Media & Technology: Web & Social
- NFL Hall of Famer Sapp to Donate Brain to Research
by The Salt Lake Tribune June 2017
Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp announced on social media Tuesday that his brain will go to the Concussion Legacy Foundation after his death.
- Wedding Bells and Barbells at Planet Fitness
by Courtney Cameron June 2017
Gym-goers in Canton, Ohio, became unsuspecting guests to a Massillon couple’s big day when the local Planet Fitness franchise made its debut as a wedding venue Thursday night.
- Leveraging the Esports Popularity Boom
by Paul Steinbach June 2017
Brian Mirakian had never seen anything quite like it. He was among 18,000 people packing New York's Madison Square Garden to witness teams of video gamers compete in the 2015 League of Legends World Championship Semifinals.
- NFL Stance on Gambling Sparks Accusations of Hypocrisy
by Brent Schrotenboer June 2017
Now more than ever before, the NFL's public position on gambling has become quite an artful dance.
- Youth Soccer Players Show Support with Team Haircut
by Courtney Cameron June 2017
After controversy over a youth soccer tournament disqualification attributed to a player’s mistaken gender, eight-year-old Mili Hernandez’ teammates made a public show of solidarity.
- College Recruit's Offer Revoked After Twitter Post
by David Paschall May 2017
Acknowledging a football scholarship offer from the University of Georgia may have cost a 2018 prospect the chance to quarterback at Wisconsin. Ben Bryant, a 6-foot-3, 190-pounder from La Grange, Ill., announced his offer from Georgia late Thursday night on social media and claims that Wisconsin pulled its scholarship on Friday. Bryant had been committed to the Badgers since Dec. 7.
- How Social Media Impacts College Recruiting, Hiring
by D. Harmon May 2017
We live in a day and age where recruits have taken over their own destiny as public relations experts. We see these graphic-laden tweets announcing official visits, scholarship offers, with the phrase "blessed to receive an offer" used as a cookie-cutter pronouncement of status.
- Social Media Can Inflate Player Egos
by Dana Caldwell May 2017
Before and after Florida Gulf Coast University's baseball team went 24-3 and soared as high as ninth in the rankings, program-founding coach Dave Tollett worked hard to make sure his players' heads didn't get too big for their batting helmets.
- HS Coach Canned Over Communication with Millennials
by Courtney Cameron May 2017
Stan Luketich, who founded the Phoenix Desert Vista high school baseball program in 1996, has been fired after 42 years of coaching and two state championships. According to Luketich, when he asked the administration for a reason he was told, “You do not effectively communicate with millennials.”
- Fired Trainer Kills Two Equinox Employees
by Courtney Cameron April 2017
On Sunday, Equinox gym sent an email to members confirming the deaths of three employees at their Merrick Park location in Coral Gables, Fla. The deaths were a result of injuries sustained in a fitness center shooting.