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May 12, 2009

Butler University partners with PrestoSports

May 12, 2009

For more information, contact:
Mike Donlin
(301) 841-7327
mike@prestosports.com

 

BUTLER UNIVERSITY PARTNERS WITH PRESTOSPORTS

ROCKVILLE, Md. - Butler University, an NCAA Division I member of the Horizon League located in Indianapolis, has partnered with PrestoSports for its athletics web site. Butler will transition its site content and design to PrestoSports next month. A full site redesign will take place later this year.

"We're pleased that Butler University has chosen to transition its web site from its current provider to our platform," says PrestoSports COO Patrick B. Summers. "In 2009, we have made it a focus to bring our expertise to the Division I market. Our team is eager to meet the challenges of one of the nation's top athletic departments."

PrestoSports will assist Butler University in a rapid cutover from its current provider to the PrestoSports platform. The new athletics site will incorporate real-time statistics, an e-commerce solution and interactive elements such as Ask the AD.

"We are excited about the opportunity to work with PrestoSports to provide a high-quality athletic website for our alumni, fans and boosters, said Butler Associate Athletic Director for Communication Jim McGrath.  "We were impressed with the commitment and dedication to excellence demonstrated by the people at PrestoSports, and we're looking forward to this partnership."

Butler fields 19 intercollegiate sports. In the past decade, Butler teams have captured 26 conference championships. The Bulldogs have made appearances in NCAA National Championship Tournaments in men's and women's basketball, men's soccer, volleyball, men's cross country, lacrosse, and baseball. Butler won the James J. McCafferty trophy, awarded annually by the conference for all-sports excellence based on conference championship points, five times, including three-straight from 1996-97 to 1998-99 and back-to-back years in 2001-02 and 2002-03. The men's basketball program has captured the nation's attention with three consecutive NCAA trips, 85 wins over the past three seasons and a top 25 ranking for 12 consecutive weeks in 2008-09.

Founded in 1855 by attorney and abolitionist Ovid Butler, Butler occupies 290 acres in Indianapolis' Butler-Tarkington neighborhood. The university emphasizes a liberal arts-based education with the goal of teaching clear and effective communication, appreciation of beauty, and a commitment to lifelong learning, community service and global awareness. Butler offers more than 60 majors, and its job placement rate has averaged 96 percent over the past five years - 100 percent in education and pharmacy.

PrestoSports is a leading technology provider to collegiate athletic departments with services including web site design and hosting, live stats, award management, merchandising, and officiating.  With more than 40 years of combined staff experience in college athletics and collegiate marketing solutions, PrestoSports creates innovative solutions as unique as each of its clients.

For more information, please contact Mike Donlin at (301) 841-7327 or via email at mike@prestosports.com.

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