Media & Technology: Sports Media
- Rams, Chargers Compete for L.A. Fans
by Josh Peter September 2017
The most important matchup in the NFL on Sunday isn't on the league's schedule. The Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers will be playing 12 miles apart...
- Opinion: Why Isn't NFL With Kaepernick?
by Beth Kwiatek September 2017
It has been one year since then-San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick started kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial oppression.
- ESPN Football Analyst Retires, Citing Dangers of Game
by Ryan Gerbosi August 2017
A longtime college football analyst is not returning to the broadcast booth this fall due to his growing discomfort with the dangerous nature of the sport. Ed Cunningham has left his position with ESPN and ABC after nearly 20 years, citing the large amount of damage inflicted on players as his primary reason.
- NBA Star Durant Invests in Tech Start-Up
by Jon Swartz August 2017
Kevin Durant, named most valuable player in the NBA Finals for his clutch shooting, is making what he hopes will be a well-aimed shot — at cloud computing.
- USA Gymnastics Moves Forward in Year After Scandal
by Nancy Armour August 2017
One flip symbolizes how the USA Gymnastics women's program has changed in the last year. Ashton Locklear performed the trick when she threw out the first pitch before the Cubs and White Sox met in Chicago's Crosstown Series last month.
- South Korean Olympics Will Bring Sports, Politics
by The Boston Herald August 2017
Given the escalated tensions in a region where, six months from now, thousands of athletes from around the world will gather for the 2018 Winter Olympics — Pyeongchang's location has become a global concern.
- Opinion: Academic Scandal Sullied UNC's Reputation
by Harry Minium August 2017
If you grew up rooting for Virginia, North Carolina State or anyone else in the ACC, you may have despised...
- Big Ten Commissioner Announces League's TV Deals
by Roman Stubbs July 2017
While news of the Big Ten's massive new media rights deals with CBS, Fox and ESPN trickled out more than a year ago, Commissioner Jim Delany had balked at a formal announcement for nearly 13 months. Delany finally acknowledged the inevitable Monday, announcing the league's six-year partnerships with the three networks. "We really have labored in bringing our agreements to maturity," he said. While Delany did not discuss figures of the deal — SportsBusiness Journal first reported last June that the agreement is worth $2.64 billion — he did trumpet the announcement as a formal step forward for his conference.
- Misled by Flier, Hundreds Converge on Raiders Stadium
by Courtney Cameron July 2017
On Thursday, more than 700 people attended a board meeting of the Las Vegas Stadium Authority under the false impression that they would be able to apply to work at the new Raiders Stadium.
- As TV Money Dwindles, So Will Lucrative Sports Deals
by Nancy Armour July 2017
Get those cartoonish contracts while you can, because the clock is ticking.