Jan. 11, 2001
SALT LAKE CITY - The University of Utah athletic department, in conjunction with the FANSonly Network and the University of Utah Bookstore, launched its first-ever merchandise and apparel store through its official Internet website at www.utahutes.com, it was announced today.
A member of the Internet's top-rated college sports site, the FANSonly Network (www.fansonly.com), the University of Utah official athletic website (www.utahutes.com) provides Utah fans with complete information on all University of Utah varsity sports. Included on the popular site are audio and video clips, game coverage, pictures and interactive promotions and games. The online store will include hats, polo shirts, shorts, t-shirts, gifts and much more from several leading manufacturers.
"We are excited about the University of Utah online store," said Chris Hill, Utah athletics director and special assistant to the president. "This store is a great way to get our school name out there and will provide the opportunity for our out-of-state fans to buy our insignia gear."
"We are thrilled to offer Ute fans the opportunity to purchase the best University of Utah merchandise on the school's official athletic site," said Jeff Cravens, FANSonly Network's Vice President and General Manager. "Utahutes.com is the complete destination for Utah fans to follow their favorite teams and merchandise is part of the broad range of services that we provide to Utah athletics."
The FANSonly Network is currently the fastest-growing college sports site on the web. It provides online brand management and content delivery to more than 85 university athletic departments in the country, through the publishing of Official Athletic Sites for each university. FANSonly.com serves as the network hub, providing comprehensive information on collegiate sports, including in-depth statistical packages and analysis, information on collegiate recruiting, and team pages on every NCAA Division I school, which complements and accentuates the individual Official Athletic Sites. In addition to breaking news and complete sports coverage, FANSonly provides its users with interactive games and contests that capitalize on the strong affinity of the college sports fan.