New BBC Defenders website launched

New BBC Defenders website launched

Live in-game statistics, added video features, and broader social media integration are among the features of a new website for BBC Defender and Lady Defender athletics.

The new website carries the same address as before, It is live and ready for the 2012-2013 sports seasons.

"This site raises the visibility of our programs," said Mike Show, BBC Director of Athletics and Head Men's Basketball Coach. "Not only will it be helpful with recruitment and camps, it will also enable fans to follow teams and get real-time information in ways that have never been possible before."

The site is powered by Sidearm Sports, a Syracuse, NY-based provider of services to numerous college athletics departments. Its clients include nearby Marywood University and Keystone College, as well as NCAA Division I programs such as Cornell University and Syracuse University.

Special features
Features of the new site include:

-Live in-game statistics. Fueled by the Stat Crew program used by NCAA teams, player and team statistics will be updated and available as play continues through games.

-Expanded video section. A top homepage feature includes highlight clips from recent events and more.

-Added fan interaction. Interactive opinion polls and favorite plays are included.

-Searchable schedules. Event calendars and results are easily accessible from the homepage.

-New social media abilities. Twitter, Pinterest, Google Plus, and Facebook are integrated, facilitating more sharing of content.

-Picture purchase option. Fans have a new ability to purchase pictures of players and team play.

-Defender of the Week added. Feature highlights men's and women's athletes of the week.

Fall sports next
On the field, seven BBC Defender and Lady Defender teams will start seasons this fall -- men's cross country, golf, and soccer will be joined by women's cross country, soccer, tennis, and volleyball.

BBC is affiliated with the Colonial States Athletic Conference, the National Christian College Athletic Association, and the NCAA Division III. Full team rosters and statistics from past years remain available on the new site.

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Posted on: 8/22/2012 3:34:31 PM

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