From Julie Adam on December 11th, 2020
A dedicated student sports commentator and broadcaster, freshman Gus Baylow lost both his beloved sports and the latter half of his high school senior year when lockdown began. Fortunately, both sports and school have come back into his life since then, and he’s been making the most of both.
Traveling from Marblehead, Massachusetts, to become a Jayhawk Journalist, Baylow recounts state championships called off right before they began. As the voice of his high school’s athletics program, the domino effect of sports and school cancellations were rough for him.
Baylow kept his head up, and it all paid off when he arrived at KU in fall 2020. Baylow has since began sports broadcasting for KUJH, sports commentating for KJHK, and writing for the University Daily Kansan. He is especially excited to have accomplished all this within the same pandemic that froze American sports less than a year before.
Baylow expresses gratitude to KU and his mentors for helping him to continue to do what he loves.