CBSSports.com College Network Adds Georgia, Ole Miss, NC State, DePaul, and Pepperdine
June 21, 2010
NEW YORK - CBSSports.com College Network, a division of CBS Interactive that produces over 175 official collegiate athletic sites, today announced they have signed interactive agreements to produce the official athletic sites for the University of Georgia (georgiadogs.com), University of Mississippi (olemisssports.com), NC State University (gopack.com), DePaul University (depaulbluedemons.com), and Pepperdine University (pepperdinesports.com).
Additionally, CBSSports.com College Network announced a number of contract extensions to current partner sites, including ISP Sports properties: Auburn (auburntigers.com), California (calbears.com), Georgia Tech (ramblinwreck.com), Houston (uhcougars.com), Marshall (herdzone.com), Northern Illinois (niuhuskies.com), Ohio (ohiobobcats.com), Southern Miss (southernmiss.com), St. John's (redstormsports.com), UAB (uabsports.com), UCF (ucfathletics.com), UCLA (uclabruins.com), Vanderbilt (vucommodores.com), Wake Forest (wakeforestsports.com), and Washington State (wsucougars.com).
Additional renewals include: Baylor (baylorbears.com), Georgetown (guhoyas.com), Johns Hopkins (hopkinssports.com), Marquette (gomarquette.com), Navy (www.navysports.com), and Purdue (purduesports.com), and South Carolina (gamecocksonline.com).
Accounting for the recent additions and four affiliate sites, the CBSSports.com College Network now includes 52 of the 65 (80%) BCS eligible schools from the big six conferences, a dominant position entering the 2010 college football season.
"The additions to the CBSSports.com College Network are further proof of our focus on premium collegiate athletic brands, a focus that has driven us to a dominant position in the BCS marketplace," said Rob Schupler, General Manager of CBSSports.com College Network. "Thanks to great partners such as ISP Sports, we're able to deliver unequalled customer service and cutting edge technology along with the power of the CBS brand, helping our partner sites across the CBSSports.com College Network achieve their digital goals.
"ISP Sports is very excited to continue and expand our interactive partnership with CBSSports.com College Network," said Joe Potter, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, ISP Sports. "CBSSports.com College Network's continued emphasis on customer service and cutting-edge technology, coupled with their focus on collegiate athletics were among the numerous reasons ISP selected CBS to be the official athletics site host for 18 of ISP Sports' university partners."
"CBSSports.com College Network and their ability to leverage multiple platforms and resources was extremely attractive to NC State," said Dick Christy, Associate Athletics Director for External Relations, NC State University. "The CBSSports.com College Network Gametracker tool's popularity, coupled with industry leading technology, quality control and support services will enable us to tell our story effectively."
The CBSSports.com College Network features best in class service combined with cutting edge technology along with the power of the CBS brand to help protect and grow our partner brands and fan bases. Coming this fall, in time for college football season, the CBSSports.com College Network of sites will feature a new audio and video media player, enhanced WAP sites for mobile coverage, additional iPhone apps and new mobile solutions for the BlackBerry and Android. For more information about the CBSSports.com College Network and to find out how we work with our existing partners to showcase the depth and breadth of their products and services, please visit:http://collegenetwork.cbssports.com/.
About CBSSports.com College Network
CBSSports.com College Network is the leader in the production, management and hosting of official athletic websites, e-commerce solutions, streaming products and mobile services for colleges and universities across the United States. CBS College Sports currently produces a network of approximately 150 official athletic sites for schools including the University of Notre Dame (und.com), University of Oklahoma (soonersports.com), University of Texas (texassports.com), and the University of Southern California (usctrojans.com).
CBSSports.com College Network is a unit of CBS Interactive, the best online content network for information and entertainment. With more than 200 million people visiting its properties each month, CBS Interactive is the 8th largest Web property globally and the 5th largest Web property in the U.S. in terms of unique video viewers. Its portfolio of leading brands, which include CNET, CBS.com, CBSSports.com, GameSpot, TV.com, BNET, CBS RADIO and Last.fm, span popular categories like technology, entertainment, sports, news and business.