The National Collegiate Athletic Association and IMG Announce New Long-Term Partnership
Mar 24 15
The National Collegiate Athletic Association and IMG announced a broad partnership agreement that will center on marketing rights with the National Association of Basketball Coaches and Women's Basketball Coaches Association, and will also include extended rights for publishing programs, licensing agreements, and assistance with championship ticketing sales. Under the terms of the 10-year agreement, NCAA and IMG will broaden their relationship in several new key areas: Sales representation of the NABC and WBCA programs at various club meetings, awards shows, professional development programs, fantasy camps, marketing symposia, and other events throughout the year. Ticket sales to select NCAA championship events run by a new operation in Indianapolis that will be managed and staffed by IMG Learfield Ticket Solutions. The agreement extends IMG's current publishing and licensing representation services to the NCAA: IMG, the exclusive licensed publisher and vendor for all NCAA championship game programs, including both print and digital formats, will continue to cover all 90 NCAA Division I, II and III championships in 23 sports, held at over 600 sites annually. Through its licensing affiliate, the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC), IMG will continue to manage the NCAA's trademark licensing program, as well as the equipment supplier program for NCAA championships. This also includes the sale of officially licensed NCAA products, such as NCAA championship basketballs, baseballs, volleyballs, and softballs.
LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. Extends National Collegiate Athletic Association Corporate Partnership Through 2018
Feb 24 15
LG Electronics USA has extended its official Corporate Partnership with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA®) under a new agreement that runs through August 2018. Through this new agreement, negotiated with CBS Sports and Turner Sports, LG Electronics USA will continue as an official NCAA Corporate Partner and have exclusive category marketing and promotional rights for consumer electronics, mobile phones and home appliances related to all 89 NCAA championship events across 23 different sports, including the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship and NCAA football championships. In collaboration with the NCAA, Turner and CBS, LG will leverage its partnership to promote its major U.S. business units – Home Entertainment, Home Appliances and Mobile Phones – through promotional activities, retailer tie-ins, special events and other marketing initiatives across the country and throughout college sports seasons.
NCAA Appoints George C. Wright to it's Board of Directors
Jan 23 15
George C. Wright has been appointed to the NCAA Division I Board of Directors. Wright's term runs until the fall of 2019. Wright recently began his second decade as president of Prairie View AandM University in Texas.