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Published April 18, 1996
3Com, sponsors of S.F.'s 3Com park, launched an Internet competition -- the 3Com "Triple Crown Challenge" --designed to encourage online learning. Students use the Web and the 3Com Park Web page to answer trivia questions on school subjects as well as sports. The game was launched in conjunction with the Giants-Dodgers series. Address: http://www.3com.com/3compark/news/tcrown.html (3Com).... REFEREE magazine is going online. A Web page is under construction (REFEREE, 5/96 issue)....BRANDWEEK profiles efforts to reach college students via the Web, with a focus on ESPNET SportsZone's college basketball pool, that was sponsored by Pizza Hut. ESPNET GM Tom Hagopian, noting they got over 120,000 entries in their three-day entry period: "People got shut out because it was so popular" (BRANDWEEK, 4/15)....Authentic Fitness Corp. has signed Neal Marshad to design and produce a Web site for Speedo with Olympic tie-ins. Address: http://www.GoSpeedo.com (Marshad Prod.).