Nominees Announced For Global Media Awards For College Sports

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and the Sports Video Group (SVG) have announced the nominees for the first annual Global Media Awards for College Sports. The awards celebrate excellence across the entire spectrum of college sports video production, including work by colleges and universities, national and regional sports networks, and technology innovators.

The winners, chosen by a panel of sports video production experts, will be named at a ceremony at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel in Atlanta, GA, on June 9 at 6:45 p.m. The Global Media Awards takes place on the first evening of the Inaugural College Sports Video Summit (June 9-10), an event dedicated to advancing the creation, production, and distribution of college sports video content.

During the awards ceremony, a special presentation of the Global Media Visionary Award will be made to Fox Sports, Cinedigm, 3ality Digital, Game Creek, and Sony for the 3D production and broadcast of the 2009 FedEx BCS National Championship Game.

The nominees are:

Best Live Game or Event: Colleges, Conferences or Governing Bodies

• Ball State Sports Link: The Doug Coers Swimming and Diving Invitational, Ball State University

• 2009 Baylor Baseball Production, Baylor University

• 2009 Big East Men’s Basketball Championship First Round – GU vs. St. Johns, Big East Conference

• Husky Productions, St. Cloud State University

• IUP Crimson Hawks Double OT win over Slippery Rock University, WIUP TV, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Best Live Game or Event: Production Media or Production Companies

• 2008 National Championship – Memphis vs. Kansas, CBS Sports

• 2008 NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship, ESPN

• 2009 NCAA Wrestling Championship, ESPN

• Big East Championship Quarter-Final: Syracuse vs. Connecticut, ESPN

• College Football – #1 Texas vs #7 Texas Tech, ESPN

• TCU vs. Utah College Basketball – MWC Quarterfinal, The Mtn. – Mountain West Sports Network

Special Feature: Colleges, Conferences or Governing Bodies

• The Fighting Sioux Nickname Part 1, Husky Productions, St. Cloud State University

• The Fighting Sioux Nickname Part II, Husky Productions, St. Cloud State University

• Alex Ruoff Feature, Mountaineer Sports Network, West Virginia University

• Rivalry: Ohio vs. Miami (OH), Ohio Athletics, Ohio University

• SCSU Men’s Hockey History, St. Cloud State University

• Let’s Be Frank – Stag Mascot, The Ham Channel Fairfield U. Student Television, Fairfield University

• The Climb, University of Miami

Special Feature: Media or Production Companies

• 1979 National Championship – Indiana State vs. Michigan State, CBS Sports

• A.J. Price, CBS Sports

• Michigan State (Detroit Impact), CBS Sports

• URI Seniors Halftime Video, Cox Communications

• 2009 NCAA Women’s Championship – Championship Game Tease, ESPN

• Big East Championship Semi-Finals 7 EST Tease, ESPN

Outstanding Highlight Package: Colleges, Conferences or Governing Bodies

• 2008-2009 All-Sport Highlight Package, Baylor University

• 2008 Meineke Car Care Bowl Highlights, Mountaineer Sports Network, West Virginia University

• Getting it Done in Prime Time, Penn State Football, The Pennsylvania State University

• SCSU Senior Night and Pregame Montage, UTVS, St. Cloud State University

Outstanding Highlight Package: Media or Production Companies

• NCAA March Madness Highlights on Demand Tournament Recap, CBS College Sports Network

• 40 Minutes of Hell, CBS Sports

• One Shining Moment, CBS Sports

• Syracuse vs Connecticut 6 OT Highlight Package, ESPN

• Rose Bowl Highlight, ESPN

Outstanding Promotional Video or Campaign: Colleges, Conferences or Governing Bodies

• 2008-09 Season Ticket Campaign, Baylor University

• Mountain West Conference 10-Year Anniversary Celebration, Mountain West Conference

• Notre Dame Football Primer 2.0, Notre Dame Sports Properties, University of Notre Dame

• Cow Bell, Penn State Football, The Pennsylvania State University

• ATT Text Campaign Interactive Races, The Ohio State University

• It Begins Here, University of Miami

• Mosaic, University of Miami

Outstanding Promotional Video: Media or Production Companies

• March Madness Promo Campaign, CBS College Sports Network

• URI and PC Promotionals, Cox Communications

• 2008 College Football World Series – Series Rollout, ESPN

• 2009 Spring Break Rock, Paper, Scissors Championship, MTVU

• 2008 ACC Football Open featuring Rascal Flatts, Raycom Sports

Technological Innovation

• ESPN Axis

• ESPN Virtual Playbook

• CBS Sports NCAA March Madness On Demand, powered by MobiTV

• NewTek TriCaster is Changing College Sports, NewTek

• Vision MultiScreen: A New Approach to Live Stadium Productions, Ross Video

College Sports Video of the Year

• Ball State Sports Link: The Doug Coers Swimming and Diving Invitational, Ball State University

• 2008 – 2009 Men’s Basketball Open, Baylor University

• Big South 25th Anniversary ‘Best of the Best’ – Charleston Southern Football, Big South Conference

• NCAA March Madness Highlights on Demand Tournament Recap, CBS College Sports Network

• Kay Yow – In Her Own Words, ESPN

• Michael Crabtree’s Winning Touchdown vs. #1 Texas, ESPN

• Rivalry: Ohio vs. Miami (OH), Ohio Athletics, Ohio University

• ‘We Will’ and the Illinois Game Story, Penn State Football, The Pennsylvania State University

• It Begins Here, University of Miami