Media & Technology: Web & Social
Introducing the New AthleticBusiness.com
by Michael Gaio December 2013
You might have noticed that things look a little different around here. After using our previous website design for more than three years, we felt AthleticBusiness.com was in need of a facelift.
In Your Words: #ABCSanDiego Recap
by AB Staff December 2013
A recap of the 32nd annual Athletic Business Conference & Expo as told by the people who experienced it.
Prep Coach Groped in Facebook Photo Gets Fired
by Michael Gaio November 2013
A picture of a man touching a woman's chest posted on Facebook has landed them both in trouble at work.
Blog: 9 Social Media Dos and Don'ts for Student-Athletes
by Michael Gaio October 2013
A professor of mine in journalism school at Missouri once said (actually, he tweeted): "Social media is like a gun. Smart people will use it as a useful tool, not-so-smart people will shoot themselves in the foot with it."
Free Wi-Fi in San Francisco Parks, Courtesy of Google
by Emily Attwood July 2013
City parks are becoming technological hotspots. As New York spends the summer installing solar charging stations in its already Wi-Fi-enabled parks and plazas this summer, San Francisco is taking advantage of a $600,000 gift from Google that will add free Wi-Fi to 31 parks, recreation centers and plazas.
Parks and Recreation Departments Turn to Mobile Platforms
by Emily Attwood July 2013
How does your program get the word out about its facilities, classes and events? What about when something is cancelled or rescheduled?
Wi-Fi Service Increasingly Seen As a Must-Have Stadium Amenity
by Paul Steinbach July 2013
Stanford Stadium got wired for wireless in 2011. Penn State's Beaver Stadium did so last year. Auburn (2011) and Alabama (2012) were already bringing Wi-Fi to the football game day masses when Southeastern Conference officials estimated this spring that it would cost member schools $2 million each to improve stadium cell phone and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Social Media Complicating Efforts to Oversee Student-Athlete Behavior
by Michael Popke March 2013
John Williams now realizes how close Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach, Va., came to being sued for violating a student-athlete's First Amendment rights. ...
Schools Attempt to Control Athletes' Social Media Use
by Paul Steinbach October 2012
"Denard Robinson is soooo bad! And it makes me feel so good."
That was Michigan State University backup safety Kyle Artinian's take via Twitter during archrival Michigan's Sept. 2 season-opening loss to Alabama - a game in which Robinson, the Wolverines' star quarterback, struggled. Two MSU linebackers likewise sent tweets mocking Robinson that Saturday. By Sunday, it was national news.
Fitness Facilities Control User Data with Remote Asset Management
by Emily Attwood October 2012
We're living in the era of the "quantified self," the idea that everything we do can be tracked using technology, recorded, integrated, analyzed and applied to our daily lives.