Media & Technology: Web & Social
- 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"...
- Students Punished for Offensive Photo at Football Game
by Georgie Silvarole September 2017
Four Westside High School students who attended a football game this weekend have been punished after spelling out "rape" and sharing a photo of it across social media.
- Arizona State Responds to Social Media Outrage
by Doug Haller September 2017
Arizona State's football season is just two weeks old, but already a portion of its fan base is fed up. After last Saturday's loss to San Diego State, the social-media outrage got so bad that the football program had to intervene, an act that got national attention. Posted at 12:46 a.m. Sunday on the official ASU football twitter account:
- 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.
- College Recruiting in the Twitter Era
by Steve Hummer August 2017
Some college football coaches of a certain age have dipped a toe into the turbulent waters of social media and found them generally useful. These kids today may be on to something. While running his program at Miami, Mark Richt also manages his own Twitter account, which enjoys more than 325,000 followers. Swears he controls the content himself. "I know a lot of (followers) are left over from Georgia (where he used to coach, as you may know). I understand that," he said. "But it keeps growing over time. It's a way to get your message out. "I could get out any message I want about our program, clarifying something that was confusing -- whatever I want to do, I can do that. "I can re-tweet something that a recruit sent out that will make him feel good about recruiting. I can say things after a guy has committed, and people will probably figure out that I'm excited about him making a decision to come to the U. I think it's invaluable."
- 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.
- Other NFL Players Fill Kaepernick's Protest Void
by Jarrett Bell August 2017
The protests of Seattle Seahawks' Michael Bennett and Oakland Raiders' Marshawn Lynch served notice that the NFL can't distance itself from the nation's social turmoil by refusing to give Kaepernick an opportunity.
- 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.