Charleston Southern "Best of the Best" Video Named Finalist for Global Media AwardJune 4, 2009
Courtesy of the Big South Conference
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Big South Conference’s 25th Anniversary “Best of the Best” video vignette of Charleston Southern’s 2005 football season, featuring the Buccaneers’ improbable run to the Big South co-championship following the death of star receiver Eddie Gadson, is among the final nominees for the “College Sports Video of the Year” by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the Sports Video Group.
The “Best of the Best” video vignette is among nine nominees in the “College Sports Video of the Year” category as part of the first annual Global Media Awards for College Sports. These awards celebrate excellence across the entire spectrum of college sports video production, including work by colleges and universities, national and regional sports networks, and technology innovators.
The winners, chosen by a panel of sports video production experts, will be named at a ceremony at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel in Atlanta on Tuesday evening, June 9 at 6:45pm. The Global Media Awards takes place on the first evening of the inaugural College Sports Video Summit (June 9-10), an event dedicated to advancing the creation, production and distribution of college sports video content.
Charleston Southern’s football co-championship in 2005 was one of the Big South Conference’s 25th Anniversary Top 25 “Best of the Best” moments in League history from 1983-2008. The League created video vignettes around all 25 moments, which were written, edited and produced by Sam Schachter of Dallas-based Rising Creek Pictures.
Also nominated in the “College Sports Video of the Year” category with the Big South Conference are Ball State University for “Ball State Sports Link: The Doug Coers Swimming and Diving Invitational,” Baylor University for “2008-09 Men’s Basketball Open,” CBS College Sports Network for “NCAA March Madness Highlights on Demand Tournament Recap,” ESPN for “Kay Yow – In Her Own Words,” ESPN for “Michael Crabtree’s Winning Touchdown vs. #1 Texas,” Ohio University for “Rivalry: Ohio vs. Miami (OH),” Penn State University for “‘We Will’ and the Illinois Game Story, Penn State Football,” and the University of Miami for “It Begins Here.”