Project Earns Third International Honor With Telly Award
l State Sports Link announced its Transatlantic Storytelling project has been named a Silver Winner in Student Television at the 42nd Annual Telly Awards.
Documentary Earns Top Honor At International MUSE Creative Awards
The International Awards Associate (IAA), organizer of the 2021 MUSE Creative and Design Awards, has released the list of winners to the public and it includes Transatlantic Storytelling.
Watch: The Feature Length Documentary
Ball State Sports Link, in partnership with Cardiff Met Sport Broadcast, will present its feature-length documentary with a world digital premiere June 30.
Indy Star: Transatlantic Storytelling Feature
Zach Roy was sitting in a hockey arena in Cardiff, Wales, with 3,000 other people, 14 of them in his group, when the news broke.
Project To Debut On United Kingdom Linear TV; FreeSports TV In Over 18 Million Homes
Transatlantic Storytelling 2020 will be available in over 18 million homes in the United Kingdom on FreeSports TV.
Transatlantic Storytelling Available On Comcast Indiana
The feature length Transatlantic Storytelling 2020 documentary will begin an 8-week, 56-showing run on Indiana’s largest cable provider, Comcast Indiana, beginning July 21.
Transatlantic Storytelling To Air On ISC Sports Network
After its June 30 digital world premiere, Transatlantic Storytelling 2020, will make its first appearance on linear television with six different showings on the ISC Sports Network in Indiana.
Seven Individual Features Available To Watch
Following the June 30 premiere of the feature-length Transatlantic Storytelling documentary, the seven individual stories are now available as individual stories to watch and share.
Just Yesterday Once More
In those moments, I knew that this trip was special. I knew that I would never forget it. I knew the friendships I had made and bonds I had created were going to last a lifetime, but I wasn’t ready to leave them yet.
Listen: Zach Roy Shares Producer Experience
In advance of Tuesday’s digital world premiere of Transatlantic Storytelling 2020, Zach Roy joins The Natter podcast.
Listen: ESPNU Radio Feature
The June 30 premiere of the Transatlantic Storytelling documentary continued to receive national attention in the United States, this time on ESPN Radio Friday.
Redefinition & Reinvention
We were told that rain was a staple in Welsh culture, but the day we landed the sun was bright, perhaps signaling the experience that lay ahead.
A Journey Of A Lifetime
Coming into Ball State as a member of Sports Link, there was always talk about heading over to Cardiff, Wales.
Different Cultures Come Together
The project started in December for us students as with Skype calls between all students and staff from the two courses, Sports Broadcast and Ball State’s Sports Link program.
Missing My Cup Of Tea
My dad always told me that whenever I had the opportunity to travel to the UK, to drink tea, because that’s just what they do! This was my chance.
Wales Operates With A Different Clock
I am not sure if the United Kingdom operates under a special kind of daily clock? It must be one that isn’t a full 24 hours.
Photos: Jordan Nemeth
Ball State Sports Link student producer Jordan Nemeth shares several photo memories from the trip to Wales.
One Moment To Another
While there were many moments in Wales, Sports Link’s Zach Roy blogs about one specific moment he will always remember.
Where To Watch?
Here’s all the links you need to watch today’s digital world premiere of Transatlantic Storytelling.
Photos: Ryan Klimcak
Ball State Sports Link student producer Ryan Klimcak shares some of his many frames from the trip to Wales.
The Beautiful Game
Being able to travel to UK, the home of football, felt like a pilgrimage and going to the Cardiff City match felt like going into a cathedral of worship.
Castle Tour Guide Performing Lockdown Gigs
Jodie Daniels was our private tour guide when our Transatlantic Storytelling crew visited Cardiff Castle earlier this year.
Breaking Bread At Pen Y Fan
When Sports Link announced the opportunity to travel to Cardiff for our Transatlantic Storytelling project, I had no idea that it would turn into the best trip of my life.
10 Days With A Purpose
Sports Link’s Jared Frank blogs about making the most of his 10 days on the ground in Wales as part of the Transatlantic Storytelling project.
Video: Lydia Hitchings Amid COVID19 Lockdown
Wales and Cardiff Metropolitan University netballer Lydia Hitchings catches up with Cardiff Met Sport TV’s Gethin Stedman.
Welsh Culture Is Tangible
In Wales, the culture around you is tangible, with a castle serving as the center of Cardiff and every street sign conveying two languages.
Video: Sam Gordon Vlogs
As the postproduction continues for our Transatlantic Storytelling documentary, Sam Gordon vlogs from Cardiff.
How Old Is Old?
Sports Link’s Tristan Russell writes about the 2000-year old history in Wales and his visit to Cardiff Castle.
ESPN Senior Features Producer & Filmmaker Shares Advice
ESPN senior features producer and filmmaker Martin Khodabakhshian joined the Transatlantic Storytelling virtual class April 22.
Photos: Michael Garbarz
Ball State Sports Link student producer Michael Garbarz shares some of his many frames from the trip to Wales.
When The Next Chance Comes: Take It!
Sports Link’s Olivia Jansen blogs on how special the trip to Cardiff was before returning home to a global pandemic.
Photos: Alex Kartman
Ball State Sports Link’s Alex Kartman shares these photos of the Welsh culture, landscapes and food.
Photos: Faith Denig
Ball State Sports Link student producer Faith Denig shares a few of her many photos from the trip to Wales.
Croeso To Transatlantic Storytelling
Our teams at Ball State and at Cardiff Met are excited to welcome you to the official Transatlantic Storytelling website.
Photos: Brad Dailey
Sports Link Assistant Director Brad Dailey shares this epic collection of photos from the trip to Cardiff.
In the Welsh language we have a word called “Hiraeth”. It doesn’t have a direct English translation but it basically means a longing for something, someone or somewhere.
The Happiest I’ve Ever Been
I have always wanted to study abroad but never really thought it was a possibility for me and I did not think it fit with my major. I was very wrong to think this, however.
Athlete Blog: Lydia Hitchings
Towards the end of February, I received an email from Chris Taylor and Jared Frank at Ball State University.
Listen: Transatlantic Storytelling Podcast
Cardiff Met students Dafyyd Duggan and Robert Wheeler host this podcast featuring Ball State students.
Photos: Seena Greiwe
Ball State Sports Link student producer Seena Greiwe shares some of her most memorable photos from the trip to Cardiff, Wales.
Video: Pen y Fan Hike
Cardiff Met student Rhod Wills captured the team’s epic hike up Pan y Fen Mountain in South Wales with his GoPro.
Photos: Dylan Thompson
Ball State Sports Link student producer Dylan Thompson shares some of his favorite frames from the trip to Cardiff, Wales.
Photos: Olivia Jansen
Ball State Sports Link student producer Olivia Jansen shares some of her most memorable photos from the trip to Cardiff, Wales.
Back In Muncie, A Global Pandemic & Stories To Tell
Chris Taylor writes about the trip and returning to campus amid a global pandemic with stories to produce.
Sports Link Goes To Wales
Twelve students from Ball State’s Sports Link program traveled to the United Kingdom this semester.
Photos: Overall Experience
A collection of photos from Ball State Sports Link’s 12-day trip to Cardiff, Wales.
Sam Gordon is the fastest man in Wales, owning multiple records and sprinting towards the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Jenny Nesbitt represents Great Britain and Wales as a talented distance runner on the track, road and cross country.
Will Godwin is a student at Cardiff Met, who started his athletic career as a triathlete and rower until two freak accidents changed his life.
A former elite Rugby player, Harrison Walsh is now a world-record holding thrower aiming for Tokyo 2021.
Dr. Christian Edwards
Dr. Christian Edwards is the men’s soccer coach at Cardiff Met and guided his team to the 2019 UEFA Europa League.
Sam Pearce is a student at Cardiff Met, captain of the cricket team and on the verge of a professional career.
Lydia Hitchings is a professional netball player with a goal of playing in the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Joe Towns is the Sport Broadcast Program Director & Senior Lecturer at Cardiff Met University.
Peter Jackson is a veteran sports journalist who has been writing about sport in the United Kingdom for over 50 years.