June 12, 2013
ATHENS, Ohio - Ohio Athletics' BobcatTV has been nominated for five Emmy Awards by the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The Ohio Valley Region consists of television markets in Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky and Indiana.
This year's Emmy nominations mark 11 total for BobcatTV since the program launched in 2009 under the direction of Shaw.
The department received the nominations in the categories of Daily/Weekly Sports Program for the television show RELENTLESS -An Inside Look at Ohio Football.
Nominated for RELENTLESS were Assistant Athletic Director for Multimedia/Marketing Evan Shaw (Producer), Assistant Director for Multimedia/Marketing Sean Fisher (Associate Producer), Assistant Director for Multimedia/Marketing Chris Sabo (Associate Producer), and "Voice of the Bobcats" Russ Eisenstein (Narrator).
"I am very honored to receive these nominations" Shaw said. "I'd specifically like to recognize the work of Sean Fisher and Chris Sabo during the past season. None of this would have been possible without their countless hours of work."
Shaw, Fisher and Sabo were also nominated in the "Sports Feature" category for their work on "The Scotty Hasting Story". The piece focuses on former Ohio Defensive Lineman Corey Hasting's brother Scotty who was critically wounded in Afghanistan.
"Working with the Hasting family on this piece was one of the most rewarding experiences of my career" Shaw said. "We should all be thankful there are men and women like Scotty who are willing to sacrifice for our freedom, and being able to tell his story is truly an honor."
In addition, Shaw, Fisher and Sabo were also nominated in the category of Sports Photography for their camera work throughout the 2012 Ohio Football season and during RELENTLESS.
The trio was also nominated in the category of Sport Editing for their combined efforts during 2012.
Shaw was nominated for an additional Emmy for his role as Director during the production of Relentless.
Shaw has been nominated for 12 Regional Emmys throughout his career. As a student at Ohio, he won an Emmy for his work as Director on WOUB's "Gridiron Glory," a program covering high school football in Southeastern Ohio.
In 2009, he won in the category of Sports Photography and he paired with Eisenstein in 2010 to take top honors in the Sports Feature category. In 2011, he was awarded an Emmy for Sports Editing. He has also been nominated for a National Sports Emmy multiple times for work as part of a team with NFL Films.
Shaw began shooting football as an undergraduate for WOUB in Athens. His career in sports television has taken him from the football fields of rural Southeastern Ohio all the way to Super Bowl Sunday. In addition to his duties with Ohio, Shaw also patrols the sidelines of professional games every week for NFL Films as a ground cinematographer.
The nominations mark the first of their career for Fisher and Sabo. Fisher is 2012 graduate of Ohio University and also worked with BobcatTV during his undergraduate years at Ohio. Sabo is a 2011 graduate of Hiram College and a 2012 graduate of the University of Akron.
Eisenstein has been the "Voice of the Bobcats" since 2008 and has now been nominated for three Emmys throughout his broadcasting career at Ohio, with one win.
"I would especially like to thank (Athletics Director) Jim Schaus and (Senior Associate Athletics Director) Dan Hauser for their continued support of BobcatTV" Shaw added. "Without their backing, none of this would be possible, and I truly appreciate them making BobcatTV a priority for Ohio Athletics."