Penn State Public Media earns Mid-Atlantic Emmy nods for 'The Next Chapter'

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State Public Media/WPSU-TV, has earned six Mid-Atlantic Emmy nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, including a nomination for “Penn State Football 2013 – The Next Chapter” in the sports program series category.

The regional awards recognize local productions for excellence in television programming and individual achievement.

Penn State Public Media works in partnership with Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics to produce weekly in-season TV shows for football; men’s basketball, “Penn State Basketball: In The Paint”; and women’s basketball, “Courtside With Coquese.” “In The Paint” was nominated for a 2013 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award. “Courtside With Coquese” received a Mid-Atlantic Emmy award in 2008 and was nominated for an Emmy in 2013. 

Airing weekly during the season, the 30-minute football show provides a fast-paced, intimate look inside the Nittany Lion program. It includes a look at game week preparation, an all-access look at the coaching staff and visits with selected players on and off the field throughout the season. The coverage also includes a review of the previous week’s game with highlights, sideline and locker room coverage.

William Amin is the executive producer of Penn State Public Media’s sports programming and Topher Yorks is the lead producer. Don Hampton, producer/director; DaVita Miles, associate producer; Shade Olasimbo, associate producer; Matt Stephens, videographer; Jud Mantz, editor; Jorge Jovel, editor; Jordan Huffman, editor; Gardner Raymond, editor; Jen Bortz, audio mix; Michael Klein, audio mix; Clint Yoder, field audio; Matt Wilson, production assistant; John Wagner, production assistant; and Charles Dumas, narrator, are among the football show’s primary contributors. 

The 2013-14 Mid-Atlantic Sports Series Emmy nominees are "Penn State Football: The Next Chapter"; "In The Room" - Pittsburgh Penguins; "Inside The Season" - Eagles Television Network; "Inside Villanova Basketball" and "Temple Football: Inside The Owls' Nest."

The 32nd annual Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards are scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Philadelphia Hilton. The Mid-Atlantic chapter represents Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and parts of West Virginia and Ohio.

Penn State’s 2014 weekly football program will begin debuting across the commonwealth and Mid-Atlantic on Thursday, Aug. 28. More information on affiliates and air times will be distributed next week.

Coach James Franklin’s Nittany Lions are nearing the end of their second week of training camp in preparation for the Aug. 30 Croke Park Classic vs. UCF in Dublin, Ireland. The game will kick at 8:30 a.m. and air on ESPN2, the Penn State Sports Network and GoPSUsports.com.

More than 5,000 new Penn State football season tickets and 50,000 single game tickets have been sold for the 2014 campaign. Alumni and fans are able to purchase Penn State football season tickets and make their Nittany Lion Club donation online at http://GoPSUsports.com/seasontickets, while choosing their own seats by utilizing Virtual Venue. New season tickets, the four-game partial ticket plan and single game tickets also are available at PSUnrivaled.com or by calling 800-NITTANY, weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Last Updated August 15, 2014