DURHAM,N.C. – For fans interested in keeping up with North Carolina Central University athletic events on their mobile device, there is now an app for that.
The NCCU Department of Athletics has partnered with StepLeader, a digital solutions provider located in Raleigh, N.C., to create an app that is available as a free download on iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) and Android (including the popular Kindle Fire HD) platforms through the App Store or Google Play (search for “NCCU”).
“Our fans no longer have to be tied to their radio or computer to listen to our live game broadcasts,” said NCCU sports information director Kyle Serba. “The app allows fans to take the NCCU Sports Network broadcasts with them wherever they go.”
Besides live audio game broadcasts, the app offers recorded interviews with NCCU coaches and student-athletes, and provides news updates, schedules, results and team rosters.
The app also encourages fan interaction by integrating the primary social media outlets used by NCCU Athletics on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, as well as a feature to submit fan photos.
“Our mobile products are designed to service local communities by providing timely and relevant news stories, including audio and video, so partnering with NCCU, who produces very rich sports content, was a very natural fit,” said Brian Handly, StepLeader CEO. “Thousands of students and alumni will now be able to access sports information from their smartphone or tablet, and we’re excited about the opportunity to work with other universities in the future.”
The NCCU Sports Network app was officially unveiled at halftime of the NCCU men’s basketball game against South Carolina State University on Monday, March 4.