The SUNY Cortland Athletics Department is excited to unveil its newly redesigned website cortlandreddragons.com in partnership with SIDEARM Sports, a Learfield Company. The updated site went live on Wednesday, June 3.
The new design is fully responsive, allowing users to easily access the website on multiple platforms (mobile, desktop, tablet). The redesign also features new looks to team roster and statistical pages, larger images on story pages, and easy navigation to specific areas for fans and prospective student-athletes, while still providing the comprehensive coverage of Cortland's 25 athletic teams that has been a staple of the site since Cortland began working with SIDEARM in 2007.
"I would like to thank everyone who helped make this redesign possible," said Fran Elia, Cortland's sports information director. "Kerri Graber, Joe DeBenedictis and the rest of the team at SIDEARM are incredible to work with. Our on-campus web redesign committee – including Jaclyn Lawrence (assistant athletics director), Alexa Barbato (athletics graduate assistant), Michelle LoGerfo (assistant director of web and digital marketing), Casey Hickey (senior web and digital marketing specialist) and Will Montgomery (assistant director of communications) – did incredible work every step of the way. Alexa, especially, was in constant communication with SIDEARM and provided much of the vision for how the final redesign looks. In addition, Dan Surdam (associate sports information director) and Timothy Evans (sports information intern) worked hard to provide and adjust back-end content necessary for the switch."
"To echo Fran, thank you to all of those involved, this was truly a team effort," said Lawrence. "To our campus, our athletics department, and to SIDEARM, thank you for bringing this concept into a reality. We had the goal of making the new website easier to navigate, more user friendly and accessible. Cortland Athletics has a great story, both past and present. We hope this redesign puts that on full display."