British Horseracing Authority: Digital race archive playing vital role in ground-breaking rider research

British Horseracing Authority: Digital race archive playing vital role in ground-breaking rider research. “The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced details of how its digital archive of previous races is assisting multiple research projects aimed at improving rider safety. The projects, which are based at the University of Sydney, University College Dublin and University of Bath respectively all use a digital race archive created by the BHA earlier this year to map and digitally re-construct how jockeys fall in more detail.”

Baseline: International Tennis Hall Of Fame Courts Fashion

Baseline: International Tennis Hall Of Fame Courts Fashion. “‘Couture curious?’ asks the International Tennis Hall of Fame, alluding to its new style-centric exhibit. The surefire reply: Yes. More. One doesn’t truly need to ask for more from this, the Hall of Fame’s first-ever digital exhibit, titled ‘Courting Fashion.’ “

Terrapin Tales: Help Preserve Maryland Basketball History!

Terrapin Tales: Help Preserve Maryland Basketball History!. “Today, as we celebrate the beginning of the 100th season of men’s basketball at UMD, the University Archives embarks on one of its most ambitious initiatives EVER—a project that will digitize and make publicly accessible over 5,000 hours of UMD Basketball footage. This project will cost $500,000, and we will need the support of many fans to preserve this important history.”

Smithsonian Magazine: Preserving Negro League History Has Never Been Easier, or Harder, Depending on Who You Ask

Smithsonian Magazine: Preserving Negro League History Has Never Been Easier, or Harder, Depending on Who You Ask. “As the 100th anniversary of the birth of ‘black baseball’ approaches, a perplexing issue remains: How do historians extend the mainstream reach of Negro League history? The bulk of this recent interest has been in the statistical realm, which is expanding and becoming more accurate, but focusing on the numbers and trying to compare Josh Gibson to Babe Ruth tends to attract a distinct subset of baseball geek.”

Facebook scores football: Social media giant to offer free online streaming of next year’s Copa Libertadores (The Bogota Post)

The Bogota Post: Facebook scores football: Social media giant to offer free online streaming of next year’s Copa Libertadores. “Facebook has inked a new four-year deal to stream Latin America’s coveted Copa Libertadores. The deal, which gives them the rights to live broadcasts of the football matches between Latin America’s best clubs, will begin next year and extend towards the season of 2022.”

New Web Site Provides Information on NHL Coaches

A new Web site is designed to provide information on the roles of NHL hockey coaches– and eventually, for coaches of other hockey leagues as well: http://behindthebenches.com . From the About page: “Up until now, there hasn’t been a convenient way to look up the specific roles and histories of NHL coaching staffs. Behind the Benches hopes to change that. We want our site to be a trustworthy resource for fans and members of the media who want to know more about coaches and what they do. Eventually, we plan to expand our data into leagues outside of the NHL, including the AHL, NCAA D-1, the CWHL, and the NWHL.”

CBC News: UWindsor professor compiles Indigenous athlete database to celebrate achievements

CBC News: UWindsor professor compiles Indigenous athlete database to celebrate achievements. “Recalling the names of Canadian athletes may be easy for some, but what about Canadian Indigenous athletes? A Kinesiology professor at the University Windsor has compiled a database of 173 elite Indigenous athletes and will be presenting the work at a symposium this weekend.”