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Ball State Sports Link: Muck City Football

Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: December 18, 2012
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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.

Ball State Sports Link continues its coverage of football's trip to the Beef 'O' Brady's St. Petersburg Bowl with videos all week.

Ball State Sports Link Bowl Week Coverage

3rd Down Chirp, Delivered by Papa John's Bowl Special

  • Airs on WIPB-TV (Dec. 12 at 6 p.m and Dec. 15 at 11:30 a.m.)
  • Available online Dec. 14 at
  • Airs nationally on Fox College Sports (various times through Dec. 21, check local listings)
  • Airs on Indiana Comcast 81 and Comcast on Demand (various times through Dec. 21, check local listings)

Ball State Sports Link Bowl Edition iPad App

  • Available in the Apple App Store during Bowl Week
  • Exclusive content includes a one-on-one interview with Coach Pete Lembo, postgame footage from the locker room throughout the season, a senior narrative written by quarterback Kelly Page, features on Barrington Scott, Willie Snead, Jarrett Swaby, Jamill Smith, Joel Cox, Steven Schott and more
  • SL Cribs: The Football Edition with Keith Wenning, Zane Fakes, Brandon Kish and Connor Ryan

Ball State Sports Link Bowl Week Coverage from Florida

  • Daily updates online to and through Sports Link's social media outlets from St. Petersburg and with the football team
  • Video coverage from: the Beach Bash (Dec. 19), Kickoff Luncheon (Dec. 20), Battle of the Bands (Dec. 20), Bowl Block Party (Dec. 20) and Fan Tailgate Extravaganza (Dec. 21)

Ball State Sports Link Radio on WCRD 91.3 FM

  • Cardinal College GameDay Pregame Show at 6:30 p.m.
  • Live play-by-play of Ball State vs. UCF at 7:30 p.m.
  • Game live in Muncie on 91.3 FM, streamed online for free at and, also streamed to SL iPad app and to all mobile devices via the Tune In Radio app

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About Ball State Sports Link:

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.

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