May 8, 2008

Providence, Rhode Island - Brown University has announced a long-term agreement with Nelligan Sports Marketing, Inc. (NSM), for the exclusive right to manage its athletic sponsorships and marketing rights.

"Nelligan Sports Marketing has a proven track record of increasing the reach of not only a school's athletic department, but the university as a whole. Their team understands Brown's unique commitment to student-athletes, and we are confident they will seek out corporate partners with a similar dedication to excellence," said Michael Goldberger, the Bears' Director of Athletics. "We are excited about the prospect of working together to strengthen this tradition."

"We are proud to begin working with Brown University," said NSM's Executive Vice President, Mike Palisi. "This is a great opportunity for Corporate America to be associated with one of the world's most prestigious institutions. Brown University defines excellence at the highest level, and we look forward to building a corporate partners program with elite regional and national corporate relationships that best represents this great University."

Founded in 1764, Brown University is the 7th oldest and one of the most esteemed universities in the nation, providing a superlative undergraduate experience as well as exciting programs in graduate and medical education. The University has achieved its current preeminence by hewing to a collaborative university-college model in which faculty are as committed to teaching as they are to research, and by embracing a unique curriculum that requires students to be architects of their education. Carrying on an intercollegiate athletic tradition over 100 years old, and as a member of the Ivy League, Brown has the nation's fourth largest athletic program - 37 intercollegiate teams in all, 17 for men, 20 for women - and the largest athletic program in the country for women.

Nelligan Sports Marketing, Inc., based in Little Falls, NJ, provides sales and marketing expertise for sports properties worldwide. NSM is dedicated to building long-term relationships with clients through exceptional management of the properties represented and by maximizing revenue growth through their corporate relationships. NSM represents some of the elite college properties, including the Pac-10 Conference, the Horizon League, Colorado State University, Eastern Michigan University, Fairfield University, Florida Atlantic University, Indiana State University, University of Louisville, Marquette University, Middle Tennessee State University, Newberry College, Princeton University, Providence College, Rutgers University, West Virginia University, University of Wisconsin at Green Bay, Wright State University, the Colonial Athletic Association and its twelve (12) member institutions, Florida Citrus Sports, including the Capital One Bowl and the Champs Sports Bowl. For more information about Nelligan Sports Marketing, please visit