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Published On: March 30th, 2023

Waterloo, Iowa – The Waterloo Bucks have announced Colby Talley will handle broadcasting duties for the organization during the 2023 season.  Talley, who is currently a senior at Virginia Tech, will be the play-by-play broadcaster for the team’s Northwoods League TV Network webcasts.

Talley is a native of King William, Virginia, and by the time the Bucks season starts, he will have graduated from Virginia Tech where he majored in Sports Media and Analytics.  Talley was a play-by-play broadcaster for 3304 Sports, a student run sports media platform at Virginia Tech that covers Tech athletic events through broadcasts, articles, and other mediums.  He has also served as a co-editor for the sports section of the Collegiate Times, a student run newspaper at Virginia Tech, and as a production assistant for the ACC Network.

Talley will broadcast all 36 Waterloo home games on the NWLTV video webcast platform, which can be found online at

“I absolutely cannot wait to get started out in Waterloo,” Talley said.  “I’m immensely thankful for the opportunity to spend the summer honing my craft while putting out quality broadcasts for Bucks fans!”

The Bucks open their 29th season of Northwoods League Play at home on Monday, May 29 versus the Rochester Honkers.  Season Tickets for the 2023 season are currently available by calling the Bucks Ticket Line at (319) 232-5633.  Riverfront Stadium, home of the Bucks, welcomed a new state of the art video board in 2016 thanks to a matching grant from the Black Hawk County Gaming Association.  Team ownership has invested nearly $450,000 in stadium improvements since the end of the 2014 season including group outing areas, painted bleachers, public Wi-Fi, sound system, kids zone inflatables, wiffle ball field, and concessions equipment.  Fans are encouraged to stay in touch with the Bucks by utilizing their website at or utilizing the Northwoods League Mobile App.


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The Waterloo Bucks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Recently completing its’ 29th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires, and front office staff, 300 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (NYM), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and 2019/2021 Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and 2021 All-Star, MLB Gold Glove winner and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TEX). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. League games are viewable live at and on ESPN+. For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Bucks as your favorite team.