SIDEARM Sports, a Learfield Sports’ company and one of the leading digital platforms serving more than 810 partners, announced today the launch of 13 NCAA Division I official athletic websites. All 13 of these sites will go live between June 30 and July 1, making it one of the most noteworthy 24 hours in SIDEARM history. Included in the 13 launches are five Power 5 Conference institutions, as well as the BIG EAST Conference.
The addition of Indiana (https://www.iuhoosiers.com/), Northwestern (https://www.nusports.com/), Oklahoma State (https://www.okstate.com/), Texas A&M (https://www.12thman.com/) and Illinois (https://www.fightingillini.com/) gives SIDEARM Sports eight Power 5 Conference schools (joining Kansas, Syracuse and Texas) on the platform. SIDEARM’s portfolio now includes three Big 12, three Big Ten and one Southeastern Conference member school. Over the next two months, SIDEARM will launch 11 more NCAA Division I schools.
“This is an extraordinary day at SIDEARM Sports. Adding 13 Division I partners, including five Power 5 Conference schools and the BIG EAST Conference is a huge accomplishment,” said SIDEARM Sports President and CEO Jeff Rubin. “I cannot say enough about the work and dedication the SIDEARM team has put in to prepare for today. Finally, a big thank you to our current partners and Learfield Sports for putting us in a position which has allowed us to grow.”
Equally impressive to the institutional inclusions is the addition of the BIG EAST Conference (https://www.bigeast.com/). A known leader in innovative concepts in promotion and publicity the BIG EAST is SIDEARM Sports’ 10th NCAA Division I conference partner.
Also going live are Arkansas Little Rock (https://www.ualrtrojans.com/), Army (https://www.goarmywestpoint.com/), Memphis (https://www.gotigersgo.com/), Montana (https://www.gogriz.com/), Northern Iowa (https://www.unipanthers.com/), Tulsa (https://www.tulsahurricane.com/) and Wichita State (https://www.goshockers.com/).
“The SIDEARM team is incredibly talented, and as a whole has proven to be the best in class organization we knew they were when adding them to our corporate portfolio last summer,” said Learfield Chief Content Officer Joe Ferreira. “There’s no doubt the fans of these universities will love the new look and engaging features associated with these powerful digital collegiate brands.”
SIDEARM Sports, based in Syracuse, N.Y., was founded in 2001 by Jeff Rubin, who continues to lead the business. Clients applaud SIDEARM Sports for its service, reliability and customization, and its easy-to-use interface allows schools to customize their content streams and digital presence.
As a leader in collegiate athletic web solutions, SIDEARM Sports provides the software and technology that powers websites, mobile applications, live stats, social presence and video streaming for its school and conference partners. To learn more about the company’s capabilities and its complete collegiate portfolio, visit www.sidearmsports.com.