Northern Kentucky University was given a straight-A report card from the Horizon League for the school's student-produced television sports broadcasts on ESPN3.
The production crew is led professionally by faculty members Wes Akers and Bill Farro as head engineer and co-producer, and the other 11 or so positions on the crew are filled by students.
Akers graduated from NKU in 1996 and went on the career path of sports video production. When he returned in 2004 as a teacher, he created a class where students could learn about live television productions. The program went from producing about 10 men's basketball games to airing almost all of NKU sports home conference games. Over the years, the productions have transitioned from analog to digital to the current high-definition production.
The production value now meets the standards set forth by ESPN.
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