The Athletics Department partnered with Statbroadcast Systems to upgrade its stat website.
It will allow students or any Mocs fan to check a game’s stats live on their mobiles or computers.
“If you are, for example, using your cellphone, but you are not at the field, you have an opportunity to follow updated scores and reports on the game,” Pete Meyer, director of athletics, said.
It is not the first time the Athletics Department has had this program.
They changed it into a modernized package, which includes the mobile website.
“Technology changes every day, and all that we have done is add the mobile package because we went to a different company this year,” Meyer said.
According to Meyer, partnering with this company has made the graphics change, the layout brighter so it stands out, the Mocs logo is repeated several times and adds that the mobile package “fits your cellphone better.”
“I was out of town this weekend and I was able to check all the soccer games. It works perfectly,” Meyer said.
This upgrade of the site allows people from all over the world to follow the Mocs.
“It gives an opportunity to get a wider audience, to get a clear picture of what we are doing,” Meyer said. “For example, all our student athletes are not from Lakeland, so their parents can pull up their computers and check the game.”
This site provides information that will be delivered to the general audience and students. The Athletics Department wants to get as much information out as possible.
“The more information we can get out regarding our teams, the better. The easier that it is to receive that information, the better,” Meyer said. “With this Statbroadcast Systems package that we have now, compared to what we had the last 10 years, we are in a better situation.”
According to Meyer, there are approximately 180 home events per year, and more away games.
“People do not realize that is just the home events,” Meyer said
One of the important things for Meyer is student support.
“We want them [Mocs fans] in the seats cheering on the team, but we also realized that not everybody can attend an event. If they see we are having success, they are more likely going to come to the events, and ultimately, with the general public,” Meyer said.
FSC web casts indoors, and is working on web casting outdoor games as well.
“Ultimately we are going to web cast all of our games,” Meyer said.
Photo courtesy of fscmocs.com