Turnaround time: More than a month
Description of story
On Nov. 16, the SDSU Aztecs beat Gonzaga to secure their first ever AP top 25 ranking. I called the school and told them I wanted to do a story. The answer: "There is no way you are getting the access you are asking for." On Mon., March 14, nearly 4 months later, I got the last two of five interviews with a now 33-2 Aztecs team that is projected by some to make it to the Final Four.
I can't even describe how much I learned through this process. Mostly about persistence and access, building relationships. Any and all feedback is welcome. Thanks!
Gear used in production
Sennheiser shotgun and lav mics