As easy as saying, “presto!” the Clayton State University Athletic Department, home of the 2011 NCAA Division II women’s basketball national champions, has a new website that’s as quick as the Lakers’ full court pressure.
That’s presto, as in Presto Sports in Rockville, Md., which designed the new site which will allow Clayton State Athletics to take fuller advantage of social media and video in promoting the Lakers.
The new Athletics web page is still linked to the Clayton State University home page at www.clayton.edu, however, there’s a new URL for Laker Athletics; http://www.claytonstatesports.com. That’s right, the Lakers are now a Dot Com.
The move to a new website is in keeping with the rest of the Peach Belt Conference – all of the other Peach Belt members (except one) have Presto Sports websites and, in general, many Division II athletic programs are moving to having their websites created by outside vendors like Presto. As a result, all of the Peach Belt sites (and the conference website) are intertwined, meaning that Clayton State game coverage can now be automatically updated as the games are in progress. There also are a lot more live stats available, and a better video system, since the entire Peach Belt uses Ustream. Thus, all Peach Belt basketball games will be on live streaming video.
Other features of the new website include the ability to do text, Facebook and Twitter blasts. Individuals can register to have text results as well as Facebook and Twitter posts sent direct to their cell phones. In addition, the graphics quality on the new website is better, since better photos can be loaded onto the new site.
Having just rolled out the new website this week, it’s still a work in progress as far as results for past seasons are concerned. For now, there is a link to the old website for past season results