The Chirpies – LIVE April 13

chirpiesMUNCIE, Ind. — The Ball State Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and the nation’s first digital sports production program, Ball State Sports Link, have partnered to present the university’s inaugural student-athlete awards show, The Chirpies.

The Chirpies, sponsored by the Office of President Paul Ferguson, will air live from Emens Auditorium and exclusively online at and in the Sports Link Mobile App, which can be downloaded for free from the app store.  

The awards celebration, modeled after The ESPYs, will also be shown multiple times across the state on Comcast Indiana 81 and on the BSU campus by watching Channel  57.  The nominees are from the 2014 athletics calendar year.

Football’s Aaron Hepp, men’s swimming’s Conner Snare and Sports Link’s Allison Luthman are the hosts, with red-carpet arrivals and doors opening at 6 p.m.

Fans and students are encouraged to be seated by 6:45 pm, with the live show beginning promptly at 7 p.m.   

Nashville recording artist and Indiana native Corey Cox will perform live.  Cox will be joined by women’s soccer’s Lauren Hall for a special performance to close the show.

A total of 11 different awards will be handed out Monday, including Female Athlete of the Year, Male Athlete of the Year, Coach of the Year, the Cardinal Caring Award and the Comeback Award.

The inaugural Chirpies is led by SAAC Executive Board members Bethany Han (field hockey), Jarrett James (baseball), Ashlyn Rang (women’s tennis), Brooklyn Schumacher (gymnastics) and Conner Snare (men‘s swimming).

The Ball State Sports Link production is led by senior executive producer Drew Adamson, while seniors Torey Fox (audio), Braden Schlegelmilch (technical director) and Andy Wright (graphics) will be working their final Sports Link live production.

The mission of SACC is to ensure and enhance the student-athlete experience through promoting opportunities within the university, athletics department and outside community, while providing a facet to serve and protect the interests and image of the student-athlete.

How To Attend:
Admission is free and open to the general public and Ball State students.  Doors to Emens Auditorium open at 6 p.m.  The Chirpies begin promptly at 7 p.m.

How To Watch:
Ball State Sports Link is producing the inaugural Chirpies live.  The event can be watched live on and streaming free in the Ball State Sports Link Mobile App.  The broadcast can also be seen on Indiana Comcast 81 and Campus Channel 57.  Download the Mobile App.

How To Interact:
To learn more about The Chirpies and interact during the show using #Chirpies. Follow @The_Chirpies and @bsusportslink.

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About Ball State Sports Link and Digital Sports Production:
In 2013, Ball State University became the first school in the nation to offer a degree in Digital Sports Production through the Department of Telecommunications. Digital Sports Production is an interactive learning experience combined with an immersive learning project, Ball State Sports Link.

Author: Chris Taylor

Senior Director of Ball State Sports Link & Digital Sports Production | Lecturer of Telecommunications | 2019 Dean's Faculty Award Winner | 2017 Recipient of SVG College Sports Summit Pioneer Award | Storyteller | Producer | Emmy Award Winner | Sports Media Junkie | Social Media Strategist | Certified Bob Ross® Instructor | Country Music Enthusiast | Goldendoodle Owner | Follow me on Twitter @BallStateCT

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