Ball State Sports Link, the nations’s first academic track in sports media production, is producing a special one-hour show to celebrate the men’s volleyball team’s historic season and trip to the 2022 National Collegiate Men’s Volleyball Championship.
Hosted by Madison Surface and Jordan Klimes, and presented by Victory Honda of Muncie, the special will stream LIVE Tuesday, May 3 at 8 p.m. ET via Sports Link’s social media platforms (@bsusportslink) and via ballstatesports.com.
Head coach Donan Cruz, Quinn Isaacson, Kaleb Jenness and Felix Egharevba will be in the Sports Link studio in the Ball Communications Building to recap the season and preview the program’s 16th trip to the NCAA Championship.
ESPN broadcaster and Olympic athlete Paul Sunderland, who will call the TV play-by-play of the championship, will join the show from Los Angeles.
Sunderland began his broadcasting career in 1985, following an 11-year stint as an elite athlete. The personal highlight of his athletic career was being named USA Volleyball player of the year in 1982, and he won gold in Volleyball at the 1984 Games in Los Angeles.
Tuesday’s show will also feature exclusive content produced by Sports Link on this year’s team, including mic’d up coverage from NCAA practice, and feature stories on Xander Pink, Dyer Ball, Isaacson, Jenness and Egharevba.
Ball State was selected as the No. 2 overall seed and will play its first match in the semifinal round against the winner of the quarterfinal round between Princeton/North Greenville and Hawaii May 5 at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion.
The Cardinals, who won the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association regular season and tournament championship over Purdue Fort Wayne, earned one of five automatic bids.