Stadium Wi-Fi enhances the connection between fans and social media

Alexa Barnes walked into the Safeco Field, home of the Seattle Mariners, to watch a baseball game. She bought some garlic fries and a drink on the way to her seat. Then she connected to the stadium Wi-Fi before uploading a picture to Instagram.

Between innings, she usually browses through social media. Barnes and her friends have also taken a special interest in the #gomariners hashtag because the screen at the stadium displays Instagram photos from fans.

Sports stadiums are experienci…

Mascot fight between school, Ohio goes down to the wire

A high school football team that has featured a tiger cub at games for decades might kick off the season without its beloved mascot because of rules implemented after a suicidal man released dozens of dangerous animals in 2011.

Boosters typically lease a cub called Obie each year to play the mascot of Massillon’s Washington High School Tigers, whose rich football tradition includes helping launch the career of Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals founder Paul Brown.

Ohio began requi…

Los Angeles looks into possibility of hosting 2024 Olympics

LOS ANGELES — Anxiety over taxpayer costs helped cripple Boston’s 2024 Summer Olympics bid, but organizers in potential stand-in Los Angeles projected Tuesday that they could stage events from Santa Monica Beach to the Hollywood Hills and bank a $161 million surplus.

Los Angeles, which hosted the 1932 and 1984 Olympics, is viewed as the likely replacement for Boston’s failed bid because the city’s many existing venues could help keep costs low.

The Los Angeles plan projects spending $4…

High-intensity interval training provides better workout

Jessica Anderson takes a 10-second break to catch her breath before starting a third set of burpees. In her small living room, Anderson uses YouTube as her personal trainer. Without leaving her house or using any equipment, Anderson has completed a full-body workout in 20 minutes.

Anderson, a BYU elementary education student from Perrysburg, Ohio, used to spend an hour doing cardio at the gym, but for the last two months, she’s done high-intensity interval training (HIIT) in her apartment ins…

BYU ahead of the game in the country's fastest-growing sport

It can be hard to be a BYU fan when it comes to sports. The Cougars have incredible teams that come up just short in tournament play. In football, basketball and baseball, it often seems to be the same story. But with rugby, it’s different.

BYU’s rugby team has shown dominance over the past five years as it has demolished opponents on its way to winning four of the last five national championships. With such success, the rugby team has stirred up a lot of interest and excitement about the…