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Congratulations Nik Jackson!

TheSpringfield Sliders would like you to join us in congratulating our very own Play-By-Play broadcaster Nik Jackson and his partner John Antoine for their nomination in the 2018 Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Awards competition in the category of “Best Sports Play-By-Play, Men’s Basketball,” released on Monday, December 18th.

The winner will be announced on Saturday March 3, 2018 at the 78th Annual IBS International School/College/Community Radio/TV/Webcast/Media Conference in New York City.

Nik has been the voice of Springfield Sliders play-by-play for the last two seasons, and we look forward to his (hopefully) Award Winning broadcasts of our 10th season upcoming in 2018.

The entry chosen for nomination was the March 9, 2017, broadcast of Lincoln’s 77-74 opening round upset win over Rend Lake during the Region XXIV National Junior College Athletic Association men’s tournament. The competing nominees in the category come from North Central College, University of Kansas, Illinois Media School, and Katztown University.  

Jackson, a Lincoln College junior from Springfield, IL, is in his third full year as Sports Director and lead play-by-play announcer for WLNX. Antoine, a sophomore also from Springfield, just concluded his second half-season as color commentator.

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