ST. CLOUD, MINNESOTA, DEC. 3, 2021 – The Big Ten has teamed up with Marco Technologies in a partnership that features Marco as the Official Business IT Partner of the Big Ten Conference, as well as a marketing partner of the Big Ten Network. This includes the Big Ten Football Championship Game on Dec. 4 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament, Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, Big Ten Men’s Hockey Tournament and regular season men’s basketball games.
“Marco Technologies and their deep knowledge of the Big Ten Conference makes for an ideal partnership,” said Jack Brown, vice president of ad sales at the Big Ten Network. “We are thrilled Marco has come on board and will be utilizing a multi-platform approach to support our conference, schools, network and millions of Big Ten fans around the world.”
Established in 1896, the Big Ten Conference is recognized as one of intercollegiate sports’ most successful undertakings. The Big Ten strives for success from its students not only on the field and in the classroom, but around the world as well. Big Ten programs have combined to win more than 450 team and 1,800 individual national championships, consistently taking home individual honors for athletic and academic accomplishments.
“It’s exciting to be aligned with the Big Ten Conference, which has an impact on and off the field, court and rink in communities we serve across our 12-state footprint,” said Dawn Zimmerman, Marco’s Chief Marketing Officer. “As the business technology partner of the Big Ten, we appreciate the opportunity to help more organizations optimize their IT and security to position their teams for success.”
The partnership with the Big Ten Conference will enable Marco to connect with fans through a variety of platforms. “More than 125 years after its inception, the Big Ten remains a national leader in intercollegiate athletics, and Marco is proud to be a corporate sponsor,” Zimmerman said. “Marco recognizes the scope and dedication of the Big Ten fan base, and tying our brand with the Big Ten provides an exciting opportunity to connect with fans at the games and watching from home.”
About The Big Ten Conference
Founded in 1896, Big Ten has sustained a comprehensive set of shared practices and policies that enforce the priority of academics in the lives of students competing in intercollegiate athletics and emphasize the values of integrity, fairness and competitiveness. The broad-based programs of the 14 Big Ten institutions will provide over $240 million in direct financial support to more than 9,800 students for more than 11,000 participation opportunities on 350 teams in 42 different sports. Big Ten sponsors 28 official conference sports, 14 for men and 14 for women.
About The Big Ten Network
A joint venture between the Big Ten Conference and Fox Networks, Big Ten Network is the first internationally distributed network dedicated to covering one of the premier collegiate conferences in the country. With more than 1,700 events across all platforms, the 24/7 network is the ultimate destination for Big Ten fans and alumni across the country, allowing them to see their favorite teams, regardless of where they live. The Fox Sports App is the digital extension of the Big Ten Network, delivering live games and on-demand programming to Big Ten Network customers via the web, smartphones, and tablets. Network events include football, men’s and women’s basketball games, dozens of Big Ten Olympic sports and championship events, studio shows and classic games. Original programming highlights activities and accomplishments of some of the nation’s finest universities, including the Emmy-nominated The Journey. The network is carried by all the major video distributors across the United State and Canada, such as DIRECTV, DISH, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-Verse, Charter Spectrum, Xfinity, Altice USA, Cox Communications, Mediacom, RCN, WOW!, and approximately 300 additional video providers across North America. Big Ten Network is also available through the majority of streaming providers, including AT&T TV, fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, TVision, Vidgo and YouTube TV. For additional information, please visit www.btn.com.
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