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SBJ/October 3-9, 2011/Opinion
SIAC an innovation leader
How you see it
Published October 3, 2011, Page 38
With all due respect to Commissioner Scott, please know that our Council of Presidents at the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference voted to approve the first-ever NCAA conference-wide Web platform modeled after MLB Advanced Media nearly two years ago.
In view of this fact, and in the interest of journalistic accuracy and integrity, I believe it is critically important that your publication correct the record and recognize the SIAC, which also became the first NCAA Division II Conference to launch an Android application as well.
Although the major conferences seemingly have a monopoly with respect to SBJ’s coverage of college sports, it is clear that these conferences have not monopolized technological innovation and new ideas. However, this perception will be allowed to persist unless and until the SBJ accords credit where credit is due when a smaller conference such as the SIAC beats the bigger conferences to market with a new and innovative initiative.
Moore is commissioner of the SIAC (thesiac.com), which comprises 13 historically black colleges and universities.