I can't believe we are half way through the summer! It seems like the spring sports just concluded.
In the office things have been moving right along as we prepare for the upcoming fall season. That's right we are only 48 days out from the first football game....can you believe it?! Utah State will travel to Salt Lake City to take on Utah at 7pm MST and ESPN will televise the Oregon / Boise State game at 8:15pm MST on Thursday, September 3.
We have had a lot of projects in the hopper over the summer which are close to being complete. We have been working with row27 to create our sportsmanship and conference wide commercials. The sportsmanship commercial features student-athletes from each of our nine institutions and the conference wide commercial will focus on both academic and athletics. The commercial will feature photos and footage from each of our nine institutions. The commercials will air during WAC football games, on http://www.wacsports.com/, the WAC twitter and facebook pages as well as our blog.
We are also working with JumpTV, our website provider to redesign www.wacsports.com I think you are going to like the new features and look of the site. We are pleased with the drafts and are looking forward to the launch date which is still TBD...so keep checking http://www.wacsports.com/!
We are also in the process of filling the Associate Commissioner position....Darlene Bailey who previously held the position was named the Director of Athletics and Physical Education Department Chair of William Jewell College on May 20. We are so excited for Darlene!
We are currently looking at possible student-athlete gifts, championship merchandise, awards and closing the books on the 2008-2009 budget. Finally, we are in the process of finalizing our fall sport media guides! They will be available for download during the first week in August.