POSTED BY: Jeff Rubin ON April 1, 2014

  SYRACUSE, New York and LEXINGTON, Kentucky – SIDEARM Sports announced today that it has teamed up with Volar Video to offer NCAA DIII institutions free SD+ streaming. Through this collaboration, SIDEARM has integrated Volar’s innovative Production Truck® streaming technology into its adaptive content management solution, enabling conferences and institutions to overcome the challenge of capturing and streaming live video in a cost-efficient, turnkey manner and creating the best possible viewing experience for fans. As a result of this partnership, Volar is providing its Production Truck® Standard Definition Plus (SD+) streaming software free of charge to all current and new …

POSTED BY: chrisk ON October 30, 2013

SIDEARM Sports is proud to present the Burly for 30 Challenge! As we move closer to the end of another amazingly successful year, we’d like to take a chance to give something back to the community that we’re so proud and fortunate to be a part of. Over the past two years, for the month of November, all of the employees of SIDEARM Sports and our nearly 700 partners have lent our faces to raise nearly $25,000 for a cause. In 2011, we raised money for cancer research. In 2012, we honored the life of Rex Fleming, son of Abilene …

POSTED BY: joed ON August 19, 2013

The state of the web is ever evolving. The days of having just a creative and functional website for your desktop are long gone as everything now shifts towards mobile functionality. Keeping this in mind, one of the most exciting updates we have to announce this summer is SIDEARM Adaptive. This is a shift from the traditional mobile site to a fully adaptive version of your website. Now when users call up your site on a device other than a desktop or laptop computer, the site will adapt its look and feel to present a unique user-experience and still provide …

POSTED BY: joed ON August 8, 2013

As web trends continue to shift towards more mobile compatibility, social integration and the transition away from using flash media, SIDEARM Sports is excited to announce the release of our new site Photo Galleries. These new galleries feature some major enhancements, including the change from being Flash based to HTML5. To access the new galleries, replace your current address with /galleries, an example would be http://www.macbulldogs.com/galleries. The transition away from using Flash to HTML5 not only allows to the galleries to load quick and flow more seamlessly, but it also translates to them being fully compatible with any device. So …

POSTED BY: joed ON January 10, 2013

For the past several weeks we have been testing a new feature that will allow scores & XML box scores to be shared amongst SIDEARM Schools.  This process should eliminate the need to share XML files via email and away team SID’s will no longer need to worry about updating their sites with scores/xml files. This feature is being rolled out on Friday, January 11, 2013. Most importantly, while we believe this is a great value to all schools, we will not force any client to use this feature.  If you do wish not to use this feature you can …

POSTED BY: joed ON January 9, 2013

We hope everyone enjoyed the Holiday season and had a chance to take some time off to spend with friends and family. As each of you get back into the swing of things, we wanted to pass along some additions we made to the software during the winter break. Quick Nav At the top of the SIDEARM Menu, there is now a search icon which will expand when hovered over or by typing ‘Control+Q’ on your keyboard. This is your Quick Nav search bar that will allow you to easily jump to different areas in SIDEARM. Here, you can type …

POSTED BY: Jeff Rubin ON November 26, 2012

I always think of collegiate athletics as one large extended family.  And like a large family, many of us look forward to seeing each other at CoSIDA or one of the other national conventions.  However, it is in times of need that families often times show their strength and prove that they are there for one another.  This is one of those times. 10yr. old Rex Fleming passed away last night after a two year courageous battle with cancer.  As many of you know, Rex’s father is Lance Fleming, director of athletics for media relations at Abilene Christian University.   Last …

POSTED BY: Jeff Rubin ON September 25, 2012

You have always had the ability to resize, crop and rotate images you upload into SIDEARM. Well now, you also can edit the color and filter options to images you upload. When editing your photo you will see the option ‘Color and Filter Options.’ Click on the bar (the Size and Rotation Options will collapse) and you will see choices for Gray Scale, Sepia, Equalize, Canny Edge, Remove Noise and Invert. Clicking on any of those choices will immediate change your photo. You can also use the slide rules to adjust the Oil Painting Value, Saturation Value, Contrast Value, Brightness …

POSTED BY: joed ON September 21, 2012

In the last month, YouTube began making changes to how video tags were handled on their site. These tags were removed from the front end view of videos and most recently they phased out providing tags for videos via their API feeds. This change meant that SIDEARM could no longer utilize these tags to display videos to sport specific pages. To rectify this situation, our team of programmers came up with an improved way of posting videos to sport specific pages. This will also give you more control to in choosing what videos appear and in what order they show …

POSTED BY: joed ON September 14, 2012

If you went to add an image into your site today, you might have noticed a new option appearing below the usual “browse” and “preview” buttons. This new row has a button titled “Get Gallery Image” followed by a dropdown menu which lists all of the galleries that you have loaded onto your site. This is all part of a new feature that will allow users to import images from their photo galleries to be used for stories or other areas of the website. The process for importing an image is pretty simple. First you will select the gallery you …