• STEEL CURTAIN U

    BUILDING POWERFUL PARTNERSHIPS

  • small colleges
    big impact

    We are small college sports. The allure of major colleges is strong, but there is a hidden gem in NCAA Division II and NAIA. For marketers and sponsors, there is an untapped, uncluttered space in (so-called) small colleges that captures fans, students, alumni and campus administrators.

     

    SCU can provide national reach from Alaska to Florida as well as targeted local to regional opportunities with individual conferences. Our conference partners encompass 200+ colleges, 1 million students, and more than 5 million alumni. Best of all, they control their own media, allowing for customized promotions to big audiences through broadcast, web and social.

  • our conference partners

    We represent and partner with these outstanding college athletic conferences and associations.

    California Collegiate Athletic Association

    NCAA DII
    CA

    Central Atlantic
    Collegiate Conf.

    NCAA DII

    NJ, PA, DE, NY, CT

    Conference
    Carolinas

    NCAA DII

    NC, SC, GA, TN

    Great American

    Conference

    NCAA DII
    AR, OK

    Great Northwest

    Athletic Conference

    NCAA DII
    WA, OR, AK, ID, MT, BC

    Lone Star

    Conference

    NCAA DII

    TX, NM, OK, AR

    Peach Belt

    Conference

    NCAA DII
    GA, SC, FL, NC

    Rocky Mountain
    Athletic Conference

    NCAA DII
    CO, SD, UT, NE, NM

    Sunshine State

    Conference

    NCAA DII

    FL

    Golden State
    Athletic Conference

    NAIA

    CA, AZ

    Kansas Collegiate
    Athletic Conference

    NAIA

    KS, MO, NE, OK

    Mid-South
    Conference

    NAIA

    KY, TN, GA, OH

    Red River
    Athletic Conference

    NAIA

    TX, LA, NM

    Sooner
    Athletic Conference

    NAIA

    OK, TX, AR, KS, AZ

    Southern States
    Athletic Conference

    NAIA

    AL, GA, MS, FL, LA

    Sun
    Conference

    NAIA

    FL, GA, SC

    Wolverine-Hoosier
    Athletic Conference

    NAIA

    MI, OH, IN

    The Summit
    League

    NCAA DI

    ND, SD, CO, IL, IN, NE, OK

    CCCAA

    Community Colleges

    CA

  • Our Team

    We have an experienced team with decades of sports marketing and sponsorship experience.

    Darin David

    President

    An avid fan of a team from Steel City, Darin brings more than 20 years of sponsorship experience from major brands (Frito Lay, Wells Fargo, HP) and global properties (NFL, MLB, Davis Cup). He knows how brands view successful partnerships.

    John Burnett

    Partner

    You don't drive more than half a billion in sales without knowing a thing or two about the sports industry. John played a key role in the growth of FOX's regional networks and was in sales leadership for FOX Sports Southwest and ESPN.

    Bill Spicer

    Partner

    With more than 30 years as THE sponsorship expert at Dr Pepper, Bill has an eye for how to get the most out of a deal. He outperformed those other two soda companies while attaching the brand to college conferences and pro sports properties.

  • Sponsor: barnes & noble college

    We have launched 13 conference partnerships with BNC! We're working with the #1 campus bookstore in support of conference academic programs.

    Sponsor: HomeTown ticketing

    We are proud to partner with HTT as the official online ticket provider for 18 of our conferences.

    Sponsor: CANDID WORLDWIDE

    We launched our new partnership with Candid Worldwide and CCAA. Looking forward to creating a higher level of event and conference branding!

    sponsor: SAMSUNG

    Launching with six conference partnerships, Samsung brings technology solutions to college athletics. The electronics giant is creating video boards for SoFi Stadium in L.A. and Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

    sponsor: Under armour

    Under Armour partners with six of our conferences while providing the best in uniforms and apparel to many member universities.

    sponsor: GEICO

    GEICO was our first corporate partner and, currently, the insurance giant sponsors four SCU conferences.

    sponsor: Studio architects

    Studio Architects has extensive experience with SEC and esports venues, and they are bringing their capabilities to members of the Peach Belt Conference.

    sponsor: jimmy John's

    Freaky fast sandwich makers at Jimmy John's have signed on with Sunshine State Conference to support road teams and players of the week.

    sponsor: herff jones

    Just announced two partnerships with Herff Jones as the official championship ring provider for four conference partners (GAC, PBC, RRAC, SAC).

    sponsor: Nike - bsn sports

    We recently launched a partnership with Nike and BSN Sports as the official apparel partners of the Sooner Athletic Conference.

    sponsor: NEVCO sports

    We're excited to welcome Nevco as a new sponsor to Sunshine State Conference. Nevco carries a strong history as scoreboard/video board experts.

    Sponsor: Raising cane's

    Raising Cane's focuses on making excellent chicken fingers and leveraging college partnerships including two of our conferences.

  • LAUNCH ESPORTS

    We formed a joint venture with Mainline to assist conferences and colleges as they navigate the world of esports. Click below to visit the Launch Esports website and learn more about our tailored programs.

  • STRATEGIC PARTNERS

    We provide sponsorship development and facilitate hospitality access for College Football Playoff, the biggest event in college football.

    Experts in high school sports marketing, 35TEN partners with Steel Curtain U on sponsorship opportunities that span prep/college.

  • CONTACT US TODAY

    So we can start building a customized partnership for your brand.

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