May 26, 2014
Nominees Announced | Honorable Mentions
Lafayette-Lehigh Live Game Action | Lafayette Championship Post-Game Coverage
EASTON, Pa. - Two Lafayette Sports Network (LSN) segments have been named finalists for a 2014 College Sports Media Award, it was announced recently by Sports Video Group (SVG) and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA).
Two segments from LSN's broadcast of the Lafayette football game at Lehigh and up for "Best Live Game and Event Production." Also nominated in the category are Kansas State University, Rochester Institute of Technology, the University of Alabama, the University of Kentucky and the University of North Carolina.
"All three segments we've submitted over the past two years - one last year and two this year - have earned nominations and that in itself is a great honor and incredibly humbling for the Lafayette Sports Network," said Scott Morse, executive producer of LSN telecasts. "It's really a credit to our extremely talented production crew and on-air talent. They are a special group and they're always ready to seize the opportunity when defining moments occur. To be nominated alongside other outstanding college sports broadcasters speaks volumes about the prestige of these awards and how serious they are taken."
Lafayette dominated rival Lehigh in the 149th meeting of college football's most played rivalry, winning 50-28 to earn the 2014 Patriot League Championship. The 2014 season was the first in which LSN utilized an in-stadium, game day set with Matt Provence, Maurice Bennett '06 and Phil Ng '88 providing pre-game, halftime and post-game analysis. The trio joined the broadcast team that has featured Gary Laubach handling play-by-play, lead analyst Mike Joseph '88 and sideline reporter John Leone.
One submitted segment featured live, in-game action showing multiple angles of a forced fumble which was recovered and returned for a touchdown as well as incredibly executed screen pass for a touchdown.
The other submitted segment featured post-game coverage of the championship victory, coordinated with on-field interviews, analysis from the game day studio and commentary from the in-game talent.
Representing a wide array of college athletic and academic departments, as well as professional networks, production companies and student productions, the nominees are spread across four divisions in a total of 16 categories.
Submissions were subject to an initial grading process to separate nominees from honorable mentions. The winners will be selected by a panel of judges and announced at a ceremony on May 28 at the SVG College Sports Summit in Atlanta, Ga., hosted by ESPN's Rece Davis.