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23 IHSA Member Schools Recognized By NFHS Network For Their Broadcast Efforts

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In time for the kickoff of the 2015-16 school year, the NFHS Network, the nation’s leading high school sports media company, announces its list of Select and Elite high school broadcast programs recognizing them for their astounding contributions to the Network. The NFHS Network is the online destination for watching high school sports and other events live and on demand from anywhere at any time.

Schools participating in the NFHS Network School Broadcast Program, which provides high schools with the technology platform, training and support to broadcast their own regular season games online, produce the vast majority of the events on the NFHS Network. The 83 Select Schools demonstrated excellent broadcasting skills and the 37 Elite Schools not only have excellent broadcasting skills, but also excel in promoting their events and generating funds for their schools. The complete Honor Roll of Select and Elite Schools can be found here: www.nfhsnetwork.com/sbp-honor-roll.

Illinois was well-represented on both lists as nine of 37 Elite Schools were IHSA member high schools, and 14 more were on the Select list:

ELITE SCHOOLS:
  • Auburn
  • Boylan Catholic (pictured above)
  • Geneseo
  • Glenbard West
  • Hinsdale Central
  • Sterling
  • St. Joseph-Ogden
  • Sycamore
  • Wheaton North

SELECT SCHOOLS:
  • Carmel Catholic
  • Collinsville
  • Deerfield
  • DeKalb
  • Glenbard South
  • Harvard
  • Hinsdale South
  • Hoopeston Area
  • Mascoutah
  • Momence
  • Monticello
  • Morton
  • Sacred Heart-Griffin
  • Urbana (pictured right)


“As we begin another school year, we are thrilled to recognize these high schools and their student broadcasters for their hard work and commitment to their school’s program and for delivering such high-quality broadcasts to their fans,” says Robert Rothberg, President of the NFHS Network. “We continue to be impressed with the professionalism and the creativity of the work these students produce.”

This past school year, the NFHS Network’s Select High Schools produced an average of 56 events each covering an average of 5 different sports. The Elite High Schools produced an average of 72 events each covering an average of 6 different sports.

In its second year, the NFHS Network marked another year of successes and firsts. The Network added 470 new schools to the School Broadcast Program, which is now in a total of 49 states. The Network presented over 18,000 live video sports events and 30,000 live data sports events. In addition, over 14,000 high schools were featured on the Network representing 70% of all high schools in the U.S.

In July 2015, the Network hosted over 100 students and teachers at the first-ever NFHS Network Broadcast Academy and recognized 21 remarkable schools for their accomplishments at the inaugural Broadcast Academy Awards Ceremony. In addition, NFHS Network’s partnership with Under Armour yielded over 20 episodes of the Under Armour Highlights of the Week show featuring some of the most memorable moments in high school sports.