RECENT ARTICLES
  • 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.

  • A Twist on Student-Athlete Twitter Privileges

    by Michael Popke August 2010

    University of North Carolina administrators may not have banned the use of Twitter and Facebook by student-athletes - as some of their peers at other schools have - but a new social-networking policy indicates they are serious about maintaining a low profile in the wake of recent highly publicized incidents.

  • More Football Coaches Atwitter Over Social Media

    by Michael Popke August 2010

    Boise State football coach Chris Petersen, it seems, is on to something. On Wednesday, mere days after Petersen Twitter this season, New Mexico State football coach DeWayne Walker did the same thing. And Jimbo Fisher is considering following suit at Florida State. When told Seminoles were tweeting about the recent dismissal of wide receiver Jarmon Fortson for violating team policy, he told The Palm Beach Post that, "Maybe I do need to ban it."

  • 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.