What We’re Reading: January 5

As we wrap up the bowl season and look forward to the final College Football game of the year, we thought this was an ideal time to examine some of the most interesting storylines of the College Football post season, including the future of bowl games from a financial perspective and the issue of players skipping their team’s final game.

  • The four College Football Playoff semifinal teams are some of the most active in the country in terms of social media, writes Mark Burns for Sport Techie.  Washington, Ohio State, Clemson, and Alabama not only utilized a number of social platforms such as Facebook Live and Periscope in 2016, but also partnered with cutting edge technology companies like Catapult (for wearables) and Aurasma (for augmented reality).  Our favorite, however? Ohio State’s decision to let their players wear Snapchat Spectacles prior to the Fiesta Bowl to give fans even deeper access.