Baylor University and IMG College are in the fourth year of a ten-year agreement that provides the company with exclusive multi-media rights for the school's highly successful 19-sport intercollegiate athletics program. Baylor IMG Sports Marketing is on pace to set record sales revenue for Baylor University entering into their ninth year.
Baylor is guaranteed an annual rights fee and shares in additional revenues while IMG owns the rights to all sales and marketing opportunities associated with Baylor sports, including a radio network for all sports, print advertising in various athletic department publications, all signage in university athletic facilities, intellectual property, in-venue promotions, and digital assets.
The industry leader in collegiate sports marketing partnerships, IMG college currently owns the multi-media rights for more than 80 university, conference and bowl game partnerships around the nation, including Washington, BYU, Texas, Ohio State, Georgia and Florida, to name a few.
Brian George (Baylor, 2007) is entering his fourth year as General Manager of the property. He previously was employed by the Houston Texans as a Corporate Development Manager for five seasons. Prior to his time with the Texans, Brian worked with Time Warner Cable Media Sales and the San Antonio Spurs. He lives with his wife, Betsy; and two children, Kinsley and Weston, in Woodway, TX.
Matt Iazzetti (Baylor, 1997) is in his eighth year with Baylor IMG as Associate General Manager. He joined the Baylor IMG team from Waco's KWTX-TV, where he worked for seven years, the last five as sports director. Matt lives with his wife Emily and son, Paller in Waco, TX.
Banks Shepherd (Ole Miss, 2009) is in his second year as an Account Executive for Baylor IMG Sports Marketing. Previously, Banks served as an Account Executive for LSU Sports Properties. Prior to that, he held positions in development for Ole Miss and the marketing and development offices of Vanderbilt. He holds a masters in sport administration from Belmont University. Banks is a native of Jackson, Mississippi.
Katlyn Muller (Baylor, 2012) is entering her fourth year as the Partner Services Coordinator for Baylor IMG Sports Marketing. She previously was a marketing intern and a marketing coordinator at Madison Square Garden. Muller is a native of New Jersey.
Bears fans will once again be able to follow every exciting play of Baylor Football this season on the Baylor IMG Sports Network thanks to its experienced crew of professionals who broadcast the action worldwide.
The "Voice of the Bears," John Morris (Baylor, 1980), enters his 29th year broadcasting Baylor Football in 2015. This is Morris' 21st year as the signature voice of Baylor Athletics since succeeding the legendary Frank Fallon. Entering the 2015 season, Morris has broadcast 315 consecutive Baylor Football games. He was a finalist for Texas Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association in 2013 and has also been behind the mic for Baylor Basketball, Women's Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Volleyball, Soccer, Track & Field, Equestrian, and Men's & Women's Tennis.
Three-time Academic All-American J.J. Joe returns for his 12th season as color analyst. The Bears' leading passer for four consecutive seasons from 1990-1993, Joe graduated as Baylor's career passing and total offense leader. He serves as a partner and the Chief Financial Officer for Beverly Sue Global Services. Joe was inducted into the Baylor Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006.
Ricky Thompson returns for his 16th season providing sideline color and analysis. Thompson is a former SWC long jump champion and was the Bears' leading receiver in 1975 before embarking on a seven-year NFL career. He is also a member of the Baylor Athletic Hall of Fame, inducted in 1992.
Bob Baker is the football broadcast engineer and handles the same duties for B.U. Basketball as well. Bradford Hines returns as studio host in the Baylor Scott & White Health-IMG Network Studios.
Every play of Baylor Football 2015 is available online at www.BaylorBears.com, Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, and the TuneIn App.
For additional information on the multi-media rights held by Baylor IMG Sport Marketing or for corporate partnership/advertising opportunities, call 254.710.3271.
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