RIT SportsZone debuted in 2002 as a collaboration between ESPN, Time Warner Cable, and RIT. The student-run organization, led by directors Mark Fragale and Kevin Roche, produced a 30-minute sports television show in an effort to create more exposure for the university’s athletic programs. SportsZone aired throughout New York State on Time Warner Cable for fourteen seasons, and was consistently recognized as one of the best sports programs in the nation. In 2012 SportsZone earned “Best Newscast” honors with a College Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation.
Since its inception, RIT SportsZone has grown exponentially, expanding from a single sports program to a multi-media production ensemble, which now includes SportsZone LIVE, SportsZone Pregame, SportsZone All Access, and SportsZone In-House.
RIT SportsZone is located on the A-Level (A-601) of The Wallace Center.
RIT SportsZone Pregame will debut in the Fall of 2016. The new program will air 30-minutes prior to all men’s home hockey games. SZ Pregame will offer Tiger fans the most comprehensive, in-depth look inside the program, with features, LIVE interviews and more. RIT SportsZone Pregame LIVE will air at 6:30pm on Time Warner Cable Sports Channel.
In 2008, RIT decided to leap into the world of LIVE sports broadcasting and invested in a state-of-the-art, high-definition production truck (the first of its kind at the time, outside of New York City). After nearly four months of installing equipment and running cables, RIT’s new crown jewel was operational, and SportsZone LIVE was born.
Since 2014 RIT SportsZone In-House has provided a first class in-game experience for fans at the state-of-the-art Gene Polisseni Center. Director Rachel Conidaris and her team produce all content for the two high definition video boards, including promotions, statistics, and a live game feed.
RIT SportsZone All Access is your source for SZ’s award-winning features and behind the scenes coverage of student-athletes, coaches, clubs and events at RIT. SportsZone All Access content is available on our digital platforms.