'Courtside with Coquese' claims Mid-Atlantic Emmy

University Park, Pa. — In its inaugural season, "Courtside with Coquese" took home the Mid-Atlantic Emmy for the Outstanding Sports Series as presented by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Television Academy. The award was presented to Penn State Public Broadcasting (WPSU) on Saturday, Sept. 13.

"Courtside with Coquese" beat out "Inside the Eagles" from the Eagles Television Network, "Eagles Game Day Live" from Fox29, "Friday Night Football" from BRC TV-13 and "Sunday Kickoff" from CBS3 to claim the Outstanding Sports Series category.

Penn State Public Broadcasting (WPSU), in conjunction with the Penn State Athletic Department, produced the eight-episode season of "Courtside with Coquese." The production staff includes Bill Amin, coordinating producer; Topher Yorks, producer; Joe Chuba, associate producer; Mark Stitzer, lead editor; Chris Bloemker, editor; Mickey Klein, audio mix; Kelly Goodman, narrator and writer.

The Lady Lions being the 2008-09 campaign with an exhibition game against California (Pa.) on Sun., Nov. 9, before opening the 2008-09 regular-season campaign with a three-game homestand against South Carolina (Sunday, Nov. 16), Stony Brook (Wednesday, Nov. 19) and Prairie View A&M (Friday, Nov. 21). For information on Lady Lion Basketball tickets, call the Penn State ticket office at (800) NITTANY.

Penn State will also participate in the Third Annual Maggie Dixon Classic at Madison Square Garden at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, where it will face perennial national contender Connecticut, a game that will be televised on ESPNU. A Penn State block of tickets for the Maggie Dixon Classic at Madison Square Garden, starting at $15, are available; call (800) NITTANY to purchase tickets in the block or for more information. The Lady Lion Cager Club is planning a bus trip for the Maggie Dixon Classic, for more information visit http://www.LadyLionCagerClub.com online.

WPSU serves central Pennsylvania with programming, educational services and community outreach. This public media service produces, acquires and distributes programs that address local interests and reflect the diverse cultural, political, geographic and demographic characteristics of an audience within central Pennsylvania.

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Last Updated March 19, 2009