Roanoke College Launches New Athletic Web site

SALEM, Va.-Roanoke College is pleased to announce the launch of its new athletics Web site at The site, which launched on Tuesday, August 4, reflects the new athletic branding which has been updated to include Roanoke's new mascot, Rooney.

Rooney was introduced on campus during Alumni Weekend in April of this year. Phoenix Design Works helped Roanoke with creating the new mascot and developing new athletic branding.

The newly redesigned Web site is more user-friendly and features live in-game statistics, streaming audio and video, photo galleries, SMS alerts, recruiting components, a mobile Web site version and much more.

The site's architecture was developed in-house, and graphic design was done by New City of Blacksburg. New City has designed websites for higher education clients, including Virginia Tech, Imperial College London and California State University as well as Roanoke College's main Web site.

The Web site is powered by Internet Consulting Services' content management system, SIDEARM. Roanoke is the first ODAC School to launch with ICS and joins nine other Virginia schools, which include Radford, Longwood, Mary Washington and Christopher Newport.

One of the top NCAA Division III athletic programs in the nation, Roanoke has won 89 ODAC Championships since joining the conference in 1980. The Maroons have claimed four National Championships, which includes the 1972 men's basketball, 1978 men's lacrosse, Casey Smith in Outdoor Track in 2001 and Robin Yerkes in Indoor Track this past winter.

Released: August 11, 2009
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