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social media
June 15, 2023

Effectively leveraging social media to promote your athletic department

Tell your story so someone else doesn’t have to.  An effective social media presence can not only reach a broader audience and showcase the achievements of athletes while building an influential digital platform that resembles an athletic depar...

social media
May 3, 2021

Sports Under 40: Using Social Media to Promote Student-Athletes

An important component of education-based athletics is recognizing achievement and growth. This can typically be seen through the coach-athlete relationship and the praise a coach provides to an athlete, as well as through the praise between athletes...

April 1, 2020

Cape Cod schools stay connected during self quarantine

While schools are out of session amid the coronavirus outbreak, schools on Cape Cod, MA, are staying connected by participating in virtual challenges via social media. Spring sports may be put on hold until May 4 at the earliest in Massachusetts, ...

Jon Lester Cubs
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...