To sum up FIU's seven-year deal with Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment, announced today:
*VW takes over the selling of advertising and signage in FIU's facilities. They're also responsible for tickets packages and suite sales.
*The contests and games at the stadium/arena for fans attending the game? That's them.
*If rights to an FIU game aren't already assigned by Conference USA's deals with various partners, VW can shop them around to local radio or TV stations.
FIU expects the deal to bring in $9.1 million over the seven years.
This offseason, the athletic department finally hired a dedicated video person, which should improve the production qualities of the PantherVision broadcasts as well as any in-house produced video materials.