Media & Technology: Sports Media
High School Sports Talk Coming to The Comcast Network
by Daily News Staff Report July 2014
THE SPORTS FAN Base Network (SFBN), an online sports network that began live streaming area high school sports in 2012, will debut a high school sports talk show on The Comcast Network (TCN), according to an SFBN release.
ESPN, Comcast Deal to Put SEC Network in 46M Homes
by Post & Courier staff report July 2014
ESPN and Comcast Cable have reached an agreement to carry the SEC Network, meaning the new sports network will be available to more than 46 million households.
March Madness Threatens Proposed Scholarship Changes
by Nicole Auerbach, USA TODAY Sports July 2014
It's no secret that preserving March Madness has been a priority throughout the stages of NCAA governance reform. It's also no secret why. Television and marketing rights fees related to the iconic NCAA men's basketball tournament -- currently in the middle of a 14-year, $10.8 billion deal with CBS Sports and Turner -- account for 90% of the NCAA's annual revenue. Each time a commissioner from one of the Power Five conferences -- the Atlantic Coast, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and Southeastern -- hinted at the idea of splitting from the NCAA and forming a so-called Division IV, March Madness was brought up as the main counter. The argument being: The NCAA tournament wouldn't be nearly as exciting nor as profitable with teams only from Power Five conferences. Would it have the same appeal without the Butlers and Virginia Commonwealths? Without the parity in the sport that allows for upsets to happen? Of course not.
Dayton Moving Forward with New Logo Despite Criticism
by David Jablonski July 2014
"Horrible, ugly and bush league" were among the descriptions of the Flyers' new logo on social media. Recruits seem to like it. DAYTON - Some Dayton fans arrived early at Korporate Kasuals on Friday, eager to be the first to buy shirts or hats or even golf bags with the new Flyers logo. UD unveiled the logo at 1 p.m. That's also when the doors opened at the store. "I had people jiggling the doorknob at 12:30," said John Kelly, owner of Korporate Kasuals, on Saturday. "I was pleasantly surprised by how many people we had come in. We had a real positive reaction to it."
Breaking Down Forbes' 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams
by Michael Gaio July 2014
Manchester United Scores Adidas Deal Worth $1.3 Billion
by William Rosenthal, The New York Post July 2014
The World Cup may be over but soccer teams continue to score. Manchester United, one of the world's most valuable soccer franchises, said Monday it has inked a mega-jersey manufacturing deal with Adidas that will net it $1.3 billion over 10 years.
Could KU Basketball Stress Study Be a Game-Changer?
by Jesse Newell. firstname.lastname@example.org July 2014
Trey Burke's heroics may not have been the only thing that led to Kansas' loss to Michigan in the 2013 Sweet 16. A scientific study by a group of KU researchers confirms what many might have already assumed: Stress - both on and off the court - affected the Jayhawks during the most crucial point of the season.
Blogger Hired to Defend 'Redskins' Quits After Two Weeks
by The Capital (Annapolis, MD) July 2014
A blogger hired by the Washington Redskins to defend the team's name has quit after two weeks citing personal attacks directed toward him.
U.S. Could Host '22 World Cup if Qatar Guilty of Bribery
by Times Record News July 2014
The findings from FIFA’s internal investigation regarding how Qatar was awarded the host rights for the 2022 World Cup should be released later this month. New allegations prompted soccer’s governing body to finally take action. With all the evidence that has been reported by news outlets, it’s probable some form of bribery occurred.
Introducing Endurance Sports Events to Digital Media
by Diane Mastrull; Inquirer Columnist July 2014
As triathletes, one professionally in the past and the other because she's clearly a glutton for torture in her free time, Holden Comeau and Jayme Anne Goldberg have an informed perspective on endurance sports. And not just that they are brutal. The two noticed a costly deficiency: Events managers were not using online video advertising. That meant they were seriously limiting outreach to potential participants and sponsorship revenue, Comeau and Goldberg said.