Far from the Fab 5 … but you might just call this group of TV5 employees the Fab 4, each a graduate of one of the schools in the NCAA Final Four.
News Producers Ben Stevenson, Julien Novog-Desrayaud and SyKnese Fields along with TV5 News Anchor Carrie Sharp are rooting on their teams and talking trash behind the scenes in the newsroom.
Stevenson isn't the only Michigan fan at TV5, but he is one of the only alums. He chose the school because, "Ann Arbor is an amazing college town with the best film and television program in the state. We've also got a pretty solid football team."
Now Stevenson is cheering on the Maize and Blue on the hardwood.
Novog-Desrayaud isn't shy about his allegiance. It's odd not to see him sporting his orange even down to his shoes. He also chose the school because of its broadcasting program and, while there, became an avid fan of the basketball team.
His favorite memory is "storming the court after beating No. 2 Georgetown when Syracuse was unranked. I was one of the first ones to get on the court and I even patted Demetris Nichols' sweaty head!"
In Saturday's game, he thinks Syracuse will beat Michigan in a low scoring game by five points.
As far as the Wichita State–Louisville match up, Fields, a WSU alum, isn't nervous about her team's chances. "Everybody loves the underdog. We've got nothing to lose."
But Carrie Sharp is just as confident about her Cards.
"We're the No. 1 overall seed for a reason. And after Kevin Ware's injury, the team is even more motivated to win the championship," says Sharp.
No matter which teams advance, remember you can catch all action on WNEM TV5 Saturday night and the Championship game on Monday.
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