Nominees Announced for 2011 College Sports Media Awards

After a record number of entries that raised the bar on college sports video production, SVG and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) are pleased to announce the nominees for the 2011 College Sports Media Awards. Representing dozens of college athletic and academic departments, as well as professional production companies, the nominees are spread across three divisions in a total of nine categories. The winners will be selected by a panel of judges and announced on June 7 at the College Sports Video Summit in Atlanta.

This year, more entities submitted more content than ever before as the total number of submissions nearly doubled the total from the inaugural awards in 2009. The quantity and quality of the entries called for an additional level of distinction.

“We had a record number of entries this year and we saw the quality of production rise to a very high level, creating a fierce competition,” explains Tom Buffolano, conference chair of the College Sports Video Summit. “After tabulating the voting done by our expert panel of judges, we found that there were many worthy entries that, although not nominated, still deserved to be recognized for outstanding achievement. They are receiving an Honorable Mention. We felt that it was important to recognize the high quality of production outside of the short list of nominees.”

The submissions and nominees are split across three divisions – College Athletic, College Academic, and Professional. Each division has three categories: Live Game and Event, Outstanding Promotional Video or Campaign, and Special Feature. The full list of nominees and honorable mentions follows.

For more information about the College Sports Media Awards and the College Sports Video Summit, visit

Congratulations to all of the nominees and honorable mention recipients!

2011 College Sports Media Award Nominees
XOS Award for College Athletics – Live Event

Rochester Institute of Technology Men’s Hockey vs. Canisius College, Rochester Institute of Technology’s Sports Zone LIVE
St. Bonaventure University Men’s Basketball vs. Duquesne University, SBU-TV Sports/St. Bonaventure University
Ole Miss Men’s Baseball vs. University of Georgia, University of Mississippi
New Mexico State University Women’s Softball vs. Fresno State University, New Mexico State University
Purdue University Men’s Basketball vs. Illinois University, Purdue University

Honorable Mention
University of Arkansas Women’s Gymnastics vs. University of Florida, University of Arkansas New Media; 2010 Blue-Gold Men’s Football Game, Notre Dame Sports/University of Notre Dame; Northeastern University Women’s Swimming vs. Siena College, Northeastern University; University of Massachusetts Women’s Softball vs. Dartmouth College, University of Massachusetts – Amherst

College Athletics – Promotion or Marketing Campaign

Mountain West Conference – The Future of College Athletics is Here! (Campaign), Mountain West Conference
Syracuse University Basketball Video Open, Syracuse University
Knightmare, University of Central Florida Athletic Association
What It Takes, University of Miami
SIU Football Introduction – Ladies and Gentlemen, Southern Illinois University
Timeless, University of Michigan

Honorable Mention
Seton Hall University Women’s Volleyball – Raise Your Expectations, Seton Hall University; Purdue Football – Fire-Up, Purdue University; Believe, Northwestern University; 2010-2011 Florida State University – Marketing and Entertainment (Campaign), Seminole Productions/Florida State Unviersity; Because of You – Yosef Club Tour 2011, Appalachian State University; Washington State University Men’s Baseball – 2011 Team Entrance, Washington State University; Big East Tournament Promo – New York City, Big East Conference

College Athletics – Special Feature

This Big House, University of Michigan
University of Oregon Football – Win the Day, Fast, Hard, Finish, University of Oregon
Flying Right, University of Dayton
2010 Stanford Football, Stanford University
Gamecock Confidential – Episode 4, Gamecock Productions/South Carolina Athletics
The Road to a Championship, Atlantic Coast Conference

Honorable Mention
Jeremy Kash, Mountaineer Sports Network/West Virginia University; University of Oregon Men’s Basketball – 2010-2011 Season, University of Oregon; ESPNU All-Access: Behind the Scenes of a West Coast Conference Telecast, West Coast Conference; 2010 WVU Football Recruiting Video, West Virginia University; John Wooden – In His Words Part 3, UCLA; Marquette Basketball: Revealed, Marquette University; Bobcats Unleashed: NEC championship, Quinnipiac University; History of Green Bay Women’s Basketball, UW-Green Bay; Game Day Rewind – Tech vs. Georgia, University of Georgia IMG New Media

College Academics – Live Event

Ball State Men’s Volleyball vs. #9 Penn State, Ball State Sports Link
Baylor University Men’s Basketball vs. Texas A&M, Baylor University
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Men’s Basketball vs. Edinboro University, WIUP-TV – Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana University of Pennsylvania – Men’s Basketball vs. West Liberty University, WIUP-TV – Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Saint Cloud State University Men’s Hockey vs. Colorado College, Saint Cloud State University Husky Productions

College Academics – Promotion or Marketing Campaign

Baylor University Football Ticket Campaign – Rise Up, Baylor University
Indiana University of Pennsylvania – 2010-2011 Basketball Promotion, WIUP-TV – Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana University of Pennsylvania vs. West Liberty University – Program Open, WIUP-TV – Indiana University of Pennsylvania
This is Austin Peay, Austin Peay State University
This is Peay, Austin Peay State University

College Academics – Special Feature

Basketball Beyond Borders – The Jarrod Jones Story, Ball State Sports Link
Baylor “B” Association Football Promo, Baylor University
1920s Bison Football, Oklahoma Baptist University
Courtside with Coquese, Penn State Public Broadcasting
Inside Scoop – 2010-2011 SCSU Men’s Basketball, UTVS / St. Cloud State University

Honorable Mention
Road to the Elite 8, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Professional – Live Game

2011 Rose Bowl: Wisconsin vs. TCU, ESPN
Big East Tournament: UCONN vs. Pitt, ESPN
Men’s Basketball: St. John vs. Fordham (on the YES Network), YES Network
March Madness On Demand, Turner Sports
Big Ten Men Basketball: Illinois vs. Indiana, Big Ten Network

Honorable Mention
2011 NCAA Women’s Basketball Semifinal: Texas A&M vs. Stanford, ESPN; Southland Conference Football, Sam Houston State vs. Stephen F. Austin, Southland Conference; Men’s Basketball: TCU vs. BYU, The Mtn. – Mountain West Sports Network

Professional – Promotional or Marketing Campaign

The Roots of a Champion, CBS Sports Network
2010 NCAA College World Series Opening Tease, ESPN
Big Ten Conference Football – Fan Camp (Campaign), Team Works Media
2011 NCAA Wrestling Championships: Finals Open, ESPN
Faces of the Big Ten Conference (Campaign), Team Works Media
March Madness Opening Tease, Turner Sports

Honorable Mention
2011 Big East Tournament Tease, ESPN; Big Ten Conference – Impact the World, Team Works Media

Professional – Special Feature

Former Yale Football Coach: Carmen Cozza, YES Network
Villanova Managers, ESPN
Virginia Football: The Building of a Program – Summer Workout, NASCAR Media Group
Virginia Football: The Building of a Program – 2nd Half, NASCAR Media Group
Profile in Courage: Anthony Robles, Turner Sports
Big Ten Basketball 2011: The Journey, Big Ten Network

Honorable Mention
Virginia Football: The Building of a Program – Part 1, NASCAR Media Group; One Shining Moment, CBS Sports; Friars All Access – Game Day, Cox Sports New England; Nickell Robey’s Journey to USC, Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket; Scott Tolzien, ESPN

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