Ball State Sports Link's 3rd Down Chirp takes you behind the scenes of Ball State Football to introduce you to the team. Today, meet starting defensive tackle Darnell Smith.
Tune into 3rd Down Chirp weekly on BallStateSports.com at noon.
Papa Johnís also returns as the programís exclusive title sponsor, as part of its corporate sponsorship with Ball State Athletics.
3rd Down Chirp, delivered by Papa Johnís, will provide viewers inside access to the Cardinals on and off the football field. The weekly show will air every Friday at Noon on http://www.ballstatesports.com, plus additional episodes will be televised nationally on Fox College Sports, across the state on Comcast Indiana 81 (CN 81) and locally in Muncie on WIPB-TV.
3DC was awarded a student Emmy Award for Outstanding Production in 2014, plus captured its second ďBest ofĒ College Sports Media Award in three years for Outstanding Program Series. ESPN Ďs College GameDay host Rece Davis announced the award, presented by Sports Video Group and the National Association of College Directors of Athletics, earlier this year in Atlanta.
Created by 2012 SL graduate Ben Wagner, the 2014 version of 3rd Down Chirp will be produced by senior Drew Adamson and junior Alex Seitz. Senior Luke Martin, juniors Tyler Bradfield and Torey Fox, along with sophomores Connor Onion and Ryan Bickford are the 2014 talent team and coordinating producers.
Junior wide receiver Aaron Hepp, a Digital Sports Production major and member of Sports Link, will provide inside analysis and anchor the programís social media conversation.
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