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HBO Sports Documentary: He Just Won An Emmy, No Big Deal

A former Syracuse laxer just won an Emmy for his work on an HBO Sports documentary called “Assault In The Ring”. Plus news & notes as always.

A former Syracuse laxer just won an Emmy for his work on an HBO Sports documentary called “Assault In The Ring”.

Pretty frickin cool. Here’s an excerpt from the article:

The Syracuse men’s lacrosse program has won 11 NCAA Championships, the most for a Division I program. To achieve such a feat requires an extraordinary cast of coaches and student-athletes. Fred Cambria ’85, a member of the 1983 team that defeated top-seeded Johns Hopkins, 17-16, to capture the Orange’s first national title, continues to be extraordinary off the field today.

In 1983, as the Orange stunned the nation with its historical victory against Johns Hopkins, history was also being made in the boxing world. During the Billy Collins Jr.-Luis Resto fight, Resto’s gloves were found to be missing padding, an illegal move that allowed him to seriously injure Collins.


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More than 25 years later, Cambria decided to tell the story of the Billy Collins Jr.-Luis Resto boxing scandal in the critically acclaimed HBO Sports documentary, “Assault In The Ring,” for which he served as the executive in charge of production. On April 26, 2010, at the 31st Annual Sports Emmy Awards, Cambria was once again part of an underdog team that shocked the nation when the film won the Sports Emmy for Outstanding Sports Documentary.

“It is a story of redemption that ironically started in 1983, the same year our SU lacrosse team beat Johns Hopkins,” Cambria said. “And like our team, which nobody believed had a chance to win the championship, our film beat out some seriously good documentaries from talented producers and directors. Quite frankly, I didn’t think we had a chance to win an Emmy this year, as this was our first documentary. We were lucky enough to have had HBO Sports believe in us and the story.”


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Props to our boys at LR!

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