ESPN’s Adam Amin To Join Sports Link Virtual Classroom Monday

ESPN’s Adam Amin will join Ball State Sports Link students via our virtual classroom setting Monday to discuss the current state of the sports and media industry amid COVID-19.

Ball State University suspended all in-person classes for the duration of the Spring semester. In-person classes will be replaced with virtual instruction and other alternative learning options.

In addition to discussing COVID-19, Amin will share his career journey to becoming one of the network’s most visible commentators and answer questions from Sports Link students.

Amin has been a play-by-play commentator for ESPN since joining the company in 2011 at age 24, immediately becoming one of the network’s youngest game-callers. Calling a multitude of sports and events, he serves as an announcer for Thursday night college football on ESPN, the Women’s Final Four, college basketball, NBA and MLB coverage, and has been on play-by-play and hosting duties for the Women’s College World Series, the McDonald’s High School All-American Games, Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, and NCAA wrestling, volleyball, and baseball championships.

ESPN’s Adam Amin will join the virtual classroom with Ball State Sports Link students March 23.

Amin is also one of ESPN Radio’s lead announcers for NBA, NFL, and MLB broadcasts throughout the regular season and playoffs. He holds the distinction of being the youngest play-by-play announcer to call a New Year’s Six Bowl Game after working on ESPN Radio’s coverage of the 2016 Fiesta Bowl.

In 2018, Amin added play-by-play of Chicago Bears preseason NFL telecasts to his portfolio. From 2012 to 2015, he provided play-by-play for Sports USA Radio on NFL and select college football broadcasts, including Auburn’s incredible last-second “Kick Six” victory versus Alabama in the 2013 Iron Bowl.

Prior to joining ESPN, he handled play-by-play, hosting and reporting tasks for Turner Sports Digital/NCAA Productions, FOX Sports Wisconsin, the Illinois High School Association and the Horizon League Network.

Amin began his career with stops in Gary, Ind. and Somerset, NJ calling minor league baseball, as a studio host for football and basketball broadcasts at Valparaiso University, and as Sports Director at KUOO Radio in Spirit Lake, Iowa.

A native of Addison, Ill., Amin graduated with a degree in television and radio from Valparaiso University where he was twice named Indiana Collegiate Sportscaster of the Year by the state association of broadcasters. In 2009, he was a finalist for the Jim Nantz Award and honored as one of the top five collegiate sportscasters in America.

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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