UCF Athletics Introduces New Mobile Apps

UCF Athletics Introduces New Mobile Apps

LOS ANGELES and ORLANDO (UCFKnights.com)UCF Athletics and Hopscotch, a mobile-technology leader for sports and live events, launched the school’s first-ever mobile app dedicated to athletics. The UCF Knights app is free and available for immediate download on iOS and Android.

“With such a young, digitally-savvy fan and alumni base, we knew we needed a way to engage fans on mobile,” said Eric DeSalvo, Director of Digital and Social Media for UCF Athletics. “Our Athletics Director Danny White has a progressive mindset and tasked us with delivering a better digital experience for fans than ever before.”

The UCF Knights app provides:
UCF Athletics Introduces New Mobile Apps

    • Info for men’s and women’s teams. Fans can select their favorite student-athletes and sports to personalize app content.
    • Scores: Fans can access live-game scoreboards, box scores and stats via an integration with Stats.com.
    • Schedules: Fans can buy tickets to upcoming home games on their mobile devices via Ticketmaster integration.
    • Loyalty Program: Along with access to student-only Knightmare Rewards, the UCF Athletics app houses Legion Points, which will work with UCF’s corporate partners, too.
    • Breaking news: Fans get exclusive, personalized push notifications, videos, articles and photos, plus social streams.

“UCF had a tremendous opportunity to set their own direction for mobile engagement, and we are overjoyed they partnered with us,” said Laurence Sotsky, Hopscotch Founder and CEO. “We look forward to helping UCF deliver an incredible experience for their fans and sponsors.”

UCF became one of a handful of NCAA Division I schools that have taken autonomous control of their digital media rights when their agreement expired with their prior agency. They are now selling all digital media properties with their own internal team.

“We knew we needed a mobile app that would allow us to activate sponsors in a valuable and compelling way,” said Bill Houston, Associate Athletic Director for Corporate Partnerships at UCF. “We are surrounded by businesses hungry for a way to reach our youthful fans and alumni, and now we have the platform to do so. It is a win for both our sponsors and our fans.”

Hopscotch is a leader in mobile-platform technology.