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Vol. 1 Issue 1 - Fall 2011
Greetings from MSU in Bozeman,
As we prepare for the 2011-2012 academic year, we are pleased to introduce the inaugural issue of the Bobcat Gear Gazette. Our goal with this newsletter is twofold: first, we want to develop better communication and stronger relationships with our retailers; and second, we want to foster connections between licensees, retailers and fans to continue to increase sales and availability of MSU and Bobcat gear across the state. To that end, we plan to send three newsletters per year—summer, fall and spring—that will provide information about sales, promotions, merchandise and upcoming events.
This fall we look forward to unveiling the newly enhanced Bobcat stadium. Season tickets for the new seats in the South end zone have already sold out, and Bobcat fans are eager for football season to kick off. This is a great opportunity to encourage our fans to wear their pride and drive retail sales.
On behalf of MSU and the Bobcats, I want to thank you for your support.
Julie Kipfer, Director of Licensing
Move-In Day and Catapalooza to welcome students to campus
Bobcat football vs. University of Utah (away)
Unveiling of the newly expanded Bobcat Stadium
Gold Rush & Bobcat Football vs. UC Davis (home)
Wendy's Hall of Fame & Bobcat football vs. Minot State (home)
Bobcat football vs. Eastern Washington (away)
MSU Homecoming & Bobcat football vs. Sac. State (home)
Bobcat football vs. Portland State (away)
Parent/Family Weekend & Bobcat football vs. N. Arizona (home)
Bobcat football vs. Northern Colorado (away)
Ag Appreciation & Bobcat football vs. Idaho State (home)
Bobcat football vs. Weber State (away)
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2010 was a banner year for Bobcat merchandise. Sales were up 17% over 2009, and MSU cracked the top 75 schools in the Collegiate Licensing Company's ranking of top merchandise sales schools. Now is a great time to carry Bobcat gear!
Blue & Gold Fridays
MSU's Blue & Gold Friday campaign is an ongoing effort that encourages all Bobcat fans to wear Blue & Gold every Friday. Please help us get the word out to Bobcat fans in your area, Blue & Gold Friday promotional posters are available, so please contact us if you would like one to display.
College Colors Day
September 2 is College Colors Day and a great way to kick off the football season with Blue & Gold displays. The nationwide promotion celebrates the back to school season and kickoff of college football. We encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity.
Montana State sophomore quarterback DeNarius McGhee is among the 20 names appearing on the preseason Walter Payton award watch list. The Payton is awarded to the top offensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision each year.
The Payton Award will be presented to the FCS' outstanding player at the national awards banquet Thursday, Jan. 5 in Frisco, Texas.
Design to Print, Great Falls, Mont.
Specializing in rhinestones, Lorinda Bollwitt is a Montana-based licensee that offers a wide variety of merchandise and apparel for men and women. Some of her most popular items include ladies fashion apparel, available in all cuts and sizes, with screen print, embroidered or rhinestone designs. Contact Lorinda to find out more and place your order for Bobcat gear.
Wall Crasher decals are perfect for football fanatics and liven up any space. Contact Patrick Moore to place your order.