Aug. 31, 2001
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island, Aug. 31, 2001 - The Brown University athletic department, in conjunction with Student Advantage's FANSonly Network, is expanding efforts to provide fans with complete coverage of Brown athletics through the launch of a comprehensive official athletic website located at brownbears.com. The site, which launched today, is the only official source of information, merchandise, multimedia and more directly from the Brown athletic department.
Brown University's official athletic website will provide Bears fans with complete information on all Brown sports. Also included are photos, audio and video clips, event coverage, rosters, schedules and interactive promotions and games. Throughout the year, the site will also offer opportunities to interact online with Brown players and coaches. Online ticketing, e-commerce and other enhancements are expected to be added to the site throughout the year.
"We're extremely pleased to be utilizing the services of FANSonly, the leading sports internet provider in the country," said Brown Athletic Director David Roach. "We can now provide our alumni, fans, the entire Brown community, local and national media, and prospective student-athletes the opportunity to access detailed information on our outstanding athletic program in a myriad of ways through our athletic web site."
"We are excited to have Brown University join the FANSonly Network," said Jeff Cravens, FANSonly Network's Vice President and General Manager. "brownbears.com is the complete destination for Brown fans to follow their favorite Brown Bear teams. The power of the Internet has become a vital part of any athletic department's marketing, promotional and information efforts, and it is a credit to Brown that they are taking full advantage of it."
Through brownbears.com, computer users will be able to access virtually anything they would want to know regarding Brown athletics. Live game coverage, player and coach biographies, statistics and special coach and student-athlete profiles will be a on the site on a regular basis. The site will also include a feature for fans to register for updates to be delivered to the registrant's email account on a weekly basis.
The site is part of the FANSonly Network, which will help distribute Brown news and information through its hub site located at www.fansonly.com. The FANSonly Network is regularly measured as a top-10 sports site by Media Metrix and now is the home to more than 120 Official Athletic Sites.
About Student Advantage's FANSonly Network
Student Advantage's FANSonly Network is the most popular college sports destination on the Internet. The FANSonly Network provides online brand management and content delivery to more than 120 university athletic departments in the country, through the publishing of Official Athletic Sites. FANSonly.com serves as the network hub, providing comprehensive information on collegiate sports, including in-depth statistical packages and analysis, information on collegiate recruiting, and team pages for every NCAA Division I school. For a complete list of official network partners on the web, go to www.fansonly.com/oas.