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ESPN shuts down team sites, moves to blog format

ESPN shut down its college sites covering Alabama, Florida, Michigan, Florida State and many other major programs today. The lone site left is at USC, but most believe that it will make the transition at some time too. Prior to the sites shutting down, so too did the comment system that allowed you to see updates live. Those have been replaced with Facebook comments resulting in a lot less interaction from my estimations.

The sites and most of the staff have been moved to the ESPN blog format. While there is still some local coverage, the majority of the blogs I read today were filled with national or conference pieces suitable for multiple sites (for example Florida State).

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About Noah Stanley

Noah Stanley has 15 years experience in the subscription-based affinity site industry working in multiple networks and roles. He is currently the COO of 247Sports with a focus on tech, products and mobile.

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