NBC faces some criticism about using tape delay to show major Olympic events on television.
Social media plays a big role in the coverage of the Summer Olympics as athletes, reporters and fans post in real time. This is causing some controversy for the television audience since they don't get to view events as they happen and may not want to know the outcome before they get the chance to watch. Yahoo featured an AP report that said NBC is facing all sorts of critics on Twitter for not showing many events live on television. Although there was Twitter four years ago for the last Olympic Games, it wasn't such a big part of mainstream culture. Twitter users have even created the their own hashtag to express their displeasure with how the network is handling the coverage: #nbcfail. NBC said they wait until prime time to air the big …
Matthew Centrowitz will reportedly forgo his last year of eligibility at University of Oregon.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Former Broadneck High track and field star Matthew Centrowitz announced earlier this week that he will skip his final year of eligibility at the University of Oregon to become a professional athlete, according to a report in The Baltimore Sun. Broadneck Patch reported in July that Centrowitz, who is a sociology major, hoped to graduate from Oregon and begin a professional track and field career with an eye on gaining a sponsor. Centrowitz won three state cross country titles while at Broadneck High. The 22-year-old appears to be right on track with his career goals, which reportedly include trying to qualify for the 2012 Olympics. He's already accomplished many other goals this year including winning the 1,500-meter event at the NCAA …