• Locker Room Shoot Proves Too Steamy for UCF Officials

    by Paul Steinbach August 2010

    George O'Leary is not master of his domain.

    Turns out the University of Central Florida's head football coach overstepped his bounds when he allowed a local entertainment magazine called aXis access to the Knights' locker room for a photo shoot of UCF alum Shanna McLaughlin, better known for her pictorial in the July issue of Playboy. While it didn't include nudity, the aXis locker room shoot, in which McLaughlin suggestively tugged on her UCF-logoed tank top and bikini bottoms, proved too steamy for university officials once video appeared online Aug. 7.

  • Colleges Use Social Media to Sell Sports Tickets

    by Paul Steinbach August 2010

    Social media offers ideal ways for ticket departments to build relationships and boost revenue.

  • Social Media Revolutionizing How Sports are Consumed

    by Paul Steinbach October 2009

  • A New Use for That Webcam

    by Michael Popke September 2009

    I felt a little older than I should have today after reading about new "Topps 3D Live" football trading cards. Participants in Topps' virtual sports community acquire coded cards featuring one of 25 current NFL quarterbacks - hmm, no Brett Favre - that are tucked inside every pack of the company's 2009 football series. Then they select that player on the ToppsTown web site, hold the card under a webcam, and - voila! - Jay Cutler will "pop up" on the computer screen. With the help of a few keystrokes, Cutler can fire passes to virtual receivers while dodging defensive obstacles.

  • Online Tools Becoming Popular In Fundraising

    by Michael Popke October 2008

    Online tools are streamlining, supplementing or flat-out replacing traditional fundraising models.

  • Partnership Targeting Runners Gets Club In On Tourist Market

    by Andrew Cohen August 2008

    A partnership targeting runners gives one health club a route to the tourist trade.

  • Rec Departments Embracing Web as Survey Tool

    by Nicholas Brown February 2008

    Rec departments are slowly embracing the web as a viable tool for self-help.

  • Recreation Facilities Join the Wi-Fi Revolution

    by Anita Picozzi Moran & Cynthia Brown October 2006

    Operational flexibility is just one reason recreation facilities are joining the Wi-Fi revolution.