Media & Technology: Sports Media
Game-Changer? Yahoo to Stream Free NFL Game
by Jay Greeson June 2015
The NFL subtly announced this week that later this year it will partner with Yahoo to stream a regular-season game on the Internet. For free. Quite plainly, this could be the biggest sports development in recent memory and could change sports completely. Seriously.
Social Media Firestorm Over Lauren Hill's ESPY Snub
by By Rick McCrabb June 2015
Social media is swirling with what is being called a controversial decision to give the 2015 Arthur Ashe Courage Award to Caitlyn Jenner instead of Lauren Hill - a Mount Saint Joseph University basketball player who raised millions for cancer research before she died on April 10.
Phillies' GM Apologizes for Comments About Fans
by Sam Donnellon; Daily News Columnist May 2015
Ruben Amaro Jr. chose his words poorly and/or he did not use enough of them when he told CSNPhilly's Jim Salisbury that fans, "Don't understand the game" or "the process" and then "bitch and complain because we don't have a plan."
Military Tributes Actually Paid Ads in 14 NFL Stadiums
by Gene Warner News Staff Reporter May 2015
Remember all those poignant moments when Buffalo Bills fans applauded - and even rose from their Ralph Wilson Stadium seats - to salute local members of the armed forces for service to their country?
Senator: What Did Defense Department Spend on Ads?
by Paul Myerberg, @PaulMyerberg, USA TODAY Sports May 2015
A U.S. senator wants the Department of Defense and National Guard to explain what he called a troubling marketing and promotional relationship with professional baseball, football, hockey and basketball teams.
ACC to Discuss TV Network, Early Signing Period
by Matt Porter Palm Beach Post Staff Writer May 2015
The Atlantic Coast Conference's power brokers will meet to discuss a variety of conference issues. Here are five big-picture topics sure to be discussed between rounds of golf:
Pac-12 TV Schedule Stealing Athletes' Study Time
by Arizona Daily Star (Tucson) May 2015
The Pac-12 scheduled Saturday's Arizona-Oregon softball game for an 8:30 p.m., start, which meant the Ducks would have to stay an extra night in Tucson.
Opinion: WNBA Must Send Isiah Thomas Packing
by Christine Brennan, USA TODAY Sports May 2015
There once was a time, not all that long ago, when the NBA did the proper thing and threw a bad man right out of the league. Commissioner Adam Silver didn't waffle. He didn't wait. He didn't listen to all the nonsense from the other side.
Opinion: No Football Title Game for Big 12 Wise
by George Schroeder, USA TODAY Sports May 2015
One week after Bob Bowlsby suggested his league had to do something about being left out of the College Football Playoff, the Big 12 decided to do nothing -- and that's the right thing to do.
Documentary Takes Inside Look at Sport of Cheerleading
by Paul Guzzo, Tribune staff April 2015
Cheerleaders once served mainly to whip up enthusiasm for the athletes on the field. Now, many are elite athletes in their own right, thrilling crowds at cheer competitions.