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Sports Link Nominated for Several National Awards

Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: May 10, 2013
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Ball State’s Sports Link has been nominated for various 2013 College Sports Media Awards, according to the Sports Video Group and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics.

Ball State Sports Link is an immersive learning experience, which allows students to write, report, shoot, produce and host a variety of sports programs.  Ball State’s Sports Link is the first and only academic program in the nation where students are totally immersed in sports and electronic media.  During the semester, students will produce a broad range of media from live remote productions, live-to-tape events, television programs, student-athlete features and webcasts.

After receiving a record number of submissions, Sports Video Group and NACDA announced the nominees in four divisions and spread across 16 categories.  The winners will be selected by a panel of judges and announced at a ceremony on May 29 at the SVG College Sports Summit in Atlanta.  This year’s competition saw a 28% increase in total entries and demonstrated an even higher level of quality than in years past.

Below are the nominations and categories Sports Link, under the guidance of Chris Taylor, is being recognized for in the contest:



Live Game and Event Production
Ball State Sports Link | Men’s Volleyball – Loyola vs. Ball State
ICTV/Ithaca College | Football – Ithaca vs. Union
ICTV/Ithaca College | Men’s Basketball – Ithaca vs. Utica
IUP-TV/Indiana University (PA) | Men’s Basketball – IUP vs. West Chester (Division II PSAC Semifinals)
St. Cloud State University | Men’s Ice Hockey – St. Cloud State vs. Alaska-Anchorage
University of Oklahoma | Oklahoma Women’s Gymnastics

Program Series
Ball State Sports Link | 3rd Down Chirp
St. Cloud State University | Husky Mag
Texas Tech University | Double T Insider
Gamecock Productions/University of South Carolina | Gamecock Spotlight
University of Oklahoma | Sooner Sports Pad
University of Utah | University of Utah Gymnastics (ESPNU Campus Connection)

Promotion, PSA, or Video Marketing Campaign
Ball State Sports Link | Ball State Softball Promo
Central Michigan University | CMU Jersey Reveal Promo
Central Michigan University | CMU Football Pro Day
Drexel University | I Am A Dragon
Gamecock Productions/University of South Carolina | Softball Intro Video

Special Feature
Ball State Sports Link | Diving Over Fear: The Jake Brehmer Story
Ball State Sports Link | Finding Refuge
Gamecock Productions/University of South Carolina | University of South Carolina Women’s Basketball: Story of a Program
ICTV/Ithaca College | Final Bout
Texas Tech University |
Midnight Matador Retires
University of Alabama |
Alabama Softball Tornado Feature

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