Company announces hiring of Deirdre GaNun as Senior Vice President of Advertising Sales. GaNun comes to the company after prior stints at ESPN.com and CNet.
November 15, 2005
Company announces and begins implementation of syndication and licensing agreement with AOL Sports. Company will create specialized content for AOL Sports on a national level.
September 10, 2005
Company begins weekly College Sports Recap show for Sirius Channel 123. The show airs every Sunday from 10am-1pm.
August 31, 2005
In response to Hurricane Katrina tragedy, Rivals.com, in conjunction with Houston's North Shore high school, sponsors free admission to Friday night high school football game for all Hurricane Katrina refugees.
July 28, 2005
Company debuts the Rivals250 to complement the Rivals100. The Rivals250 rates the nation's top 250 football recruits, the largest list of its kind, and yet another industry first.
July 6, 2005
Company debuts several new ground-breaking feature sets, including a college coaches database and two-deep football depth charts on all 117 Division I schools. The coaches' database, in another industry-first, tracks the assistant coaches who are recruiting each recruit.
July 1, 2005
Company announces expanding sports reporter network at Duke, Connecticut, Syracuse, Florida, Indiana, North Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Baylor, Wisconsin, Oklahoma State, Colorado, Ole Miss, Pittsburgh, Cal, Arizona State, Oregon State, Utah and Notre Dame.
June 10, 2005
Company announces creation of National Media Group for creating and distributing national news concerning college football, college basketball and college baseball, as well as video and audio production. Group is combed into existing national football and basketball recruiting news.
June 1, 2005
Company announces hiring of Mike Comegna as Executive Vice President of Finance. Comegna comes to Company after ten years in the private equity business.
April 24, 2005
Company daily podcasting product and radio interviews are listed on Apple iTunes.
February 2, 2005
Company records record-setting day, drawing more than 37 million pageviews on National Signing Day.