2010 Nominees for College Sports Media Awards Announced

The 2010 nominees for the College Sports Media Awards, a competition recognizing excellence in video production at all levels of college sports, have been announced by event sponsors the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and the Sports Video Group (SVG). Out of more than 130 entries in three categories, the nominees represent outstanding college sports-video productions from campuses across the country as well as commercial college sports videos produced by major television networks and advertising agencies.

The winners of the 2010 College Sports Media Awards will be announced on June 8 during the College Sports Video Summit (CSVS) in Atlanta. For more information about the event, visit www.CSVSummit.com

“NACDA is extremely pleased with the diversity of member institutions and conferences that submitted videos this year,” said Bob Vecchione, deputy executive director of NACDA. “It is obvious by the quantity and quality of the nominations that the video content created and managed by our member institutions is becoming a value-added resource for athletic departments as they continually strive to serve their constituencies.”

Said Tom Buffolano, College Sports Video Summit Conference chairman, “I am very impressed with the quality of entries for this year’s CSMAs, especially in the collegiate divisions. Each year, it seems that video-production technology improves and becomes more affordable so that even those with smaller budgets can elevate their standard of excellence. It also is apparent that students are playing a more significant role in live remote production and postproduction. This trend is encouraging as it means the next generation of production professionals is honing skills in an environment that will prepare them to be immediately successful.”

The College Sports Media Awards divide the college-sports-video marketplace into three categories (Collegiate 1 for schools and conferences that compete in Division 1 football; Collegiate 2 for all other schools and their conferences; Corporate/Media for broadcasters and advertising agencies), each featuring the best live events, special features, and promotional videos.

The full list of nominees follows:

Sony Award for Best Live Game or Live Event: Collegiate 1

  • Arkansas Gymnastics vs. Pitt, University of Arkansas
  • Courtside With Tom Collen, SHOW 10, University of Arkansas
  • Fairfield University Stags vs. Rider College Broncs, Fairfield University
  • New Mexico State Women’s Basketball vs. University of Kansas, New Mexico State University
  • Texas A&M This is A&M Football, Texas A&M University

Best Live Game or Live Event: Collegiate 2

  • Appalachian State Men’s Basketball vs. Georgia Southern @ The Half, Appalachian State University
  • Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Championships, Lehigh University
  • NJCAA Football Championship Game, Blinn CC vs. Fort Collins CC, National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)
  • Southland Conference Live Football: McNeese State vs. SF Austin, The Southland Conference
  • St. Cloud State Men’s Hockey vs. Mankato State University, St. Cloud State University

Best Live Game or Live Event: Corporate/Media

  • 2010 NCAA Wrestling Championships, ESPN
  • College Basketball: Duke vs. Maryland, ESPN
  • College Football: Big 12 Championship – Nebraska vs. Texas, ESPN
  • NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Game, Duke vs. Butler, CBS Sports
  • NCAA Women’s Tournament:- Xavier vs. Stanford, ESPN

Special Feature: Collegiate 1

  • 2009 Texas Tech Throwback Baseball Uniforms, Texas Tech University
  • 2010 Texas Tech-Kansas State Throwback Series Baseball Highlight Package, Texas Tech University
  • Bringing Up a Bulldog, University of Georgia
  • Coach Cooley: Stags Country, Fairfield University
  • Oregon Football Season Highlights, University of Oregon
  • The Great Storm, University of Miami (FL)
  • The 2010 University of Central Florida All-Sports Banquet Video, To Be Knights, University of Central Florida
  • Toby Gerhart: Multi-Sport Athlete, Stanford University

Special Feature: Collegiate 2

  • 100 Seasons of UMass Basketball: 1996 Postseason Vignette, University of Massachusetts (Amherst)
  • Coach: The Story of Brian Gregory, University of Dayton
  • Matt Hamill’s Hollywood Story, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Mike Lee: Behind the Mask, St. Cloud State University
  • Pure Hockey, St. Cloud State University
  • Quinnipiac University: Bobcats Unleashed, Quinnipiac University
  • The Bond, University of Dayton

Special Feature: Corporate/Media

  • 2010 One Shining Moment, CBS Sports
  • ACC Road Trip: Miami vs. Florida State, Raycom Sports/ACC
  • Jake Olson, ESPN
  • K-State Confidential, CBS College Sports Network
  • Lean on Me, ESPN
  • Nolan Smith, CBS Sports

Outstanding Promotional Video or Campaign: Collegiate 1

  • Eric Berry for Heisman Dot-com, University of Tennessee
  • Eric Berry for Heisman Rap, University of Tennessee
  • Florida State University: Sports Promotional Campaign, Florida State University
  • Mountain West Conference: Believe, The Mountain West Conference
  • Oregon Ducks Rose Bowl Motivational, University of Oregon
  • Season Ticket Campaign 2009-10, Baylor University
  • University of Miami: Heart (The Pre-game Speech), University of Miami

Outstanding Promotional Video or Campaign: Collegiate 2

  • Appalachian State University, Football Team Entrance Video, Appalachian State University
  • Austin Peay State University Women’s Basketball, Play Ball Like a Girl, Austin Peay State University
  • Dayton Men’s Basketball, Preseason Top 25 Promotion, University of Dayton
  • Seton Hall University Men’s Basketball, The Time Is Now, Seton Hall University
  • Seton Hall University Men’s Basketball, Sell Out Marquette, Seton Hall University

Outstanding Promotional Video or Campaign: Corporate/Media

  • College Basketball: Big East Championship, ESPN
  • College Basketball: Expect Anything, CBS College Sports Network
  • College World Series: Championship, ESPN
  • College World Series: This Town, ESPN
  • Remember Why You Play the Game: URI Basketball, Cox Sports Rhode Island
  • SEC PSA Campaign 2009-10, MELT

About the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA)

NACDA serves as the professional association for those in the field of intercollegiate athletics administration. It provides educational opportunities and serves as a vehicle for networking, the exchange of information, and advocacy on behalf of the profession. Founded in 1965. it is the largest association of collegiate athletics administrators, with a membership of more than 6,100 individuals and more than 1,600 institutions throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Members include athletics directors, associate and assistant athletics directors, conference commissioners, and affiliate individuals or corporations.

About Sports Video Group (SVG)
The Sports Video Group was formed in 2006 to support the professional community that relies on video, audio, and broadband technologies to produce and distribute sports content. Leagues, owners, teams, players, broadcasters, Webcasters, and consumer-technology providers have joined the SVG to learn from each other, turn vision into reality, and implement new innovations, while sharing experiences that will lead to advances in the sports-production/distribution process and the overall consumer sports experience.