SVG, NACDA Unveil Finalists for 2019 College Sports Media Awards

Finalists to be celebrated, winners to be named at SVG College Summit (May 29 – 31, Atlanta) in ceremony hosted by ESPN’s Jen Lada

The Sports Video Group (SVG) and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) are pleased to announce finalists for the 2019 SVG College Sports Media Awards in association with NACDA (CSMAs).

Winners will be selected by a panel of judges and announced at the 11th-annual College Sports Media Awards ceremony on May 30 at the SVG College Summit at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta.

This year’s ceremony will be hosted by Jen Lada. The ESPN reporter and host is a fixture on College GameDay and other premiere ESPN college sports programming. She follows in a long line of prestigious CSMA hosts, including ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi and Rece Davis, Fox Sports’ Joel Klatt, and NCAA.com and BTN’s Andy Katz.

“This year, in order to recognize the growth of digital platforms and the impact they have on college sports production, we created a separate division for conferences offices and other governing bodies. In addition there has been prolific growth – an explosion really – on reliance on school-produced live production and features or series for both free and subscription platforms,” says Tom Buffolano, chairman of the SVG College Sports Media Awards in association with NACDA. “Consumer desire for college sports is only growing and the schools have become the main producer of that content. This is well represented in the body of work submitted for the 2019 College Sports Media Awards.”

Representing a variety of college athletic departments, conference offices, professional networks, production companies, and students, finalists are named 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.

2019 SVG College Sports Media Awards in association with NACDA
FINALISTS

OUTSTANDING LIVE GAME PRODUCTION

PROFESSIONAL
BYUtv Sports 
| Gymnastics – Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference Championships
ESPN/SEC Network | Football – Ole Miss vs. Vanderbilt (LaDarius Wiley Conversation)
FOX Sports | Football – Michigan vs. Ohio State
FOX Sports | Football – West Virginia vs. Texas
Pac-12 Networks | Men’s Basketball – 2019 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament: USC vs. Washington

COLLEGIATE CONFERENCES AND GOVERNING BODIES
Atlantic Coast Conference
| Men’s Swimming – ACC Men’s Swimming Championship
Patriot League | Indoor Track & Field – 2019 Patriot League Indoor Track & Field Championship
Southland Conference | Football – Northwestern State vs. McNeese State
Sun Belt Conference | Women’s Golf – 2019 Sun Belt Conference Women’s Golf Championship (Day 3)
West Coast Conference (TheW.tv) | Cross Country – 2018 West Coast Conference Cross Country Championships

COLLEGIATE ATHLETICS
Auburn University (War Eagle Productions) 
| Baseball – Auburn vs. Arkansas
Liberty University (Liberty Flames Sports Network) | Baseball – Liberty vs. Wake Forest
University of North Carolina (GoHeels Productions) | Women’s Basketball – North Carolina vs. Notre Dame
University of Notre Dame (Fighting Irish Media) | Ice Hockey – Notre Dame vs. Wisconsin
Syracuse University | Men’s Lacrosse – Syracuse vs. Navy
Syracuse University | Men’s Rowing – Syracuse vs. Wisconsin

COLLEGIATE STUDENT
Appalachian State University 
| Women’s Basketball – CBI Tournament Final
Bethany Lutheran College | Men’s Ice Hockey – WCHA Championship: Minnesota State Mankato vs. Bowling Green
St. Cloud State University (Husky Productions) | Men’s Ice Hockey – St. Cloud State vs. Miami (OH)
Texas A&M University (12th Man Productions) | Baseball – Texas A&M vs. Fordham
Texas A&M University (12th Man Productions) | Baseball – Texas A&M vs. Vanderbilt
University of Notre Dame (Fighting Irish Media) | Men’s Basketball – Notre Dame vs. Coppin State


OUTSTANDING LIVE NON-GAME PRODUCTION

PROFESSIONAL
BYUtv Sports 
| BYU Countdown to Kickoff
ESPN | Top 25
ESPN/SEC Network | SEC Nation
FOX Sports | CFB on FOX
Pac-12 Networks | Pac-12 Networks Basketball Pregame Report: 2019 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament

COLLEGIATE CONFERENCES AND GOVERNING BODIES
American Athletic Conference 
| 2019 American Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament Final Pre-Game Show
Atlantic Coast Conference | 2018 ACC Night of Legends
BIG EAST Conference | BIG EAST Fast Break
Conference USA | 2018 C-USA Bowl Preview
Mid-American Conference | MACTrack

COLLEGIATE ATHLETICS
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT SportsZone)
| RIT SportsZone Pregame Live
University of Louisville
| Louisville Live
University of Notre Dame (Fighting Irish Media) | Echoes
University of Notre Dame (Fighting Irish Media) | Inside Notre Dame Football – Syracuse
University of Notre Dame (Fighting Irish Media) | National Signing Day 2019
University of Oklahoma | Sooner Sports Gameday – Oklahoma vs. TCU

COLLEGIATE STUDENT
Arizona State University (Walter Cronkite Sports Network) 
| Cronkite Sports Live
Ball State University (Ball State Sports Link) | NCAA Women’s Basketball Tourney Watch
Seton Hall University | Seton Hall Morning Madness
St. Cloud State University (Husky Productions) | Husky Faceoff
Southeastern Louisiana University (The Southeastern Channel) | The Big Game – “Pick and Roll”


OUTSTANDING PROGRAM SERIES

PROFESSIONAL
Big Ten Network
| The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2019
Big Ten Network | The Journey: Big Ten Football 2018
ESPN | College GameDay: Basketball
ESPN/ESPN+ | Earn Everything
ESPN/SEC Network | SEC Inside – Championship Series
Pac-12 Networks | Our Stories

COLLEGIATE CONFERENCES AND GOVERNING BODIES
Big 12 Conference and LDWW | Big 12 Champions for Life
BIG EAST Conference | BIG EAST Shootaround
Ivy League | Authentic Ivy
Patriot League | Patriot League Men’s Basketball Halftime Series on CBSSN
West Coast Conference (TheW.tv) | WCC All-Access: Season 2

COLLEGIATE ATHLETICS
Boise State University |
Inside Bronco Football
Duke University (Blue Devil Network) |
Duke Blue Planet
Michigan State University (Spartan Vision) | Spartans All-Access
Penn State University and Awesome Films | This is Hockey Valley
Texas A&M University (12th Man Productions) | The Pulse: Texas A&M Football – Season 5
University of Southern California | Spring Forward

COLLEGIATE STUDENT
Ball State University (Ball State Sports Link) 
| Ball State Sports Link RBU
Ball State University (Ball State Sports Link) | NCAA Women’s Basketball Tourney Watch
Marist College 
| Meet the Foxes
Ryerson University | #TheJourneyTo – The Road to Nationals
Seton Hall University | A Pirate’s Life


OUTSTANDING SPECIAL FEATURE

PROFESSIONAL
CBS Sports Network
| More Than a Coach
ESPN | College GameDay – Tyler Trent
ESPN/SEC Network | Dive to Survive
Longhorn Network | A Father’s Influence
TexAgs | Making Hope

COLLEGIATE CONFERENCES AND GOVERNING BODIES
Atlantic Coast Conference
| ACC Football Championship Game Feature
Atlantic Coast Conference | ACC Game Changers: ClemsonLife
Atlantic Coast Conference | The Paschal Chukwu Story
Patriot League | Daramy-Swaray: More Than Just a Name
West Coast Conference (TheW.tv) | The Piscotty Family’s Farewell

COLLEGIATE ATHLETICS
Duke University (Blue Devil Network) 
| Faith
Duke University (Blue Devil Network) | Relentless: The Story of TC
Penn State University (WPSU) | Penn State Football – Signing Day
Tulane University | Making Waves: Melvin Frazier, Jr. – From the West Bank of New Orleans to the NBA
University of Notre Dame (Fighting Irish Media) | Remember When (Green Nails)
University of Oklahoma (Sooner Sports TV) | Kenneth Murray’s Why
University of San Francisco | Play It Out For Brittany – The Autumn Smithers Story

COLLEGIATE STUDENT
Elon University 
| The Gold Standard
Florida State University (Seminole Productions) | 1969/70 Basketball Team – The Busted Flush
Florida State University (Seminole Productions) | Mike Martin – End of an Era
Palm Beach Atlantic University | ARKADY
Southeast Missouri State University | Beyond the Field
St. Cloud State University (Husky Productions) | Blessed – The Isaiah Westfall Story
Virginia Tech University (HokieVision) | Szefc’s Table – Connor Yoder and Jack Dellinger


OUTSTANDING PROMOTIONAL VIDEOS: HYPE, OPEN, TEASE, PSA, OR MARKETING CAMPAIGNS

PROFESSIONAL
4th Floor Creative
| UConn Women’s Basketball Intro
Big Ten Network | The Journey: Spoken Word Open
ESPN | Clemson-Alabama Round 4 Tease
FOX Sports | Mercy
Pac-12 Networks | Warriors

COLLEGIATE CONFERENCES AND GOVERNING BODIES
American Athletic Conference
| American Men’s Basketball Championship Documentary Trailer
Atlantic Coast Conference | ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament Semifinal Hype Video
Big 12 Conference and LDWW | Big 12 Athletics PSA Campaign
Big 12 Conference and LDWW | Big 12 Champions for Life
Ivy League | CFB150 Promotional Trailer

COLLEGIATE ATHLETICS
Northwestern University
| Trust Yourself
Temple University (OwlsTV) | Temple Football Intro
University of Alabama (Crimson Tide Productions) | 2018 Alabama Football Orange Bowl Intro
University of Georgia (GBSM) | Women’s Basketball Intro
University of Notre Dame (Fighting Irish Media) | Notre Dame Men’s Basketball Intro – Rise Together
Western Michigan University | The Home of the Broncos

COLLEGIATE STUDENT
Ball State University (Ball State Sports Link) 
| 2019 Gymnastics Intro
Colorado State University | 2018-19 Colorado State Men’s Basketball Trailer
Texas Tech University | Texas Tech Men’s Basketball – Why Not Us
University of Alabama (Crimson Tide Productions) | 2019 Alabama 9th Inning
Wingate University | Wingate Football

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