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Wichita, Kansas  – Wichita State Athletics and Taymar Sales U. have announced a new multi-year agreement for the company to manage ticket sales and service.

“Shocker Athletics eagerly anticipates this critically important partnership with Taymar Sales U,” said Wichita State Director of Athletics Kevin Saal. “Through this partnership, Taymar will imbed personnel within the Shocker Athletics Ticket Office, focused solely on strategic alignment of personnel and resources to support concentrated outbound sales efforts. Previous performance is a strong predictor of future outcomes, and we couldn’t be more pleased to align Shocker Athletics with the first-class service framework Mark Dyer, Joe Rickert and the Taymar Sales U. team represents.”  

 “Our partnership with Taymar Sales U. will support Shocker Athletics’ bold and aggressive strategic objectives,” said Senior Associate AD/Chief Revenue Officer Scott Barnhart. “This collaborative and intentional approach strategically positions Shocker Athletics to enhance developmental experiences for over 250 student-athletes, while concurrently aligning enhanced resources to meet championship-level expectations across a broad-based competitively excellent athletics program.”

“We’re excited to work with Kevin, Scott and their outstanding team at Wichita State,” said Taymar Founder/CEO Mark Dyer. “The Shockers maintain a storied basketball tradition, along with both recent and historical success in numerous other programs, and we are thrilled to welcome them to the Taymar family as our first school in The American.”

Wichita State is the first school from the American Athletic Conference to sign with Taymar and represents one of 18 current college sports clients for the company, which started in June 2019.

“We are grateful for Kevin and Scott’s vote of confidence in Taymar Sales U. to serve Wichita State fans at the highest level,” said Taymar President Joe Rickert. “Kevin has seen our approach firsthand during our mutual time working with Kentucky, and we’re thrilled to be working together again as the Shocker Athletics team builds something special in Wichita.”