SVG College Roundtable: The Return of Live Sports – What We’ve Learned and How to Prepare

Cincinnati's Megan Coffey, Virginia Tech's Eric Frey, Iowa State's Tyler Rutherford share stories and tips from their respective campuses

While this has been a messy week in college athletics with COVID-19-fueled cancellations happening across college football, live sports video content creators continue to push forward with doing their jobs in a safe and responsible manner where its appropriate.

For those who are back to at least some live events, what types of content are they creating? How they are doing it safely? What you can do to prepare if your conference is returning to action very soon or in the coming months?

At a live virtual event that SVG hosted on October 27, we dove into these very questions with Megan Coffey, Associate Director/Creative Services and Multimedia at the University of Cincinnati; Eric Frey, Senior Director, ACC Network Operations at Virginia Tech; and Tyler Rutherford, Assistant AD/Digital Media at Iowa State University.

NOTE: This conversation was recorded as part of a live virtual event hosted on October 27, 2020. COVID-regulations and appropriate safety measures are a constantly moving target and SVG encourages you consult and abide by the protocols outlined by your respective institution. 

What kind of content is your team creating as it pertains to your in-venue videoboard shows for football?

How are you recruiting/training students in this environment and what does your live event staffing situation look like?

Are there any resources, tools, or strategies that you have utilized that have helped you prepare and execute your live events safely?

You can watch the conversation in its entirety here:

For more one-on-one interviews and highlights from SVG events, visit SVG On Demand.

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