Media & Technology: Web & Social
- Social Media Highlights from AB Show 2017
by AB Editors November 2017
Check out some of the highlights of the 2017 Athletic Business Show, as shared on social media by attendees and exhibitors:
- Snapchat Lands Patent for Step Tracking
by Andy Berg November 2017
Snapchat’s parent company, Snap, may be looking to get into the fitness market.
- Homecoming Events Forfeited Over Racist Social Share
by Courtney Cameron October 2017
With a unanimous vote Thursday evening, the Meade School Board of Sturgis, S.D., made the decision to forfeit Sturgis Brown High School's homecoming football game against Pine Ridge and cancel the corresponding parade and dance.
- Colleges Educate Student-Athletes on Social Media Use
by Blake Richardson October 2017
How could Alexis Amato have predicted this? Then a junior on the UNC-Chapel Hill rowing team, Amato didn't think it mattered that she missed the team's social media training for a class...
- District Apologizes for Students' 'Trump Perry' Sign at Game
by Megan Guza September 2017
The superintendent of the Brooke County, W.Va., school district apologized to the Pittsburgh Perry High School community on Monday for what she called an "insensitive, intimidating and offensive sign"...
- Little Caesars Arena Kicks Off Grand Opening Events
by Courtney Cameron September 2017
Little Caesars Arena in Detroit kicked off a series of grand opening events with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the $836 million complex on Tuesday.
- Denver Police Investigate Cheer Coaches at East High
by Courtney Cameron August 2017
Denver Police launched an investigation Wednesday into coaching practices at East High School after an anonymous video was sent in to local news station 9Wants to Know.
- Gym’s Police and Military Ban Sparks Online Controversy
by Courtney Cameron August 2017
EAV Barbell Club in East Atlanta Village has been the recipient of hate mail and death threats since owner Jim Chambers posted an image of his hand-written gym policy to Instagram.
- Softball Team Nixed from Series Over Snapchat Pic
by Andy Berg August 2017
An undefeated record meant nothing for a little league softball team that fell short in the sportsmanship game.
Atlee Little League softball was headed to the Junior League World Series until they were disqualified after a few members of the team posted a Snapchat photo of themselves giving the middle finger to their competitors – Kirkland American Little League from Washington.
According to a report from Huffington Post, the Little League International Tournament Committee made their decision just hours before Atlee was supposed to take the field in the world series.
Little League spokesman Kevin Fountain said the picture violated the organization’s policies, “regarding unsportsmanlike conduct, inappropriate use of social media, and the high standard that Little League International holds for all its participants.”
Kirkland, the team Atlee beat to advance, will take Atlee’s place in the Junior World Series.
Atlee Jr League ball team. Coach should man up & support the disqualify decision. I feel sorry for the rest of team NOT in middle finger pic pic.twitter.com/NKBknrjEX6— Sue Pseudio (@sue_pseudio) August 6, 2017
Chris Mardigian, head coach for Atlee, told RVA Sports Network that the girls in the photo were responding to harassment they’d endured from Kirkland during the tournament they’d been playing in. A Kirkland baserunner was ejected for stealing signals from the Atlee team and giving them to their batter.
A Kirkland coach was also ejected from the game, the Times-Dispatch reported.
- Fans React to the ‘Largest Little Caesar in the World’
by Courtney Cameron July 2017
On Tuesday, the Detroit Red Wings posted aerial photos to the team Twitter and Facebook pages showing the progress of a 243-foot-tall Little Caesars logo being painted on the roof of the new arena — making it the “largest Little Caesar in the world,” according to the post.