Media & Technology: Web & Social
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.
More Coaches Monitoring Players' Twitter Use
by Dirk Facer Deseret News August 2014
When it comes to Twitter, many college football coaches have a pretty good handle of what their players are doing on the popular social media network.
Cubs Sue 'Unofficial Mascot' Over YouTube Bar Brawl
by The Associated Press July 2014
The Chicago Cubs have filed a lawsuit against several people whom the team accuses of being behind a fake mascot that has been engaging in bad behavior near Wrigley Field, including getting into a bar fight that was captured on video and posted online.
Mississippi State, K-State Set Up Football Series via Twitter
by Michael Gaio July 2014
Mississippi State's Scott Stricklin and Kansas State's John Currie gave new meaning to social networking on Friday. In what might be a Twitter first, the two athletic directors agreed to a home-and-home football series using the social network.
Angry Minority Destroying Social Media
by Dennis Van Milligen July 2014
Popular AB contributor Chris Yandle, assistant AD for communications at the University of Miami, wrote a great post for our website in May about our collective love/hate relationship with social media.
Fundraising Website Launch Includes GSU Renderings
by Doug Roberson, Atlanta Journal-Constitution July 2014
Georgia State debuted a website for its Panther Athletic Club, which included new renderings of facilities it hopes to build. The website, www.georgiastatepac.com, had been under construction for six months.