Sports Video Group Unveil Finalists for 2020 SVG College Sports Media Awards

12th-annual ceremony to be streamed on YouTube on Thursday, June 25 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT

The Sports Video Group (SVG) and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2020 SVG College Sports Media Awards in association with NACDA (CSMAs).

This year’s ceremony will be streamed on our YouTube channel on Thursday, June 25 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT and will be hosted by an all-star collection of CSMA hosts from the past, including ESPN’s Rece Davis, Jen Lada, and Tom Rinaldi; Fox Sports’ Joel Klatt; and NCAA.com and BTN’s Andy Katz.

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

“This year’s competition was held under extremely unique circumstances but what has remained consistent is the exceptional quality of the content submitted to compete in the CSMAs,” says Brandon Costa, director of SVG College. “These are difficult times in collegiate athletics and we hope that an opportunity to celebrate your accomplishments from the previous year brings you a glimmer of hope for our future.”

“2020 has been a most challenging year for the world and the world of college sports,” says Tom Buffolano, chairman of the SVG College Sports Media Awards in association with NACDA. “As college sports were put on hold for the safety of all, we were denied the sheer joy of competition.There are stories that would become part of lore, told through the lens, that we will never know.  In spite of this, SVG made the decision to again recognize the best in college sports production. I am genuinely awestruck at the ability of those who submitted entries to remotely navigate these challenges and I would consider this the best competitive year for the CSMAs.”

The 2020 College Sports Media Awards are sponsored by our friends at Ross Video.

The Sports Video Group, NACDA, and Ross Video 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.

2020 SVG College Sports Media Awards in association with NACDA
FINALISTS

OUTSTANDING LIVE GAME PRODUCTION

PROFESSIONAL
Big Ten Network
| Men’s Basketball – Iowa vs. Penn State
CBS Sports | Football – Football – LSU vs. Alabama
FOX Sports | Football – Army vs. Michigan
Missouri Valley Conference/LTN Global | Men’s Basketball – Southern Illinois vs. Loyola Chicago
ROOT SPORTS | Football – Big Sky Football on ROOT SPORTS

COLLEGIATE CONFERENCES AND GOVERNING BODIES
Conference USA
| Men’s Basketball – C-USA Championships: UTSA vs. UAB
Mid-American Conference/Classic Teleproductions | Women’s Basketball – MAC Championships
Pac-12 Networks | Women’s Basketball – Oregon vs. Team USA
West Coast Conference | Women’s Basketball – WCC Championships: Portland vs. Gonzaga
Western Athletic Conference | Women’s Volleyball – WAC Championships

COLLEGIATE ATHLETICS
Auburn University (War Eagle Productions) 
| Baseball – Auburn vs. Ole Miss
Liberty University (Liberty Flames Sports Network) | Football – Liberty vs. Hampton
Syracuse University | Men’s Rowing – Syracuse vs. Dartmouth
University of Georgia | Softball – Georgia vs. South Carolina
University of Missouri | Women’s Volleyball – Missouri vs. Texas A&M
University of Notre Dame (Fighting Irish Media) | Ice Hockey – Notre Dame vs. Ohio State
Virginia Tech (HokieVision) | Men’s Basketball – Virginia Tech vs. Duke

COLLEGIATE STUDENT
Ball State University (Ball State Sports Link) | Women’s Gymnastics – Ball State vs. Kent State
Belmont University | NCAA Men’s Basketball – Belmont vs. Murray State
Liberty University (Liberty Flames Sports Network) 
| Men’s Ice Hockey – Liberty vs. Adrian
St. Cloud State University (Husky Productions) | Men’s Ice Hockey – St. Cloud State vs. North Dakota
Southeastern Louisiana University (The Southeastern Channel) | Football – Southeastern Louisiana vs. Incarnate Word
Texas A&M University (12th Man Productions) | Women’s Volleyball – Texas A&M vs.Rice
University of Notre Dame (Fighting Irish Media) | Women’s Volleyball – Notre Dame vs. Purdue
Virginia Tech (HokieVision) | Men’s Basketball – Virginia Tech vs. Lehigh


OUTSTANDING LIVE NON-GAME PRODUCTION

PROFESSIONAL
Big Ten Network
| BTN Tailgate
ESPN | College GameDay (Football)
FOX Sports | Big Noon Kickoff

COLLEGIATE CONFERENCES AND GOVERNING BODIES
BIG EAST Conference | BIG EAST Shootaround
Big 12 Conference | Big 12 Championship Central
Conference USA | 2019 Conference USA Football Kickoff
Mountain West Conference | 2020 Mountain West Men’s Basketball Championship Live Postgame Show
Pac-12 Networks | The PreGame: USC

COLLEGIATE ATHLETICS
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT SportsZone)
| RIT SportsZone Pregame Live
University of Alabama (Crimson Tide Productions) | Alabama’s Tide Tip-Off
University of Florida | Honoring Billy Donovan
University of Louisville
| The Louies (Virtual Student-Athlete Awards Show)
University of Oklahoma | Sooner Sports Gameday Live

COLLEGIATE STUDENT
SUNY Oswego (WTOP-10 TV)
| Oswego State Men’s Ice Hockey vs. Plattsburgh Pregame
Seton Hall University (Pirate Sports Network) | Seton Hall Morning Madness
St. Cloud State University (Husky Productions) | Husky Faceoff
Temple University (OwlSports Update Productions) | Owl Access Pass at OwlSports Update
University of Oklahoma | Sooner Sports Pad


OUTSTANDING PROGRAM SERIES

PROFESSIONAL
ACC Network
| All Access with Carolina Basketball
Big Ten Network
| The Journey
CBS Sports | Four Sides of the Story
Scrapt Productions | One With Wolfpack Football
WPSU (Penn State University) | Unrivaled: The Penn State Football Story

COLLEGIATE CONFERENCES AND GOVERNING BODIES
Big 12 Conference/LDWW | Big 12 Champions for Life
BIG EAST Conference | BIG EAST at 40
Pac-12 Networks | Our Stories
Patriot League | Patriot League’s College Football 150th Anniversary Interview Series
West Coast Conference (WCC Network) | WCC All-Access: Season 3

COLLEGIATE ATHLETICS
Boston University |
BOSTON: Our City
Colorado State University (RamVision) | The Grind
Duke University (Blue Devil Network) | Duke Blue Planet
Louisiana State University | That’s Joe.
Michigan State University (Spartan Vision) | Spartans All-Access
Northeastern University | Tales of the Howlin’ Huskies
Northwestern University |
The Foundation
Princeton University | 150 Years of Princeton Football
University of Alabama (Crimson Tide Productions) | Max Effort – A Season with Alabama Basketball
University of Georgia | Kirby Smart All Access
University of Kentucky | Kentucky Basketball – The Journey
University of Oklahoma | Oklahoma Football Scene Setters
Texas A&M University (12th Man Productions) | 2019 The Pulse: Texas A&M Football

COLLEGIATE STUDENT
Ball State University (Ball State Sports Link) 
| Chirp Central
Texas A&M University (12th Man Productions) | 2019-20 Texas A&M Men’s Basketball – Run It Back
Marist College 
| Meet the Foxes
Ryerson University | Rampage
Seton Hall University (Pirate Sports Network) | The Voyage – Seton Hall Men’s Basketball


OUTSTANDING SPECIAL FEATURE

PROFESSIONAL
ACC Network
| Tiana Mangakahia: Through My Words
CBS Sports
| Diving Force
ESPN | College GameDay – A Hero’s Journey
FOX Sports | Alex Llauro
SEC Network | Georgia Delivers
SoonerVision | Did It For Dave
Texas FilmWorks | Gilly
Turner Sports/NCAA.com | March Madness Feature

COLLEGIATE CONFERENCES AND GOVERNING BODIES
Big 12 Conference/LDWW | Big 12 Champions for Life: Beyond the Athlete
NCAA | A Break From the Game – Tiana Mangakahia’s Story
Mountain West Conference | “The Show” Grandmas
Western Athletic Conference | Remembering Corey Miggins
West Coast Conference (WCC Network) | Family Over Everything: USF’s Nino Giarratano

COLLEGIATE ATHLETICS
Duke University (Duke Men’s Basketball)
| For The Brotherhood
Liberty University | Game On: Into the Depths
Northwestern University | Homage – Vic Law
Ohio State University | Places
Tulane University | Making Waves: Kody Hoese 2019 MLB Draft
University of Notre Dame (Fighting Irish Media) | Live Like Reid
University of Georgia | Vince Dooley: The Legacy
University of San Francisco | Living Your Authentic Truth – The Ryan Marker Story

COLLEGIATE STUDENT
Ball State University (Ball State Sports Link)
| More Than a Dream – The Antonio Phillips Story
Duke University (Duke Men’s Basketball) | Duke Days: Jay Bilas
Michigan State University | Be Stronger Enough
Northern Illinois University | Huskies Unleashed – Courtney Woods
Temple University (OwlSports Update Productions) | CREW
University of Kentucky | MVP: Most Valuable Punter


OUTSTANDING SHORT-FORM FAN ENGAGEMENT

PROFESSIONAL
4th Floor Creative | 2019 Xavier Basketball Bridge Intro
ACC Network | ACC Network All-Access with Miami Women’s Basketball Tune In
Duke University (Duke Men’s Basketball) | Duke Men’s Basketball Season Hype
FOX Sports | FOX College Football Big 10 Championship Tease
NCAA | 2020 Division I NCAA Wrestling Championship Hype Series
ROOT SPORTS | 20-19 Brawl of the Wild Tease

COLLEGIATE CONFERENCES AND GOVERNING BODIES
Big 12 Conference and LDWW | Big 12 Champions for Life
Conference USA | Conference USA 2019-20 PSAs
Mid-American Conference | Mid-American Conference PSA: Life of a Student Athlete
NCAA | NCAA Women’s Basketball Road Trip – The Inaugural Journey
Northeast Conference | NEC All In Ball Out 2020
Pac-12 Networks | 2020 Pac-12 Basketball Tournament Campaign

COLLEGIATE ATHLETICS
Colorado State University (RamVision)
| RAM COUNTRY
Duke University (Duke Men’s Basketball) | #TheDukeReveal: 8 Miles
Northwestern University | Gothic Uniform Series
Louisiana State University | Ja;Marr Chase LSU Number 7 Jersey Announcement
University of Kentucky | Kentucky Football Pre-Louisville Promo
University of Iowa | Gold & Bold – Behind the Bold
University of North Carolina Greensboro | UNC Greensboro Men’s Basketball Intro Video – GameBreaker
University of Notre Dame (Fighting Irish Media) | Always Fighting, Always Irish – University of Notre Dame Women’s Basketbal

COLLEGIATE STUDENT
Azusa Pacific
University | 2020 Acrobatics and Tumbling Opener
Ball State University (Ball State Sports Link) 
| 2019 Ball State Football Intro
Colorado State University | 2019 Colorado State Football Trailers
Mississippi State University | Mississippi State Baseball Ticket Spot: It’s All Here
University of Kentucky | Olympic Sports Intro Videos
University of Portland | Portland Pilots National Women in Sports Day

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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.