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Sports Information Concentration


The sports information concentration takes the many aspects of communication and applies them to sports, relying most heavily on skills in public relations and journalism. Sports information professionals have a variety of daily responsibilities, such as compiling statistics, writing press releases, and coordinating interviews with the media.

Program strengths

  • Close proximity to a number of sports teams, including:
    • Indianapolis Colts
    • Indiana Pacers
    • Indianapolis Indians (minor league baseball)
    • Indianapolis Ice (minor league hockey)
    • UIndy
  • Students gain real-world work experience in our top-of-the-line facilities:
    • UIndy TV-5
    • UIndy radio station, WICR-FM (88.7)
    • Top Dog Communication (full-service PR agency)
  • Opportunities to report and announce at UIndy athletics events, both on campus and away

Curriculum

Sports Information students closely follow the curriculum for the public relations concentration and take a Sports Media class as one of the electives. While taking classes, you'll learn skills valuable to working professionally with sports teams. You'll also have the chance to develop broadcasting and print journalism techniques in a variety of media, including, radio, television, print and online platforms. Learn about our newspaper, television and radio facilities ►

Sports information students and grads have interned for:

  • Indianapolis Colts
  • Indiana Pacers
  • Indianapolis Fever
  • Indianapolis Indians
  • NCAA
  • Indiana High School Athletic Association
  • National Federation of State High School Associations
  • Horizon League
  • Great Lakes Valley Conference
  • Great Midwest Athletic Conference
  • Indiana Sports Corporation
  • Panther Racing

Potential careers in sports information

  • Sports marketing
  • Sports announcing
  • Sports writer (columnist or articles)
  • Sports journalist

Sports information might be for you if:

  • You have a desire to report on sports events
  • You like a fast-paced work environment
  • You enjoy interviewing people
  • You have a competitive nature

Curriculum Guides

These curriculum guides outline the classes you'll need to take as a communication major with a concentration in sports information. The general education curriculum guide lists your class options and requirements to fulfill UIndy's general education requirements, while the communication curriculum guide lists the classes needed for the communication core and your concentration area. You'll need to look at both guides to get a complete picture of what classes you'll take at UIndy.

University of Indianapolis General Education curriculum guide
Communication curriculum guide