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Education for Athletes is Still the Key to Financial Security

If you don’t think education for athletes is important, it’s probably time you start paying attention. Sports Illustrated has reported that 78% of former NFL players are bankrupt or near-bankrupt within two years of retirement. In the NBA, that number is 60% within the first five years out of the league. These statistics are disturbing, given…

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Athletes on Twitter: Which are Getting Beat by Tweets and Who’s a Winner?

Athletes on Twitter: A Popular Pastime off the Field There was a time we admired athletes for their physical prowess and feats of heroic strength, but we didn’t really know their true colors. It’s awfully difficult to get to know someone from the five words they say in the locker room during the post-game interview….

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Sportsbiz Weekly Buzz – 12.2.14

The Sportsbiz Weekly Buzz is a collection of articles curated by Sports Networker’s Online Marketing Coordinator – Steve Richards  Sports Business ACC Expansion Will Pay Off In New TV Deal “ACC expansion will mean at least $1 million to $2 million a year in additional revenue for each of the conference’s existing schools, according to…

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Top 5 Most Followed Pro Athletes On Twitter

This is a guest post from Thomas Stone. A spontaneous decision to post one’s thoughts can backfire in an instant, but think of the backfire that can ensue for athletes with thousands of followers. History is clear evidence of the damage a simple “tweet” can cause to an athlete’s reputation. “What kind of person celebrates death?”…

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Interview with Boston Celtics’ Peter Stringer on Social Media

As Director of Interactive Media for the Boston Celtics, Peter Stringer (@PeterStringer) oversees the social media entities of one of the NBA’s most successful, storied and beloved franchises. I caught up with Stringer recently and asked him about social media, engagement, mobile apps and how job seekers can help their cause through social media. What…

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Sports Debate: What Athletes Should Be Using Social Media?

Question: Who can benefit more from social media: small-time or big-time athletes? Ryan: My initial reaction is small time athletes and big-time athletes once their career is in a decline. I will start with the argument for small-time athletes. Upper echelon and mainstream athletes already have significant followings. Many have endorsement deals, sell tons of…

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Social Media Report Card – Steve Nash

In November 2009, I introduced a series of articles I called ‘Social Media Report Card,’ where I graded each of the four major sports leagues – NBA, NFL, NHL, and MLB – on their social media presence. I made a point of being harsh. In particular, I criticized each of the leagues for only utilizing…

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What Happens in Vegas, Starts with Social Media

True to the social-media savvy, NBA All-Star’s form, Shaquille O’Neal’s two-day stay in Vegas tipped off with on-the-street giveaways as a part of an all-night social media blitz that took place to launch the weekend’s enlyten events. Digital Royalty planned the first-ever progressive tweet-up, known as a Tweethop. It’s a mixture between a Tweetup, a…

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