Media & Technology: Web & Social
- New Developments in Jays’ Beer-Thrower Prosecution
by Courtney Cameron October 2016
The Toronto police have charged Ken Pagan with one count of mischief for allegedly throwing the beer can that narrowly missed Orioles outfielder Hyun Soo Kim at the American League wild card game played in Toronto on Wednesday, though speculation about whether he is really the offender continues.
- Oops: HS Vandals Out Themselves on Social Media
by Jason Scott September 2016
Four members of the Robert Vela (Texas) High School football team got themselves into trouble for allegedly vandalizing facilities at a rival high school — and promptly bragging about it on social media.
- Detroit Pistons Keep Fans Updated with Real-Time Email
by Stuart Goldman April 2016
The NBA regular season is coming to a close this week, but Detroit Pistons fans are among those looking forward to the playoffs.
And just as they have for most of the season, the Pistons will keep their fans updated during home playoff games thanks to real-time email, which updates fans with live scores and statistics.
- Student-Athlete Given Five-Game Suspension for Tweet
by January 2016
Hilbert (Wis.) High School basketball player April Gehl has been suspended for five basketball games for a tweet, according to the Appleton Post-Crescent.
- Columnist Suffers Broken Leg After Court Storming
by December 2015
A Des Moines Register reporter was caught in the action as Iowa State fans stormed the court after beating in-state rival Iowa in Ames Thursday night. According to the Des Moines Register, Randy Peterson suffered a compound fracture to his tibia and fibula after possibly tangling legs with another attendee during the chaos.
- A Student's Online Rap Threatening Coaches Not Protected Speech
by John T. Wolohan and Louise Chouinard November 2015
Of all the freedoms Americans possess, perhaps none are more cherished than those stated in the First Amendment.
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by AB Editors November 2015
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- NBA Announces Game Stream Purchase Plan
by Jason Scott October 2015
On Friday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced a new service that will provide fans with one-game access to stream NBA League Pass games live, via Facebook and Twitter.
- Broncos Unveil Twitter-Powered Vending Machine
by Jason Scott October 2015
Social media continues to wind it’s way into the sports world, and teams are using social to take fan engagement efforts to a new level. Generating social mentions is valuable, and teams are driving presence online is of increasing importance to teams.
- Social Media as a Window to the Character of a Recruit
by Carolynn Crabtree October 2015
We've seen too many examples to count of how an ill-conceived tweet can ruin the promising career of an athlete even before it begins. Social media has become a powerful tool for athletic directors, coaches and recruiters to gain unique insights into student-athletes, and more athletic programs are taking a recruit's online voice. A recent study of 600 college coaches and recruiters revealed that 83 percent conducted online research of recruits during the 2013-2014 recruitment season.