Gridiron rivals, cyberspace partners

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UGA and 11 other Southeastern Conference institutions joined to launch the SEC Academic Network, a Web site designed to promote academic endeavors. The site—www.secacademicnetwork.com—was established by the SEC in partnership with ESPN and the member universities.

“A focus on the quality and variety of the SEC’s academic and service endeavors was important to my fellow presidents and me during the negotiation of this landmark contract with ESPN,” said UGA President Michael F. Adams. “The launch of the SEC Academic Network Web site with ESPN 360 is an opportunity for us to tell the story of how our institutions are having a direct and positive impact on this region and the world.”

The Academic Network, developed using technology and coordination from ESPN Digital Media and Origin Digital, will feature content from every institution ranging from research, innovation and economic development to community partnerships, civic engagement and service.