Buck to Rededicate IU Media School Home

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Buck was a student at IU in the early 1990s. Buck was a student at IU in the early 1990s.
BLOOMINGTON -

Seven-time Emmy Award-winning sports broadcaster Joe Buck will take part in a ceremony Tuesday to rededicate Franklin Hall as the home of Indiana University's Media School. Buck, who attended IU in the 1990s, will also receive an honorary doctoral degree.

The school says Tuesday afternoon's ceremony will be the culmination of The Media School's move into Franklin Hall. The building reopened last month after a two-year, $21 million renovation. The Media School is made up of IU's journalism, telecommunications and film studies programs.

Franklin Hall originally opened in 1907, and served as the campus library and later as the Student Services Building. It was renamed in 1989 after former university treasurer and vice president Joseph A. Franklin. New features include a 24-by-12-foot screen in the commons, a fully-equipped broadcast studio, a screening room for student-produced films, a media suite and a game design area.

Buck was a student at IU in the early 1990s, but left before graduating to pursue a professional career as a radio and television announcer for Major League Baseball's St. Louis Cardinals. At 25, he became the youngest person to announce a regular schedule of National Football League games on the Fox television network. He won his first play-by-play broadcaster Emmy in 2000, and most recently won the award in 2014.

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