VERM­ILLION, S.D.— The University of South Dakota is proud to announce a redesign of its popular athletics website – The official website of the Coyotes, which attracts more than 400,000 visitors each year, now offers fans a cleaner and more user-friendly platform with larger images and a variety of layers that promote South Dakota teams, coaches and student-athletes.

South Dakota teamed with SIDEARM Sports for a new design. The website will continue to provide schedules, rosters, statistics, game recaps, player and coach bios, and historical information for all of the Coyotes’ 17 sports. It will also offer FREE live video for home football and men’s and women’s basketball games starting this fall.

“We are thrilled to offer a new look that we hope our fans, alumni, student-athletes, coaches and staff will enjoy,” said USD sports information director Bryan Boettcher. “The ability to broadcast live events for free instead of for a fee we think will be a welcome change for all, but especially for the families of our student-athletes. It is our hope that we can expand our sport offerings for live events as our new facilities come online.

“We began this process less than three months ago and it is amazing how quickly SIDEARM was able to make our vision a reality. I want to thank Tina Bowman, K.C. Uthus and Joe DeBenedictis of SIDEARM for their exceptional work and Travis Lee of Learfield Sports and Coyote Sports Properties for his continued support.”

New features of include:•A revamped drop down menu that will improve navigation to the site’s most-visited pages
•A new red menu bar that will help users navigate the page from top to bottom
•A larger main story image and more description for other featured stories
•An automated schedule of upcoming events and recent results. Users will also find a link to a full calendar of events that can be sorted by month or by sport
•A video section that can display six videos at once with the ability to play directly within the site
•A short bio of featured student-athletes (athletes rotate with each visit)
•A photo gallery that stretches the width of the screen with some of our best pictures
•New player bio pages with pictures, current stats, career stats and season highs
•Game recaps with improved stat graphics and images
•FREE webstream of live home events

About SIDEARM Sports
SIDEARM was founded in 2001 by Jeff Rubin, who continues to lead the business. SIDEARM has close to 60 employees and is based in Syracuse, N.Y. SIDEARM provides the software and technology that powers websites, mobile applications, live stats, social presence and video streaming for more than 700 colleges/universities across North America.