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Short's Travel Management Partners with Ball State University Athletics to Provide Comprehensive Travel Services

Short's Travel Management (Short’s) is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Ball State University (Ball State Cardinals) Athletics to manage all travel arrangements for the university's athletic programs. Utilizing the designated offsite agent model, Short's will offer a full suite of travel services designed to streamline and enhance the travel experience for Ball State Cardinals, coaches, and staff.


Under this new partnership, Short's will provide group and individual commercial air travel coordination, ensuring timely and cost-effective flight solutions; charter plane services to meet the specific needs and schedules of Ball State Cardinals; group and individual hotel accommodations prioritizing convenience, comfort, and proximity to venues; group and individual/recruiting rental car arrangements to handle logistics for team travel as well as individual and recruiting trips; and charter bus services to organize reliable and efficient ground transportation for both local travel and fly/drive scenarios.


"We are thrilled to partner with Ball State University Athletics and support their travel needs with our designated offsite agent model," said David LeCompte CEO of Short's Travel Management. "Our comprehensive travel services are designed to provide seamless and efficient travel experiences, allowing Ball State athletes and staff to focus on their performance and goals."


This partnership reflects Short's commitment to delivering high-quality, tailored travel solutions that meet the unique needs of collegiate athletic programs. By leveraging their expertise, Ball State Cardinals can expect enhanced coordination and management of all travel-related logistics.


About Short’s Travel Management


Short’s Travel Management is a family-owned and majority woman-owned private corporation, led by CEO David LeCompte. In 2020, Short’s strategically pivoted to exclusively serve athletics, solidifying its position as the fastest growing provider for athletic teams.


With a client portfolio that is over 95% collegiate sports, Short’s supports over 16,000 games, meets, and tournaments annually, assisting more than 200 athletic departments with their regular season travel, in addition to exclusively managing championship travel for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 


The Short’s logistics team orchestrates more air charters, commercial air, ground transportation, and group hotel accommodations than any other provider in the collegiate team space. Comprised of former collegiate athletes, coaches, business operations and logistics staff, pilots, hotel leaders, gate agents, and dispatchers, Short’s understands firsthand the demands of this sector and the critical importance of teams arriving on time.


About Ball State University Athletics


The Ball State Cardinals represent Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, competing in NCAA Division I as part of the Mid-American Conference (MAC). The Cardinals sponsor teams in seven men's and 12 women's NCAA-sanctioned sports. The men's volleyball team competes in the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association. Starting in the 2024–25 season, men's swimming and diving will transition from the MAC to the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) as the MVC takes over sponsorship of the sport.

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