June 29, 2016 : By Michael Claybaugh - Office of Communications & Public Engagement
‘Game On,’ Liberty University’s weekly sports television program, received an Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for a feature on former Baltimore Ravens and St. Louis Rams player Jason Brown.
The award was presented on Saturday, June 25, at the 58th annual National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter Awards, held in Baltimore, Md. The chapter presents Emmys to those who work in the television industry in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
The award-winning feature, “NFL Farmer,” produced by John Pratt, tells Brown’s story of leaving the NFL at the height of his career to serve the Lord and his community. Liberty graduates Matt Atkins (’14) and Seth Andrews (’16) were principle videographers for the piece. Alex Short with The Liberty Flames Sports Network (LFSN) mixed the audio. The feature took home the honor in the Religion/News Single Story/New Series category.
|Russ Martin, executive producer for ‘Game On,’ accepted the award on behalf of Liberty University.|
Also at the Emmy ceremony, Austin Reddington, a graphics producer for LFSN, was nominated for a craft award for excellence in graphic arts.
“Game On” covers the important issues facing collegiate and professional athletes and features Liberty’s 20 NCAA Division I programs and 35 Club Sports teams.