Ball State Sports Link premieres a brand new show this spring, "Believe: Ball State Baseball 2015."
"Believe" will provide you all-access to the Ball State Baseball team, from preseason workouts to lockerroom access to road trips.
The "Believe" executive production team includes freshmen Kaitlyn Young and Mick Tidrow, and sophomores Connor Onion and Caleb Stayton. Throughout the season, all students in Ball State Sports Link and those in the new Digital Sports Production track will contribute to the show.
Jahwan Edwards stands poised to take his first steps onto an NFL Field. This week, he will shine at the NFL Combine, but his football legacy wasn't always cemented.
Ball State football began to shake in 2011.
Coming off a 4-8 season the year before, the program welcomed a new football coach -- Pete Lembo -- in hopes of revitalizing a team and community looking for more success.
Yet, the program wasn’t done bringing in young, game-changing talent.
The Cardinals recruited in a 5-foot-10, 219-pound running back named Jahwan Edwards the very same year. He was small, yet powerful and had a passion for football few could ever come close to matching.
At Ball State, Edwards was doubted at the beginning of his career, but his commitment and passion for the game wasn’t. With help from a talented coaching staff, Edwards was molded into a superstar and it showed on the gridiron the moment he took the field.
In four years, Edwards has rushed his way into the Ball State record books. He’s become the program’s all-time leading rusher with 4,558 career rushing yards. He’s also tallied 51 career touchdowns which places not only first all-time at Ball State, but fifth all-time in Mid-American Conference history.
But what name will be printed in those record books? It’s a tougher question to answer than one might think.
“When I first started getting publicity, I was tired of Jahwan,” Edwards explained. “I wanted an alias a little bit. A friend of mine actually came up with the name. I forget the actual conversation, but I was like ‘Quake, yea I’m going with that [and] roll with it.”
With his Ball State career officially over, Quake has his eyes looking towards the next level – the National Football League. The NFL invited him to perform this week at the Combine.
“Hard work, dedication, and belief,” Edwards said. “Hopefully, I just get that opportunity. I got the right people in my corner.”
01/20/2015 SL TV: "Out of the Shadows" Episode 3 EXTRA
As Men's Basketball travels to EMU tonight, take a look behind the scenes of the team's work ethic and training.
Ball State Sports Link, an immersive learning production, premieres Season Two of its, behind-the-scenes, all-access series "Out of the Shadows: Ball State Men's Basketball".
Ball State head coach James Whitford has granted Sports Link exclusive access to the team in 2014-15 including on the bus, in the locker room and team meetings.
"Out of the Shadows" will detail Whitford and the team's challenge to return to the top of the Mid-American Conference.
This season the show will also chronicle Muncie native Jeremiah Davis, fifth-year senior Matt Kamieniecki, sophomore Franko House and freshmen Jeremie Tyler and Sean Sellers.
The series will air locally on WIPB-TV in Muncie, across the state on Indiana Comcast 81 and nationally on Fox College Sports.
Additional distribution will be available through ballstatesports.com and Sports Link's social media platforms. Every episode will also be available in the Sports Link iPad App, available for free in the Apple App Store.
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11/07/2014 Men's Basketball: Jeremie Tyler Media Day
Twice a year Ball State athletics puts together an etiquette dinner and presentation for two athletes from each out-of-season sport. Ball State All-Access takes you inside the dinner and shows you what the Cardinals learned.