The Gridiron Takes Home An EMMY

Oct. 24, 2011

5754450.jpegLAWRENCE, Kan. — The Kansas football series `The Gridiron’ was awarded a regional EMMY award by the Mid-America chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences on Saturday, Oct. 22. `The Gridiron’, an all-access reality show that airs weekly during the college football season at, was a winner in the category of sports programming regularly scheduled daily or weekly and is produced by former Jayhawk wide receiver Micah Brown.

“I am extremely humbled to have received this award on behalf of Kansas Athletics,” said Brown, who is in his second year with the department. “In any creative project collaboration is the key to success and `The Gridiron’ was no different. I am blessed to be surrounded by some extremely hard working individuals–both from Rock Chalk Video and through the KU film school–and we all share in this great honor.

“I would especially like to extend my thanks to Coach (Turner) Gill and his staff for their cooperation and support,” added Brown. “Their vision and transparency has broken new ground in the collegiate multimedia landscape and I’m grateful to be a part of their program.”

`The Gridiron’ was up against the Hy-Vee Chiefs Insider – as a finalist in its category.

`The Gridiron’ takes fans inside the huddle with the Kansas football program. The show uses one-on-one interviews as well as footage from practice, the locker room, games, team meetings and other activities with KU coaches and players to tell the story of Kansas football for the week. Each show is between 15-20 minutes in length.

“Congratulations to Micah and his staff on a well deserved honor in winning this regional EMMY,” said Gill. “He is a very talented young man and does a tremendous job with `The Gridiron’ in showing a week in the life of Kansas Football.”

This year’s Mid-America EMMY Awards were held in St. Louis, with TLC host Nikki Boyer serving as the host of the awards show.