Defending Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Football Champions Alcorn State University Braves will soon boast the nation’s largest Historically Black College and University owned video scoreboard when they kick off the 2016 season at Spinks-Casem Stadium this fall.
The LED display is expected to measure 65 feet by 25 feet, will feature an impressive 10 mm pixel pitch and a high quality 1952×736 resolution. It will be capable of variable content zoning allowing it to show one large image or it can be divided into multiple smaller windows to show any combination of live video, instant replays, up-to-the-minute statistics, graphics and animations, and sponsorship messages.
University president Alfred Rankins Jr. announced plans and unveiled the design to a packed assembly of alumni gathered on the Lorman campus for commencement weekend activities.
“We are excited to announce this new addition to the Braves football experience and extremely grateful to the Alcorn State University Foundation for its historic investment because it is going to significantly impact the entire Alcorn family from our students to our fans to our valued student athletes,” Rankins said.
ASU Foundation Executive Director and Manager of the Foundation’s Development LLC, Marcus Ward said, “The ASU Foundation is proud to be a part of this project that supports the university, because it’s the foundation for which long-term athletic and business success can be built. Alcorn and its fans will enjoy and benefit from the new experience on football Saturdays in Lorman. This will be a great enhancement and very beneficial for the best school, best team, best fans and best game day atmosphere in all of HBCU football.”
The Foundation’s Development, LLC has contracted with Laurel, Mississippi based Capturion Network, LLC, a division of Busby Companies, a leading multi-format LED display company to construct and operate the new scoreboard.
Athletics Director Derek Horne said, “Alcorn’s fans deserve the biggest and the best. The new video scoreboard will directly impact the performance of our student athletes on the field of play and will enhance our recruiting abilities to prospective student athletes.”
Courtesy: Alcorn State