Jostens Selected to Design BCS National Championship Rings
Four year agreement builds on current relationship of championship ring design and delivery
Minneapolis - Dec 20, 2010

Jostens today was selected by the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) group to be the official designer and supplier of BCS National Championship rings for BCS National Championship games played January 2011-2014. The four year agreement extends Jostens’ exclusive agreement with BCS that began in January 2007.

“Jostens is honored to again be selected by the BCS group to design and deliver BCS National Championship rings that help capture the winning team’s season,” said Chris Poitras, director, Sports Marketing and Development, Jostens. “We look forward to working with the BCS group and their championship winning teams to design rings that are unique reminders of the years’ accomplishments and will become timeless symbols of their hard work and commitment.”

Working with the BCS leaders and the BCS National Championship game winning institution, Jostens will design, produce and deliver BCS championship rings that help celebrate and recognize the winning team’s achievements. Championship rings will be delivered to the annual winning team at a ring event designed by Jostens and the institution.

“We are pleased to extend our agreement with Jostens to design and supply rings to the athletes and coaches who win the BCS National Championship game,” said Bill Hancock, executive director, Bowl Championship Series. “We appreciate the great work Jostens puts into creating these rings and how they are able to capture the team’s outstanding accomplishments during the football season. Each ring will be a treasured memento that will be cherished for generations.”

Jostens designs and produces championship rings and trophies for collegiate sports champions. Jostens has created 28 of the 44 NFL Super Bowl rings, including the ring for the Green Bay Packers Super Bowl I victory. Jostens has also created NBA Finals, NHL Stanley Cup and World Series championship rings. Jostens' Championship Ring collection can be viewed at http://www.jostens.com/sports/sports_lp_pro.html.

About Jostens

Minneapolis-based Jostens is a provider of products, programs and services that help people tell their stories, celebrate important traditions and recognize achievements. The company’s products include school yearbooks and other memory book products, scholastic products such as class rings and graduation products, and products for athletic champions and their fans. Jostens is a subsidiary of Visant Corporation, a marketing and publishing services enterprise servicing the school affinity, direct marketing, fragrance and cosmetics sampling and educational and trade publishing segments.

About the Bowl Championship Series

The BCS is a five-game arrangement for post-season college football that is managed by the 11 Bowl Subdivision conferences and Notre Dame. Its purpose is to match the two top-ranked teams in the final BCS standings in a national championship game and to create competitive match-ups in the four other BCS bowl games. For more information, visit http://www.bcsfootball.org.

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