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2010 College Sports Media Awards

May 19, 2010

Just days after Florida State University’s Seminole Productions received five Aurora Awards for outstanding work, more exciting news has come their way.  The 2010 nominees for the College Sports Media Awards (CSMA), 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). Seminole Productions was among the nominees for its Sports Promotional Campaign.


The Sports Promotional Campaign encompasses the content appearing on the video boards at all FSU Football, Baseball, and Basketball home games. “What’s exciting about this nomination” said Jim Garbarino, Seminole Productions Associate Director of Video Operations, “is that every person on our staff has played a direct and integral part in the nominated work” 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.


“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.”


“I am very impressed with the quality of entries for this year’s CSMAs, especially in the collegiate divisions,” said Tom Buffolano, College Sports Video Summit Conference Chairman. “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 post-production. 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 winners of the 2010 College Sports Media Awards will be announced at the College Sports Video Summit (CSVS) on June 8 in Atlanta.  For more information about the event visit:



The full list of nominees follows:


Sony Award for Best Live Game or Live Event: Collegiate 1

Arkansas Gymnastics vs. Pitt, University of Arkansas

Courtside with Tom Collen – SHOW 10, University of Arkansas

Fairfield University Stags vs. Rider College Broncs, Fairfield University

New Mexico State Women’s Basketball vs. University of Kansas, New Mexico State University

Texas A&M “This is A&M Football,” Texas A&M University


Best Live Game or Live Event: Collegiate 2

Appalachian State Men’s Basketball vs. Georgia Southern @ The Half, Appalachian State University

Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Championships, Lehigh University

NJCAA Football Championship Game – Blinn CC vs. Fort Collins CC, National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Southland Conference Live Football McNeese State vs. SF Austin, The Southland Conference

St. Cloud State Men’s Hockey vs. Mankato State University, St. Cloud State University


Best Live Game or Live Event: Corporate/Media

2010 NCAA Wrestling Championships, ESPN

College Basketball – Duke vs. Maryland, ESPN

College Football – Big 12 Championship – Nebraska vs. Texas, ESPN

NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Game – Duke vs. Butler, CBS Sports

NCAA Women’s Tournament – Xavier vs. Stanford, ESPN


Special Feature: Collegiate 1

2009 Texas Tech Throwback Baseball Uniforms, Texas Tech University

2010 Texas Tech-Kansas State Throwback Series Baseball Highlight Package, Texas Tech University

Bringing Up A Bulldog, University of Georgia

Coach Cooley – Stags Country, Fairfield University

Oregon Football Season Highlights, University of Oregon

The Great Storm, University of Miami (FL)

The 2010 University of Central Florida All-Sports Banquet Video – To Be Knights, University of Central Florida

Toby Gerhart – Multi-Sport Athlete, Stanford University


Special Feature: Collegiate 2

100 Seasons of Umass Basketball – 1996 Postseason Vignette, University of Massachusetts (Amherst)

Coach – The Story of Brian Gregory, University of Dayton

Matt Hamill’s Hollywood Story, Rochester Institute of Technology

Mike Lee – Behind the Mask, St. Cloud State University

Pure Hockey, St. Cloud State University

Quinnipiac University: Bobcats Unleashed, Quinnipiac University

The Bond, University of Dayton

Special Feature: Corporate/Media

2010 One Shining Moment Feature, CBS Sports

ACC Road Trip – Miami vs. Florida State, Raycom Sports/ACC

Jake Olson, ESPN

K-State Confidential, CBS College Sports Network

Lean on Me, ESPN

Nolan Smith, CBS Sports


Outstanding Promotional Video or Campaign: Collegiate 1

Eric Berry for Heisman Dot-com, University of Tennessee

Eric Berry for Heisman Rap, University of Tennessee

Florida State University: Sports Promotional Campaign, Florida State University

Mountain West Conference – Believe, The Mountain West Conference

Oregon Ducks Rose Bowl Motivational, University of Oregon

Season Ticket Campaign 2009-2010, Baylor University

University of Miami – Heart (The Pre-game Speech), University of Miami


Outstanding Promotional Video or Campaign: Collegiate 2

Appalachian State University – Football Team Entrance Video, Appalachian State University

Austin Peay State University Women’s Basketball – Play Ball Like a Girl, Austin Peay State University

Dayton Men’s Basketball – Preseason Top 25 Promotion, University of Dayton

Seton Hall University Men’s Basketball – The Time Is Now, Seton Hall University

Seton Hall University Men’s Basketball – Sell Out Marquette, Seton Hall University


Outstanding Promotional Video or Campaign: Corporate/Media

College Basketball – Big East Championship, ESPN

College Basketball – Expect Anything, CBS College Sports Network

College World Series – Championship, ESPN

College World Series – This Town, ESPN

Remember Why You Play the Game: URI Basketball, Cox Sports Rhode Island

SEC PSA Campaign 2009/2010, MELT


About the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA)

NACDA, now in its 45th year, is the professional and educational association for more than 6,500 college athletics administrators at more than 1,600 institutions throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. More than 2,300 athletics administrators annually attend the NACDA Convention. Additionally, NACDA administers 11 professional associations that come under the umbrella of the Athletics Director. For more information, visit

About Sports Video Group (SVG)
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 new innovations, while sharing experiences that will lead to advancements in the sports production/distribution process and the overall consumer sports experience.



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