Be A Fan, the Emmy-nominated sports magazine show produced by the nation's only fully immersive sports media production program, Ball State Sports Link, airs multiple times monthly on WIPB-TV, Comcast Indiana and Fox College Sports.
The "Best of" show features our Emmy-nominated story on diver Jake Brehmer, our Sports Video Group Best of College Sports Media-nominated story on basketball's Mading Thok, plus two new stories on track's Lywanna Melvin and tennis newcomer Imanol Arconada.
The monthly program is Ball State's only sports magazine show covering all sports. The show prides itself on telling the best stories from Ball State athletics.
The show was awarded the state's best video magazine show by the Indiana Association of School Broadcasters in 2013.
Produced in 2013 by seniors Kevin Thurman and Brad Dailey, all 24 students in the immersive learning program produce features for the show.
Be A Fan, can be viewed at a variety of times on a variety of channels, including nationally on Fox College Sports. Ball State Sports Link is the only completely student-produced programming to air on the national network, reaching nearly 56 million homes and the 25 largest media markets in the nation.
WIPB-TV in Muncie and Comcast Indiana also air the show. Comcast Indiana is the state's largest cable provider, reaching subscribers across the state, including Indianapolis and Fort Wayne.
Fans can also watch Sports Link programming anytime through Comcast On Demand. The outlet is available by accessing on demand, then selecting the Hoosier TV option and then sports. Ball State Sports Link has it own channel through Comcast Xfinity.
In addition to the television coverage, the show will also be available online atwww.ballstatesports.com and through Sports Link's social media outlets, Facebook and Twitter.
The presenting sponsor of Be A Fan in 2012-13 is Muncie Nissan. Additional sponsors include First Merchants Bank, Robbins Apparel and Hit Country 102.5 WMDH.