The fourth annual 'Cuse Awards will be held tomorrow night at 7 p.m. at the Landmark Theater in Downtown Syracuse. The awards recognize achievements of Syracuse University student athletes and coaches. This past year for SU Athletics was the most successful in the history of Syracuse University.
This year, the 'Cuse Awards will be televised live on Time Warner Cable Sports. This is the first time that the Awards will be televised live. In previous years, they were aired on a delay. Director of multi-media services and the producer of the ‘Cuse Awards, Roger Springfield, said he thinks that airing the show live adds something to the show.
"The good thing about it is that this is the most successful year in Syracuse University Athletics history collectively with all the teams, so I think it's important to let the public look in on that," said Springfield. "It's great for the teams that don't get a lot of exposure during the year like field hockey or cross country to get a little love at this show."
No one outside of SU Athletics will be permitted to attend the event. With about 600 student athletes, coaches and staff members expected to attend the event, Springfield says that not tickets will be sold to the public.
"We've talked about it before with a lot of the students and they really don't want the public there," said Springfield. "They don't want to see people asking for autographs. I think they just want to keep it internal, and the TV part of it is what lets the public in."