Republic Tiger Sports

TaglineExtensive sports coverage for a school district in Missouri
Year Founded2009
Type or CoverageSports
Business TypeFor-profit
Revenue SourcesLocal Ads
Revenue SourcesSponsorships
Institutional SupportNo Institutional Support
Staff Size (Business)0
Staff Size (Editorial)1
Active VolunteersNone
AffiliationsLocal business sponsors
Mappin LocationRepublic - Missouri
Principal StaffDavid Brazeal
DescriptionFor David Brazeal the owner writer videographer sole advertising salesman and occasional play-by-play man for Republic Tiger Sports his website which is devoted to the athletic pursuits of the Republic R-III School District has been a labor of love—but it’s also quickly evolved into a fledgling business enterprise. As an alumnus of Republic High School Brazeal forty-one has long had the Tigers in his blood but the idea for the site didn’t start until he had moved back to the Springfield Mo. suburb after several years away. The site was launched in mid-2009 and its first big success—in which Brazeal provided live play-by-play coverage of a girls’ softball state semifinal in October of that year—vaulted the site into the consciousness of Republic residents garnering thousands of listens. The coverage had been preceded by a game story of the team’s last-minute quarterfinal win. “Everybody at the school had been listening to the play-by-play” Brazeal says. “And at that point everybody kind of knew.”
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