Students from the Butler University College of Communication will be producing 12 Butler fall sports webcasts in football, men’s and women’s soccer, and volleyball that will air free on ButlerSports.com.

vsEasternIllinois0912 018The first production will be Saturday’s 6 p.m. home football opener vs. Wittenberg at the Butler Bowl with director Ian Smith, producer Mark Pearson, color analyst Matt Schumacker, and 2012 College of Communication graduate Mark Minner handling the play-by-play.

“It’s exciting to be able to provide a real world sports production environment that gives students throughout the College of Communication the opportunity to gain valuable experience and at the same time produce content for Butler sports fans around the globe,” said Multimedia Coordinator Eric Esterline.

Esterline,College of Communication instructor Scott Bridge, and Associate Professor Christine Taylor supervise BU students with all aspects of the fall sports productions. Gary Edgerton is dean of the College of Communication.

Butler’s College of Communications produced all home football and women’s basketball webcasts last season.

“We believe this is a great opportunity to partner with current students to provide great online content of our student-athletes in competition,” said Butler Associate Athletic Director/External Operations Mike Freeman. “Between the Dawg Pound, cheerleaders, bands, dance team and student workers, we have a great amount of student involvement at games and this takes it even further.”

The schedule is:

Date                            Sport, Opponent                                               Time

Sept. 7                         Football vs. Wittenberg                                    6 p.m.

Sept. 14                       Volleyball vs. #20 Michigan State                     7 p.m.

Sept. 15                       Women’s Soccer vs. #11 Michigan                   1 p.m.

Sept. 21                       Football vs. Dartmouth                                     6 p.m.

Sept. 25                       Men’s Soccer vs. #8 Indiana                            7:30 p.m.

Oct. 3                          Women’s Soccer vs. #13 Georgetown              7 p.m.

Oct. 5                          Football vs. Stetson                                          1 p.m.

Oct. 12                        Football vs. Campbell (Homecoming)              1 p.m.

Oct. 19                        Football vs. Drake                                            1 p.m.

Oct. 23                        Men’s Soccer vs. #2 Creighton                         7 p.m.

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Nov. 1                         Volleyball vs. Marquette                                    7 p.m.

Nov. 9                         Football vs. Valparaiso                                      1 p.m.