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RazorVision up for national awards

BY ANDRES FOCIL
RazorVision up for national awards

FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas’ RazorVision team received two nominations for the 2010 Colleges Sports Media Awards, the Sports Video Group announced this week.

Director of New Media Blair Cartwright and Assistant Director of New Media Matt Wolfe are finalists for the Sony Award for Best Live Game or Live Event.

The CSMA are sponsored by the Sports Video Group (SVG) and the National Association of College Athletics Directors (NACDA). The CSMAs will be announced at the SVG’s College Sports Summit in Atlanta on June 8.

The New Media Division submitted six entries for the industry standard awards, learning this week that two were selected from the hundreds nation wide for finalist consideration.

The Arkansas gymnastics live video stream against Pittsburgh and Episode 10 of Courtside with Tom Collen are among the five finalists for the Sony Award.

The other finalists in the College I category are Texas A&M for "This is Texas A&M Football," New Mexico State for a women’s basketball game production versus Kansas and Fairfield University’s men’s basketball game versus Rider College.

The SVG sponsors and judges the CSMA, which includes divisions for corporate media and large and small colleges. In Live Game or Live Event coporate, ESPN had four of the five finalists with CBS Sports earning the other spot.

The Pittsburgh meet was directed by Cartwright, with Assistant Athletic Director for New Media Bill Smith serving as play-by-play with former Razorback gymnast Molly Lewis providing color commentary.

Cartwright is the host along with University of Arkansas women’s basketball head coach Tom Collen of the weekly on-line coach’s show. Wolfe directs the Courtside show, which also included student segments.

Both events were part of the premium package at RazorVision.

To learn more about the SVG and the CSMAs, plus a complete listing of the other nominees, please go here.



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