Sports Information & Media

Sports doesn’t have to end after high school or college. Make sports the heartbeat of your life. 

The Heartbeat of Monmouth

Sports is a multi-billion dollar industry that is often the heartbeat of many U.S. communities. With over half of our student body participating in Fighting Scots Athletics, sports are certainly a central part of the Monmouth community as well. Sports create and promote an environment where life lessons are learned and a cause is rallied around. More importantly, sports help us better understand some of the greater issues facing our society. 

Personalize your Experience

As the demand for sports news and information increases, the sports information and media minor focuses on developing effective written and verbal communication skills, while providing flexibility to personalize your experience.

Interested in sports photography or videography? You can add electives in those areas to round out the minor. Leaning more toward social media or graphic design? We have classes for that, too!

Pair this minor with majors such as Communication Studies, Business Administration, Public Relations, Exercise Science or Health Science & Human Movement to create an experience that meets your interests and goals. 

Beyond the Classroom

As a student in sports information and media, you’ll gain knowledge and practical on-campus experience with key responsibilities at our athletics department. Through a required practicum, you’ll work with our sports information director to learn about subjects such as social media promotion, fan engagement, news writing, photography and broadcasting. 

  • <blockquote class="callout-quote"><div class="callout-quote-text"><p> “We were lucky enough to broadcast football conference championship games in our freshman and junior years, as well as the basketball conference tournament our freshman year.”</p></div><footer class="callout-quote-footer">Thomas Witty ’21</footer></blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="callout-quote"><div class="callout-quote-text"><p> “To get started, find an internship and do good work, and then that will lead you into other opportunities.”</p></div><footer class="callout-quote-footer">Kensey Arlt ’21</footer></blockquote>

Your on-campus experience will set you up for success in your off-campus internship, which is required for the minor. Our professors and the Wackerle Center for Career, Leadership & Fellowships will work with you to explore internship opportunities and prepare you to stand out among the candidates. 

Sports Information & Media News

  • Episode 22: March 4, 2022

    The Voice of Fighting Scots Athletics Nathan Baliva interviews Midwest Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Year Josie Morgan ’22. … Illinois High School Association Executive Director Craig Anderson ’91 on leading high school athletics through a pandemic (interview begins at 10:50).
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  • Megan Jones.

    Episode 21: February 25, 2022

    The Voice of Fighting Scots Athletics and Sports Information Director Nathan Baliva talks to women’s basketball coach Megan Jones about her team’s preparation for the Midwest Conference Tournament.
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  • Andrea Correa

    New Sports-Related Minor

    Sports information and media program prepares students for diverse careers in the expanding sports industry.
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