iHigh and Rivals Partnering During National Signing Day
January 31, 2012News from iHigh.com
Lexington, KY -- iHigh.com®, the Global Youth Network, and Rivals.com, a leading online network of sports team and specialty Web sites, have announced that the two organizations will partner to bring fans unprecedented coverage of high school sports starting with National Signing Day.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 has been designated National Signing Day, the first day that high school football recruits can sign a National Letter of Intent for their college of choice. The two sites will work together to bring coverage from coast-to-coast of student-athlete announcements, many of which will be carried through live online video.
“We're excited to partner with iHigh, which now has thousands of broadcasts from high schools all around the country," said RivalsHigh Senior Editor Tom Bergeron. “Together, we'll put a national spotlight on events that most people would never have an opportunity to see.”
“Rivals.com is one of the best brands in online sports coverage, and the premier gathering spot for fans to follow to learn and talk about their favorite teams,” iHigh.com President & COO Tim Campbell said. “By highlighting the best of iHigh's over 50,000 team-produced live video events, fans can expect a lively online experience.”
iHigh’s David Bannister, who works with many of the nation’s leading high school programs, says that the partnership will provide fans with unprecedented coverage of their favorite teams. "Fans can expect to see on iHigh and Rivals easy links to share content from both sites - from video, to photos.”
The leading online community for high school and college fan sites, Rivals has revolutionized college football and basketball recruiting coverage. It was first to provide such innovative features as national player rankings, online video highlights, player cards and searchable player database, official visit lists, coach "recruited by" function, text alerts to cell phones and much, much more.
iHigh.com is the fastest growing website in the youth web market with over 350% year-over-year increases in audience. The company provides full featured, robust digital websites, video streaming and mobile apps s to these schools and other organizations at no cost. The iHigh.com platform is conducive to aggregating affinity groups under one umbrella and then showcasing them to a global audience.
Rivals was acquired by Yahoo! in July 2007 and has been serving serious sports fans since May 2001. Powered by more than 300 writers, reporters and publishers at the local level, Rivals is the most respected name in team-specific college sports coverage and the country's No. 1 authority on college football and basketball recruiting. For more information, visit http://www.rivals.com.