CHARLOTTE – After three years away due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ESPN’s college football crew gathered in the Queen City for its annual College Football Seminar. More than 250 on-air talent, producers, and staff participated in group sessions, breakout meetings, planning huddles, and more before the 2022 season.
Sandwiched between the two days was a huge reception at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Uptown Charlotte, where cars were wrapped with ESPN logos and exhibitions were set up for friendly competitions. Best of all, attendees had the chance to catch up after years apart.
“After three years away, this year’s ESPN College Football Seminar was special for many reasons,” said ESPN Vice President, Production, Steve Ackels. “It meant so much to get our staff and talent together for two full days of workshops, breakouts, photoshoots, an epic reception at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, and more. The success of this year’s event wouldn’t have been possible without the tireless work of coordinating producer Bryan Jaroch, production manager Chandon Hudgins, and many others.
“Over the past few seasons, we’ve been reminded of the importance of teamwork and togetherness, and we don’t take our team – or our time together – for granted.”
With just days until the 2022 campaign kicks off, here’s a look at how the ESPN team began their season.