America East unveils new logo and brand
The America East Conference has launched its new logo, look and brand identity, the culmination of a year-long process that examined the conference’s position within the collegiate sports landscape, with the aim of articulating a renewed direction for the conference and its member institutions.
The new brand is built upon the three pillars of the complete student-athlete: academic achievement, athletic excellence, and leadership on and off the field. The America East provides member schools and their athletic programs a platform upon which student-athletes can achieve both collegiate and life success through the promotion and nurturing of these three pillars.
The league’s new tagline, “Building the Complete Student-Athlete,” represents the commitment of each member institution to building a collegiate experience for its student-athletes based upon the three pillars, which will ultimately position them for continued success beyond their collegiate years. The conference will engage in a renewed effort to champion the student-athlete and emphasize the success in all three pillars of the student-athlete experience.
University launches Varsity Club
The Binghamton Athletic Department has announced the establishment of the Varsity Club and invites all of its former student-athletes to join as members. The Varsity Club welcomes any of the University’s intercollegiate athletes from any era to be part of its membership. Dating back to 1946, this includes athletes from Triple Cities College, Harpur College, SUNY and Binghamton University.
Members of the Varsity Club will enjoy enhanced opportunities to reconnect with alumni of their sport and other teams throughout the years, to attend exclusive reunions and events, and to support today’s student-athletes.
Athletics partners with America East to launch new video portal
Together with a new America East comprehensive digital network, Binghamton athletics will provide free, live video streaming of 10 sports teams and more than 80 events during the 2013-14 year. The broadcasts will be available at the University’s re-launched bubearcats.tv site, part of a wider platform at AmericaEast.TV, both of which will be powered by NeuLion. Fans will have access to a variety of the conference’s 19 sports and see live action, interviews, features and highlight packages for free.
For the second straight year, Binghamton will offer live home coverage of 10 sports: men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball in the fall; men’s and women’s basketball and wrestling in the winter; and men’s and women’s lacrosse, baseball and softball in the spring. The bubearcats.tv portal, which was unveiled in late August, will also feature Athlete of the Week interviews, game highlights, features and coverage for Binghamton’s entire 21-sport program.
Athletics Hall of Fame to expand by six in November
Binghamton University has announced its 2013 Athletics Hall of Fame class, which will be enshrined at the 18th Annual Induction Ceremony on Nov. 16. The class, which spans five sports and 35 years of competition, includes an NCAA champion, two All-Americans and a Major League Baseball player.
Elected to membership for 2013 are former standouts Scott Diamond (baseball, 2005-07), David Holmes (swimming, 2004-07), Glenn McIver (basketball, 1973-78), Graham Munro (soccer, 2002-05), Rory Quiller (track & field, 2003-08) and Leah Truncale (basketball, 1998-03).
Many athletics highlights exist as videos and are available on the Web. To see videos of athletic highlights, community service events, workouts and practices, as well as interviews, visit the Binghamton Athletics YouTube channel.