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IMG Names HoopTV Title Sponsor of Las Vegas Classic and Las Vegas Invitational

Oct 21, 2009

LAS VEGAS, Nevada - IMG College, the third party sales representative for the Las Vegas Invitational and the Las Vegas Classic, today announced HoopTV as the official title sponsor of the Las Vegas Classic and the Las Vegas Invitational, two premier non-conference Men's College Basketball Tournaments. The three-year deal marks the first-ever title sponsorship for the two tournaments.

"We are excited to partner with HoopTV as the title sponsor for the Las Vegas Classic and the Las Vegas Invitational," said Dan Shell, General Manager, IMG College. "We hope that through the national exposure of these holiday tournaments, we can aid HoopTV in accomplishing its business goals and objectives."

Under the terms of the agreement, will receive category exclusive marketing, promotional, and signage rights, along with the rights to web stream all games from the two tournaments that are not nationally televised.

"It is an honor to be named title sponsor for the Las Vegas Classic and Las Vegas Invitational," said Mark Owens, CEO, HoopTV. "We look forward to bringing a new level of quality and reliability to fans of participating teams across the nation, as well providing a new outlet for sponsors and brand-conscious companies to reach people via the web, a portal that more and more of them are utilizing to be entertained, informed and engaged."

The ninth annual Las Vegas Invitational, to be played on Nov. 27 and 28, includes Bradley University, the University of Illinois, Oklahoma State University, Presbyterian College, Seattle University, Southern University, University of Utah, and Wofford College.

The ninth annual Las Vegas Classic, taking place on Dec. 22 and 23, includes Brigham Young University, Chicago State University, Eastern Washington University, Jackson State University, University of Nebraska, University of Nevada, University of Tulsa, and Wagner College.

In both tournaments, each team will play four games- the first two at campus sites, and the final two at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

About IMG College
IMG College is the leader in developing integrated licensing, marketing, and multimedia 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 HoopTV
HoopTV has established itself as the preeminent television provider for youth basketball on the internet. Established in 2003, HoopTV has recently added coverage of college sports to its repertoire of services that include live streaming of events, DVD and web-based creation, plus content provision for such companies media giants as ESPN, Fox,, and Yahoo Sports, as well as apparel brands like Nike, Reebok and adidas. For more information, please visit