As part of College Sports Television's "Road Reels" contest, students and alumni of teams participating in the NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments are being asked to submit an original video (no more than 30 minutes) detailing their travels to their schools' tournament games. Clips from the best "road reports" will be incorporated into College Sports Television's news coverage of the tournaments during its April 7 launch night telecast. The network, the first devoted exclusively to college sports, will sign on immediately following the final whistle of the NCAA Division I men's basketball championship game.
College Sports Television is seeking original videos that capture the passion and enthusiasm associated with college basketball. The promotion is open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at a college or university participating in this year's men's and women's basketball tournaments, or alumni of participating schools. Additional information can be found at
"We're looking for video that expresses what college sports is all about," said Chris Bevilacqua, co-founder and executive vice president, College Sports Television. "We're looking for the unique fan perspective to supplement our news coverage of the tournaments. The painted faces, outrageous outfits and the 'thrill of victory and the agony of defeat' will go hand-in-hand with College Sports Television's wall-to-wall tournament news and analysis."
College Sports Television has long-term programming and marketing agreements with 27 Division I athletic conferences, including the Big East, Big Ten, Big XII, Ivy League, Sun Belt and Atlantic 10. The network will televise live regular season and championship events across a broad spectrum of men's and women's college sports, including football, basketball, baseball, soccer, ice hockey and lacrosse. Dedicated to offering the widest variety of college athletics, College Sports Television will provide the most in-depth sports coverage of 1,200 universities and colleges across all of the major conferences at every level of college sports.
College Sports Television was co-founded by President/CEO Brian Bedol, Chairman Stephen Greenberg and Executive Vice President Chris Bevilacqua. Bedol and Greenberg co-founded Classic Sports Network, which they sold to ESPN and which is now ESPN Classic. Bevilacqua is a former senior executive with Nike Inc., where he headed the company's successful foray into the college market. For more information on College Sports Television, log on to www.cstv.com.