Media & Technology: Web & Social
USC Alum LenDale White 'Hurt' by Perception, Treatment
by Scott Wolf, Press - Telegram October 2014
Former USC tailback LenDale White said he was scheduled to be interviewed for a TV show Monday at the Coliseum, when the production company called him to say the USC athletic department had canceled use of the historic stadium. It was just the latest incident between White and the athletic department since Saturday.
Former USC Star Blasts AD after Post-Game Incidents
by Scott Wolf October 2014
Instead of basking in the glow of a 28-point homecoming victory over Colorado, another off-the-field incident dominated the conversation with USC over the weekend.
Opinion: ASU Baseball Coach Fumbles Football Tweet
by Arizona Daily Star (Tucson) October 2014
Moments before Arizona kicker Casey Skowron missed a 36-yard field goal that would've beaten USC 29-28 last week, new Arizona State baseball coach Tracy Smith tweeted "Miss it."
Former U. of Miami Players Take to Twitter, Rip Program
by Matt Porter October 2014
Former Miami Hurricanes players, disappointed by the team's performance, continue to vent on social media and talk radio. After Saturday's 28-17 loss at Georgia Tech, which dropped UM to 3-3 (1-2 ACC), coach Al Golden and defensive coordinator Mark D'Onofrio were blasted by several former players.
Website, Social Media Driving Fan-Shirt Stadium Visual
by Dan Woods October 2014
Orange or white? How Tennessee is coordinating a checkered crowd for its game against Florida.
Fitness Industry Experts: Online Trainers May Be 'Posers'
by Dayton Daily News September 2014
Online workouts can help overcome one of the biggest obstacles to exercise: Getting to - or being inside - the gym.
Atlanta Hawks Co-Owner Out Over Racist Email
by Chris Vivlamore September 2014
Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson said he will sell his controlling interest in the franchise because of an "inappropriate and offensive" internal email sent two years ago regarding, in part, the lack of white fans at Philips Arena. Levenson made the abrupt announcement Sunday, months after he self-reported the email to the NBA in July and the team and league commenced an independent investigation into the matter. In an exclusive interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Sunday night, Hawks co-owner and CEO Steve Koonin said other disciplinary action will be taken, including against general manager Danny Ferry. Levenson sent the email to Ferry, with copies to co-owners Todd Foreman and Ed Peskowitz, on Aug. 25, 2012. In the email, Levenson wrote about the reasons for the poor attendance. "My theory is that the black crowd scared away the whites and there are simply not enough affluent black fans to build a signficant (sic) season ticket base," Levenson wrote.
Should Athletes Lose Scholarships Over Social Media Miscues?
by Dennis Van Milligen August 2014
One of the debates that has intrigued me recently involves the increasing amount of coaches that are withdrawing scholarship offers due to a high school recruit exhibiting unacceptable or inappropriate behavior on social media. According to this story we published last week, high school coaches in Georgia are applauding University of Georgia head football coach Mark Richt for dropping a recruit that misbehaved on Twitter.
High School Coaches Back UGA's Social Media Scrutiny
by Michael Carvell; Staff August 2014
Mark Richt's decision to drop a Georgia football recruit for misbehaving on Twitter didn't surprise many high school coaches across metro Atlanta. "I think it's an excellent policy, and I wish there were more stories like this to drive the point home to the kids," Central Gwinnett coach Todd Wofford said. Social-media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook are extremely popular among recruits. It gives the prospects a chance to express their thoughts and to interact with fans, while providing the colleges an opportunity to monitor a kid's personality and behavior.
'Ask Jameis Winston' Twitter Campaign Backfires on FSU
by Jessica Chasmar, THE WASHINGTON TIMES August 2014
Sports information director Elliott Finebloom said they expected some negativity, but didn't anticipate the scope of it, the Associated Press reported.