Media & Technology: Web & Social
- 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.
- WNBA to Stream 20 Games on Twitter
by Mike Rose May 2018
The WNBA announced on Wednesday afternoon that three of the planned 20 games to be live streamed on Twitter this season will feature the Liberty.
- Opinion: Social Media's Impact for Players, Coaches
by Chuck Cecil April 2018
For the love of God, I am so grateful there was no social media when I was growing up. As a player I didn't have the distractions of checking for retweets or the possibility of posting something stupid that could end up costing me millions of dollars. I didn't worry that every drip of mustard on my chin was going to be snapped by a local in a city while I was playing for the Packers or Cardinals. As a NFL coach, I hated social media. Working 90 hours a week, I didn't have time for it. All the coaches on our staff worried that one of our guys could potentially blow himself up on social media by posting his junk, bashing an opponent ... or worse. Mainly, I hated social media because I valued my privacy. But the world changed. Kids changed. Drafting changed. Recruiting changed. I could either change with it or leave my digital legacy to the mercy of Google searches and digital haters or a 20-year-old coach who understood how to better use social media to recruit than I did. It became game on -- on social media. It's not going anywhere
- Retired from NFL at 24, Borland Seeks to Raise Awareness
by Bob Glauber April 2018
Former 49ers linebacker Chris Borland retired at age 24 after just one season in the NFL because of concerns about head trauma.
- GoFundMe for Humboldt Raises $4M in Two Days
by Adam Zielonka April 2018
Two days after a bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team left 15 people dead, a GoFundMe page for the victims' families has met its updated goal of raising $4 million.
- The Edge Fitness Club Puts 'Gym Selfie Room' on Hold
by Courtney Cameron April 2018
On the first of the month, The Edge Fitness Club announced an addition to its traditional workout space: a first-of-its-kind gym selfie room at the club’s Fairfield, Conn., location.
- Michigan State Spent $500K Tracking Nassar Case
by Paul Steinbach March 2018
A New York-based public relations firm in January billed Michigan State University for $517,343 for more than 1,440 hours of work. The job? Tracking social media activity surrounding the case of former osteopathic physician and team doctor Larry Nassar, convicted of sexually abusing MSU student-athletes and USA Gymnastics athletes.
- New Pro Football Network to Debut After Super Bowl
by Barry Wilner March 2018
Pro football won't disappear from TV screens, mobile devices and the American consciousness once the Super Bowl ends next February. The Alliance of American Football will kick off the following Sunday.
- Player Alleges ‘Sexy’ Instagram Posts Led to Dismissal
by Courtney Cameron March 2018
Nineteen-year-old former student-athlete Shalom Ifeanyi filed suit Tuesday in the U.S. District Court claiming discrimination and harassment after she was allegedly dismissed from the volleyball team at the University of Cincinnati for posting images to social media that her coach deemed “too sexy.”
- Bucks Use In-Game Social to Expand Online Audience
by James Nelson March 2018
In the opening minute of a recent game, Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton's sharp play got the BMO Harris Bradley Center crowd roaring and the Bucks' social media team swung into action.