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Thursday, February 19th, 2015
BYTES: ROTOWORLD.COM ROLLS OUT ITS MOST COMPREHENSIVE NFL COMBINE COVERAGE TO DATE
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February 19, 2015 – Vol. 46
Comprehensive NFL Combine Coverage on Rotoworld.com
Rotoworld.com, the industry leading source for fantasy sports news and information, is providing comprehensive coverage of the NFL Combine. Rotoworld’s NFL Draft expert Josh Norris and the Rotoworld.com NFL Draft crew will publish daily recaps, including a full preview available here.
- Friday, Feb. 20: Recap of the specialists, offensive linemen and tight ends
- Saturday, Feb. 21: Recap of quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers
- Sunday, Feb. 22: Recap of defensive linemen and linebackers
- Monday, Feb. 23: Recap of defensive backs
- Tuesday, Feb. 24: In-depth NFL Combine review
Norris will also conduct his first post-Combine mock draft during the last week of February, which will be available on Rotoworld.com.
NBC Sports Surpasses 1 Million Fans on Facebook
Boosted by NBC Sports Group’s coverage of Super Bowl XLIX, NHL and the Premier League, NBC Sports’ Facebook page surpassed 1 million likes today. Additional key metrics for the page include:
- A 445% growth in likes for 2014
- 740% more fans gained in 2014 over the year prior
- Direct clicks back to NBCSports.com from NBC Sports on Facebook was 19-times greater than in 2013,+1841%
- A 3471% increase in public engagement in 2014 including likes, comments, and shares.
“Free Golf for Life” on Pace to Become Highest Engaged Sweepstakes Ever for GolfNow
GolfNow’s Free Golf for Life campaign – which launched on Jan. 28 – is on pace to become the tee time distribution and technology provider’s most successful sweepstakes to date. The outpouring of interest among avid and casual golfers alike for Free Golf For Life was magnified in part when the sweepstakes was featured within NBC Sports’ Super Bowl XLIX pre-game coverage, with both a national spot as well as a short segment featuring PGA TOUR winner Billy Horschel and NFL legend Brian Urlacher ambushing one lucky foursome with Free Golf for Life on the line.
Less than four weeks into the sweepstakes, GolfNow has received more than 115,000 unique entries. By comparison, GolfNow’s most successful sweepstakes to-date occurred in 2013, when golfers could enter for a chance to win a round of golf alongside 2010 U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell. That sweepstakes garnered more than 132,000 total unique entries, but lasted for a total of 14 weeks. Free Golf for Life is scheduled to run through April 13, a total of 11 weeks.
NHL & Premier League Reach Streaming Milestones on NBC Sports Live Extra
Last night’s Detroit Red Wings-Chicago Blackhawks game was the best regular season NHL game in visits, uniques, and minutes watched on NBC Sports Live Extra in the past two seasons, excluding the Winter Classic and Stadium Series games. In addition, last week’s Liverpool-Tottenham match was the highest in visits, uniques, live starts and minutes watched for any Tuesday match on NBC Sports Live Extra, and the third most-streamed overall with 70,000 uniques.
NBCSports.com Launches NASCARTalk
NBC Sports Digital has added NASCARTalk to the already established SportsTalk franchises on NBCSports.com. Fans can visit NASCARTalk.NBCSports.com for the most comprehensive and up-to-date NASCAR coverage, including videos from NBCSN’s NASCAR AMERICA, and follow @NASCARTalkNBC on twitter.
ICYMI: Features from NBC’s Super Bowl XLIX Pre-Game Show Available on NBC SportsWorld
Two features from NBC’s Super Bowl XLIX Pre-Game Show are now available on NBC SportsWorld. The first focuses on the legacy of former Arizona Cardinals S Pat Tillman, who left the Cardinals to join the U.S. Army Rangers, and was killed in Afghanistan in 2004. Josh Elliott sits down with Ed Woodward, a recipient of the Pat Tillman Scholarship who was forced to retire from the Air Force due to a medical condition, but has persevered to live out his twin brother’s dream of becoming a doctor. Click here for the full video.
In the second feature, NBC Sports interviewed Rob Gronkowski and his four brothers, and toured the Gronkowski home from weight rooms to trophy cases to examine what it was like to grow up ‘Gronk.’ Click here for the full video.
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