Brigham Young University. Sports Information
- Existence: 1969 - 1996
Sports Information (1969-1996) provided media relations services for the Brigham Young University athletics teams.
Sports Information served to prepare programs for events; organize the selling of programs; arrange publicity before and after meets; handle sports' public relations; operate web sites; keep statistics of games, players, and attendees; send information and photos to competitors for news articles; and arrange press reservations and accommodations. The organization coordinated with ESPN and other networks, and the Sports Information Director collaborated with other Sports Information Directors in the Western Athletic Conference on statistics, scores, rules, and nominations. In 1996, the organization was renamed the Athletic Media Relations department.
Citation:BYU Organizational History Project, Sept. 12, 2011: Sports Information (1969-1996; media relations, programs and selling, publicity, websites, statistics, photos, news articles, press reservations, ESPN and other netweorks; Director collaborated, Western Athletic Conference; 1996 became Athletic Media Relations Department)
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Contains media guides and publications from Sports Information. The guides are from various athletic teams such as tennis, track, swimming, and golf. The publications include Cougar Sportsline, Cougar Blue, and The Fifth Down. Materials date from 1963 to 1996.
Contains photographs from sporting events, including football, basketball, golf, and swimming. Materials date from 1970 to 1996.
Contains National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) record books and awards. The NCAA records are from baseball, track, football, swimming, wrestling, and track. The awards come from the final four basketball yearbooks. Materials date from 1937 to 1987.
Contains media guides, photographs, awards, and team travel and statistics. The materials are on different athletic teams, including football, basketball, baseball, track, golf, and swimming. Materials date from 1937 to 1996.
Contains team travel and team statistics. The travel information is from the football and basketball teams and the team statistics are from football, basketball, and baseball. Materials date from 1948 to 1979.