University of Virginia and OCSN Launch New VirginiaSports.com!
Jan. 8, 2003
Charlottesville, VA – The University of Virginia athletic department, in conjunction with the Official College Sports Network, unveiled today a complete redesign of the school’s official athletic site, www.VirginiaSports.com. The revamped site combines official athletic department content with the latest in digital technology and design, showcasing a new and easier way of navigating the site.
Along with the new look, VirginiaSports.com offers expanded efforts to provide alumni, fans and media with complete information on all Cavalier sports. The site features up-to-date scores and statistics, audio and video clips, in-depth post-game coverage, schedules, ticket information and interactive games and promotions. Throughout the year, there will be opportunities to interact online with Cavalier players and coaches.
“The University of Virginia Athletics Department is excited to be introducing the redesigned Virginiasports.com site,” said Craig Littlepage, UVa Athletic Director. “Our internet committee began planning the site in August 2002 first by researching college sport sites and other sport sites to find the latest trends, what features made an attractive website strong, and what features appeal to fans the most. The committee also took into consideration what characteristics define the University of Virginia and the Athletic Department. The committee then created specific goals for the website to achieve. These goals helped guide the committee and OCSN through the redesign process.”
Our site will better reflect the goals and ideals of both the University of Virginia and the Athletic Department. The look is bolder, more classic, and is more distinguished.
– UVA Athletics Director Craig Littlepage
“Our site will better reflect the goals and ideals of both the University of Virginia and the Athletic Department. The look is bolder, more classic, and is more distinguished. The information is consolidated and better organized to facilitate navigation. Among other new features, a new daily sports calendar will help fans find our sporting events, times, and locations more easily. A new national rankings box will help our fans follow the progress of all 25 of our teams as we pursue the goal of being a consistently performing top-ten caliber athletic program.”
“We hope you will enjoy visiting the site and return often for the latest information on Virginia Athletics.”
“We are very pleased that University of Virginia has chosen to enhance its official athletic site,” said Jeff Cravens, Vice President and General Manager of the Official College Sports Network. “VirginiaSports.com is the complete destination for Cavalier fans to follow their favorite Virginia teams. The power of the Internet has become a vital part of an athletic department’s marketing, media and promotional efforts, and it is a credit to University of Virginia that they have continued to make their site better.”
About the Official College Sports Network
The Official College Sports Network (OCSN), formerly the FANSonly Network, is the largest and most-trafficked on the Web devoted exclusively to college sports. Through its Official Athletic Sites, OCSN provides online brand management, content delivery, consumer marketing and business/commerce solutions to over 130 university athletic departments and conferences throughout the country. OCSN is a Student Advantage business.