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Thursday, October 20, 2005

Some Scoreboard Insight

I just came across this information on South Dakota State's website. They just had a deal with Daktronics similar to ours for next year. Very nice indeed. Here is a picture:

This is their new football scoreboard. The scoreboard is 121 feet wide by 56 feet tall with the video screen being 28 feet wide by 17 feet tall. By comparison, Colgate's scoreboard is supposed to be 64 feet wide by 42 feet tall with a video screen of 22 feet wide by 12 feet tall.

So basically it looks like Colgate's scoreboard will be the main section there of SDSU's, about 10 yards shorter and what, 70% screen size? For Andy Kerr I think that will be just fine. No, in fact, outstanding. Will this mean that Colgate goes from 'worst to first' in terms of Patriot League scoreboards? Does anyone else have this type of set up in our league?

We do not appear to be getting video screens for Cotterell or Starr rink, so the rest of the SDSU site isn't really applicable. Without a TV game feed for each contest like football now enjoys with Time Warner, I guess that makes sense. But don't a lot of hockey games get shown through CUTV? Couldn't they do a feed?

Either way, it's a serious step up for football and a nice step up for the other sports. Good job Dave Roach.


  • Let's hope it is done tastefully. I don't want to cheese-up ourcharming field.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:07 PM  

  • I don't think it will be cheesy in anyway. If anything, I think it will upgrade the look of our stadium and we might get some more casual fans interested when they can see instant replay of big plays on the video board. That is definitely a step towards the big time that I think fans will respond too.

    The template for these scoreboards is pretty set. Colgate will basically be putting Alliance Bank, Time Warner, the Colgate Inn, McDonalds, etc. in the places that SDSU has stuff now. We'll have a banner up top and maybe somethings on the sides. I think it would be hard to screw this up. I hope!

    By Blogger colgate13, at 1:21 PM  

  • Roach banned CUTV from televising games because he thinks it will help attendance.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:07 PM  

  • That's right! I forgot about that.

    Bad job Dave Roach - Bad!

    I think us hockey fans would love to see a goal replay on the big board. :(

    By Blogger colgate13, at 2:21 PM  

  • No replay boards are planned for Starr Rink and Cotterell Court ... just message centers.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:10 PM  

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