The Liberty Flames Signing Day Special, which was presented by the LFSN Game On show, has been nominated for a 2015 College Sports Media Awards.
The signing day special has been nominated in the Collegiate Athletics portion of the Outstanding Live Studio/Remote Hosted Programming category.
Joining Liberty in the award category are productions by Arkansas (National Signing Day Show), Buffalo (UB Bulls National Signing Day Special), Minnesota State (Dragons Live: From Evansville, Indiana), Notre Dame (Shamrock Series Pre-Game: Live from Indianapolis), Texas A&M (Texas A&M National Signing Day Show) and Wyoming (Inside Wyoming Football with Craig Bohl).
The Sports Video Group (SVG) and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) recently announced the finalist for the 2015 SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Awards.
Winners will be selected by a panel of judges and announced at the College Sports Media Awards ceremony on May 28 at the SVG College Sports Summit at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta. The event will be hosted by FOX Sports' Joel Klatt.
This year marks the third time the Liberty Flames Sports Network (LFSN) has submitted videos for the annual contest. The first entry received an honorable mention and the Liberty Flames Signing Day Special marks the second year in a row a Liberty submission has been selected as a finalist.
The 70-minute show was streamed live on ESPN3 and the Liberty Flames Athletics YouTube account on Feb. 5.
During the show, LFSN's reporters Alan York and Nick Pierce provided in-depth analysis of Flames Head Coach Turner Gill's signing class, along with feature interviews with many of Liberty's assistant coaches.
Gill's 2015 signing class, his fourth recruiting class at Liberty, includes 13 high school standouts and the addition of one mid-year enrollee, Ernst Andersen. Andersen, who hails from Lillesand, Norway, enrolled at Liberty in January and practiced with the team during the spring.
Gill's incoming freshmen signing class includes six offensive players (two wide receivers, two offensive linemen, a tight end and a running back) and eight defensive players (three defensive linemen, two safeties, two cornerbacks and a linebacker).
Liberty's coaching staff was able to ink players from five different states and one country to national letters of intent: Florida (4), Georgia (1), South Carolina (1), Texas (3), Virginia (4) and Norway (1).
2015 College Sports Media Awards Collegiate Athletics Category Nominees University of Arkansas - National Signing Day Show University of Buffalo - UB Bulls National Signing Day Special Liberty University - Liberty University National Signing Day 2015 University of Notre Dame (Fighting Irish Digital Media) - Shamrock Series Pre-Game: Live From Indianapolis Minnesota State University Moorhead - Dragons Live: From Evansville, Indiana Texas A&M University (12th Man Productions) - Texas A&M National Signing Day Show University of Wyoming - Inside Wyoming Football with Craig Bohl
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