How Fast Is Technology Changing College Athletics? Blink, And You’ll Miss It

How Fast Is Technology Changing College Athletics? Blink, And You’ll Miss It

Stanford University fell behind in 2017-not in academics, or in athletics (they are consistently ranked #1 in the Learfield Director’s Cup for best overall sports program), but in stadium Wi-Fi performance. In 2011, they were the first FBS stadium to install the technology, and by mid-2017, they were falling behind. The tech was working fine—it’s just that more was being demanded—more video uploading, more selfies, more downloading statistics, etc. The University of Notre Dame undertook a massive project in 2017.

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