Communication grad seeks spot on TWC Sports roundtable

Recent grad Jacob Westendorf, a 2014 graduate in Communication, has had an exciting summer. He was selected one of six finalists for the Time Warner Cable Sports Channel “Talking the Talk” competition, which picks an average fan for inclusion as a sports talk panelist. For his audition, Westendorf did a studio sit-down with host Dennis Krause on a quick barrage of topics — is it time for Brett Favre to enter the Packers Hall of Fame? — for a screen test now archived on the service’s Local on Demand channel (411). Viewer votes determine the winner. Criteria include sports knowledge and ease in front of a camera. Westendorf, a native of Rockford, Ill., acquitted himself quite well. See video.