USF Football TV Show #BayMade Becomes Finalist For National Award

The University of South Florida football program’s television show has been announced as a national finalist by the Sports Video Group (SVG) and National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) for outstanding production.

#BayMade: Inside USF Football debuted in 2014 and had been selected an SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Awards finalist for the second time in three years. The 30-min program gives an inside look at the USF football program with NFL Films style camera work, sound and unprecedented access to practices, locker room, game day as well as daily life.

Produced by Emmy Award-winning production team of Awesome Films, fans got a look at the new Charlie Strong era at USF.

“This year’s College Sports Media Awards Finalists represent an ever-rising bar of excellence in the college sports production industry,” says Tom Buffolano, Chairman of the SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Awards, said in a statement released by the school. “The competitive pool keeps getting deeper, and college productions must become more creative in the way they tell a story, whether it is a live game or profile. The proliferation of coverage of events like Signing Day showcase the growing fan interest in all things college sports.”

Photo: USF Football Twitter

The show aired 13 episodes during USF’s record 11-win season in 2016 and a Spring Special aired in May. It has been nominated for Outstanding Program Series in the Regional/Local/Networks and Production Companies category. Others nominated for standout productions include BYUtv (After Further Review), FOX Sports South (Driven), 4th Floor Creative (Musketeer Moments), the University of North Texas (Beyond the Green: North Texas Football 2016) and Awesome Films (Penn State Hockey Story).

The 9th Annual SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Awards will take place at the Omni Hotel at the CNN Center in Atlanta on June 1.

#BayMade: Inside USF Football Spring Special airs on FOX Sports Sun (CH 31 & 1148 on Bright House; CH 76 & 576 on Verizon FiOS). Each episode can also be found on USF Athletics YouTube channel.

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Allison Leslie is a University of South Florida graduate with a bachelors degree in Mass Communications. She joined Genesis in 2016. With a passion for sports, Allison has interned with 620 WDAE, Pewter Report, Trifecta Team: St. Petersburg Bowl, Bullscast, and many other publications. Being a native to the Bay Area, she has followed and supported Tampa Bay teams her whole life.