Ball State Sports Link: Muck City Football
In Belle Glade, Florida, poverty and crime surrounds any young men growing up. The only escape from the streets is found on the football field.
Jarrett Swaby and Willie Snead grew up in the town, but found escape on the football field and in the muck of the sugar cane fields.
Ball State Sports Link's Chris Renkel and Chris Kosinski have the story.
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During the semester, students will produce a broad range of media from live remote productions, live-to-tape events, television programs (WIPB-TV, Comcast Indiana, ESPN Networks, Fox Sports Net, Cardinal Vision 57), student-athlete features and webcasts. Other facets of the immersion program include radio, newspapers, podcasts and the use of mobile technology and interactivity via the web.
To maintain a focus on cross-platform promotion, students repackage the feature stories they create for local use at Ball State and send them to local news stations and outlets in the hometown of the featured player-on any platform the station may require.