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SWAC to partner with SportStat for wireless technology of games

January 26, 2006

Detroit, Mich. SportStat is partnering with the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) to implement the company’s patented SCORE (Statistics Created Online Real-time Everywhere) technology. The move will allow instant access via mobile phone or website to real-time play-by-play video clips, scores and statistics from select SWAC athletic contests.

SportStat is a Detroit-based sports technology company run by founder Johnny Richardson and former Detroit Lions All-Pro receiver Herman Moore.

“The SCORE wireless application package provides schools, parents, students, alumni, coaches, scouts, and sports enthusiasts the ability to capture and access real-time information from any game at the professional, college, high school or league levels,” explained SportStat CEO and SCORE brainchild Johnny Richardson. “The Southwestern Athletic Conference’s adoption of SCORE will provide a new tool to assist coaches in evaluating team and individual performance throughout the Conference. To be able to provide parents with real-time video clips of their kids’ performance through their mobile phones when they can’t attend the game in person, is huge.”

SWAC officials will beta test the technology with member universities – Alabama A&M, Alabama State, Grambling State, Jackson State, Mississippi Valley State and Southern – during their current college basketball seasons and during the Conference Basketball Tournament in Birmingham, Alabama that runs from March 8 – 11, 2006. SportStat and SWAC officials will work closely with each university as this ramps-out across the Conference to ensure a graceful transition.

“Our goal is to make this a long-term relationship,” said SWAC Commissioner Robert Vowels. “We plan to introduce the SCORE technology league-wide for all SWAC sports, beginning with the 2006 football season. All in all, SCORE provides a highly-sophisticated and time-saving vehicle to access important information for all involved in a team’s success.”

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