SAGU to Broadcast First AG vs AG Football Game
This semester, SAGU Athletics began broadcasting their games live via web. Saturday, September 18, this broadcast will capture the first-ever football meeting between two Assembly of God colleges as the SAGU Lions take on Trinity Bible College (TBC) Lions.
SAGU is the only institution in the Central States Football League to produce their games this season, and the only ones in the Red River Athletic Conference to produce them in Hi-Def. The RRAC has 14 members who play soccer, basketball, baseball and other sports.
“We are very excited about bringing these games as a service to family, friends and fans of the university,” stated Dr. Kermit Bridges, SAGU President. “It reflects very well of the quality and growth we’re experiencing.”
According to SAGU Athletic Director Dr. Jerry Boone, “We are glad to be able to provide this service to Lion fans across the country. Parents of our athletes that may not be fortunate to be able to see their sons and daughters play in person have been especially receptive. We believe that this project will grow and put us at the forefront in NAIA circles in broadcasting games.”
Clay Scarborough and Mark “Link” Warde will provide the games’ play-by-play football commentary for the broadcasts. Cameron Ward, a SAGU student-athlete, continues as the public address announcer for the games.
While Media Services Director John Cookman serves as the producer of the SAGU Sports Network, students play key roles in its production. For example, Landon Perry serves as director and Tim Roberts as one of several cameramen. Danielle Chambers and Krystle Sonmore head up a team of student sideline reporters, journalists and researchers.
“It is an exciting time to be a part of the Media Services department,” Perry said after filming a promo last week. “As a Communication Arts student at SAGU, I have many opportunities to get up-to-date and relevant on-the-job training through video shoots, chapel broadcasts and, now, sports broadcasts.”
The SAGU-TBC game can be viewed via SAGU’s website. The pre-game show will begin at 11:45, with a noon kickoff time. For fans who miss the live broadcast, each one is re-shown later in the day and then archived.