LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — One other day, one other scoreboard — though the stadiums and ball parks are empty.
I imagine that is the weekend when the finals of the convention baseball tournaments would have been performed with Choice Monday for the NCAA Event to comply with on Memorial Day.
However … it’s important to search to search out scoreboards which can be working this weekend.
I discovered a number of — with credit score to a Twitter account titled SkullSparks. I went to their web site and found logos from Louisville, Kentucky, Western Kentucky, Indiana and dozens of different faculty applications.
In line with a publish on their web site, this seems to be their focus:
“SkullSparks companions with faculty groups to sharpen digital and design technique. We additionally promote digital, design and video alternatives to the biggest community of faculty athletics creatives within the nation.
“Based in Tulsa in 2016, SkullSparks has grown quickly with the rising significance of digital and design in faculty athletics. We serve shopper faculty applications throughout the nation.”
Translation: Everyone is competing on each platform on your full consideration.
On to the scoreboards. Once I scrolled by means of the SkullSparks Twitter feed, I discovered a string of fascinating threads involving social media accounts.
Which Division I males’s basketball program has the biggest variety of followers on Instagram, Twitter and Fb?
How concerning the High 25 girls’s basketball applications? I additionally discovered the High 25 baseball applications.
Sadly, I used to be solely capable of uncover the High 12 for soccer. The High 130 ranked would have been a enjoyable learn.
I’ll start with males’s basketball. Kentucky, Louisville and Indiana all have work to do.
— SkullSparks (@SkullSparks) May 19, 2020
Though Kentucky ranks second with a mixed following almost 1.eight million followers and Indiana sits fourth (behind third-place North Carolina) at 1.56 million, the chief from right here to Durham is Duke — with 4.Four million followers.
Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett must issue into this enormous benefit.
Beginning with 2.2 million Twitter followers, Mike Krzyzewski’s program leads on that platform in addition to Instagram (1.Three million) and Fb (770,000).
Louisville sits 22nd with almost 320,000 mixed followers.
The Atlantic Coast Convention has six of the High 25, the Southeastern Convention has 4 and the Massive Ten has seven.
In girls’s basketball, the leaders usually are not stunning — UConn adopted by Tennessee.
— SkullSparks (@SkullSparks) May 20, 2020
Jeff Walz’s Louisville program ranks seventh whereas Kentucky is No. 10.
Alabama began creating its model lengthy earlier than Twitter and the opposite social media accounts had been launched however the Crimson Tide sit the place I anticipated them to rank — first, with a mixed social media following of almost 3.Three million.
There is a brief hole again to Louisiana State. The Tigers are adopted by Michigan, Georgia, Clemson and Ohio State within the high half dozen. (The link.)
Lastly there may be baseball. The highest seven accounts are Southeastern Convention faculties, led by Louisiana State.
Louisville landed at No. 19, with Kentucky two spots behind.
No video games as we speak or the remainder of the Memorial Day Weekend. However the competitors on your consideration by no means subsides.
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