Athletic website gets new interactive page

The Carnegie Mellon Athletics website recently underwent a major overhaul. The site was given a complete facelift with larger photos and a greater emphasis on fan interaction. The site was introduced to Carnegie Mellon on Sept. 28.

The athletics department is thrilled by the new website. Director of Athletics Susan Bassett said, “Our Athletics Communication staff conducted an excellent process including athletics department staff and colleagues from across campus to produce a website that reflects the department vision and mission.”

According to Associate Director of Athletics Josh Centor, the site has been redesigned to showcase Carnegie Mellon athletes “on and off the field of play.”

The new Fan Zone button links users to a page containing stories about athlete and alumni activities outside their sport in addition to the Captain’s Chair section, which showcases a team captain’s experiences with Tartan athletics and their leadership experiences.

Fans can now easily find multiple sports calendars, results, and live webcasting statistics to better follow sporting events and games, even if they cannot be there in person. The new website has the opportunity for more “dynamic content,” Centor said.

While the website has undergone stylistic and organizational redesign, much of the content is the same. The human interest stories about the athletes and alumni and the Captain’s Chair were on the previous site, but were harder to locate. Junior biological studies and Russian histories double major and Science and Humanities Scholar Brendan MacNabb plays on the baseball team and writes the recaps of the games, so he often uses the athletics website. “While the site looks much better stylistically, some of the content is still lacking,” he said

This website is “a great vehicle to tell the story of some fantastic men and women,” Centor said. “We are thrilled with the redesign.”