Tuesday, May 14, 2013

CBS Sports partners with 247Sports for College Recruiting coverage

It's no doubt that for most college fans, college recruiting rankings have become a big thing. Three main groups steal most fans attention: Rivals, Scout, and ESPN. Now CBS is entering the fray with one of the smaller unknowns. CBS has announced they will use 247Sports as the official recruiting partner of CBSSports.com. Below is the press release.


Fans Will Have Access to Wall-to-Wall High School, Recruiting and College Sports Coverage

       NEW YORK, NY (May 14, 2013) - CBS Interactive and 247Sports today announced that 247Sports will become the official recruiting partner of CBSSports.com. 247Sports’ premium football and basketball recruiting content will complement CBSSports.com’s college sports coverage and MaxPreps.com’s national high school sports coverage, offering fans in-depth expertise across each platform.

       CBSSports.com will incorporate 247Sports features including team and player rankings such as the 247Composite Team Recruiting Ranking, Crystal Ball commitment prediction engine, Recruiter Rankings, Top 247, news, analysis and more.

       “247Sports’ founders are leaders in the recruiting space, and we’re thrilled to partner more closely with them to deliver the highest quality recruiting content to our audience,” said Jason Kint, Senior Vice President and General Manager of CBSSports.com. “We've already seen success with our recent collaboration for the 2013 National Signing Day, which fueled growth across the site.”

       247Sports content will be featured on a 24/7/365 “Signing Day” page on CBSSports.com, which will serve as the home for live and on-demand video, as well as the MaxWire National Blog on MaxPreps. CBSSports.com will also be the exclusive advertising sales partner for 247Sports.

       “CBSSports.com and MaxPreps.com will provide broad reach and a passionate audience for 247Sports,” said 247Sports Founder and CEO Shannon Terry. “Becoming the official recruiting partner for CBSSports.com showcases our technology and data-driven news products which are changing the way college sports and recruiting fans consume content.”

CBSSports.com provides premium online and mobile content to the connected sports fan, including live and on-demand video, in-depth analysis, breaking news, and scores and statistics across all major sports. CBSSports.com is part of CBS Interactive's portfolio of multiplatform brands, which includes premier Fantasy offerings, high school sports leader MaxPreps, and the CBSSports.com College Network producing more than 150 official collegiate athletic sites.

MaxPreps.com is the leading online high school sports destination, offering the most comprehensive high school sports coverage, with the latest news, analysis, rankings, and streaming content. MaxPreps.com aspires to cover every high school team, game, and player by partnering with over 50,000 coaches throughout the country.

About 247Sports

247Sports is an independent digital sports media company consisting of a network of market-leading college team and affinity sites and a team of national experts and reporters focused on recruiting. Through innovative technology products and a focus on mobile platforms, 247Sports has become a leader in the ever-growing recruiting category. Founded in 2010 by the former founders of Rivals.com, the company is headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn.

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Press Contacts:
Annie Rohrs            646-472-3961   annie.rohrs@cbsinteractive.com   

Matthew Hutchison  415-344-2368   matthew.hutchison@cbsinteractive.com

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