It’s Playoff Time

153 days.  That’s how long it has been since the first FBS team kicked off its fall practice for the 2015 season.  Since that time, 128 teams have competed at the highest level of college football for a chance to hold the trophy at the end of the season.  But now we’re down to just 4 teams still standing with a chance at the College Football Playoff National Championship.

Let’s take a look at the Playoff Semi-Final matchups:

College Football Playoff Michigan State Oklahoma Clemson Alabama all XOS Partners

For the 2nd straight season, XOS Digital is proud to be long-standing coaching technology partners with all four College Football Playoff teams.

For more information about the full suite of XOS coaching solutions including the Thunder and ThunderCloud technology platforms, please visit www.xosdigital.com or contact XOS directly using the link below.

2015 Bowl Season: By the Numbers

Over the next 24 days we get to experience the most magical time of year.  No, we’re not talking about the holidays, but those are pretty nice too.  We are talking about bowl season!

2015 BOWL SEASON: BY THE NUMBERS

That’s right, for 24 days you get to feast your eyes on bowl games being played everywhere from Hawaii to New York City.  The best part is that for the 2nd time it will culminate with a playoff to decide the FBS national champion.  At XOS, we’ve put together this list of some of the numbers that will get you primed for bowl season.

41

2015 sees a record number number of bowl games, 41 to be exact (including the National Championship Game), and 2 more than last season.

9

A total of 9 teams will be kicking off their bowl game this year with a different head coach than they started the season.

102

The longest running bowl game is the Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena, California.  It has been played 102 times and is referred to as “the granddaddy of them all.”  This year it pits the Pac-12 champion Stanford Cardinal against the BIG 10 runner-up Iowa Hawkeyes.

10

The highest number of teams from a single conference competing in a bowl game this season.  Both the SEC and PAC-12 will be sending 10 teams to bowl games.

4,362

The number of miles the Cincinnati Bearcats will be traveling to play against the San Diego State Aztecs in the Hawaii Bowl.  This is the longest bowl trip of the year.

80

The number of teams that have earned the right to compete in bowl games and continue practicing for an extra few weeks this season.

18

Teams competing in bowl games that finished the 2015 regular season with fewer than 3 losses.

59

The number of partners using XOS Thunder Football HD coaching technology that will still be competing this bowl season.

XOS Digital Announces Industry Veteran to Lead Baseball Initiatives

Industry Veteran to Lead XOS Digital Baseball Initiatives

Anthony Flynn selected to drive Company growth in Baseball

WILMINGTON, MA – December 7, 2015– XOS Digital Inc., the leading provider of content management solutions and digital coaching technology for sports organizations, announced today the addition of Anthony Flynn as Director of Baseball Product Marketing and Sales.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Anthony to our team during this exciting period of growth for the company,” said Matt Bairos, CEO and President of XOS Digital, “His extensive experience with the internal operations of Major League Baseball organizations and their growing technological need makes him a perfect fit for the next chapter of XOS Digital.”

Before joining XOS, Flynn spent fifteen years with the New York Yankees. In that time Flynn worked his way up the organizational ladder starting as an intern, moving on to baseball operations, and has spent the last seven years as the team’s Director of Major League Video Services.

In his new role, Flynn will look to build upon the success of the company’s flagship products, XOS Thunder and XOS ThunderCloud technology platforms.  He will work closely with the XOS product development team to fine tune solutions that meet the evolving needs of the baseball technology marketplace.

“During the lengthy interview process, it became very clear to me that XOS understood the pain points of elite sports organizations. The tools that XOS provides to the balance of the NFL & NHL gives us a huge advantage as we launch the Thunder platform in the baseball,” said Flynn, “Instead of managing multiple disconnected software solutions, XOS integrates all of a team’s needs into one platform making it more efficient for coaches, players and front office personnel. “

About XOS Digital, Incorporated:

Founded in 1999, XOS Digital provides more than 500 sports organizations at all levels a competitive advantage by unlocking insight and value from their digital media assets. XOS offers software, analytics and services that enable our partners to preserve and monetize their digital media assets and our coaches to better scout, recruit, teach and win. The ever-expanding portfolio of products and services including the XOS Thunder™ HD Coaching PlatformXOS ThunderCloud SuiteXOS Digital Licensing Portal™ and XOS Vault™ digital asset management system reflect the XOS Digital commitment to continuing innovation. For more information, visit www.xosdigital.com.