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Vail Resorts uses EpicMix app to offer crowdsourced, real-time wait times for ski lifts

August 17th, 2015 at 8:27 pm » Comments Off

Vail Resorts is trying something different on its ski slopes this winter. The resort has updated its EpicMix smartphone app to offer its crowdsourced, real-time wait times for ski lifts. The app will collect data from the RFID-enabled season passes skiers carry at the resort. It’s one of the most ambitious efforts yet to bring […]

Pro gamer on the difference between playing in the US and Korea

May 21st, 2015 at 5:09 pm » Comments Off

Professional gaming has yet to break through to mainstream American culture, despite its online popularity.  It has a tiny fan base compared to sports like football or basketball.  In the mecca of pro gaming – Korea - it’s a totally different story.  

Five ways e-sports are like other sports

May 11th, 2015 at 12:15 pm » Comments Off

ESPN caused a little controversy over it’s decision to air its first e-sports tournament, a.k.a, people playing video games professionally — on ESPN 2 earlier this month.  

Struggling to hook kids, baseball risks losing fans to other sports

April 10th, 2015 at 10:39 pm » Comments Off

  Rob Albericci saw his son Austin’s Little League baseball team struggle to recruit enough kids to fill a roster, and the rising demands of Austin’s football team, the growing pressure for kids to focus on a single sport, to specialize even before they hit puberty.  

How the NFL uses Zebra Technologies’ RFID chips to track everything on the field but the ball

November 19th, 2014 at 7:30 pm » Comments Off

RFID tags can be found inside the uniforms of NFL players. Radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips are usually used as security tags on clothes in stores, but this year they can also be found inside the uniforms of NFL players. As the Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions descended upon London this weekend, accompanying them were executives from Zebra […]

Here’s what the geography of NFL fandom looks like

September 9th, 2014 at 12:22 pm » Comments Off

A map of Facebook fans of NFL teams across the United States In the first regular season NFL football game of the season last week, the Seattle Seahawks crushed the Green Bay Packers. One way of looking at that: The 46 players wearing Seattle Seahawks uniforms had a higher score than the 46 players in Green Bay […]

Take a look inside some of the most lavish college gyms in the U.S.

August 26th, 2014 at 11:15 am » Comments Off

Auburn University’s track weaves throughout the gym. When Louisiana State University was designing its new $58 million recreation center, recently,  it was partly looking at besting its Southeastern Conference rival, Auburn University, whose new $52.5 million facility opened last August.    

NFL players to wear RFID chips to track their movements on the field

August 8th, 2014 at 3:29 pm » Comments Off

The sensors will track the players on the field. Beginning this September, and for the first time ever 17 National Football League stadiums will employ radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology to better track how players move on the field during games. The football league has partnered with Zebra Technologies to use its quarter-sized RFID sensors inside the shoulder pads […]

Robots replace cheering fans at Korean baseball games

August 1st, 2014 at 8:45 am » Comments Off

The creators hope the robots can lead chants by real fans too. A struggling Korean baseball team, the Hanwha Eagles, have invented a novel way to improve atmosphere at their matches – by bringing in a crowd of robot fans.    

Where do most college football players come from?

January 20th, 2014 at 2:34 pm » Comments Off

To find the right players, college football teams recruit players from all around the country. Now we can now see where most of the recruits come from.  

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