IMG Signs Bulldogs To 10-Year Agreement
July 10, 2008
LEXINGTON, Ky. - IMG College, a division of IMG, the world's premier sports, entertainment and media company, announced today that it has reached a 10-year agreement with the Gonzaga University Athletics Department to exclusively manage its multimedia rights and sales of corporate sponsorships. The new deal goes into effect July 1, 2008.
Under terms of the agreement, IMG College will represent the University through a comprehensive rights package encompassing corporate partnership sales, website management, and the management and expansion of all printing and publishing rights for game programs and other athletic related publications. The hub for this new partnership will be housed in the McCarthey Athletic Center where IMG College will have a full-time Spokane-based staff working on behalf of Gonzaga Athletics.
Additionally, IMG College will manage television and radio broadcast rights and distribution for baseball and men's and women's basketball. IMG will also facilitate the continued relationships with existing Gonzaga Athletics broadcast partners Liberty Sports Group (Fox Sports Northwest), KHQ-TV, Mapleton of Spokane, LLC (Flagship Radio Station KGA 1510 AM), and Brett Sports & Entertainment Inc. All on-air broadcast talent is expected to remain the same.
"The Gonzaga Athletic Department has done a phenomenal job of building a top-notch program and exposing the University to a national audience," said Tom Stultz, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, IMG College. "We are excited to partner with Gonzaga and look forward to using the global resources of IMG College to help continue to grow the program through a successful rights partnership."
"We're excited about the opportunities, services, and exposure IMG College can provide Gonzaga University Athletics," said Mike Roth, Athletic Director, Gonzaga University. "We feel the consolidation of our marketing rights with a strong partner will allow for the best opportunities for growth."
Gonzaga University joins Oregon as IMG College's second partner in the Pacific Northwest.
About IMG College
IMG College is the leader in developing integrated licensing, marketing, and multi-media opportunities for the nation's top collegiate brands across local, regional, and national platforms. IMG College partners include the NCAA and its 88 championships, NCAA Football, leading conferences, some of the most prestigious universities, and licensing for nearly 200 institutions. IMG College is a division of IMG, the world's premier sports, entertainment and media company. IMG employs more than 3,000 people in 30 countries. For more information visit www.imgworld.com.For more information visit www.imgworld.com.
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