This is pretty cool: Adnan Virk, whom not too long ago was The Score's sideline reporter on University Rush football telecasts and also worked the sideline during the CIS Final 8, is bound for Bristol.
Virk tweeted that he will be working as an anchor for ESPNews and by his reckoning, the 31-year-old would be the first Muslim on-air personality at the worldwide leader.
ESPN, playing basketball in Italy for JuveCaserta ... suffice to say, never say that graduates of Ernestown Secondary School in Odessa, Ont., do not go on to bigger and better things. It was hard not to get a kick out of it during the 2009 CIS Final 8. During the St. FX-Carleton quarter-final, Virk made a point to do a sideline interview with the fathers of then-Carleton stars Aaron Doornkamp and Stu Turnbull, since Adnan and both men, Henk Doornekamp and Kingston-area coaching legend Tom Turnbull, went back many, many years.
People would naturally identify Virk, a Ryerson alumnus, with Toronto. Hopefully people in and around Kingston, Napanee and smaller communities such as Morven and Odessa know their corner of the universe was where such an immense talent began his long road to glory. Hopefully, it will not be too long before Virk can slip in a CIS score on the Worldwide Leader.