Technology revolutionizes sports and impacts students

Nicholas Poblete/Panther Magazine

Living in the 21st century, we have been introduced to new technology practically every single day. A few of the many advancements technology has helped with includes the way we communicate, our education, our health and medical care. Technology has helped improve various aspects of our society throughout the century, including the advancements in sports.

One of the obvious areas of growth sports has been the introduction of phones and how accessible it is to everyone. Many students agreed that with sports becoming much more accessible through social media and smartphones, it’s much easier to get into.

“Technology has been positive on sports, because even if you don’t have the time to go watch or play the sport, you can always watch it on your phone,” said Antonella Balladares, a senior majoring in construction management. “I usually use Twitter to get information if I don’t have time to watch sports.”

Social media pages are perfect ways to interact with fans, players and teams. The ability to click an app and have access to all of your favorite teams in the matter of seconds is innovative.

Bleacher Report, ESPN and the Score are just a few of those apps that you can download to your phone and use it whenever. This innovation makes sure you have all the latest news and scores for your favorite teams, so you’re never out of the loop.

Watching sports has become much easier over the years, but another side of sports that has been improved by technology includes the performance side.

“When it comes to playing sports, there are a few apps that hold recordings of yourself when you’re playing,” said Jacob Peterson, a freshman majoring in finance. “I can organize them and go back to see how I did in order to improve my game.”

This enables people to improve upon their game, just by using their smartphone or tablet. This will revolutionize the way people go about their workouts.

There are plenty of innovative ways that sports has been improved by technology. Whether its watching your favorite team, catching up on stats of a game you missed or improving your performance on the court or field; it’s all there.

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