BY RYAN HELD
Franciscan University’s athletic department released a new mobile app so that Barons fans can receive all the action of every game straight from their phones.
“With Go Barons Front Row, fans can follow the action on all Franciscan teams as if they were in the front row for every game,” said Mary Raskob, director of sports information at Franciscan.
Front Row was created by PrestoSports in partnership with Franciscan University to give any sports fan the experience of being in the front row for every game. The app gives fans access to score updates, statistics, game recaps and more.
The Front Row app gives sports fans a completely personal experience. Every feature of the app can be customized to each and every fan’s individual preferences.
“Receive breaking news, scores and alerts by signing up for notifications,” said Raskob. “Fans click the notifications button on the more tab to enable the alerts and set your sport preferences.”
When signing up for notifications, fans need only register for the sports with which they want to be involved. Be it rugby, soccer, basketball or any other Franciscan sport, the fan has complete control over what he or she hears about .With Go Barons Front Row, fans can access a variety of features, including all the latest scores, statistics and team schedules. The app also features recaps of all athletic events and occasional audio and video links as well as photo galleries.
Raskob said that the biggest advantage of the new app is that it gives the athletic department a much faster way of getting information out to the fans.
“It will provide the athletic department to reach student athletes with up-to-the-minute results and updates as well as send instant reminders of when games are and when photos are posted,” said Raskob.
Go Barons Front Row is available for free on both the Apple App and Google Play stores.