Media & Technology: Sports Media
Pac-12 Networks Not Performing as Anticipated
by Paul Steinbach February 2019
The Pac-12 Networks are "shrinking in reach and drastically underperforming revenue expectations," according to The Seattle Times.
NFL Offers Fans a New Viewing Perk: Ask Alexa
by Courtney Cameron January 2019
The National Football League made its first foray into voice-enabled tech last week when it launched a new skill on Amazon’s Alexa intended to help fans (or would-be fans) better understand the sport.
YMCA in Wisconsin Bans Cable News in Fitness Area
by Bob D'Angelo December 2018
A YMCA in Wisconsin has blocked cable news on the televisions in its gym, citing chronic verbal harassment among members over politics.
Seattle Set to Welcome NHL's 32nd Team
by Kevin Allen December 2018
Seattle has been unanimously approved by the NHL's board of governors in Sea Island, Georgia, to start the 2021-22 season as the league's 32nd team.
MLB Enters Deal with MGM as Legal Betting Expands
by Dave Flessner November 2018
MGM Resorts International became Major League Baseball's official gambling partner in the U.S. and Japan, a deal made as the sport tries to ensure more prevalent legal sports betting doesn't lead to any scandals...
Sacramento Kings Owner Addresses Fans After Protests
by Courtney Cameron March 2018
Thursday’s game between the Sacramento Kings and the Atlanta Hawks was delayed as protesters gathered around the city to protest Sunday’s fatal shooting of 22-year-old, unarmed Stephon Clark.
Gym Owner’s Video of Female Clients Sparks Outrage
by Jason Scott January 2018
A North Carolina gym owner is in hot water after he posted a video on social media that featured his female clients’ rear ends.
MSU Trustee Breaks Ranks, Calls for Simon's Resignation
by Courtney Cameron January 2018
After the MSU student government unanimously approved a resolution calling for the resignation of university president Lou Anna Simon Thursday night, the Board of Trustees staged a closed-door meeting Friday to draft a statement of continued support for Simon.
Not Everyone Declaring Alabama National Champion
by Paul Steinbach January 2018
Launched as part of the 2014 season, the College Football Playoff was supposed to end debate over which NCAA Division I team is crowned national champion. It’s a debate that had dawged (sorry, Georgia) the sport for decades.
LaVar Ball to Launch Junior Basketball Association
by Courtney Cameron December 2017
In a public announcement Wednesday, LaVar Ball revealed plans to launch an alternative league for nationally ranked basketball players players who have graduated high school and don’t want to go on to college.