Bigteams

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BigTeams, LLC
Industry High School Sports Entertainment
Founded March 2002
Headquarters Warrenton, Virginia, USA
Website www.bigteams.com

BigTeams develops athletic websites for high schools in both the United States and Canada. These websites allow coaches and athletic directors to update sports related content for the public such as rosters, news, photos, and schedules. Each BigTeams website is branded for the particular school including their color schemes and mascots.[1] These websites also allow the schools to generate income through advertising sales.[2] BigTeams has developed these websites for some of the nations most well known high schools including T. C. Williams High School. Since its inception most of BigTeams competitors have gone out of business including Online Athletics Interactive[3] while those remaining have been purchased by larger corporations such as the Schedule Star sale to Gannett Company.[4] BigTeams on the other hand remains privately held and has reduced its pricing to $50 per month.[5]

BigTeams was recently[when?] awarded the contract to provide every high school in the state of Virginia an athletic website by the VHSL (Virginia High School League), making it the only state in the country with a state-wide high school athletic system.[6]

Early in its development BigTeams received an endorsement from former West Virginia University head football coach Don Nehlen saying, "I wish I had had one of these back when I was coaching high school football." [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas Heath (November 27, 2011). "A Christmas tale about a new business". Washington Post. 
  2. ^ Greg Wyshynski (February 03, 2005). "Web Sites Opening Doors for Boosters". Alexandria Gazette. 
  3. ^ "Online Athletics Interactive". onlineathletics.net. Archived from the original on 29 December 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-28. 
  4. ^ Katy Bachman (Aug 19, 2010). "Gannett Expands Hyper-Local Sites". Adweek. 
  5. ^ "BigTeams". BigTeams.com. Retrieved 2010-12-26. 
  6. ^ "VHSL". VHSL.org. Retrieved 2011-07-18. 
  7. ^ "BigTeams". BigTeams.com. Retrieved 2010-12-26.