The Football Writers Association of America released its annual "Super 11" Awards for the 2017 season, and it includes Ohio State sports information director Jerry Emig.
This is the first such award for Ohio State in the nine-year-old rankings.
Criteria employed in determining the winners not only included how press boxes and media operations were operated, but also the quality and timeliness of information provided. Also judged was the amount of information presented and appropriately updated on websites, and personal responsiveness to media inquiries as well as the accessibility of a program’s players, coaches and assistant coaches. The ratings considered those departments that went the extra mile in servicing the media.
USC appeared for the eighth time. Clemson, Colorado, Georgia, Houston, Oklahoma, Wyoming, Miami (OH), Rice and South Alabama also earned honors.