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We’re going to spend some time today talking about umbrellas. While that may seem like an odd subject for a sports column, it turns out to be surprisingly important, and a topic that ties directly into a larger discussion that is beginning to get a public airing about the number and …


Yahoo Faces an Inquiry on Fantasy Sports Push

SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo has long been a top online destination for sports fans, and this year, it made two big bets to expand that audience: its multimillion-dollar deal to webcast a National Football League game and its July entrance into the world of daily fantasy sports contests.

While the N.F.L. …


Reebok wants to compete with Nike, Under Armour, and Lululemon by going after a different customer

Reebok is not Lululemon or Under Armour. And that's fine.

Reebok has been capitalizing on how it's different from its competitors by targeting a completely different consumer: the tough, challenge-loving one that does Tough Mudders, mixed martial arts, and CrossFit.

The rise of athleisure has …


Athletes, Widely Followed On Social Media, Are Upending The Sponsorship Business

Meet the new sports media companies.

At 1:29 p.m. on Oct. 19, skateboarder Ryan Sheckler uploaded a video to his Facebook page shot entirely on an LG phone. The video, paid for by LG, showed Sheckler and his buddies skating around his hometown of San Clemente, California, providing fans with the …

Social Media Marketing

Nike Co-founder, Phil Knight, Funds University Of Oregon's Advanced New Sports Science Complex

University of Oregon is set to build a $19.2 million sports science center called the The Marcus Mariota Sports Performance Complex. The complex is …


Construction start on Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium pushed to 2017

Construction work on Tokyo’s National Stadium, the centrepiece of the Japanese capital’s staging of the 2020 Olympic Games, will not begin until …


Jacksonville Jaguars Partner With Uber To Bundle Ticket Sales And Safe Rides

The Jacksonville Jaguars have announced that they will be the first North American professional sports team to partner with ride-share app Uber. The …

Jacksonville Jaguars

NSFW: How fans treat the women who cover Philly's pro sports

Note: This article contains offensive language. After Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant blew up in a locker-room rant aimed at a member of the media last …

Blind rush: NFL's 'Color Rush' jerseys problematic for colorblind fans

The NFL's new "Color Rush" campaign introduced an unintended consequence Thursday night: Some colorblind viewers were unable to distinguish between the Buffalo Bills' red uniforms and the New York Jets' green uniforms.

Former New York Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes was one of the affected viewers …

Color Blindness

What Would I Tell Greg Hardy

I have been asked repeatedly this week how I would handle Dallas Cowboys Defensive End Greg Hardy’s situation if he were a client. It is a reach in the first place, given that for 40 years I have taken clients who agree to serve as role models, retrace their roots, and have a positive impact on …

Greg Hardy

Cubs aiming to launch their own TV network in 2020

As expected, the Cubs officially announced WSCR-AM 670 as their new radio outlet for 2016 yesterday.However, during an appearance on the station, …


Hulk Hogan Speaks From Experience About John Cena Heel Turn

Hulk Hogan was right on the money when he told an English radio station recently that John Cena would make a “good heel.”

In fact, Cena’s eventual heel turn will likely be one of the most shocking moments in wrestling history. When Mr. Hustle, Loyalty and Respect does turn, not only will it be …

John Cena

Why NY AG is wrong on fantasy betting

Fantasy football falls nowhere near gambling, but instead relates more closely to investment, Eaton says.


NCAA Won't Move Final Four From Houston

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Psychology Department ~ Social/Personality Psychology

November 6, 2015

Nazareth College

Rochester, NY

Associate Vice Provost, Learning Design & …


These 40 Super Star Athletes Are Fan Favorites On Social Media

The society of athletes, especially when connected to a cadre of fans, often stimulates a unique and intriguing form of solidarity, bordering on ferocious allegiance. The term fan comes from the noun fanatics which is a 16th century French word for being possessed by a god or demon. To professional …

Social Media

This Chart Sums Up the Pentagon’s Paid Patriotism Program

Military tributes are a staple of professional sporting events, from surprise homecomings of veterans, to color guards, to enlisted men and women …


MiLB to host Diversity Symposium at TSU | News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Minor League Baseball® announced Monday it will host a Diversity Leadership Symposium on Nov. 6-7, 2015, in Nashville, …

Minor League Baseball

Former IAAF anti-doping head Gabriel Dollé under criminal investigation

Dr Gabriel Dollé, the former director of the IAAF’s medical and anti-doping department, has been placed under criminal investigation, suspected of taking about €200,000 (£140,000) in bribes in an alleged cover-up of positive Russian doping tests.

The French office for financial prosecutions says …


Can An Astrophysicist Change The Way We Watch Sports?

Truth No. 1: Most of us watch sports to see the unexpected. Truth No. 2: Plenty of us want to predict the future.

Somewhere, where those two …

Sports Science

ESPN Made These 2 Major Mistakes, And Now It's Paying The Price

ESPN’s sudden decision to layoff 300 workers sent shock waves through the sports media landscape last week. Former SportsCenter anchor Charley …

Prince Harry comes to U.S. with Invictus Games for wounded soldiers

As Prince Harry embarks this week upon his latest trip to the United States, the fact remains that the American public generally perceive him as the Playboy Prince, a rampaging royal party animal with a lifestyle that dreams are made of.

The reality though, is now a little different.

Now 31, Harry, …

Prince Harry

MLB commissioner says minority hiring must improve at entry level

Commissioner Rob Manfred says the minority-hiring issue that Major League Baseball currently faces can start to be resolved with entry-level positions and not just focusing on top jobs.

"I think it starts with respect to entry-level jobs," Manfred said Tuesday during an appearance on Mike & Mike on …

The Baseball Bat Purchasing Experience Has Gone Hi-Tech Thanks To Diamond Kinetics And DeMarini

Diamond Kinetics and DeMarini are creating a baseball bat revolution by moving the buying decision from deep in your gut, into your brain where it …

Fifa presidential candidates: can any of these men clean up world football?

If a week is a long time in politics, then the cliche ​has recently been extended for the febrile, insular, double-dealing, ever-shifting world of its sporting sibling. As world football ​cries​ out for a new start, the eight candidates who have lined up to ​reconstruct​ the discredited Fifa that …

Sepp Blatter

MLB reaches unique sponsorship deal with Sheraton Hotels and Resorts

Major League Baseball has another new sponsorship agreement in 2015, this time with Sheraton Hotels & Resorts and Starwood Preferred Guest. The deal …

Carolina Panthers and Charlotte Knights open their doors to Pfeiffer’s Sport Management students

Pfeiffer University Sport Management students traveled recently to Uptown Charlotte for a field experience with the Carolina Panthers and Charlotte …

New York Jets Partner With Uplause

This section of SportTechie, “Sports Tech Wire”, contains original press releases issued by various companies and industry organizations. The

Denver Broncos Get Serious About Their Sleep

In an age where many professional teams are looking for every single sports science edges imaginable, many of them have passed over one of the most …

Adam Silver Comments on Potential NBA Expansion in Europe

Talk of European expansion in the NBA has been prevalent for quite some time, and while Commissioner Adam Silver believes it could happen eventually, nothing is imminent on that front.

According to the Associated Press (h/t, Silver called European expansion discussion "premature." He …

Rio 2016 Olympics facing major cutbacks to meet budget, say organisers

The organisers of the Rio 2016 Olympics have been forced to make major cutbacks, slashing budgets by almost a third in the face of the worsening Brazilian economy.

It is understood meetings have been held over recent days to find ways to remain within their £2.4bn operational budget, which is …