Media & Technology: Sports Media
- Football Teams, Fans Honor Shooting Victims
by Courtney Cameron November 2017
Football fans from Floresville (Texas) high school and San Antonio’s Southside dressed in white at Friday’s game, while both teams wore white jerseys in honor of victims of the shooting at Sutherland Springs Baptist Church, where community members were wounded and killed earlier in the week.
Prior to the game, Floresville running back Salih Williams told USA Today, “One of our teammate’s girlfriend was affected and her family was devastated as well. We have a saying, called ‘one link strong link’ and if one person is down, we are all down. … Just know we are gonna practice extra hard and take a district championship for our city and for the people that lost their lives.”
On Wednesday, the school held a prayer vigil for victims at the Floresville football stadium.
“From a coaching standpoint, obviously, you would like to just focus on the game,” said Southside coach Ricky Lock. “But the human element is involved and it is so close to our backyard. It’s a tragedy and it’s hard to make this thing look like it has never happened because it affects a lot of people. It puts us in a tough spot. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the people who were affected by this. It has been a different kind of week.”
- Will Pastner's Career Survive Ex-Friend's Allegations?
by Mark Bradley November 2017
Ron Bell, an extremely disgruntled former friend/ confidant of Josh Pastner's, has spilled his story in excruciating detail to Gary Parrish of CBS Sports. Bell relates how he and Pastner...
- FHSAA to Broadcast Football Playoff Brackets for Fee
by Adam Lichtenstein October 2017
The Florida High School Athletic Association announced Monday that a selection show for the state's playoff spots will be streamed live on NFHSnetwork.com at 11 a.m. Sunday.
- Texans Players Protest En Masse After Owner's Comments
by Stefanie Loh October 2017
Despite the furor that has unfolded this season over whether NFL players should have the right to take a knee during the national anthem, the Houston Texans have stayed out of the spotlight, dutifully standing for the anthem before every game.
- SUV Collides Head-On with HS Football Team Bus
by Courtney Cameron October 2017
Around 1 a.m. Saturday morning, a westbound SUV crossed the median in Hellam Township, Penn., and collided head-on with a school bus carrying 21 Eastern York football players, 3 coaches and an athletic trainer.
- Cavs Produce Irving Video Tribute, Opt Not to Play It
by Kyle Schnitzer October 2017
The Cavaliers had planned on showing a Kyrie Irving tribute video in his first game back at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland on Tuesday, until they didn't.
- NBA Sponsorships Up 7.8% Over Previous Year
by Andy Berg October 2017
State Farm and Anheuser Busch are big fans of the NBA, so much so that they topped last year’s list of league sponsors.
- Athletic Board Makes It Official: Pitino Out at Louisville
by Jeff Greer and Justin Sayers October 2017
The athletics board voted unanimously Monday to fire Rick Pitino as head coach of the Louisville men's basketball team three weeks after the university confirmed it is included in the FBI's investigation...
- Rams, Chargers Compete for L.A. Fans
by Josh Peter September 2017
The most important matchup in the NFL on Sunday isn't on the league's schedule. The Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers will be playing 12 miles apart...
- Opinion: Why Isn't NFL With Kaepernick?
by Beth Kwiatek September 2017
It has been one year since then-San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick started kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial oppression.