Date of Graduation

Spring 2017

Document Type

Honors Research Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Media Studies

Research Sponsor

Kathleen Endres, Ph.D.

First Reader

Juan Contreras

Second Reader

Val Pipps, Ph.D.


My honors project focused around the elimination of the Akron baseball program in the summer of 2015. I produced, directed and edited this project. The potential audience for this project is anyone in Northeast Ohio with some knowledge on the University of Akron and their sports teams. I did most of the work on this project during the Spring semester of 2016, where I travelled to interview former players and others to comment on the cutting of the team and the future of the players, program and school. During the summer of 2016 I conducted research and reshot interviews and conducted additional interviews. In the fall, I continued interviews and edited a rough cut. In the spring of 2017 I completed the final draft for the honors project and have provided it in the form of a YouTube link.