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American University Selects XCO SportsLink to Launch Mobile Smartphone App for Fans


McLean, VA, March 11, 2011 --(PR.com)-- American University Athletics announced today that it will launch AUeagles Mobile, its smartphone application that will be available in March. The Eagles will work with XCO SportsLink to develop a new smartphone application for American University Athletics.

The app will cost $1.99 per school year and will feature up-to-date scores, video capabilities, exclusive content and live radio broadcasts for American University’s 16 Division I teams. Additionally, the app will connect students, alumni and friends to American Athletics’ interactive social media tools, contests and games, team updates and schedules. The application will be designed to specifically give fans the ability to access exclusive information anytime, anywhere.

AUeagles will be available for download from the iTunes Store, Android Marketplace, and BlackBerry App World. Simply search AUeagles.

“We are excited to offer this new AUeagles app,” commented Keith Gill, AU Director of Athletics and Recreation. “We believe the app will be another great tool to help us connect with Eagles fans. Plus, it’s just really cool.”

Key features of AUeagles will include:

· Live radio broadcast of all American University men’s basketball home games (feed will be provided by WTOP Radio)
· Broadcast of the Jeff Jones Radio Show
· New video features
· Social network capabilities
· Team information, calendars and game schedules
· Access to American University promotions and online store for merchandise and tickets

“With the number of smartphone users which now number over 63 million in the US, American University athletics quickly recognized the importance of creating a valuable mobile solution to connect with their fans,” said Alan Hayman, President of XCO SportsLink. “We have worked closely with Keith and his team in identifying their specific mobile needs and opportunities, and XCO is looking forward to working with the AU athletic department to drive further success in their mobile engagement.”

The advancement of technology has allowed American Athletics to enhance the online streaming capabilities at AUeagles.com. With the addition of mobile devices, this will allow a more comprehensive coverage of American University’s 16 Division I teams. By leveraging new technology to connect with fans, the Eagles have positioned themselves as leaders in the sports industry. The goal of the mobile app is to connect Eagles fans with an expanding audience of smartphone users which, according to comScore, now number over 63 million in the U.S. The Eagles app will serve as a direct window into team news, special offers, and exclusive content.

Promotions and internal links for current sponsor partners can be embedded into the program for marketable and measurable ROI opportunities, creating a new and expansive platform for current and future American University corporate partners to reach fans.

About XCO SportsLink
XCO SportsLink is a smartphone technology company based in McLean, Virginia. With the ever-increasing opportunities created by the mobile media market, XCO strives to leverage their knowledge to create unique and profitable benefits for its clients. XCO uses its rich experience in software development to create innovative and effective marketing solutions across a range of organizational structures. For more information about XCO SportsLink's solutions, go to www.xcosportslink.com.

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