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 fourth 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 second 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 daughter, Kinsley, in Woodway, TX.
Matt Iazzetti (Baylor, 1997) is in his fifrth year with Baylor IMG and his first 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.
Banks Shepherd (Ole Miss, 2009) is starting his first year as an Account Executive for Baylor IMG Sports Marketing. Prior to joining Baylor, Banks was an Account Executive for LSU Sports Properties for two seasons. He also had previous stops at Ole Miss, where he served as a Development Assistant for the UMAA Foundation, and Vanderbilt, interning for both the marketing and development offices. He earned his masters in sport administration from Belmont University in 2011. Banks is a native of Jackson, Mississippi.
Katlyn Muller (Baylor, 2012) is in her first 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 27th year broadcasting Baylor Football in 2013. This is Morris' 19th year as the signature voice of Baylor Athletics since succeeding the legendary Frank Fallon. Entering the 2013 season, Morris has broadcast 290 consecutive Baylor Football games. Morris also hosts daily Baylor and Big 12 reports plus the Baylor Hour.
Three-time Academic All-American J.J. Joe returns for his 10th 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 and is one of the school's most decorated student-athletes as a three-time Academic All-American. 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 14th 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 and serves as President of Waco's First National Bank of Central Texas.
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 Hillcrest-IMG Network Studios.
Every play of Baylor Football 2013 is available online at www.BaylorBears.com and on Sirius satellite radio.
For additional information on the multi-media rights held by Baylor IMG Sport Marketing or for corporate partnership/advertising opportunities, call 254.710.3271.
Baylor/IMG Sports Staff
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