Rick Gentile directs the Seton Hall Sports Poll at Seton Hall.
Rick Gentile is a busy man these days. In addition to his duties as professor of sport management at the Stillman School and director of the Seton Hall Sports Poll Conducted by The Sharkey Institute, he was recently asked to produce "Live the Dream: The Texas Longhorns' Magical March to the National Championship." This is the official highlight DVD documenting the 2005 University of Texas football team's perfect national championship season.
Gentile has all the right credentials. He is a 10-time Emmy Award-winning sports broadcaster and former CBS Sports executive producer and senior vice president, whose career began with the Elias Sports Bureau, the renowned sports statistical service.
During his long tenure at CBS, Gentile served in a number of executive production and programming positions, among them senior vice president of production and executive producer for the Nagano and Lillehammer Winter Olympics, and senior vice president of programming at the Winter Olympics in Albertville, France. In 1996, he produced CBS's exclusive coverage of the Paralympic Games in Atlanta, and in 2000 produced coverage of the Paralympics from Sydney, Australia for WeMedia, a pioneering webcast in sports history.
At CBS, Gentile also oversaw the production of many other major sporting events including two World Series, two National Football League seasons, five NCAA tournaments, five U.S. Tennis Opens, five seasons of PGA golf, including the Masters Tournament, and countless other sporting events.
Most recently, Gentile was president and executive producer of Diamond Sports and Entertainment, and senior vice president, executive producer of The Football Network.
"Live the Dream" chronicles the Longhorns' return to the top of collegiate football rankings with its fourth national title and first since 1970. The DVD begins with the 2005 Rose Bowl victory over Michigan, captures the entire Texas football season and culminates with the thrilling come-from-behind 41-38 victory over previously undefeated and defending national champion USC.
Hart Sharp Video plans to make the DVD available at local and national retail outlets by mid-February.
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