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  • Social Media's Role in Crisis Management

    by Vivian Marinelli February 2016

    It is difficult these days to find someone not on some form of social media — especially during sports and entertainment events. The 2014 World Cup final holds the record for the most tweets per second with 9,667. The game took more than three hours to complete, accumulating more than 100 million tweets.

  • 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.

  • Sponsored Video: TeamSnap Website Builder Overview

    by AB Editors November 2015

    This sponsored content was paid for by TeamSnap. What is sponsored content?

    TeamSnap, the leading tool for organizing and communicating every aspect of team life, offers Website Builder, enabling clubs, leagues, and schools to build professional-looking websites in a snap.

  • 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.

  • How Interactive Competitions are Driving Fitness Participation

    by Stuart Goldman September 2015

    Stanford University raised a banner this year in recognition of another Pac-12 Conference championship.

  • Do Social Media Bans Violate the First Amendment?

    by Jason Scott September 2015

    Several college athletics programs have made headlines and drawn criticism lately for instituting bans on social media use for their student-athletes.