FOREST, VA -- The United States Collegiate
Athletic Association (USCAA) had its annual convention June 5-8 in
Williamsburg, VA, and one of the scheduled speakers was the
president of College Sports Online, Inc., Rhudy Camper. The
subject of Camper's presentation was keeping Website content
One of the company's clients, Newport News
Apprentice School, is a member of the USCAA and the host of this
The USCAA is composed of schools with small
student populations and varying numbers of sponsored sports within
their athletic departments. However, one thing in common across
the USCAA membership, and across all intercollegiate levels for
that matter, is the need to keep the athletic department Website
fresh enough that viewers will want to return.
Camper's presentation was titled, Who Says
Small-School Athletic Websites Can't Be Interesting?, and he
had the following thoughts about the event.
"College Sports Online presently
numbers nine schools and eight conferences within its client base.
Since we maintain their Websites by posting information provided
by their sports staffs, we know what content is there now, or has
been there in the past. And frankly, a lot of very interesting
"It would seem that passing on
suggestions to the USCAA attendees, based on our experience, would
be helpful and allow them to freshen their own sites."
Among suggestions advanced were posting
student-athlete diaries, releases on student-athletes vs.
academics (focusing on time management), interviews with key
department personnel, and creative use by conference staffs of
The entire presentation is
now posted on this College Sports
Online, Inc. Website.