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Top 25 Most Socially Engaged College Football Fanbases

Online ticket broker TicketCity has published the results of its first annual overall ranking of the most engaged fan bases in college football.

TicketCity ranked the top 25 teams based on their Twitter followings, Facebook likes, “talking about” metrics, and offline factors including attendance, percentage of stadium capacity filled at home games, and home ticket prices from the 2012 season, excluding bowl games.

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A College Sports Twitter Handle Trade: Syracuse And Stanford

In a NCAA first, Stanford traded its old Twitter handle, @SUAthletics, to Syracuse on Monday.

Stanford Athletics is now tweeting from @GoStanford, and Syracuse University Athletics from @SUAthletics.

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NCAA Bans On-Field Hashtags And Social Media URLs

Twitter has been a major player in the college sports industry in recent years, with athletes connecting directly and passionately with fans (Kevin Ware, anyone?), spectators turning to tweets for live coverage and analysis, and experts wielding their influence in 140-character missives.

But a new memo from the NCAA’s Football Rules Committee puts the kibosh on the use of all social media designations on college football fields, drawing a definitive line between live sports and social media.

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Twitter, ESPN And Ford Team Up To Embed College Football Replay Videos Into Tweets

Just in time for bowl season, Twitter has teamed up with ESPN and Ford to provide embedded replays from football games in posts sent via Twitter.

It really takes the concept of “instant replay” to a whole new level.

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