October 2, 2012

Texas State University and Nelligan Sports Marketing Announce Partnership

San Marcos, Texas – October 2, 2012 >>> Texas State University and Nelligan Sports Marketing (NSM) announced today that they have entered into a partnership which gives NSM the exclusive rights to manage the University’s athletic corporate sponsorship program. 

 “This is certainly an exciting time for Texas State Athletics and we’re thrilled to be partnering with Nelligan Sports” said Texas State Athletic Director, Dr. Larry Teis.  “No other company in the industry has the history and track record of success at institutions similar to Texas State.  We look forward to working together with NSM as we continue to grow and enhance the Texas State Athletics program.” 

 Along with the exclusive rights to manage the athletic corporate partnership program, NSM’s expertise will be used to increase market exposure for Texas State Athletics.  Initiatives utilized will include securing additional valuable media to help grow the University’s visibility and promote ticket sales and promotions, expand and enhance the coverage of Texas State Athletics on both radio, digital platforms and television and create first class presentations of broadcasts, print publications, and promotions.  

“We’re extremely excited to be partnering with Texas State,” said Mark Devine, Senior Vice President for Nelligan Sports.  “With the University embarking on its first season of FBS level football and with nearly 35,000 students, Texas State offers a tremendous opportunity for the corporate community to reach the college sports demographic in the region.  We’re excited to be a part of the impressive plan the University has for athletics and for the opportunity to work hand in hand with the University in building a model corporate sponsorship program.”

 Texas State University-San Marcos is a public, student-centered, doctoral-granting institution dedicated to excellence in serving the educational needs of the diverse population of Texas and the world beyond.  Over 35,000 students choose from 97 bachelor’s, 87 master’s and 12 doctoral degree programs offered by the following colleges: Applied Arts, McCoy College of Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, University College and the Graduate College. As an Emerging Research University, Texas State offers opportunities for discovery and innovation to faculty and students.

 The University’s students come from around the globe, and its student body is diverse. Thirty-five percent of Texas State students are ethnic minorities. Hispanic Outlook ranks Texas State 15th in the nation for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanic students.   Texas State Athletics is member of the Western Athletic Conference and will begin play in the Football Bowl Subdivision during the 2012 Football Season. 

 Nelligan Sports Marketing, Inc. provides sales and marketing expertise for sports properties worldwide.  NSM is dedicated to building long-term relationships with clients through exceptional management of the properties represented and by maximizing revenue growth through its corporate relationships.  NSM's high-level sales executives have a proven track record of exceptional revenue growth and management of the sports properties represented.  In addition to Texas State University, NSM represents some of the elite college properties in the country, including the Patriot League, Brown University, Bucknell University, University of California Santa Barbara, Cal State Bakersfield, Cal State Sacramento, Cal Poly, Cleveland State University, Colorado State University, Fairfield University, Florida Atlantic University, Indiana State University, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, University of Louisville, Long Beach State, Marquette University, University of Massachusetts, Middle Tennessee State University, Missouri State University, Monmouth University, University of Nebraska Omaha, Northern Kentucky University, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, Providence College, Rutgers University, Sacramento State, Seton Hall University, University of Texas-San Antonio, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and the Penn Relays.

For more information about Nelligan Sports Marketing, please visit www.nelligansports.com.

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