June 13, 2012
ATHENS, Ohio - Ohio Athletics BobcatTV has been nominated for two 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.
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 Nick Joyce-Houghton (Associate Producer), Rob Cornelius (Assistant Producer) and "Voice of the Bobcats" Russ Eisenstein (Narrator).
This year's Emmy nominations mark the sixth for BobcatTV since the program launched in 2009 under the direction of Shaw.
"I am completely flattered and humbled by these nominations from the Ohio Valley Region," Shaw said. "A lot of a hard work goes into these programs and it feels great to be recognized by our peers in this profession."
In addition, Shaw was also nominated in the category for Sports Photography for his camera work throughout the 2011 Ohio Football season and during RELENTLESS.
Shaw has been nominated for 11 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 five 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.
Joyce-Houghton landed his first nomination serving as the Associate Producer for RELENTLESS. The Columbus, Ohio-native is a 2008 alum of Ohio University and spent the 2011-12 season as the Assistant Director of Multimedia/Marketing.
"Nick was an integral part of BobcatTV," Shaw said. "These Emmy nominations would not have been possible without his work ethic, determination and attitude. Nick is a rising star in this profession and was a pleasure to work with this past year.
"I would especially like to thank our student staff that assisted with the production of RELENTLESS," Shaw said. "Ohio University has one of the best television programs in the country and the quality of our product is proof of the program at work. None of BobcatTV would be possible without our student crew."
Cornelius has been involved with Ohio Athletics since 1997 and currently serves as the Color Commentator on the Bobcats Radio Broadcasts for Football and Men's Basketball. Eisenstein has been the "Voice of the Bobcats" since 2008 and has been nominated for two Emmys throughout his broadcasting career at Ohio.
Ohio's 2012 football season will get underway on Saturday, Sept. 1 when the Bobcats travel to Penn State for a nationally-televised contest against the Nittany Lions.