Thursday, July 10, 2008

News of the Day

-- 2009 Gonzaga recruit Mangisto Arop was announced to the 2008 Canadian Junior Men's National Team. The team was assembled just in time as they leave on Thursday for Argentina where they will compete in the FIBA Americas tournament. The top four teams in this tournament will earn a spot in the FIBA Championships in 2009. Arop's Canadian team will be in group A with Argentina, Mexico, and the Bahamas. In 2007, the Canadians finished 10th overall in the championships. There first game in the Americas Championship will be on July 14th against Mexico. The other group is composed of Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Uruguay, and the United States. Good luck to Manny and the Canadian team.

--Gonzaga made a huge splash in the marketing world today with news that they have signed a 10-year deal with IMG College, a division of IMG which is a leading marketing and sports media group. IMG College will create a full-time staff within the McCarthey Center and will control all marketing and sports media related outlets. These include any programs, public rights, partnerships, and website management. Most importantly, they will pick up the sports broadcasting rights, including TV and radio. They will honor the commitment that Gonzaga has made to their current provider, FSN, KGA, and KHQ. This is huge news for Gonzaga athletics as IMG is a massive sports media outlet and will assuredly help get the Zag name across the country. To show how big the company is, they were recently given the sports media rights to the Bowl Championship Series in 2011. The BCS encompasses the 5 major bowl games and is arguably the biggest college spectacle in the world.

1 comment:

Joe said...

"IMG College will create a full-time staff within the McCarthey Center"

Does anyone have a contact or source for this information?? I want to know more..