Gonzaga University to add Daktronics popular digital scorer’s tables in basketball arena

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BROOKINGS, S.D. –– Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., and IMG College recently announced they chose Daktronics Inc. (Nasdaq-DAKT) of Brookings, S.D., to design, manufacture and deliver new light emitting diode (LED) scorer’s tables in the McCarthey Athletic Center, home of Bulldog basketball.

Sixty-eight feet of new LED scorer’s tables will line the court for the Zags home opener on Nov. 14. Six of the tables measure approximately three feet high by 10 feet wide, with one of the tables measuring only eight feet wide. Each of the scorer’s tables incorporates Daktronics 10mm LED video technology. Daktronics LED scorer’s tables recognize student-athletes by showing high resolution headshots and other quality images. They also offer a high level of flexibility in advertising and display graphics and messages, and are able to show real-time statistical information.

“From past experience with Daktronics, we know they are a quality company who supplies state-of-the-art technology for facilities such as ours,” Joel Morgan, the Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities, said. “We look forward to the addition of the scorer’s tables to the center, knowing that this technology will allow us to integrate with our other Daktronics products and further enhance the experience for the fans and the corporate partners.”

Daktronics and Gonzaga have a long relationship, with equipment installed in the McCarthey Athletic Center, including basketball scoreboards, shot clocks, a LED video display measuring approximately nine feet high by 12 feet wide and a ribbon display measuring approximately three feet high by over 100 feet wide.

Gonzaga University also has Daktronics equipment at Patterson Baseball Complex, Washington Trust Field and on the new soccer complex.

Other schools represented by IMG College, a premier college marketing, licensing and media company, also have Daktronics scorer’s tables installed at their facilities. These include the University of Connecticut, the University of Florida, the University of Kansas, the University of Kentucky, the University of Tennessee and the University of Texas.

Daktronics LED video and messaging display technology offers a long lifetime with minimal maintenance and low power consumption, providing value and excitement for years to come.

About Gonzaga’s McCarthey Athletic Center
The McCarthey Athletic Center, a $25 million, 148,000 square-foot building, was completed in November 2004. It now houses the men’s and women’s basketball games, locker rooms, practice facility and coaching offices. The arena includes six concessions, 12 large bathrooms, two family restrooms, six luxury suites, a Club Room, four visiting team locker rooms, additional athletic administration offices and practice facilities for the Gonzaga men’s and women’s crew teams. Besides hosting basketball events, the center also has the ability to host non-athletic events such as concerts, tournaments, banquets, meetings and receptions.

About Daktronics
Daktronics has strong leadership positions in, and is the world’s largest supplier of, large screen video displays, electronic scoreboards, computer-programmable displays, digital billboards, and control systems. The company excels in the control of large display systems, including those that require integration of multiple complex displays showing real-time information, graphics, animation and video. Daktronics designs, manufactures, markets and services display systems for customers around the world, in sport, business and transportation applications. For more information, visit the company’s World Wide Web site at: http://www.daktronics.com, e-mail the company at sales@daktronics.com, call (605) 692-0200 or toll-free (800) 325-8766 in the United States or write to the company at 331 32nd Ave. PO Box 5128 Brookings, S.D. 57006-5128.

Cautionary Notice: In addition to statements of historical fact, this news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are intended to enjoy the protection of that Act. These forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s expectations or beliefs concerning future events. The Company cautions that these and similar statements involve risk and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectation, including, but not limited to, changes in economic and market conditions, management of growth, timing and magnitude of future contracts, and other risks noted in the company’s SEC filings, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for its 2009 fiscal year and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended August 2, 2008, November 1, 2008 and January 31, 2009. Forward-looking statements are made in the context of information available as of the date stated. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise such statements to reflect new circumstances or unanticipated events as they occur.

Contact
Mark Steinkamp Marketing & PR Manager Daktronics Large Sports Venues Division 605-692-0200

E-mail:mark.steinkamp@daktronics.com

Web Site:www.daktronics.com/ProductsServices/Applications/Sports/Basketball/VIdeoSolutions/Pages/default.aspx

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