Media & Technology: Web & Social
Michigan Athletic Department Rebukes Online 'Coverage'
by Paul Steinbach January 2019
The University of Michigan released a letter to parents and student-athletes Friday warning them of the "coverage" given the Wolverines football program by online provocateur James Yoder.
Coaching Website Seeks to Assuage Abuse Concerns
by Eddie Pells December 2018
It's one task to compile a list of banned coaches but quite another to identify all the good ones. While Olympic overseers struggle to compile a comprehensive list of bad actors in the wake of a wide-ranging sex-abuse crisis, an entrepreneur with a passion for youth sports is embarking on what could prove to be an even more meaningful task: helping families discover which coaches are not only certified but best qualified to work with their kids. Former pro moguls skier Bill Kerig, who founded the rallyme.com website built to help athletes and teams raise funds, is launching a new platform designed for coaches to post their qualifications so parents and athletes can review the coaches and anyone interested to hold a no-holds-barred discussion of the good and bad in youth sports. It's sort of a LinkedIn, Angie's List or Rate My Professors for coaching and sports.
Baraboo Coach Resigned Amid Shock of Nazi Salute Pic
by Paul Steinbach December 2018
Once it went viral, it was hard to avoid seeing the prom photo showing a large group of Baraboo (Wis.) High School students seemingly giving a Nazi salute. Soon after Baraboo's varsity softball coach saw it, she took a stand and resigned.
Heisman Winner Murray Apologizes for Tweets
by Cindy Boren December 2018
Hours after winning the Heisman Trophy, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray apologized for anti-gay tweets he made as a teenager, saying they don’t “reflect who I am or what I believe.”
Man Fired After Racist Social Post Against FSU Coach
by Bob D'Angelo November 2018
An Orlando-based company has fired an employee whose racist social media post showed a lynching of Florida State University football coach Willie Taggart.
FSU President Defends Coach After Racist Social Post
by Bob D'Angelo November 2018
Florida State University's president defended football coach Willie Taggart in the wake of a racially charged social media post that surfaced after the Seminoles ended their worst season since 1976.
Buckeyes Take Heat for 'Tone Deaf' Tweet
by Andy Berg September 2018
Ohio State is taking flack for a graphic that accompanied a post on the football team’s official Twitter account.
Cheer Coach Not Renewed Over 'White Power' Video
by Jason Scott August 2018
A Massachusetts cheerleading coach will not return this season after a video recording of her on Snapchat went viral.
High School Tennis Players Face Discipline over Photo
by Paul Steinbach May 2018
A high school in Georgia is investigating an incident in which a photo of tennis players wearing white bags reminiscent of Ku Klux Klan hoods appeared last week on social media.
Former Redskins Player Denounces Logo on Instagram
by Courtney Cameron May 2018
On Wednesday of this week, former Washington Redskins defensive lineman A.J. Francis signed on as a defensive tackle with NFC East rival team the Giants, according to nj.com.