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spurs1990

247 takes over Scout

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This has been going on for a while. They were hit with involuntary chapter 11 a couple months back after failing to pay a judgement. 247 was the only interested from the reports I saw and they picked scout up for very cheap...

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This has been going on for a while. They were hit with involuntary chapter 11 a couple months back after failing to pay a judgement. 247 was the only interested from the reports I saw and they picked scout up for very cheap...

Any idea on how that'll look?

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They forced Heckman (CEO, original founder) out last year and he started a competing company then poached most of the top talent from Scout. It sounds like Scout Media has been gutted and CBS is only interested in cherry-picking the team publisher contracts and a name for another sub-network (mobile app & website channels). It will probably be a named property but backed by the 247 site data/staff. It doesn't sound like CBS wants anything more than that. Heckman originally founded Rivals.com as well...

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Either they get removed from the composite ranking, they stay and 247 data gets counted twice, or somebody else steps in to fill the void. It's not exactly clear what Heckman's new venture entails but it doesn't sound like a direct competitor to Scout or Rivals...

 

Here's Heckman's new endeavor theMaven Network, inc. http://www.themaven.net/Press.php

 

And here's some background: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161018005883/en/Digital-Media-Network-theMaven-Announced-James-Heckman

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On 2/1/2017 at 4:48 PM, spurs1990 said:

So what happens now? Scout rankings disappear and their resources just funneled into 247? Scout keep its identity and improve?

 

It would appear that all Scout profile links are now redirecting to the 247 profile.

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