ESPN col­lege foot­ball re­porter Ed­ward Aschoff dies at 34

Antelope Valley Press - - Numbers Game -

BRIS­TOL, Conn. — ESPN col­lege foot­ball re­porter Ed­ward Aschoff, known for his out­go­ing and friendly per­son­al­ity, dap­per dress and great love of sports, has died. He was 34.

The sports net­work an­nounced Aschoff died Tues­day af­ter a brief ill­ness.

“We are very sorry to have to share the dev­as­tat­ing news of the tragic pass­ing of friend and ESPN col­league Ed­ward Aschoff,” ESPN said in a state­ment. “He died ear­lier to­day, his 34th birth­day. Our thoughts are with his loved ones, in­clud­ing his fi­ancée, Katy.”

Aschoff joined ESPN in 2011 as part of the SEC blog net­work, which cov­ers the NCAA South­east­ern Con­fer­ence. Dur­ing the past three sea­sons, Aschoff re­ported from col­lege cam­puses across the U.S. for ESPN.com, Sports­Cen­ter, SEC Net­work and ESPN ra­dio, ESPN re­ported. He was both a tele­vi­sion and ra­dio side­line re­porter dur­ing games. A na­tive of Ox­ford, Mis­sis­sippi, and a 2008 grad­u­ate of the Univer­sity of Florida, Aschoff pre­vi­ously cov­ered re­cruit­ing and Florida foot­ball for The Gainesvill­e Sun. In a Dec. 2 In­sta­gram post, Aschoff in­di­cated that he had con­tracted pneu­mo­nia. He wrote: “Cov­er­ing #TheGame was a lot of fun. Get­ting pneu­mo­nia ... not so much. But, hey, I’m a hockey player.”

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