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July 31, 2018

Jon Lester warns athletes about social media use

Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester on Monday issued a warning to young athletes about the way they use their public social media profiles. [caption id="attachment_26692" align="alignright" width="317"] Photo: Arturo Pardavila III, Wikimedia Commons[/...


June 20, 2018

Scott Frost: Social media is ‘your résumé to the world’

If college football recruits act inappropriately on social media, they can forget about playing at the University of Nebraska. Head football coach Scott Frost gave a stern warning to recruits at a recent camp, describing how his program combs thro...


November 7, 2017

Creating a social media policy for athletes

When I began my career as an athletic administrator almost 25 years ago, armed with my IBM Selectric II typewriter and a telephone in my office, the only reference to social media might have involved articles in the hometown newspaper or coverage...


September 8, 2017

Iowa HS football players kicked off team over burning cross photo

Five Iowa high school football players were booted from their team this week after a photo surfaced on social media that showed them wearing white hoods while standing beside a burning cross. [caption id="attachment_24767" align="alignright" width...


April 19, 2017

Iowa State coach warns recruits about profane tweets

A coach with Iowa State's football program is warning recruits to watch what they say on social media. DK McDonald, the team's defensive backs coach, took to Twitter recently to say that the university walked away from a recruiting target after s...


September 21, 2015

A.D.ministration: Improving your LinkedIn presence

Even though LinkedIn was created with corporate world professionals in mind, athletic administrators are beginning to use the site to network, exchange ideas and promote their programs. As Steffen Parker wrote in an article for the National Federatio...


July 18, 2015

J.J. Watt: Read each tweet 95 times before sending

NFL star J.J. Watt offered up some social media advice this week while attending the Gatorade Athlete of the Year awards. [caption id="attachment_13442" align="alignright" width="210"] Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt encourages kids to be...


July 16, 2015

Bret Bielema talks social media’s impact on recruiting

Coaches are always watching. And for student-athletes hoping to land a college athletic scholarship, that's something they must never forget. [caption id="attachment_13429" align="alignright" width="258"] Arkansas football coach Bret Bielema speak...