July 22, 2002
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Santa Clara University Department of Athletics has entered into a business relationship with San Jose, Calif.-based Silicon Valley Sports & Entertainment to handle all department publishing, SCU Director of Athletics Cheryl L. Levick and SVS&E Executive Vice President of Business Operations Malcolm Bordelon announced jointly.
The venture provides for SVS&E Publishing to produce all Santa Clara athletics publications for the 2002-03 athletic season, including posters, media guides, game programs, schedule cards and brochures. SVS&E will handle all creative design and layout as well as contracting with area printers. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
"SVS&E has a track record for success in a variety of sports marketing and publishing areas and we look forward to a successful partnership," said Levick. "Santa Clara athletics has enjoyed a positive relationship with SVS&E and the arena management at the Compaq Center at San Jose for quite some time and this partnership should only strengthen the ties between our two organizations."
Santa Clara athletics and SVS&E have been jointly involved in a number of projects, most notably the recent hosting of the 2002 NCAA Men's Basketball West Regional held last March at the Compaq Center at San Jose. Santa Clara served as the host institution for the event, while the arena was the regional site.
"We are pleased to add Santa Clara University to our list of clients serviced by SVS&E Publishing," said Bordelon. "As SVS&E Publishing continues to grow, adding a partner of this stature is an important step in further solidifying our position and reputation in the publishing industry. We have consistently enjoyed a great relationship with SCU and we look forward to extending that partnership by putting our publishing expertise to work for them."
About Santa Clara Athletics
Santa Clara University Department of Athletics and Recreation sponsors 17 intercollegiate athletics teams and competes as a Division I member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the West Coast Conference (WCC), the Western Intercollegiate Softball League and the Western Water Polo Association. The department enjoyed a successful 2001-2002 season, winning the school's first-ever NCAA women's soccer championship, four conference titles and finishing second in the league's annual all-sports competition. The Broncos also had six all-Americans, six national academic award winners, four conference coaches of the year, 48 all-conference performers and 14 academic all-conference award winners.
Silicon Valley Sports & Entertainment is the business division of the National Hockey League's San Jose Sharks and Compaq Center at San Jose. SVS&E oversees all aspects of marketing, sponsorship sales management, broadcast, ticket sales and other business operations of the Sharks, the Siebel Open (ATP Tour Tennis), the 2001 Major League Soccer Champion San Jose Earthquakes, the Cleveland Barons (the Sharks top developmental affiliate in the American Hockey League), Logitech Ice at San Jose as well as select Compaq Center events. SVS&E Publishing produces most of the publications for the SVS&E properties and also handles publications for a variety of sports organizations, including the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders.