Motor1: Motorsport Stats Launches The World’s Largest Free Results Database. “From today, motor racing fans with a thirst for knowledge will find the new Motorsport Stats Results service the ideal destination to fuel their passion. What’s special or unique about this new offering? Every season, Motorsport Stats companies collect a rich stream of data and results from more than 2,500 motor racing events from leading circuit world championships on two wheels and four, to off-road series from rally and motocross. Motorsport Stats’ capability to collect racing results at a rate of 50 events every weekend across time zones has led to the development of the world’s foremost repository of racing intelligence. And from today, the best of this data will be made freely available in the world’s largest multi-series racing results service.”
CNET: Facebook Watch scores recaps of every NBA, WNBA game. “NBA Digtial, along with the NBA and Turner Sports, has teamed up with Facebook to make all NBA, WNBA, NBA G League and NBA 2K League game recaps available on the social network. Now you can watch recaps from every game of the season on Facebook Watch, the social network’s platform for videos and livestreaming events. The episodes will include the Summer League, preseason and playoffs.”
New-to-me, possibly launched last fall? A database of Native American mascots for sports teams. From the database page: “This database contains the Native American mascots from high schools, colleges, and professional sports teams throughout the United States. The layers include high schools who currently have Native mascots (blue), colleges who currently have Native mascots (purple), and high schools, colleges and professional teams who have changed their mascot (red).” It looks like most of the site is the map containing the pointers (and there are many); no annotation I can find.
Gaelic Athletic Association: The GAA launches new digital archive with support from the BAI . “The GAA, in conjunction with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, today launched the GAA Digital Archive at Croke Park providing free access to past GAA matches to internet users around the world…. In all, over 500 football and hurling matches were retrieved from broadcasters and information such as date, result, venue, referee, scorers and teams and substitutions was added.” You probably know what football is, but if you’ve never heard of hurling you might want to check out this extensive overview by the Hurling Club of Madison.
CNET: Super Bowl 2019: How to watch online, start time and much more. “The matchup won’t be known until after the conference championship games are played, but if you are already making Super Bowl plans, then here’s what you need to know on how to watch football’s biggest game.”
University of Kentucky: Oral History Collection Champions UK Cheerleading Dynasty. ” C-A-T-S spells more than a storied tradition in basketball. It is also the chant of the 23-time Universal Cheerleaders Association champions — the University of Kentucky Cheerleading team. And this weekend, the team will travel back to Orlando, Florida, to defend its title and, hopefully, bring back a 24th national championship. So, what is the winning formula in collegiate cheerleading that has brought the coveted hardware back to the Bluegrass year after year? A new oral history collection at UK Libraries’ Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History explores that question and more.”
University of Maryland: Lefty’s Legacy Saved in Digital Collections!. “As we continue to celebrate the 100th Season of the Men’s Basketball, devoted Terp fans reminisce on the many standout players and coaches who have come and gone through this program. Over the years, University of Maryland basketball footage has poured in from the athletic department and the private collections of former Terps, and University Archives is excited to announce that we have digitized and preserved footage from the recently inducted Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer, Coach Lefty Driesell!”