DAVIDSON, N.C. – The Wildcats will be on the move this season with Academy Bus as the motor coach company becomes the “Official Bus Company of Davidson College Athletics”. The multi-year relationship was secured on behalf of the school by the Wildcats’ exclusive multimedia rightsholder, Learfield’s Davidson Sports Properties.
“Academy is excited to start working with Davidson College athletics,” noted Academy President Francis Tedesco. “We are proud to bring our decades of experience working with university athletics departments on the East Coast to North Carolina and Davidson College.”
Academy Bus, the largest privately owned and operated motor coach company in the U.S., has opened a new branch location in Charlotte, at 1251 W. Craighead Road. As a Davidson Athletics’ corporate partner, Academy Bus will receive ongoing brand exposure on the official athletics website DavidsonWildcats.com, as well as in-venue signage during men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball and wrestling seasons.
“As an industry leader for over 40 years across the Atlantic 10 footprint, our partnership with Academy Bus reinforces our commitment to provide our athletes with superior travel accommodations with the latest technology,” said Davidson College Director of Athletics Jim Murphy.
Based in Hoboken, N.J., Academy is the largest privately owned and operated motor coach company in the United States. Utilizing almost 1,150 top-quality buses, across 18 markets from Boston to Miami, the company maintains a diverse set of service and fleet offerings. Whether moving 20 or 20,000, Academy has the expertise to satisfy every customer. For more information on Academy, visit www.academybus.com.
In addition to Davidson, Learfield manages the multimedia rights and sponsorship initiatives for nearly 130 collegiate properties nationwide. Learfield, an industry leader for more than four decades, has a deep presence in the college athletics landscape and supports athletic departments at all competitive levels as title sponsor of the prestigious Learfield Directors’ Cup. The company also provides its collegiate partners access to professional concessions and ticket sales; branding, licensing and trademark consulting; digital and social platform expertise; campus-wide business and sponsorship development; and venue and technology systems through its affiliated companies.