ESPN college football studio analyst Lee Corso accepted the United States Sports Academy’s Ronald Reagan Media Award on Wednesday, 24 March 2010.
Dr. Linda Moore, the senior director of business administration for ESPN and an Academy alumna, presented Corso with the award on the ESPN campus in Bristol, Conn.
Corso joined ESPN in 1987 after coaching football at the college and pro levels for 28 seasons. He is best known for donning the mascot head of the teams he picks to win games at the end of the network’s popular College GameDay show.
Corso coached at Louisville, Indiana and Northern Illinois during his college career, and also spent time with the Orlando Renegades of the United States Football League (USFL).
The Ronald Reagan Media Award, named in honor of the 40th President of the United States, is presented to an individual for outstanding contributions to sport through broadcasting, print, photography or acting. The individual should exhibit imagination, excitement and genius in kindling a keen public interest and appreciation for the role of sport in modern society.