Franko's House

Franko House is greeted by his fiancee Morgan Jantzi (not pictured) and their son Carter after every game, whether it is home or away. Morgan Jantzi and Carter attend the games with her mother, Michell Jantzi. "He'll be there, cheering me on or sleeping, I don't really know," House said. Shown above, House holds Carter after the Dec. 3, 2016, game against IUPUI in Worthen Arena. 

Franko House is greeted by his fiancee Morgan Jantzi (not pictured) and their son Carter after every game, whether it is home or away. Morgan Jantzi and Carter attend the games with her mother, Michell Jantzi. "He'll be there, cheering me on or sleeping, I don't really know," House said. Shown above, House holds Carter after the Dec. 3, 2016, game against IUPUI in Worthen Arena. 

 

Ball State men's basketball player who went from forward to father

In the summer of June 2016, I stumbled upon an Instagram post by Franko House, a men's basketball player, announcing his then-girlfriend, Morgan Jantzi, would be having their first child together. I knew immediately there had to be a feature story focusing on what it's like being a student, athlete, significant other and father. 

From there, a team was created to tell House's story — lead editor, writer, print designer, online designer, videographer and photographer. 

Without hesitation, I decided I would be the photographer for this story, six months before the interviews even began. 

Below is a sample of some of the photos that published with the story.

To view the online version and read the full story: http://enterprise.ballstatedaily.com/FrankoHouse.html

To view the print version and read the full story: https://issuu.com/bsuunifiedmedia/docs/bsu_12-9-16

 
After the Dec. 3 loss to IUPUI (73-62), it was a normal day at the home Franko House and Morgan Jantzi share with their son Carter. Around 12:30 p.m., Franko House continued his fatherly duties of feeding Carter. Before each bite, Franko House would say "oh," "ah" or "Carter" to maintain his attention as he ate sweet potatoes and applesauce.

After the Dec. 3 loss to IUPUI (73-62), it was a normal day at the home Franko House and Morgan Jantzi share with their son Carter. Around 12:30 p.m., Franko House continued his fatherly duties of feeding Carter. Before each bite, Franko House would say "oh," "ah" or "Carter" to maintain his attention as he ate sweet potatoes and applesauce.

On their days off together, Franko House and Morgan Jantzi spend their time watching sports or "Paw Patrol," Carter's favorite show. Throughout the week, when Jantzi doesn't have class at Ivy Tech, she spends the day with Carter until House comes home. When they both have class, Carter is dropped off at his aunt's.

On their days off together, Franko House and Morgan Jantzi spend their time watching sports or "Paw Patrol," Carter's favorite show. Throughout the week, when Jantzi doesn't have class at Ivy Tech, she spends the day with Carter until House comes home. When they both have class, Carter is dropped off at his aunt's.

Frank House and Morgan Jantzi learned they were going to have their first child together around Halloween last year. The first person to know what Jantzi's mother, Michelle Jantzi. After going to hear the heartbeat for the first time, House called his family to tell them the good news; screams of excitement filled the phone. From there, Housed told three of his coaches, and eventually his team at a team meeting.

Frank House and Morgan Jantzi learned they were going to have their first child together around Halloween last year. The first person to know what Jantzi's mother, Michelle Jantzi. After going to hear the heartbeat for the first time, House called his family to tell them the good news; screams of excitement filled the phone. From there, Housed told three of his coaches, and eventually his team at a team meeting.