College Sports Media Awards: 2018 Finalists Revealed; NCAA and BTN’s Andy Katz to Serve as Ceremony’s Emcee

Finalists to be celebrated, winners to be named at SVG College Summit (May 30 – June 1, Atlanta)

The Sports Video Group (SVG) and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) has announced the finalists for the 2018 SVG College Sports Media Awards (CSMA) in association with NACDA.

Winners will be selected by a panel of judges and announced at the ninth-annual College Sports Media Awards ceremony on May 31 at the SVG College Summit at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta.

This year’s ceremony will be hosted by NCAA.com and Big Ten Network’s Andy Katz. The former ESPN reporter is a longtime fixture among college-basketball fans. He follows in a long line of prestigious CSMA hosts, including ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi and Rece Davis and Fox Sports’ Joel Klatt.

“Now in its tenth year, the SVG College Sports Media Awards continues to be the only competition that showcases the best in college-sports production,” says Tom Buffolano, chairman of the SVG College Sports Media Awards in association with NACDA. “The quantum leap in the sheer number of colleges in the past 10 years that now produce the highest-quality video, both live and edited, is astounding. Adding to that the growing capability to reach audiences on every platform imaginable, and the investment made in college-sports production continuing to grow, I am excited to see what the next 10 years brings. Congratulations to all the finalists!”

Representing a variety of college athletic and academic departments, as well as professional networks, production companies, and student productions, the finalists are spread across four divisions in a total of 20 categories.

The Sports Video Group and NACDA extend congratulations to all the finalists. To learn more about the SVG College Sports Media Awards in association with NACDA, visit www.collegesportsmediaawards.com. To register for the SVG College Summit, visit www.svgcollege.com. Follow the event on Twitter.

2018 SVG College Sports Media Awards in association with NACDA
FINALISTS

OUTSTANDING LIVE GAME PRODUCTION

NATIONAL NETWORKS
Big Ten Network 
| Men’s Basketball – Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament Quarterfinal: Ohio State vs. Penn State
CBS Sports | Football – 2017 Army-Navy Game
Fox Sports | Football – Penn State vs. Ohio State
Pac-12 Networks| Men’s Basketball – 2018 Men’s Basketball Tournament Semifinal: UCLA vs. Arizona
Pac-12 Networks| Football – USC vs. Western Michigan
Turner Sports/CBS Sports | Men’s Basketball – 2018 NCAA March Madness Tournament

REGIONAL/LOCAL NETWORKS/SYNDICATORS AND PRODUCTION COMPANIES
BYUtv Sports
 | Men’s Basketball – San Francisco vs. BYU
FOX Sports South | Football – Kent State vs. Louisville

COLLEGIATE ATHLETICS
Auburn University (War Eagle Productions) 
| Women’s Gymnastics – Auburn vs. Kentucky
Southland Conference | Softball – Southland Conference Championship
Syracuse University | Men’s Basketball – Cornell vs. Syracuse
Texas Tech University 
| Men’s Basketball – Texas Tech vs. Nevada
University of Alabama (Crimson Tide Productions) | Baseball – Kentucky vs. Alabama
University of Notre Dame (Fighting Irish Media) | Men’s Basketball – Ball State vs. Notre Dame

COLLEGIATE STUDENT
Auburn University (War Eagle Productions) 
| Softball – Auburn vs. Kentucky
Big Ten Network (BTN Student U)| Men’s Basketball – Michigan State vs. Long Beach State
Elon University | Men’s Basketball – Elon vs. William & Mary
Northern Arizona University (NAU-TV) | Football – Northern Arizona vs. Illinois State
Northern Arizona University (NAU-TV) | Men’s Basketball – Northern Arizona vs. Eastern Washington
Texas A&M University (12th Man Productions) | Baseball – Texas A&M vs. Ole Miss
University of Alabama (Crimson Tide Productions) | Softball – Samford vs. Alabama

OUTSTANDING LIVE NON-GAME PRODUCTION

NATIONAL NETWORKS
beIN SPORTS | Army vs. North Texas Pre-Game Show
Big Ten Network | BTN Tailgate “Targeting Rule” Discussion at Maryland
Fox Sports | College Football on Fox
ESPN | College Football Playoff Top 25
Pac-12 Networks | 2018 Men’s Basketball Tournament Pre/Post Live From Las Vegas
SEC Network | SEC Nation

REGIONAL/LOCAL/ NETWORKS AND PRODUCTION COMPANIES
BYUtv Sports
 | BYU Basketball with Dave Rose
BYUtv Sports | BYU Football Pro Day

COLLEGIATE ATHLETICS
Conference USA
| 2017 C-USA Bowl Preview on Facebook Live
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT SportsZone) | RIT SportsZone Pregame LIVE
University of Notre Dame (Fighting Irish Media)
 | Echoes 2017: Notre Dame Football Awards Show
University of Notre Dame (Fighting Irish Media) | National Signing Day 2018
University of Oklahoma | Sooner Sports Game Day

COLLEGIATE STUDENT
Arizona State University (Walter Cronkite Sports Network) 
| Cronkite Sports Live: ASU Baseball Season Preview
St. Cloud State University (Husky Productions) | Husky Faceoff
Southeastern Louisiana University (The Southeastern Channel) | The Big Game
Southeastern Louisiana University (The Southeastern Channel) | The Big Game “Quick Hits”
Temple University (OwlSports Update Productions)
| Inside the Nest
Virginia Tech University (HokieVision)
 | Virginia Tech – Would You Rather

OUTSTANDING PROGRAM SERIES

NATIONAL NETWORKS
Big Ten Network
 | The Journey: Big Ten Football 2017
ESPN | College GameDay (Basketball)
ESPN | College GameDay (Football)
Pac-12 Networks | Pac-12 All Access: Men’s and Women’s Basketball
Pac-12 Networks | The Drive: Pac-12 Football – 2017 Season

REGIONAL/LOCAL NETWORKS/SYNDICATORS AND PRODUCTION COMPANIES
Awesome Films | The Penn State Hockey Story
BYUtv Sports | After Further Review
Longhorn Network| Texas GameDay
Scrapt Productions| One With Wolfpack Football
University of South Florida | #BULLSTRONG: Inside USF Football

COLLEGIATE ATHLETICS
Duke University (Blue Devil Network) |
 BDN Studios
Michigan State University (Spartan Vision) | Spartan Football All-Access 2017
Northwestern University | The Foundation: Northwestern Football 2017
Patriot League | Among the Few: Class of 1977 Gettysburg Leadership Encounter
Penn State University (WPSU) | Unrivaled: The Penn State Football Story
University of Central Florida | KnightFlix: A Season With UCF Football
University of Notre Dame (Fighting Irish Media) | Into Focus
University of Notre Dame (Fighting Irish Media) | Onward Notre Dame

COLLEGIATE STUDENT
Anderson University
 | Raven Watch
Ball State University (Ball State Sports Link) | Ball State Men’s Basketball: The Process
Belmont University | The Season: With Belmont Women’s Basketball
Elon University | Elon Football THE SPARK
Kennesaw State University| The Hoot – Kennesaw State
Marist College| Meet the Foxes

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL FEATURE

NATIONAL NETWORKS
Big Ten Network| Iowa Wave
CBS Sports Network | Tony Wright – Finally Free
ESPN | College GameDay: Melvin Keihn
ESPN | College GameDay: Tiger’s Heart
Turner Sports/CBS Sports | NCAA Final Four Feature – Loyola 1963

REGIONAL/LOCAL NETWORKS/SYNDICATORS AND PRODUCTION COMPANIES
Longhorn Network
| Orphan No More
Longhorn Network | My Race
PennLive | Saquon Barkley: The Making of a Superstar
University of North Texas | What Could Have Been: The Jeff Wilson Story

COLLEGIATE ATHLETICS
Appalachian State University
| The Journey Back: The Matt Brill Story
Duke University (Blue Devil Network) | Pura
Michigan State University (Spartan Vision) | Spartan Hockey All-Access: “Good Day for a Good Day”
Princeton University | Pressing Forward: The Joe Percival Story
St. John’s University | Lou Carnesecca: The Godfather of St. John’s
University of Notre Dame (Fighting Irish Media) | Ara Parseghian: No Breaking Point
University of Oklahoma (SoonerVision) | Adversity: His Advantage
University of San Francisco | Behind the Mask: Joey’s Journey
University of Wyoming | Josh Allen Back2Campus for NFL Network
Virginia Tech University (HokieVision) | Wins & Losses: The Rayna DuBose Story

COLLEGIATE STUDENT
Ball State University (Ball State Sports Link) 
| Failure Is Not an Option
Elon University | Elon Football: THE SPARK Episode 1.4
Florida State University (Seminole Productions) | Women’s Basketball: Serving the Community
Palm Beach Atlantic University | One Last Ride
Temple University (OwlSports Update Productions) | Temple TUFF
Texas A&M University (12th Man Productions) | Texas A&M Baseball Video Tour
University of South Carolina (Gamecock Productions) | Tomorrow Isn’t Promised: The Deebo Samuel Story
Western Illinois University | More Than a Number – Sam Pryor Feature Story

OUTSTANDING PROMOTION, PSA, TEASE, OR MARKETING CAMPAIGN

NATIONAL NETWORKS
Big Ten Network
 | Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament Narrated by Michael Rapaport
ESPN | 2018 Women’s NCAA Championship Game Tease
Fox Sports | Fox Promo: Every Game Is Everything
Turner Sports | NCAA Championship Monday Tease
Turner Sports | NCAA Final Four Saturday Tease

REGIONAL/LOCAL NETWORKS/SYNDICATORS AND PRODUCTION COMPANIES
4th Floor Creative
 | 2017 Akron Football Intro
4th Floor Creative
 | Xavier Basketball Intro – White Version
Fox Sports South | ACC Saturdays on South – Give It All You Got
Longhorn Network | 2018 Longhorn Network Texas GameDay Campaign

COLLEGIATE ATHLETICS
Georgia State University and Oakey Agency
 | This Is Our City
Middle Tennessee State University 
| Blue Raider Football 2017 Intro
St. John’s University |
St. John’s Basketball 2017-18 Intro
Texas Christian University | TCU Football 2017 Intro
Texas Tech University | Texas Tech Football 2017 Open
Tulane University | Tulane Football 2018 Intro
University of Alabama (Crimson Tide Productions) | Alabama Softball 2018 Intro
University of San Francisco
 | Welcome to the World Baby Girl

COLLEGIATE STUDENT
Ball State University (Ball State Sports Link) 
| Barn Ball: 2017-18 Ball State Basketball
Belmont University | Belmont Women’s Basketball: What Offseason
Elon University | Elon Football Stadium Intro
Kennesaw State University | Men’s Basketball Intro – Kennesaw State
St. Cloud State University (Husky Productions) | Hockey Day Minnesota 2018 Tease – St. Cloud State vs. Minnesota State Mankato
University of Alabama (Crimson Tide Productions) | Alabama Gymnastics: Auburn Meet Trailer
University of South Carolina (Gamecock Productions) | Rivalry: 2018 South Carolina vs. Clemson Tease

About Sports Video Group
The Sports Video Group was formed in 2006 to support the professional community that relies on video, audio, and broadband technologies to produce and distribute sports content. Leagues, owners, teams, players, broadcasters, webcasters, and consumer-technology providers have joined the SVG to learn from each other, turn vision into reality, implement innovations, while sharing experiences that will lead to advances in the sports-production/distribution process and the overall consumer sports experience. For more information, visit www.sportsvideo.org.

About National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics
NACDA is the professional and educational association for more than 11,000 college athletics administrators at more than 1,600 institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. More than 4,000 athletics administrators annually attend NACDA & Affiliates Convention Week. Additionally, NACDA manages 15 professional associations and three foundations. For more information on NACDA, visit www.nacda.com.

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