Release Date: 8/16/2012
NCAA.com to Serve as Online and Mobile Destination for the 2012 College Football Season with GameCenter, Exclusive Video Features and In-Depth Weekly Coverage NCAA.com will kick off the 2012 college football season by providing fans with a fully interactive online and mobile destination including highlights from the top games, exclusive weekly video franchises and the return of GameCenter, the live stats companion. Each week during the season, fans will have complete access to game recaps, stats, rankings, photos and social chatter accessible through NCAA.com and via the mobile site.
NCAA.com’s coverage of the college football season will start Monday, Aug. 20, with a five-part season preview series. Each day during the week, host Vince Cellini and SEC college analyst and former Iowa State quarterback Dave Archer will preview the major conference races, highlight key players to watch in 2012 and analyze the national championship chase.
GameCenter, the NCAA.com live stats companion, returns this year beginning August 30. GameCenter allows fans to track their team’s performance including scoring drives, real-time statistics and play-by-play logs for all Football Bowl Division (FBS) games. It’s also the social hub for all games, where users can make predictions about the game, chat with other fans and “like” or “follow” their team via Twitter and Facebook integration. Users can toggle from game to game and stay up to date on the latest action. GameCenter will also feature post-game highlights from Top 25 games. Beginning this fall, GameCenter will be accessible via the NCAA.com mobile website for smartphones. To directly access screenshots of GameCenter, click here: http://www.ncaa.com/gamecenterlive2012PR.
Leading up to the site’s extensive gameday coverage, NCAA.com provides a full slate of weekly college football content, highlighted by:
“NCAA.com gives our college football fans extensive online and mobile coverage this season that brings them closer to all NCAA football action, including news surrounding their school’s team, along with access to video highlights, chat sessions, relevant content and live streaming opportunities for select games," said Mark Lewis, NCAA executive vice president, championships and alliances. "The online and mobile platforms are so widespread this year that it will keep eyes on our student-athletes and allow football fans to remain engaged and excited throughout the season.”
About Turner Sports
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About the NCAA
The NCAA is a membership-led nonprofit association of colleges and universities committed to supporting academic and athletic opportunities for more than 400,000 student-athletes at more than 1,000 member colleges and universities. Each year, more than 54,000 student-athletes compete in NCAA championships in Divisions I, II and III sports. Visit www.ncaa.org and www.ncaa.com for more details about the Association, its goals and members and corporate partnerships that help support programs for student-athletes. The NCAA is proud to have the following elite companies as official Corporate Champions—AT&T, Capital One and Coca-Cola—and the following elite companies as official Corporate Partners—Allstate, Buick, Enterprise, Infiniti, LG, Lowe’s, Northwestern Mutual, Reese’s (Hershey’s), Unilever, UPS and Wheat Thins (Kraft).
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