247Sports.com

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247Sports
247SportsCompanyLogo.png
Available in English
Owner CBS Interactive
Founder(s) Shannon Terry
Website 247sports.com
Alexa rank 1,731 (December 2017)[1]
Commercial Yes
Current status Online

247Sports is an American network of websites that focus mainly on college football and basketball recruiting.

History[edit]

The network was started in 2010, and has been cited as a source by other sports news media, including the Dallas Morning News[2] and the Washington Post.[3] The site has also provided special reports on recruiting to sports news media including Sports Illustrated.[4]

247sports was created by two Alabama fans, just as a hobby around 2010. Back then it was known as BamaOnline. That site was either bought out by Shannon Terry and/or was the basis of which 247 derived from. Adding other team sites around the country and incorporating them with their own. 247sports has developed into arguably the #1 recruiting site in the nation. Still after Alabama enjoyed 8 straight years with the #1 recruiting class in the country, according to 247, no one pointed out the Alabama biased shown by the site. The NCAA is looking into whether there was tampering with prospects rankings, in order to gain a competitive edge versus other schools in recruiting. [5]

On November 28, 2012, 247Sports announced a content partnership with CBS Sports, in which 247Sports would provide content for its digital platforms (including CBSSports.com), and CBS Sports Digital would handle advertising sales for the site.[6][7]

In May 2013, 247Sports reached a long-term agreement to become the official online selection partner of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and the U.S. Army National Combine, replacing its competitor Rivals.com.[8]

In December 2015, CBS announced that it had acquired 247Sports.[9]

On October 10, 2017, 247Sports announced a partnership with Pro Football Focus, in which it will provide coverage of Division I FBS college football for the website, including a PFF College microsite and integration of its player grades and rankings across 247Sports.[10]

On February 1, 2017, CBS Interactive/247Sports acquired Scout.com[11]

Team-site networks[edit]

The individual collegiate conferences covered include:[12]

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