Konica Minolta Announces 2010-2011 College Basketball Signage Program

November 26, 2010

Sports Marketing Program to Extend into 2010-2011 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Seasons

Ramsey, NJ (Vocus) November 24, 2010

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, today announced that its collegiate sports marketing program will continue into the 2010-2011 basketball season with courtside signage at top-ranked schools for some of the most prominent men’s and women’s basketball programs in the country, including Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan State, Oklahoma, St. John’s, UCLA, and Villanova.

Below is the list of basketball programs included in this year’s marketing initiative, as well as their current ranking in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll (if applicable):

Men’s Basketball Programs                


Georgia Tech                            

Kansas (#6)                            

Kentucky (#9)                            

Michigan State (#2)                        


St. John’s (NY)                         

San Diego State (#22)                    

South Carolina                            


Villanova (#7)                            

Women’s Basketball Programs

Georgia Tech


Michigan State

Oklahoma (#10)

St. John’s (NY) (#24)

San Diego State

South Carolina

UCLA (#13)


Additionally, Konica Minolta’s 2010-2011 signage program includes the following basketball tournaments:

2010 NIT Season Tip-Off

Since its inception in 1985, the NIT Season Tip-Off gives fans the chance to celebrate the start of another season with competitive early season match-ups and encourages fan interest in college basketball at a time of the year when football ““ pro and college ““ are the main interests of the sporting public. The Konica Minolta brand will enjoy great exposure during the Semi-Finals and Finals at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Below is the schedule of games, which will be broadcast on the ESPN Family of Networks:

Semifinal Round / Wednesday, November 24 / ESPN2

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) vs. Tennessee

7p ET

Villanova vs. UCLA

9p ET

Consolidation Game / ESPN or ESPN2

Friday, November 26

2.30p ET

Championship Game / ESPN

Friday, November 26

5p ET

Big West Conference Basketball Tournaments

The Big West Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments, the conference championship tournaments in basketball for the Big West Conference, are single-elimination tournaments where seeding is based on regular season records. The winners receive the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Division I Basketball Championships. Honda Center is the new home for the tournaments that formerly resided in the city of Anaheim over the last ten years.

The Big West Conference Basketball Tournament will take place during the second week of March. Women’s quarterfinal action begins Tuesday, March 8 on campus sites. The action then shifts to the Honda Center on Thursday, March 10 for men’s quarterfinal action. The men’s and women’s semifinals will take place on Friday, March 11 beginning with the women’s games at 12p PT followed by the men’s games at 6.30p PT. Championship Saturday starts at 1p PT on Saturday, March 12 with the women’s final. The men’s final will take place at 5p PT.

“Our investment in sports marketing continues to have a positive impact on our business. We are excited by the possibilities presented with the renewal of our NCAA Signage Program,” said Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “Our sports marketing initiatives have strengthened our overall corporate awareness, and we look forward to our continued success partnering with some of college basketball’s most high-profile programs.”

About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop. For the third consecutive year, Konica Minolta was recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys. For more information, please visit http://www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

Konica Minolta Corporate Contact

James Norberto

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.

+1 201.825.4000


Konica Minolta is a trademark of Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.


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