Saturday’s meet versus Notre Dame will mark a first for the Ball State swimming & diving programs, as Ball State Sports Link will produce the first-ever ESPN3 broadcast live from the Lewellen Aquatic Center.
Action in the meet, which sees both the Ball State men’s and women’s teams battling the Fighting Irish, will start at 1 p.m. and can be watched online at http://es.pn/2iXUkHA or through the WatchESPN app.
The dual meet will also mark just the second ever regular season Mid-American Conference swimming & diving contest to air on the ESPN platform and the first entirely produced by students.
Sophomore Adrian Jarding and junior Nick Panozzo are co-producing Saturday’s meet, while freshman Luke Foster is directing. Junior Cory Stace will call the action with Jarding as analyst. Sophomore Alex Thomas will be the poolside reporter.
Saturday’s meet is senior day for both Ball State programs, with the men’s team honoring Tanner Barton, Jacob Eckert, Austin Green, JD Middleton, Mitch Prather and Bradley Ridge.
The women’s squad will recognize Jessica Extine, Katie Horn, Allie Kolz, Courtney Mudd, Brittany Penn, Kimberly Scott.
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