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September 23, 2011

Enhanced statistics set to launch this weekend for Gallaudet athletics

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Fans of Gallaudet University athletics will find a new look and feel to team and player pages for a majority of the varsity sports offered by the Bison this weekend. Sports that use Stat Crew software to record their statistics are transferring from the old standard HTML set-up to PrestoSports’ Enhanced Statistics package that is powered by XML files. Enhanced statistics provides the user a dynamic real-time option to display box scores, cumulative team and league statistics as well as player pages with detailed breakdowns and game-by-game stats.

What users can expect with the change is a cleaner and user-friendlier layout when navigating through team’s statistics pages. The initial rollout includes football, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball. Men’s and women’s basketball will follow in the winter and baseball and softball will debut in the spring.

“We are excited to upgrade our statistical pages to a more modern look and feel. Viewers can now enjoy viewing Bison statistics in a similar layout that is used by many major sports websites. I applaud PrestoSports for offering this service to their clients, free of charge, as it helps to give our program a more first-class feel,” said Gallaudet University Sports Information Director Sam Atkinson.

For the sports that have the enhanced statistics option you will now find a mini box score displayed in every game story plus player bio pages have been upgraded as well. Another advantage of using the enhanced statistic option is statistics can update seconds after a game is over if the teams playing are using Live Stats, in which case the XML file will automatically be sent to both schools and conferences when the game is over.

The enhanced statistics pages are printer friendly when you click on the “Printer Friendly” button in the upper right corner of the page. At the top of each sports’ team page you find links for the new enhanced statistics labeled “Statistics” and also a link to the old HTML look titled “Stats (HTML)” in case you prefer that look and feel.