Three live broadcasts in 48 hours all on WatchESPN, including postseason soccer, highlight the weekend for Ball State Sports Link students.
The broadcasts start Friday as the Ball State women’s volleyball team begins its second tour through the Mid-American Conference West Division this weekend with home matches versus Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan.
Then, the Ball State soccer teams opens the 2017 MAC Tournament as the No. 2 seed and hosts No. 7 seed Northern Illinois in postseason play at 1 p.m. Sunday.
All three matches will be streamed live on ESPN 3, available in the ESPN and the Watch ESPN apps and on DIRECTV.
Junior Erinn Casey is the executive producer of the weekend’s volleyball matches, while junior Connor Nichols is the director. Senior Mick Tidrow will call the play-by-play and sophomore Jack Kizer is the color analyst.
For Sunday’s MAC Tournament Quarterfinal matchup, senior Nick Panozzo is the executive producer, while Nichols is the associate producer. Junior Sam Ahrens will direct.
In the talent booth for soccer is junior John Gordon (play-by-play), senior Aly Kohanowski and graduate student Cheyn Roux.
Kohanowski, a former forward for the Cardinals, played in 19 matches before injuries sidelined her career at Ball State. She’s earning her degree in digital sports production as a member of Sports Link.
Roux, a first-year graduate student in Sports Link, is a former team captain and four-year letter winner in soccer at Capital University. He played in 20 matches and scored 10 goals last year as Capital finished the 2016 campaign with an overall record of 14-4-2 and spent time inside two different Top-25 polls during the regular season.
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