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January 25, 2000

Daktronics Renews Its Status As A NACDA Corporate Partner

CLEVELAND -- Daktronics, Inc., a manufacturer of scoreboards and message centers, has renewed its contract as a corporate partner of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). The new term is for a three-year period, running through May 2002.

Daktronics manufactures scoreboards for all sports and all levels of collegiate competition; message centers in lamp, reflective and LED technologies; and 65,536-color video message centers. Additionally, the company provides marketing assistance, installation supervision, maintenance training and programming services.

Daktronics has scoreboards at colleges and universities all over the country including at the Universities of Florida, Iowa and South Dakota.

"We are very pleased Daktronics has elected to renew their corporate partnership with NACDA for another three years," says Bob Vecchione, NACDA associate executive director. "Daktronics was our inaugural sponsor and they have become the benchmark for NACDA's entire corporate sponsorship program. This renewal is significant because it reinforces our membership's desire to support NACDA's corporate partners and allows us to pursue additional sponsors that complement the NACDA profile."

NACDA, which is now in its 35th year, is the professional and educational association for more than 6,100 college athletics directors, associates, assistants and conference administrators at more than 1,600 institutions throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Through its series of management seminars, clinics and workshops and publication of the bi-monthly magazine Athletics Administration, NACDA offers educational opportunities to its members. More than 1,200 athletics administrators annually attend the NACDA Convention. NACDA also owns and operates the two preseason football games, the Kickoff and Pigskin Classics. Additionally, NACDA operates the Sears Directors' Cup program, which honors the all-sports champion in each of the NCAA Divisions -- I, II and III -- and the NAIA, for a total of four trophies.