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Furman University and IMG Extend Athletics Multi-Media Rights Partnership

Jul 08, 2009

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- IMG College, a division of IMG Worldwide, and Furman University today announced a 10-year extension to its current long-term marketing and media partnership. The deal will make IMG College the exclusive holder of the University's multi-media rights through 2020.

IMG College, which has managed multi-media rights for Furman University since 2006, will assist with the funding of Paladin Stadium's new video board, full color ribbon, and LED static scoreboard to be completed in time for the 2009 football season.

"This extension is a much-appreciated confirmation of the valued partnership we have developed with Furman University," said Tom Stultz, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, IMG College. "It has been an honor to work with the University, and we look forward to continuing to grow its multi-media rights program with the resources IMG provides."

"IMG College continues to exceed our expectations by providing an excellent level of service to Furman University," said Gary Clark, Athletic Director, Furman University. "We are pleased to extend our relationship and want to thank IMG College for assisting in the updating of our football facilities."

Under the terms of the new agreement, IMG will manage and market all rights associated with radio game play-by-play and coaches' shows, television, publications, Internet sales, coaches' endorsements, corporate sponsorships, stadium/venue signage, game promotions, rivalry series, and hospitality.

About IMG College
IMG College is the leader in developing integrated licensing, marketing, and multi-media opportunities for the nation's top collegiate brands across local, regional, and national platforms. IMG College partners include the NCAA and its 88 championships, NCAA Football, leading conferences, and some of the most prestigious universities in the country. IMG College is a division of IMG Worldwide, the world's premiere sports, media, and entertainment company. For more information, please visit

About Furman University
Furman University is a private, undergraduate liberal arts college with 2,600 students. Widely recognized for its rigorous academic program and strong faculty, the university has a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and ranks among the nation's top colleges in the number of National Merit Scholars enrolled. The school, which has been named one of the country's most environmentally conscious colleges and universities by KIWI Magazine, boasts a nationally recognized 18-sport intercollegiate athletics program composed of approximately 375 student-athletes.