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Twitter And ESPN Amp Up Their Collaboration

Back in December, Twitter teamed up with ESPN and Ford to provide embedded replays from football games in posts sent via Twitter.

The replays, which each began with a short promotional clip for the Ford Fusion, were selected by ESPN’s college football editors and promoted by both ESPN and Ford to people not following Ford or ESPN on Twitter, but solid potential followers based on the people they follow and what they tweet about.

The partnership was evidently a success (in fact, ESPN said the video highlights were seen more than 7 million times), because Twitter and ESPN are amping up their joint efforts.

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Cool Job Alert: Twitter Hiring A “Head Of Sports”

Sports junkie? Social media enthusiast?

Here’s your dream job: Twitter just posted a job opening at its San Francisco headquarters for “Head Of Sports.”

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NBA Twitter All-Stars [INFOGRAPHIC]

Sports and social media are proving to be a fantastic match.

Today, people are ten times more likely to check Twitter or Facebook than the radio for sports news, and sports fans are among Twitter’s most active users.

Let’s take a look at the NBA, specifically, on Twitter.

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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-Powered Sports App “Beyond The Box” Curates Real-Time Content From Your Favorite Teams And Players

Calling all sports junkies: a new (free!) app called Beyond the Box is the answer to your live sports coverage prayers.

Beyond the Box aggregates NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL news, analysis, rumors, videos, photos, and player thoughts from 1,000 media sources and 2,000 players into a personalized sports timeline that you can curate based on your favorite teams and athletes.

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The 2013 NFL Draft According To Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

Football fans, heads up: social media is the next NFL draft expert.

Turn off ESPN, ignore NFL.com, and dial your radio to another channel. All you need is Twitter to accurately predict what’s going to go down starting tonight during the 2013 NFL draft.

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In The Wake Of The Te’o Scandal, Redskins Players Duped By @RedRidnH00d

Looks like Manti Te’o isn’t the only football player who’s been femme-fooled online.

According to the NFL, at least four players on the Redskins were duped during the 2012 season by a hacker posing as a woman sending them messages online and hoping to meet them in person.

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15 Best Fantasy Football Twitter Accounts To Follow

Alright, all you fantasy footballers left in the game.

You’re surely already scouring the Internet and DVRing ESPN for any tips and tricks, and the latest player intel.

But make sure you’re giving yourself that extra advantage by tuning into Twitter.

Here are 15 must-follow Twitter accounts for fantasy football fanatics:

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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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This Sports Team Takes Twitter So Seriously They Painted Their Handle On The Field

Listen up, sports fans, because this is pretty cool: The University of Central Florida Knights (UCF) football team has painted their Twitter handle right on the field.
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