Wells Athletics, ESPN Radio Partner For “Sports Beat” Segment

Wells Athletics, ESPN Radio Partner For “Sports Beat” Segment

LANSING, N.Y. – The Wells College Department of Athletics and 1160 ESPN Ithaca have announced a partnership for the remainder of the 2012-13 athletic calendar. As part of that partnership, 1160 ESPN Ithaca will air the “Wells College Sports Beat,” as a feature in the program dedicated entirely to all 16 NCAA Division III varsity sports at Wells College.

“We are extremely excited to enter this partnership with 1160 ESPN Radio here in Ithaca,” said Director of Athletics Michael Borsz. “The partnership with 1160 ESPN affords us an excellent opportunity to reach a wide range of listeners in highlighting some of our department’s athletic accomplishments. Listeners in the area will undoubtedly share our pride and admiration for the achievements of our student-athletes.”

The segments, which will first broadcast on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, will air on Between The Lines, a local sports radio show with hosts Matt Schultz and Eric Silverman that spotlights local sporting events and athletes in the Finger Lakes region. Between The Lines also regularly reports and interviews coaches and athletes from Cornell University, Ithaca College, SUNY Cortland, and Tompkins Cortland Community College.

Additionally, the station will air four separate segments that will feature interviews with a head coach or a student-athlete for the winter and spring athletics seasons. Rebroadcasts of the “Wells College Sports Beat” will also air at other times each week. These can be heard on 1160 AM and http://www.1160ESPN.com.

"This recent partnership with Wells College Athletics is another example of our commitment to local sports coverage." said President and General Manager Todd Mallinson. "Wells College has a great academic reputation, however many people here don't know that Wells' teams and athletes are very competitive at the Division III level. We're very much looking forward to providing this more complete coverage of collegiate athletics right here in our backyard."

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