College Sports Media Awards to Honor Best in Video Production

After receiving a record number of submissions, Sports Video Group and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) will celebrate the best in college sports-video production at the 2013 College Sports Media Awards next Wednesday evening at 5 p.m. during the SVG College Sports Summit in Atlanta.

CSMA2013-wufooA total of 92 productions received nominations in four divisions spanning 16 categories. The nominees represent a wide array of college athletic and academic departments, as well as professional networks, production companies, and student productions.

Florida State's Mark Rodin will be honored with the second-annual SVG College Sports Summit Pioneer Award.

Florida State’s Mark Rodin will be honored with the second-annual SVG College Sports Summit Pioneer Award.

Longhorn Network leads the way with 10 nominations in the Regional/Local Networks division, while its parent company, ESPN, also snagged nine nominations in the National Network/Professional division.

Several past champions were nominated again this year: CBS Sports Network, Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket, Ball State Sports Link, University of South Carolina’s Gamecock Productions, and University of Oklahoma’s SoonerVision.

“The 2013 College Sports Media Awards is a testament to the ever growing investment in production at the networks and on campus,” says Tom Buffolano, chairman of the SVG College Sports Summit. “We have seen a significant increase in production from college students in particular, who have more hands-on opportunities that prepare them for the next level. This bodes well for the growth of the industry as a whole.”

The ceremony will open with the presentation of the second-annual SVG College Sports Summit Pioneer Award to Florida State’s Mark Rodin, who has spent more than two decades heading one of the nation’s top collegiate video-production entities, Seminole Productions.

2013 SVG/NACDA College Sports Video Awards


Live Game and Event Production

CBS Sports | Men’s Basketball – 2013 NCAA Championship, Michigan vs. Louisville
CBS Sports | Football – 2012 SEC Championship, Georgia vs. Alabama
ESPN | Men’s Basketball – Gonzaga vs. Butler
ESPN | Wrestling – NCAA Championships
Fox Sports | Football – Texas at Oklahoma State
Pac-12 Networks | Women’s Volleyball – UCLA vs. Washington

Program Series

Big Ten Network | The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2013
Big Ten Network | The Journey: Big Ten Football 2013
CBS Sports Network | 2013 College Hockey
ESPN | ESPN College GameDay
Turner Sports | Lowe’s Spotlight Performer

Promotion, PSA, or Video Marketing Campaign

Big Ten Network | The Journey: Big Ten Football 2012
CBS Sports | 2013 Final Four Tease
CBS Sports Network | Tom Selleck College Football Kickoff Tease
ESPN | 2012 NCAA Lacross Championship
NBC Sports | Notre Dame Institutional Campaign

Special Feature

Big Ten Network | 2012 Big Ten Football Images of the Year
Big Ten Network | Big Hit: 15 Years Later
ESPN | Daniel Rodriguez: A Promise to Play
ESPN | E:60 Committed
ESPN | E:60 Remember Bluffton
ESPN | Fist Bump: A Brotherly Bond
ESPN | Kick of Hope
Turner Sports | Bill Curry: Life in Football


Live Game and Event Production

FOX Sports West/PrimeTicket | Lott Impact Trophy
Longhorn Network | Football – Iowa State vs. Texas (Darrell Royal Tribute)
Longhorn Network | Football – Iowa State vs. Texas (The Wishbone)
Longhorn Network | Baseball – Texas Tech vs. Texas
WebStream Productions | Horizon League Men’s Basketball Tournament (Second Round)
West Coast Conference | San Diego vs. Loyola Marymount (Time Warner Cable SportsNet)

Program Series

20/20 Visual Media | Temple Basketball: Above the Rim
Fox Sports South | The Panel Series
Fox Sports South | Under the Lights
Longhorn Network | GameDay
Longhorn Network | Texas Football All Access

Promotion, PSA, or Video Marketing Campaign

Fox Sports South | College Football Paint
Fox Sports South | The NEW College Football Show: Bates and Bowden Campaign
Fox Sports South | Under the Lights: Southern Miss Baseball
Longhorn Network | Longhorn Network Mobile App Promo
Longhorn Network | Texas GameDay Tease: A State of Texas

Special Feature

Fox Sports South | Clemson Life Program (ACC All Access)
Fox Sports West | Manti T’eo Feature
Fox Sports West | Matt Barkley/Mike Trout Feature
Longhorn Network | Alex Silver
Longhorn Network | Darrel K Royal Poem
Longhorn Network | Storm Troopers



Live Game and Event Production

Florida State University | Baseball – Georgia Tech vs. Florida State
Lafayette College | Men’s Basketball – Bucknell vs. Lafayette
Southland Conference | Football – Stephen F. Austin vs. Sam Houston State
Southland Conference | Women’s Volleyball Championships
University of North Carolina | Women’s Basketball – Florida State vs. North Carolina

Program Series

Penn State University | Penn State Football 2012: The Next Chapter
Texas A&M University | Welcome to the SEC
University of Illinois | Illinois Basketball 2012-13: Toughness & Togetherness (TNT)
University of Minnesota | Pride on Ice
University of Mississippi | The Season

Promotion, PSA, or Video Marketing Campaign

Clemson University | Clemson Tigers Rock
Florida State University | Florida State Baseball Promotional Campaign
University of Alabama | Alabama Men’s Basketball Intro Video
University of Dayton | Dayton Men’s Basketball Pre-Game Hype Video
University of Kentucky | Kentucky Gymnastics Intro
University of Mississippi | Ole Miss Football Team Intro

Special Feature

Appalachian State University | A Product of Your Investment
Duke University | An Inside Look at the Game Day Setup of Cameron Indoor Stadium
Northern Illinois University | NIU Athletics Lipdub
University of Dayton | The Ultimate Game Day Experience
University of Illinois | Illinois Football: Tailgating with the Zerrusens
University of Mississippi | I am Vaught-Hemingway
University of Oregon | Better Than Your Former Self
University of Virginia
 | Harlem Lacrosse



Live Game and Event Production

Ball State Sports Link | Men’s Volleyball – Loyola vs. Ball State
ICTV/Ithaca College | Football – Ithaca vs. Union
ICTV/Ithaca College | Men’s Basketball – Ithaca vs. Utica
IUP-TV/Indiana University (PA) | Men’s Basketball – IUP vs. West Chester (Division II PSAC Semifinals)
St. Cloud State University | Men’s Ice Hockey – St. Cloud State vs. Alaska-Anchorage
University of Oklahoma | Oklahoma Women’s Gymnastics

Program Series

Ball State Sports Link | 3rd Down Chirp
St. Cloud State University | Husky Mag
Texas Tech University | Double T Insider
Gamecock Productions/University of South Carolina | Gamecock Spotlight
University of Oklahoma | Sooner Sports Pad
University of Utah | University of Utah Gymnastics (ESPNU Campus Connection)

Promotion, PSA, or Video Marketing Campaign

Ball State Sports Link | Ball State Softball Promo
Central Michigan University | CMU Jersey Reveal Promo
Central Michigan University | CMU Football Pro Day
Drexel University | I Am A Dragon
Gamecock Productions/University of South Carolina | Softball Intro Video

Special Feature

Ball State Sports Link | Diving Over Fear: The Jake Brehmer Story
Ball State Sports Link | Finding Refuge
Gamecock Productions/University of South Carolina | University of South Carolina Women’s Basketball: Story of a Program
ICTV/Ithaca College | Final Bout
Texas Tech University | 
Midnight Matador Retires
University of Alabama | 
Alabama Softball Tornado Feature

The ceremony, which is sponsored by Ross Video, will be hosted by former broadcaster David Cohen and is produced by Tom Amon with technical support from Bexel.

View the complete list of those entries that received honorable mentions.

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