Thursday, August 06, 2009
MACON, Ga. - On Monday, the Atlantic Sun Conference, in conjunction with its internet partner, Streamline Technologies unveiled a redesigned www.atlanticsun.org, the first change to the look of the league’s official Web site since the fall of 2005.
Among the features of the new site includes a banner with pictures of campus shots from the 11 member institutions and photos of the team champions from the 17 league-sponsored sports. On each sport page, the most recent news story features an action photo and the enhanced schedule/results tab now allows one to view the composite schedule, each school’s composite schedule as well as the monthly schedule. Under the enhanced “Quick Hits” tab, fans can view a composite schedule across all sports.
Additionally, the “Quick Hits” tab features a championship schedule, the conference directory, the league profile and its transactions page. Fan can follow the All-Sports Race, review current and past All-Academic performers, view league archives, learn travel information and about the conference’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
"We recognize that the Web site is a primary source of information for our fans," Atlantic Sun Commissioner Ted Gumbart said. "The inclusion of new features and a fresh design keeps the site up to date with the interactive components that entertain, inform, and provide a forum for reliable information. We are very proud to launch the new site and appreciate all the work that our partners and Streamline Technologies put in with our staff to build a great internet home for the A-Sun."
Off the home page and under the “Multimedia” tab, fans can follow the conference’s ventures into social media and its various new outlets for news and information. The conference has created accounts at www.facebook.com, twitter.com/atlanticsun, atlanticsun-insider.blogspot.com, and http://www.youtube.com/user/atlanticsunsports. Fans can sign up to the Facebook account to receive invitations and reminders about championships. Through Twitter, they will find out news first such as Player of the Week winners, postseason honors and championship results. The blog will provide a forum for fans to comment on the league and will feature an “Ask the Commish” feature with Commissioner Gumbart. The YouTube site will feature highlight packages in addition to the university promotional spots.
“We are very excited to continue our relationship with the Atlantic Sun Conference,” said Alex Short, President of Streamline Technologies. “The new Web site offers an updated look and new features that we hope will make it easier than ever to follow Atlantic Sun Conference sports.”
The Atlantic Sun Conference is an 11-member league committed to Building Winners for Life. The A-Sun stands for achievement with integrity in both the academic and athletic arenas, with a focus on the balance between the two for our student-athletes. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun boasts five of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun includes a blend of the most dynamic and prestigious private and public institutions in the region: Belmont University, Campbell University, East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.
Streamline Technologies specializes in Web site and ticketing solutions for the collegiate and professional sports industries. They have designed Web sites for Atlantic Sun Conference members Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University and Lipscomb University as well as a number of other college and professional sports teams.