the historic trip by the Penn State baseball team to Cuba. Additionally, Curley Center students have gained valuable hands-on experience as regular selections for highly competitive national internships at organizations such as CBS Sports Network, ESPN, and many more.


The Curley Center has its own dedicated radio booth, classroom and workspace inside Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. Additionally, the Bellisario Media Center in the heart of campus provide access to two television studios, voiceover booths, collaboration spaces, and the studio for CommRadio, our Internet-based radio station.

The Steve Jones Broadcasting Complex, accessible for students and used by networks for events on campus, is a state-of-the-art remote production facility. It enables students to hone their production skills using the same hardware as those in the industry. Housed in Rec Hall and named for the play-by-play voice of the Nittany Lions who also serves as an instructor in the Curley Center, the space provides unrivaled hands-on experience for students. Similar spaces exist — and are often staffed by Penn State students — in the Bryce Jordan Center and Pegula Ice Arena on campus.