INDIANAPOLIS---The NCAA and Sports Media Exchange have entered into a new editorial partnership designed to provide comprehensive coverage of NCAA championships on NCAA.com. Sports Media Exchange will provide NCAA.com with exclusive and original written content, including previews, feature stories and daily roundups for approximately 300 championship events covering nearly 400 event dates.
The NCAA through Sports Media Exchange will provide expanded coverage of over 70 championships on NCAA.com, including the Division I Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships, Men’s and Women’s College Cups, Division II Football Championship and Division III Women’s Basketball Championship. In partnership with Sports Media Exchange, with a database of more than 250 seasoned, experienced and talented sports writers, NCAA.com will be the eyes and ears of every college fan at these championship events.
“The NCAA is committed to providing the best coverage of its events and bringing the unique stories of its student-athletes to the millions of college sports fans across the country,” said Greg Weitekamp, NCAA director of broadcasting. “This partnership with Sports Media Exchange allows the NCAA to utilize some of the best sports writers in the country to bring those stories to life on NCAA.com.”
"We are very excited to be taking on this project and to partner with the NCAA as NCAA.com continues to enhance its content and make it easier for fans of all college sports to follow their schools during NCAA championships," said Andy Kent, president, CEO and director of business development of Sports Media Exchange. "This type of partnership also comes at an important time in the sports journalism industry and should further highlight a business like ours that is tapping into the incredible amount of displaced talent out there."
About the NCAA
The NCAA is a membership-led nonprofit association of colleges and universities committed to supporting academic and athletics 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, Coca-Cola and General Motors --and the following elite companies as official Corporate Partners - Enterprise, Hershey's, The Hartford, LG, Lowe's, Sheraton and State Farm.
NCAA.com is hosted and managed by CBS Interactive.
About Sports Media Exchange
Sports Media Exchange is a new content for hire service that can provide newspapers, online sports outlets and any other sports media with high-quality, unique sports content. Our clients include the Associated Press, Miami Herald, Newark Star-Ledger, Naples (Fla.) Daily News, North County (San Diego) Times and Knoxville (Tenn.) News Sentinel.
For more information about Sports Media Exchange, visit www.sportsmediaexchange.com or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.