UMass Sports Network Wins Ninth-Consecutive Associated Press Broadcasting Award
March 23, 2011
Amherst, MA -
For the ninth consecutive year the Associated Press has honored the UMass Sports Network with a regional broadcasting award, as the 2010 UMass-Michigan football broadcast won in the Best College Sports Play-By-Play category. The award will be presented at a dinner in Newton on Friday, April 15.
The broadcast, which aired live from Michigan Stadium on September 18, featured the Minutemen narrowly missing an upset victory over the Wolverines in front of over 110,000 fans. Third-year "Voice of the Minutemen" Josh Maurer called the play-by-play alongside color analysts Matt Goldstein and Rene Ingoglia.
Adam Frenier served as the sideline reporter for the game while John Hennessy hosted the pre-game, halftime and post-game shows from the studio. Andy Bukowski produced the broadcast, which aired on flagship station WRNX (100.9 FM, Springfield) and three other state-wide affiliates.
This is the second straight year that Maurer has been honored as the UMass-Rhode Island basketball broadcast won for 2009. Former UMass voice Bob Behler helped the Network receive the same award in 2000 and every year from 2002-2008.
The award winners were selected by judges from nominees throughout all of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.