David Rung, Sports Information Director
WICHITA – Newman Athletics debuted a fresh look for www.newmanjets.com Thursday morning, part of renewing its contract that will keep the department with Sidearm Sports for the next four years.
The redesigned site will help cater to the varying ways the public consumes its information, allowing fans of the Jets to stay informed in a number of ways.
“We couldn’t be more happy to continue our partnership with Sidearm Sports,” Newman athletic director Vic Trilli said. “They are the best in the business. Our new website gives Jets fans a place to find everything that we’re doing here at Newman, and puts it all together in a format that looks awesome.”
One of the many highlights of the new site is its responsive design, which will adjust the layout according to the size of the viewer’s screen and allow the site to be fully functional on desktops, laptops, tablets and cell phones.
The new site also includes a social media panel on the home page and each sport’s landing page, highlighting posts from the department’s Twitter and Instagram accounts. There is also full integration with Newman Athletics’ YouTube page, providing access to the Jets’ visual media in one click.
The redesign process began in February, with Associate Athletic Director/Sports Information Director David Rung spearheading the operation.
“The long process has been completely worth it in the end,” Rung said. “Sidearm has been great to work with, and our final product will help tell the story of our student-athletes in some fun new ways. We now have the platform to use video and social media right alongside the nuts and bolts like rosters and scores, and put it all together in a beautiful layout.”
Sidearm Sports is the most widely used athletics website provider in college sports, powering over 1,000 sites across all levels of schools, from Division I to high schools. Sidearm also drives Newman’s live video streaming through the Heartland Conference Digital Network.