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Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Scoring Changes

Feb. 17, 2009

Cleveland, Ohio - At its recent committee meeting, the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Committee voted to make scoring adjustments in the following sports - baseball, softball, men's water polo, women's water polo (Division I), baseball and softball (Division II); baseball, softball, men's basketball, women's basketball and women's hockey (Division III); and baseball and softball (NAIA).

Under the current point system in most bracketed sports, the teams that finish fifth through eighth are all tied and each receive the same amount of points, since they each lost in the quarterfinals. In the above mentioned sports, the fifth through eighth place teams don't finish tied because of a double-elimination format or because the seventh, fifth and third place match/game is played out.

The new scoring structure will take into account those games and assign points according to a teams finish. In baseball and softball for example, the two teams that finish 0-2 would now receive 73 points, while the two teams that finish 1-2 and tied for fifth would receive 78 points.

If two teams are playing for 7th place, 5th place or 3rd place, scoring adjustments would be made accordingly.

About NACDA: NACDA, now in its 44th year, is the professional and educational association for more than 6,500 college athletics administrators at more than 1,600 institutions throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. More than 2,300 athletics administrators annually attend the NACDA Convention. Additionally, NACDA administers 11 professional associations that come under the umbrella of the Athletics Director. For more information, visit www.nacda.com.

About Learfield Sports: Learfield Sports, a leader in the collegiate sports marketplace for almost four decades, manages the multimedia and sponsorship rights for nearly 50 collegiate institutions including Oklahoma, Penn State, North Carolina, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Alabama, Purdue, Indiana, Miami (Fla.) and Stanford, which has been awarded the Directors' Cup trophy 14 consecutive years. The Dallas-based company also manages corporate partner programs for the Big Ten Conference and the Western Athletic Conference and secures marketing partnerships for the Black Coaches & Administrators (BCA). Learfield Sports (learfieldsports.com) is an operating unit of Jefferson City, Mo.-based Learfield Communications, Inc., which made its initial foray into the world of sports marketing in 1975 as the radio rights holder for the University of Missouri, a client still today.