The first of up to 18 Ball State Sports Link productions this semester airs Sunday as Ball State gymnastics welcomes Eastern Michigan and Illinois State to Worthen Arena. The meet is scheduled for 1 p.m. on ESPN 3.
Senior Aaron Hepp is the executive producer, while junior J.C. Obringer will direct.
Senior Tyler Bradfield, who ranked No. 2 in the nation in the 2015 Jim Nantz Award for outstanding collegiate broadcasters, will handle the play-by-play.
Bradfield will be joined by former Ball State gymnast Brooklyn Schumacher and digital sports production freshman Morgan Landes.
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Sunday’s meet is the first of up to 18, full student-productions which will air on ESPN 3 between now and April. The tentative schedule is below.
Jan. 24 — GYMNASTICS vs. Eastern Michigan/Illinois State
Jan. 30 — MEN’S BB vs. Akron
Jan. 30 — WOMEN’S BB vs. Ohio
Feb. 11 — MEN’S VB vs. IPFW
Feb. 20 — MEN’S BB vs. Northern Illinois
Feb. 20 — WOMEN’S BB vs. Western Michigan
Feb. 28 — GYMNASTICS vs. Bowling Green
March 19 — GYMNASTICS vs. MAC Championship
March 22 — BASEBALL vs. Purdue~
March 25 — MEN’S VB vs. Ohio State
April 8 — BASEBALL vs. Western Michigan
April 9 — BASEBALL vs. Western Michigan
April 10 — BASEBALL vs. Western Michigan
April 11 — THE CHIRPIES, live from Emens Auditorium
April 15 — MEN’S GOLF vs. EY Invitational
April 16 — MEN’S GOLF vs. EY Invitational
April 22 — SOFTBALL vs. Central Michigan
April 23 — SOFTBALL vs. Central Michigan