Media & Technology: Web & Social
- Snubbed by NCAA, Coach Tweets Scheduling Plea
by Jason Scott March 2017
After his team narrowly missed out on an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament, Illinois State basketball coach Dan Muller took to Twitter (bitmoji included) to try to find power conference opponents to boost his team’s resume.
- College Dumps the Scale to Promote Body Positivity
by Courtney Cameron March 2017
Carleton University in Ottawa has sparked a heated online debate through the fitness center’s decision to remove the scale from the campus gym. In place of a scale, students found a sign encouraging them to focus on wellness rather than weight.
- Opinion: U.S. Soccer's Anthem Policy Will Test Players
by Dylan Hernandez March 2017
The next time a U.S. national soccer team player refuses to "stand respectfully" for the anthem, there will be consequences. Good.
- Wolverines' Aircraft Grounded by Gusting Winds
by Courtney Cameron March 2017
Wednesday afternoon, the University of Michigan men’s basketball team was loaded and ready to leave for the Big Ten tournament in Washington, D.C., when gusting winds forced the aircraft carrying the team off the runway.
- Tennessee Tracks Recruits on Twitter
by Rhiannon Potkey March 2017
The UT football program subscribes to a service that monitors recruits on social media and alerts them if any red flags arise.
- Opinion: A Nuanced Look at U.S. Soccer's Anthem Policy
by Mark Wiedmer March 2017
My initial reaction to this past weekend's news that the U.S. Soccer Federation has adopted a new policy stating, "All persons representing a Federation national team shall stand respectfully during the playing of national anthems at any event in which the Federation is represented" was one of joy and patriotic pride.
- NFL Combine to Open Up to Fans
by Joe Rutter February 2017
For the first time, the NFL is conducting a fan experience at the annual combine in Indianapolis.
- Big Ten Schools Embrace eSports Competition
by Eric Lagatta, The Columbus Dispatch February 2017
This winter, Ohio State and 11 other schools among the 14 in the Big Ten have fielded teams for a pilot season of "League of Legends" competition.
- Arena Football Team Lets Fans Call Shots
by Joseph Coles February 2017
As the 16 players on the field take a break in between plays at their first practice together, the nearly 20 observers in the stands — comprising mainly team executives and media members — are glued to their phones. This isn't just another case of people looking for something to keep them entertained during breaks in play, because what people are tapping on their phones right now will have an actual, tangible impact on the game unfolding in front of them. Since the beginning of sport, fans have analyzed the games, studied the rosters, and second-guessed the coaches, but fans had no control over the game.
- Fans React to Chargers' Move
by Michael J. Williams and Laurie Lucas January 2017
Unlike many fans who feel deserted by their beloved team, Kevin Serrano said he will remain a season-ticket holder, while missing the camaraderie of Loge 24, where he enjoyed so many Sundays with his mother, family and friends.