UMass Sports Network Wins Two AP Broadcasting Awards
April 14, 2010
AMHERST, Mass. - UMass Athletics has been recognized with two Regional Associated Press Broadcasting Awards for 2009, winning in the Best Documentary and the Best College Sports Play-By-Play categories. The awards will be presented at a dinner in Boston on Friday.
The documentary award comes for the "100 Seasons Of UMass Basketball" production, a historical picture written and produced by Josh Maurer and edited by Nick DiFelice. The full-length piece takes an in-depth look at the history of the men's basketball program in honor of its centennial season. It is still available for purchase online at UMassAthletics.com.
The UMass Sports Network wins the top college play-by-play broadcast award for the eighth consecutive season, this time for the men's basketball game at Rhode Island on March 7, 2009. Maurer, at the time in his first season as "Voice of the Minutemen," follows in the tradition of Bob Behler who had received the honor the previous seven years.
Maurer called the play-by-play in the Rhode Island broadcast alongside color analysts Tim Kenney and Tim Collins. Andy Bukowski produced the game, in which Chris Lowe hit a driving bank shot with 0.7 seconds remaining to give the Minutemen a 72-71 win.
The award winners were judged among nominees throughout all of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. This is the first time UMass Athletics has been presented with multiple Associated Press awards in the same year.
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