Fresh Web site for Bronco Athletics

By Sable Stevens

Fresh new web site to feature athletes.

Bronco athletics’ Web site has a new face today with a new look
and additions, but still the same domain of
www.broncoathletics.com.

Sports Information Director and the new Web site’s main-man Mark
Reinhiller, expects the site should be up and running in the
morning by the time he gets to work at 8 a.m.

Reinhiller said the web designing company, Internet Consulting
Services, in New York is three hours ahead and should have it up by
then.

“You can imagine how thrilled I am to reach the end of the
moving walkway because [the site] is so much better,” said
Reinhiller. “You’ll see. People are going to be blown away.”

The new site is user-friendlier, with Cal Poly’s 12 teams split
into the categories of men and women’s sports on the left side of
the home page for quick access and pictures of players in the heat
of the game highlighting the top of the site.

Whereas, the old site featured more text and tabs that lead to
the sports pages and less game images and headlines.

“[People] are going to know the difference from what we’ve got
now, as far as web content,” said Reinhiller. “The look, touch,
feel, the options, everything is different.”

As Cal Poly’s SID, Reinhiller worked closely with the internet
consulting services and sports information distribution engine and
archives management to put the new Web site together since
mid-July. In collaboration with ICS, Reinhiller brought more to the
bronco athletics Web site with player-of-the-game profiles linked
to game recaps, box score links on game pages, a stream of live
stats for basketball and volleyball and a calendar of archives.

“We contracted with an outside company that specializes in
working with web sites that are athletic department specific,” said
Reinhiller. “That excites me to no end because the people that work
for this company have a background in the sports information field.
They have the mindset on how an SID would do their type of
work.”

ICS, which is based in Syracuse, NY, has a working relationship
with most of the schools in Cal Poly’s conference and also runs the
conference web site. Reinhiller finds the new Web site upgrade to
be a critical step forward for his job when much of the work that
is done now by an SID is through the use of a computer.

“Technology has really allowed this job to become more enjoyable
over time,” said Reinhiller. “The job means hard work and long
hours, but anytime you can shorten that time it maximizes [my] time
and makes me a better worker.”

Reach Sable Stevens at: lifestyle@thepolypost.com

Fresh Web site for Bronco Athletics

Aaron Castrejon/Poly Post

Fresh Web site for Bronco Athletics

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