Category: Game Day

Questions

Who writes your game stories? They seem awfully one-sided.

How do the scores get posted?

Answers

Who writes your game stories? They seem awfully one-sided.
Posted On Dec 05, 2002 at 12:00 AM

Unless you see someone's byline at the top of a story, it was a press release provided to us by the school's sports information office. Some schools are very good at writing a fair, balanced account of a game, while others simply highlight themselves, win or lose. In the rare event that both schools send game stories, we may try to edit the two together or use elements of both to provide the most balanced coverage possible. In rare events we will consider a game story so unbalanced that we will remove it from the site.

Posted by
Pat Coleman
pat@d3football.com

 

How do the scores get posted?
Posted On May 31, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Starting in 2003 we gave schools the ability to post scores themselves, and that is currently handled by PrestoSports. Previously, schools would e-mail us the score and someone on staff would have to punch it in, which meant that on days we were traveling to and from games, it could take some time to get the score posted. This year, if you see a score that hasn't been posted, that means the schools haven't reported it to us yet. Once they report, it gets posted immediately. This will improve the site for everyone, since the schools will do the same amount of work and get better service, and we can send our staff to more games.

Posted by
Pat Coleman
pat@d3football.com

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