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Maryville College transforms Boydson H. Baird Gymnasium with major scoring upgrades

New Nevco Video Display, Sound System and more creating an immersive and elevated game-day environment


EDWARDSVILLE, IL, February 20, 2024 – There is a new home court advantage at Maryville College in Maryville, TN.

Stunning new visuals, concert-quality sound that reaches every seat in the house and more are part of the new game-day experience at Boydson H. Baird Gymnasium inside the Cooper Athletic Center. The school chose Nevco Sports, LLC to craft its new vision for the 2,000-seat venue that hosted the first NCAA Division III Women’s Volleyball National Semifinal in 1981 and has served the Scots for the past 53 years.

Named after one of Maryville College’s former athletic directors who also served as a football, basketball and baseball coach, one of the newest additions that will catch the eye when the Division III men and women’s basketball programs or women’s volleyball team takes the floor is a full-color 3.9mm LED Video Display spanning 10.09’H by 16.4’W. Offering over 983,000 pixels highlighting the athletes, students and fans to foster school pride, live action views, informative stats and key messages, interactive graphics and prompts, sponsorship spots to generate revenue, a virtual scoring package and more through Nevco Creative Services, the new display will keep all engaged from first to final whistle. Featured above the video scoring solution is non-illuminated signage proudly showing “Home of the Maryville Scots”.

“The Cooper Athletic Center has been the beneficiary of multiple needed upgrades over the past couple years and updating the existing scoreboards in Boydson H. Baird Gymnasium has been a major focal point in the process,” noted Alex Slocum, Maryville College’s Associate Athletic Director for Facilities, Game Operations and Campus Recreation. “The large video display truly is a visual spectacle when entering our gym, and paired with the full collection of Nevco products, allows us to create a premiere game-day environment in Division III.”

Athletes and spectators alike will also feel the momentum generated by the Arena Pro 1000™ Sound System flanking each side of the display. Complete with custom imprinted front mesh scrim together reading “Maryville College” in the school’s colors, the new sound system featuring the industry’s best audio technology from Electro-Voice and Dynacord, is catered to the gym’s specific needs and ensures fans never miss a second of action with sound that can be heard with ease over crowd noise.

Also lighting up the gym are 30’ of 6mm LED Scorers Tables lining up center court that feature all the same capabilities of the video display to simplify game-day operations and keep fans engaged throughout each contest. On the other end of the court is a Model 2772 Scoreboard topped off by signage that prominently showcases the name of the venue. The scoreboard features Electronic Team Names, allowing Maryville College to provide a custom and welcoming experience for every team that uses the facility. The upgrades were completed with a set of SSC-T5 Shot Clocks, End of Period Lights and Model 9715 Locker Room Clocks.

“It has been an honor to work with the people of Maryville College and help fulfill their vision for game-day at a facility that has seen plenty of competition and has represented so many athletes over the past five decades,” said Tyler Klostermann, a Regional Video Display Consultant for Nevco. “At each step of the process, our mission was to ensure that the new scoring upgrades not only upheld the school’s proud traditions and spirit but amplified them. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Maryville College and seeing Baird Gymnasium light up each night.”

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Video Display and Arena Pro 1000 Sound System at Maryville College

LED Scorers Table at Maryville College

Model 2772 Scoreboard at Maryville College


About Nevco Sports, LLC: Nevco is the largest private manufacturer and provider of display, scoring and audio solutions. For over 85 years, Nevco has provided athletic and recreational facilities of all sizes with the most innovative scoring and LED video display products in the industry. Nevco is known for its specialty in designing custom facility solutions, quality of products, and superior long term financial value. Today, Nevco scoring solutions are used to enhance the fan experience at events in more than 100,000 locations around the world.