Media & Technology: Sports Media
ND Scandal: Media Disrupts Practice at Daniels' School
by Tim Froehlig. For Sun-Times Media August 2014
The tail end of Bill Bellecomo's varsity football practice at Vernon Hills High School turned to chaos briefly last Friday. Just shy of 5 p.m., several Chicago news stations showed up at the field unannounced to ask questions about the school's former star wide receiver, DaVaris Daniels
Notre Dame Unveils New Under Armour Uniforms
by Michael Gaio August 2014
First Notre Dame installs synthetic turf at its football stadium and now this? Is nothing sacred?
SEC Network Schools Spending on Studios, Control Rooms
by Nick Cole, The Tennessean August 2014
Changes that will impact the way Tennessee and Vanderbilt athletics are consumed for years to come are about to take place on campus. The much anticipated launch of the SEC Network, which will air SEC content 24 hours per day, took place Thursday. Tennessee is constructing a $10 million studio in the first floor of its Brenda Lawson Athletic Center. Athletic department spokesman Jimmy Stanton said the studio is privately funded and will have other university uses beyond the SEC Network, such as training students in television production.
SEC Network Debuts Today, Impact Could Be Huge
by Brad Senkiw August 2014
When the Big Ten became the first conference to create an entire television network to itself in 2007, programming reached 16 million viewers in its inaugural season. The SEC Network, which made its historical launch Thursday, is set to be in nearly 90 million homes — which matches where the Big Ten is seven years later. The SEC also joins the Pac-12 and Texas’ more-criticized-than-viewed Longhorn Network, even though the SEC, which prides itself on being ahead of the curve, waited a while before going out on its own.
Winners, Losers from Week that Changed College Sports
by Naples Daily News (Florida) August 2014
Football games don’t begin for about three weeks, but college sports has its first winners and losers of the season. Two major decisions in about a 30-hour period Thursday and Friday shook the landscape. First, the NCAA granting governing autonomy to the power conferences was seen by some as creating a new, über-class of 65 schools. A gated community of programs, so to speak.
Spurs Hire NBA's First Paid Woman Assistant Coach
by Rexford Sheild August 2014
Coming off a 2014 NBA Championship, the San Antonio Spurs added to the depth of their coaching staff with the hire of Becky Hammon as an assistant coach. But this isn't an everyday-type of hire. Hammon, the former WNBA star who is finishing up her 16th year in the league, will be the first woman paid to serve as an assistant coach in NBA history.
More Players' Names Could Emerge in Biogenesis Fallout
by Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY Sports August 2014
Just when you thought Major League Baseball had finally recovered from last summer's drug scandal, along came Tuesday's wake-up call. Tony Bosch, former director of Biogenesis, was among 10 people arrested on charges of conspiracy to distribute anabolic steroids to professional and high school athletes. It came on the first anniversary of MLB suspending 13 players for using performance-enhancing drugs procured from the South Florida anti-aging clinic.
Redskins' Owner Snyder: Aid to Tribe 'Is Not PR'
by Erik Brady, USA TODAY Sports August 2014
Daniel Snyder said Monday that he was moved by what he found on visits to Indian Country and said that's why he started a foundation to help tribes on reservations across the country. "It's sort of fun to talk about the name of our football team, because it gets some attention for some of the people who write about it who need clicks," the owner of the Washington Redskins said on ESPN 980, the radio station he owns. "But the reality is no one ever talks about what goes on on reservations." Snyder told Chris Cooley, a former Washington tight end who conducted the interview from the team's training camp in Richmond, Va., "What I did see that got me and touched me and really moved me, and I think you know, because you've visited a lot of reservations yourself, is the plight of Native Americans. Things that people don't talk about."
Did Biogenesis Founder Bosch Reach Teens with Steroids?
by Andrew Brandt August 2014
Today marks the one year anniversary of Major League Baseball's largest suspension sentencing, where more than a dozen players' seasons were halted due to their doping ties with Biogenesis.
Bon Jovi Pens Open Letter, But Bills Fans Aren't Buying It
by Jerry Zremski; News Washington Bureau Chief August 2014
Jon Bon Jovi tried showing Buffalo a little love over the weekend, but in response, Bills fans seem to be collectively screeching: "You give love a bad name." A day after The Buffalo News published an open letter to Bills fans in which Bon Jovi said the Toronto-based group he fronts would be committed to keeping the team in Buffalo, it was clear that many Bills fans looked at the shaggy-maned rocker's missive as nothing but a shaggy dog story. "At no point in his nice letter does he say he's not moving the team from Buffalo," said Matt Sabuda, president of the Buffalo Fan Alliance.