Basketball Documentary Nominated For National Award
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May 25, 2010
NEW YORK - The 100 Seasons of UMass Basketball Documentary has been named a nominee for a College Sports Media Award, the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and the Sports Video Group announced. The documentary, produced by the UMass Media Relations Department, is one of seven finalists in the Collegiate Division 2 Special Feature category. The winner will be announced at the College Sports Video Summit on June 8 in Atlanta.
The following is from the official press release:
The 2010 nominees for the College Sports Media Awards, a competition recognizing excellence in video production at all levels of college sports, have been announced by event sponsors the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and the Sports Video Group (SVG). Out of more than 130 entries in three categories, the nominees represent outstanding college sports-video productions from campuses across the country as well as commercial college sports videos produced by major television networks and advertising agencies.
The winners of the 2010 College Sports Media Awards will be announced on June 8 during the College Sports Video Summit (CSVS) in Atlanta. For more information about the event, visit www.CSVSummit.com
"NACDA is extremely pleased with the diversity of member institutions and conferences that submitted videos this year," said Bob Vecchione, deputy executive director of NACDA. "It is obvious by the quantity and quality of the nominations that the video content created and managed by our member institutions is becoming a value-added resource for athletic departments as they continually strive to serve their constituencies."
Said Tom Buffolano, College Sports Video Summit Conference chairman, "I am very impressed with the quality of entries for this year's CSMAs, especially in the collegiate divisions. Each year, it seems that video-production technology improves and becomes more affordable so that even those with smaller budgets can elevate their standard of excellence. It also is apparent that students are playing a more significant role in live remote production and postproduction. This trend is encouraging as it means the next generation of production professionals is honing skills in an environment that will prepare them to be immediately successful."
The College Sports Media Awards divide the college-sports-video marketplace into three categories (Collegiate 1 for schools and conferences that compete in Division 1 football; Collegiate 2 for all other schools and their conferences; Corporate/Media for broadcasters and advertising agencies), each featuring the best live events, special features, and promotional videos.
The full list of nominees follows:
Sony Award for Best Live Game or Live Event: Collegiate 1
Arkansas Gymnastics vs. Pitt, University of Arkansas
Best Live Game or Live Event: Collegiate 2
Appalachian State Men's Basketball vs. Georgia Southern @ The Half, Appalachian State University
Best Live Game or Live Event: Corporate/Media
2010 NCAA Wrestling Championships, ESPN
Special Feature: Collegiate 1
2009 Texas Tech Throwback Baseball Uniforms, Texas Tech University
Special Feature: Collegiate 2
100 Seasons of UMass Basketball: 1996 Postseason Vignette, University of Massachusetts (Amherst)
Special Feature: Corporate/Media
2010 One Shining Moment, CBS Sports
Outstanding Promotional Video or Campaign: Collegiate 1
Eric Berry for Heisman Dot-com, University of Tennessee
Outstanding Promotional Video or Campaign: Collegiate 2
Appalachian State University, Football Team Entrance Video, Appalachian State University
Outstanding Promotional Video or Campaign: Corporate/Media
College Basketball: Big East Championship, ESPN
About the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA)
NACDA serves as the professional association for those in the field of intercollegiate athletics administration. It provides educational opportunities and serves as a vehicle for networking, the exchange of information, and advocacy on behalf of the profession. Founded in 1965. it is the largest association of collegiate athletics administrators, with a membership of more than 6,100 individuals and more than 1,600 institutions throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Members include athletics directors, associate and assistant athletics directors, conference commissioners, and affiliate individuals or corporations.
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