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Jax Daily Record Wednesday, Jun. 12, 201905:10 AM EST

Jacksonville University partners with national sports consultant

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Agreement will 'unlock new opportunities' says university president.
by: Monty Zickuhr Managing Editor

Jacksonville University has agreed to a multi-year partnership with Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment as the exclusive agent for strategic business partnerships, athletic sponsorships and multimedia rights.

Van Wagner will work with JU to develop business relationships to benefit the university, its students and faculty, staff and the community.

“This partnership will unlock new opportunities for Jacksonville University by not only identifying new revenue sources but also bringing new, in-demand amenities to campus that enhance the student experience,” JU President Tim Cost said in a news release.

Van Wagner will represent Dolphin Athletics in negotiations for opportunities related to the national exposure of the university's NCAA Division I program and student-athletes across its 20 sports. Nearly one in four students compete in an intercollegiate sport.

In addition to managing the program’s broadcast, digital and social media assets, Van Wagner will seek to secure corporate partnerships around properties including facility signage, game promotions, corporate hospitality and campus engagement.

According to its website, Van Wagner introduced home plate signage in Major League Baseball and courtside signage in the National Basketball Association and the NCAA.

Van Wagner represents the sponsorship or multimedia rights for athletic organizations, including the America East Conference, Big South Conference, Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, Colonial Athletic Association, Western Athletic Conference and the West Coast Conference.

Its higher education clients include Canisius College, East Tennessee State University, Furman University, Florida International University, Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University, Liberty University, Longwood University, Loyola University Maryland, Loyola Marymount University, Niagara University, Pepperdine University, Samford University, University of San Francisco, Rider University, Siena College, Saint Joseph’s University, Saint Peter’s University, Santa Clara University, Stony Brook University, The University of Texas at El Paso, Towson University, Valparaiso University and The College of William & Mary.

 

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