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SAS, Carolina Courage, CASL Announce Partnership; SAS Purchases Naming Rights to New Soccer Complex In Cary, NC.

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CARY, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 30, 2002

SAS Institute announced Monday that it has purchased naming rights to Cary's new seven-field soccer complex, home of the Carolina Courage women's professional soccer team.

The agreement is part of a three-year partnership between the Cary-based software manufacturer, the Courage and the Capital Area Soccer League (CASL CASL Compact Application Solution Language (Feras Information Technologies)
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The announcement follows a stepped-up effort on behalf of SAS (1) (SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, A software company that specializes in data warehousing and decision support software based on the SAS System. Founded in 1976, SAS is one of the world's largest privately held software companies. See SAS System. , the world's largest privately held software company, to raise its brand awareness around the globe. SAS is the title sponsor of the SAS Championship, a Senior PGA (1) (Professional Graphics Adapter) An early IBM PC display standard for 3D processing with 640x480x256 resolution. It was not widely used.

(2) (Programmable Gate Array) See gate array and FPGA.
 event in Cary. The partnership with CASL and the Carolina Courage also serves a community goal, said SAS Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Jim Davis.

"We're looking forward to working with CASL and the Courage to develop community outreach programs that serve young people through the game," said Davis, who has been involved with CASL as a volunteer, player and coach for 19 years. "It's the best of both worlds from our standpoint - we've got a winning combination on both the business and community sides through relationships with CASL, the Carolina Courage and the WUSA WUSA Women's United Soccer Association
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The seven-field, state-of-the-art facility will serve as the premier soccer venue in the Southeast. Managed by CASL LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.

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, SAS Stadium at the SAS Soccer Park will play host to home matches of the Carolina Courage of the Women's United Soccer Association The Women's United Soccer Association (WUSA) was the world's first women's soccer league in which all the players were paid professionals. Founded in February 2000, the league began its first season in April 2001 with eight teams nationwide in the United States.  (WUSA) and the Raleigh CASL Elite of the USL (UNIX System Laboratories, Inc.) An AT&T subsidiary formed in 1990, responsible for developing and marketing Unix. In 1993, USL was acquired by Novell and merged into Novell's UNIX Systems Group (USG). See Univel.

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 Women's Division I College Cup in 2003 and 2004 will be played at SAS Stadium, and the United States Men's National Team will be training at the SAS Soccer Park from May 1-10, before heading to Korea and Japan to compete in the 2002 FIFA FIFA International Association Football Federation [French Fédération Internationale de Football Association]

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CASL Board Chairman Robert Bode, Time Warner Cable This article or section needs sources or references that appear in reliable, third-party publications. Alone, primary sources and sources affiliated with the subject of this article are not sufficient for an accurate encyclopedia article.  President Randy Fraser and Davis joined WUSA President Lynn Morgan at a press conference Monday to announce the agreement.

"We've got a world-class venue that will serve thousands of soccer enthusiasts for years to come," said Bode. "This is a significant day in CASL's history, and we're thrilled to have partners like the Courage and SAS."

"The Triangle has a rich soccer tradition, and the Carolina Courage is happy to call SAS Stadium home," said Fraser. "To have corporate support from a company like SAS shows that the business community recognizes the value of women's professional soccer." Time Warner Cable is a WUSA investor with operating rights to the Carolina Courage.

The WUSA kicked off its second season on April 13th. The first place Courage is undefeated after winning its first two games on the road at San Diego and San Jose. The team will launch its home season at SAS Stadium's inaugural match May 4th against the Atlanta Beat at 4:00 pm. The Raleigh CASL Elite open their season in SAS Stadium on May 10th against Williamsburg, VA and will play nine home games in SAS Stadium from May to July.

"The creation of soccer-specific venues, like SAS Stadium, is integral to the success of the WUSA," said WUSA President Lynn Morgan. "The generous commitment of resources on the part of the Wake County Commissioners and Time Warner Cable, the vision and hard work of the Capital Area Soccer League, and the financial backing of companies like SAS has made this facility a reality. Now the WUSA is able to showcase its world class soccer product in a facility as professional as our players, and provide our fans an intimate venue in which to watch the best soccer action in the world."

Featuring the top international and domestic women's players from around the globe, including members of the 1999 World Cup Champion U.S. National Team like Mia Hamm, Brandi Chastain and Tiffeny Milbrett, the WUSA is the premier women's professional soccer league. The league consists of eight franchises located in Atlanta, Boston, New York Boston is a town in Erie County, New York, United States. The population was 7,897 at the 2000 census. The town is named after Boston, Massachusetts.

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, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Jose, Washington D.C., and Cary, North Carolina Cary is the second largest municipality in Wake County, North Carolina and the third largest municipality in The Triangle (North Carolina) behind Raleigh and Durham. It is the seventh largest municipality in North Carolina. . Last year's champion was the San Jose CyberRays The San Jose CyberRays was a professional soccer team that played in the Women's United Soccer Association. The team played at Spartan Stadium on the South Campus of San José State University in San Jose, California. Stars included bra-bearing U.S. .

The financial terms of SAS' agreements with CASL and the Carolina Courage were not disclosed.

About SAS

SAS is the market leader in providing a new generation of business intelligence software and services that create true enterprise intelligence. SAS solutions are used at more than 38,000 sites - including 99 of the top 100 businesses on the Fortune 500 - to develop more profitable relationships with customers and suppliers; to enable better, more accurate and informed decisions; and to drive organizations forward. SAS is the only vendor that completely integrates leading data warehousing, analytics and traditional BI applications to create intelligence from massive amounts of data. For 25 years, SAS has been giving customers around the world The Power to Know(TM). Visit us at

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