CSN nominated for eight ChicagoMidwest Emmy Awards

CSN nominated for eight ChicagoMidwest Emmy Awards

COMCAST SPORTSNET CHICAGO NOMINATED FOR EIGHT CHICAGOMIDWEST EMMY AWARDS

Chicago, IL (October 10, 2012) Comcast SportsNet Chicago, the television home of the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox, garnered eight Emmy Award nominations from the ChicagoMidwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for the 2011-12 television season. The nominations were announced on October 9 with the awards ceremony to be held in Chicago on Sunday, November 18.

We are honored to receive these nominations from our peers in the industry and we feel they are a reflection of the great work performed by our entire staff, said James J. Corno, President of Comcast SportsNet Chicago.

Note the following Comcast SportsNet Chicago Emmy nominations for the 2011-12 television season:

1) Category 5-a: Outstanding Achievement for Sports Programs News Single StoryFeature
The White Sox and 911: John Schippman, Executive Producer; William Parker, Brett Fisher, Eric Fogle, Mike Cappozzo, Producers; Chuck Garfien, Reporter.

2) Category 5-c: Outstanding Achievement for Sports Programs Program Series
SportsNet Central: John Schippman, Executive Producer; Charlie Schumacher, Senior News Director; Ryan McGuffey, Coordinating Producer; Pat Boyle, Mark Schanowski, Hosts; Sarah Kustok, Gail Fischer, Reporters; Kevin Cross, Kevin Anderson, Tim Folke, Joe Collins, Danny Boyle, Producers; Eric Fogle, Brian Skonessey, Video Producers.

3 & 4) Category 5-e: Outstanding Achievement for Sports Programs Sporting EventGame - LiveUnedited ProgramSpecial
CSN Blackhawks Behind the Lens: Jim Corno, Jr., Executive Producer; Mike Leary, Game Producer; Dave Turner, Producer; Kian Dowlatshahi, Associate Producer; Dave Ross, Associate Producer; Mark Harper, Technical Producer; Pat Foley, Play-by-Play AnnouncerHost; Eddie Olczyk, AnalystHost; Sarah Kustok, Reporter.
70s Night at U.S. Cellular As vs. White Sox on CSN: Jim Corno, Jr., Executive Producer; Mike Leary, Game Producer; James A. Angio, Producer; Dave Ross, Associate Producer; Mark Harper, Technical Producer; Ken Hawk Harrelson, PxP AnnouncerHost; Steve Stone, AnalystHost.

5) Category 6-3: Outstanding Achievement for Documentary Programs Topical
Adam Bruckner: A Passionate Pursuit: Sarah Lauch, Producer.

6) Category 16-b: Outstanding Achievement for Program Promotion Single SpotCampaign
Were As Obsessed As You Are: Kate Hollencamp, Jaclene Tetzlaff, Steve Stroud, Producers.

7) Category 18: Outstanding Achievement for Interactivity
ShawFacts Multi-platform Campaign: T.K. Gore, Katie Fowler, John Schippman, Producers.

8) Category 19-c: Outstanding Crafts Achievement for On-Camera Talent Sports AnchorReporter
Gail Fischer: Composite

Wintrust Athlete of the Week: Austin O'Connor

Wintrust Athlete of the Week: Austin O'Connor

Four years, four state championships. 

That's what St. Rita senior wrestler Austin O'Connor accomplished over the past four years, becoming the 15th wrestler in IHSA history to do so. The Mustangs' grappler went undefeated this season and finished his IHSA career with a record of 181-4. 

O'Connor is planning on continuing his time on the mat at the University of North Carolina next season. Learn more about O'Connor in the video above. 

In the Gym at EFT: Vertical jump training

In the Gym at EFT: Vertical jump training

In the latest installment of In the Gym at EFT, performance specialist Kerry Neal teaches some valuable techniques to improve an athlete's vertical jump. 

Former Western Michigan Linebacker Grant DePalma gives an assist by demonstrating the drills. An athlete's vertical is an important tool and can be the difference during evaluation.

Learn some valuable tips above and be on the lookout for the next edition of In the Gym at EFT.