SPORTS LINKS: A collection of links that you may have missed from around the sports landscape centering on social media, business, sponsorship and technology.
In today’s edition: B1G/NCHC usher in new era in collegiate hockey; entire Little League shut down due to theft; “The One” records are all in the marketing; PPV refund in WWE; Delta relaunches old standby during NFL this Sunday; Jon Jones the next Mayweather?; B-trackS enters concussion study forum; EA Sports leaves two-year old mistake in latest NHL game, plus much more.
As we say prepare to say hello to the first official day of fall on Sunday, we also say hello to the dawn of a new era in collegiate sports. The Big Ten conference has officially sanctioned hockey as a conference-sponsored sport. The change has forced a formation of a new conference and the folding of another one. What’s old is new again is how the saying goes and this is one to watch, especially in terms of what goes on off the ice for sponsorship, branding, social media and more. No need to worry about what goes on on-the-ice. It’s the Big Ten Conference. It’s hockey. It’s tradition.
Here’s a few links I gathered on this:
- “Big Ten teams tout expanded brand, as shaken-up college hockey moves forward in new format” – Washington Post
- “UND men’s hockey picked second in newly formed NCHC’s first poll” – Inforum.com
- “Big Ten announces extensive television schedule for inaugural season” – NCAA.com
- “Big Ten Coaches Excited for New Beginning” – College Hockey News
- What a difference a year makes for the NHL, Bettman; touts short-term pain/long-term gain – Chicago Tribune
- Legal issues of a different sort lie ahead for NFL with soon-to-be public backlash from M.I.A. – Hollywood Reporter
- President’s theft forces shut down of entire Little League – NBCDFW
- It’s all in the marketing as “The One” sets PPV revenue record – Forbes
- PPV refund not available for “The One” but it is in WWE – Forbes
- Pressure forces Ottawa team changing name from “Redskins” – CTV News
- Formula 1 opening door to pop culture with “Rush”, new video game and documentary – USA Today
- Some athletes know how to engage their fans. Larry Fitzgerald is a great example with his fan appreciation contest – Larry Fitzgerald
- Marriage made in tech heaven: sports and social media – Tech Hive
- Social media could be Putin’s thorn in his side before Olympic Games begin – CNN
- “Fly The Friendly Skies” returns during NFL games on Sunday – New York Times
- Super Hero gala to raise super funds for Canadian Olympic athletes – Calgary Herald
- Interesting take and even more interesting comments on the Matt Harvey/Dan Patrick fiasco – Sports On Earth
- Gatorade sponsorship now under his belt, Jon Jones on his way to Mayweather status – SB Nation
- B-trackS is the latest device in concussion studies; used in rugby studies in San Diego – KPBS
- Two-year old mistake remains unfixed by EA Sports in latest NHL game – Windsor Star
- Dolphins enhance game experience with Wi-Fi upgrade – Sun Sentinel
A LITTLE SOMETHING EXTRA
The end of the Major League Baseball season can only mean one thing. Rookie dress-up.
San Francisco Giants (@SFGiantsFans) September 19, 2013
Kirby Arnold (@kirbyarnold) September 19, 2013