We know, we know: There are plenty of hardcore hockey fans stateside. But the fact is it lags behind football, basketball and baseball in the attention scrum among the four major American sports.
This NHL playoffs promo for the CBC show Hockey Night in Canada, however,
might win the sport some new fans.
Sports Twitter was thrown into a minor tizzy Wednesday afternoon when word got out that the NCAA had issued an edict banning the presence of hashtags on college football fields.
The first on-field hashtag appeared in the endzone at Mississippi State's Davis Wade Stadium in November 2011. Since then, on-field hashtags — typically team mascots or school rallying cries — have become relatively commonplace in the college football world.
But no more, according to a memo from the NCAA's Football Rules Committee. The memodiscusses proper and improper variations of field markings, uniforms and other equipment. It reads, in part: "Except as noted herein, there may be no advertising on the field, which includes the end zones and sideline areas." Exceptions include the NCAA logo, school logos, conference logos and the names of commercial sponsors.