Media & Technology: Sports Media
Crasher 'Dumbfounded' by Super Bowl Security Failure
by TOM MAHON; Daily News Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org February 2014
ON SUNDAY, the Department of Homeland Security tweeted that it was proud to partner with the NFL to ensure safety "before, during and after" the Super Bowl. Someone obviously dropped the ball.
Notre Dame, Under Armour Ink Unprecedented $90M Deal
by Michael Gaio January 2014
Canada Becoming Hotbed of College Basketball Talent
by Dick Jerardi; Daily News Staff Writer January 2014
WHAT IS UP with all these serious Canadian players? Steve Nash, who played at Santa Clara for those who only know him as a two-time NBA MVP, helped start the invasion. It is now a full-scale assault. The leading scorers at Kansas, Michigan, Boston College, Iowa State and Gonzaga are all Canadians. They would be Andrew Wiggins, Nik Stauskas, Olivier Hanlan, Melvin Ejim and Kevin Pangos, respectively. Canadian Khem Birch is averaging nearly a double-double for UNLV this season. Dwight Powell is the second leading scorer at Stanford. Tyler Ennis leads Syracuse in assists. The No. 1 pick in the 2013 NBA draft was Canadian Anthony Bennett (UNLV). Wiggins obviously remains in play for the top pick in 2014. In this age of instant gratification, everything and everybody is overanalyzed. Just relax and watch Wiggins develop.
'Happy Valley' Film Documents Sandusky Scandal
by Brennan Smith The Salt Lake Tribune January 2014
Joe Paterno's tenure at Penn State included 24 bowl wins and 298 total wins before the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal saw "JoePa" lose 111 regular season and six bowl wins vacated by the NCAA.
MLB, Umpires Approve Sweeping Replay Changes
by Super User January 2014
Major League Baseball vaulted into the 21st century of technology on Thursday, approving a huge expansion of instant replay in hopes of eliminating blown calls that riled up players, managers and fans.
Dolphins' Ross: New GM Will Pick Players, Not Coach
by By Andrew Abramson Palm Beach Post Staff Writer January 2014
Dolphins owner Stephen Ross on Thursday night made clear he is looking for a traditional general manager with full power to pick his own players -- but not his own coach. Ross' statement ended speculation the Dolphins might hire a general manager with limited power who would work under a "football czar." But Ross said the new GM -- who will report directly to the owner -- would not be able to bring in a new head coach to replace Joe Philbin, a condition that could deter some top candidates.
Opinion: Real Reasons for Petrino's Louisville Return
by Jeff Schultz; Staff January 2014
This is what Tom Jurich, the Louisville athletic director, said Thursday: "One thing I believe in is forgiveness. Bobby has convinced me he's a changed man." This is what would've been more honest: "I like winning games and making money, especially since my own income is tied to both. So I don't care if Bobby Petrino breaks a stone tablet of the Ten Commandments over his head every week before kickoff as long as he can beat Florida State." This is what Jurich claimed he heard when he sought feedback on Petrino from "20 or 30" former players, including "some in the NFL": "They love him. They adore him. They said, 'He was the greatest influence on my life.' "
Is Comcast More Overt in Sports Partners' Ops?
by Sam Donnellon; Daily News Columnist January 2014
It works as a cute joke, but it is also true that the only thing harder than being let go by the Phillies is getting Ed Snider to retire.
Costas: Controversy Ups Awareness of Sochi Games
by Kelly Whiteside, @KellyWhiteside, USA TODAY Sports January 2014
Focusing on a country's human rights violations, as well as its terror threats, isn't exactly the ideal way to promote an Olympics. But for NBC, which will broadcast more than 1,500 hours of coverage from Sochi, the issues that have dominated the discussion haven't hurt interest or advertising.
IMG's First Year with WVU Rights Exceeds Goals
by JARED HUNT, DAILY MAIL BUSINESS EDITOR January 2014
Despite an extremely compressed startup timetable, officials at IMG College said their first football season as multimedia partners with West Virginia University athletics surpassed expectations. In addition to meeting the challenge of building out a statewide radio affiliate network and an expanded slate of gameday programming in less than four weeks, IMG executives said they were able to surpass financial goals for the 2013 football season. Rex Hough, vice president of business development at IMG, said that through mid-December, the company was projecting to beat its sales goal by 22 to 25 percent. "At a startup property, that is off the charts," Hough said.