Department of Communication


Did you know that all Toledo Rockets broadcasts for ESPN streaming platforms are produced by a crew of UToledo students?Live Sports Staff CollageLive Sports Staff Collage
Since the Fall of 2015, the University of Toledo’s ESPN broadcasts have been built around the Department of Communication’s COMM 3260 Live Sports Production class

Students in this course work as production staff and serve as camera operators, audio technicians, graphics operators, video replay operators, and production assistants for events that include (but are not limited to) productions of Toledo men’s & women’s basketball, women’s softball, and men’s baseball games for the Toledo Athletic Department that are streamed live on the ESPN family of networks.

Scott Van Pelt will tell you that the Department of Communication Live Sports Production class is open to all majors! If you want to be a part of the production team, contact John Eidemiller ( to sign up! Interested and want to know more? Click here!

 If you are interested in learning about the "Behind the Broadcast" shadow program, click here.



Last Updated: 5/3/23