Illinois Institute of Technology Athletics is happy to announce a new partnership with Illinois Media School (IMS). The Chicagoland-based broadcast and multimedia school will provide live audio on Illinois Tech athletic webcasts for the remainder of the 2016 school year.
Illinois Tech Athletics already streams every home event, but IMS will provide professional-quality audio to the presentation.
“Having IMS do our contests is a real plus,” said Illinois Tech Athletic Director Joe Hakes. “These are students who are training to be professionals, and they will bring a real quality to our webcasts. We look forward to the upgrade that this will bring to our presentation and the relationship that we are building with IMS.”
“The addition of IMS to our athletic webcasts will greatly enhance the listening and viewing experience for all,” said Illinois Tech Sports Information Director Luke Stanczyk. “IMS brings a level of professionalism to each broadcast which rivals any NCAA Division III school in the country. We are excited to lay a foundation with our broadcast and see what the future holds.”
Illinois Tech athletic events provide IMS students with the opportunity to gain experience in their field of study, making the relationship with the Scarlet Hawks a beneficial tool for everyone involved.
“The partnership of Illinois Tech and IMS is an outstanding opportunity for all parties,” said Illinois Media School’s Regional Station Manager Peter Ferreri. “Our students now have an amazing opportunity to hone in on their skills and craft by broadcasting these high-level NCAA events. It is our responsibility at IMS to provide learning opportunities in both audio and video across many different sports, and bringing those passionate students to the great institution of Illinois Tech is a natural fit.”
Illinois Tech’s next webcast is scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 13. Both Men’s (1 p.m. vs. UC-Santa Cruz) and Women’s (3 p.m. vs. Trine) Basketball will host games in the Keating Sports Center. Live webcast and statistics links will be available prior to each game on the team’s schedule page.