UE Athletics wins ESPN Production Unit of the Year title

UE Athletics wins ESPN Production Unit of the Year title
UE Athletics wins ESPN Production Unit of the Year title
Published: Jul. 28, 2022 at 10:42 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The University of Evansville gained a piece of hardware this week.

Purple Aces Productions, which is the production crew for UE Athletics, won the ESPN Production Unit of the Year award for the Missouri Valley Conference.

This is the fourth time the Aces have received this title based on their student-led broadcasts of university sporting events. Each season, students help produce the Missouri Valley Conference games streamed on ESPN – from the prep work of interviewing coaches and sports information directors to actually broadcasting the game.

Producer Edwin Ford Jr. says one of his favorite parts is watching the students grow and develop throughout the year.

“We not done yet,” Ford Jr. said. “The new people, Belmont, Murray State, [University of Illinois at Chicago], plus everybody else that’s already in the conference, they say they’re coming for the title, which I don’t plan on giving up as long as I’m here.”

Ford Jr. says the team will be back at it when college sports pick up again and students return in the fall.

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