247Sports.com To Replace Rivals As Online Selection Partner For All-American Bowl
Tennessee-based 247Sports.com has signed a long-term agreement to become the official online selection partner of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and U.S. National Combine. An annual showcase of the country's top high school football players, the All-American Bowl is held each January and shown live on NBC. It has seen 238 participants drafted by NFL teams. In addition to becoming the online selection partner for the game, 247Sports.com will receive in-game branding, exclusive player data and post-practice interview access, among other assets. The previous online selection partner for the event was Rivals.com, a deal signed in '07 by execs now running 247Sports.com. "When sports fans think of college football recruiting, there are two events that come to mind," said 247Sports.com Founder & CEO Shannon Terry, who is the former CEO of Rivals.com, in a company memo. "One is National Signing Day, and the other is the U.S. Army All-American Bowl."