Available in English
Owner CBS Interactive
Website 247sports.com
Alexa rank 1,974 (December 2015)[1]
Commercial Yes
Current status Online

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


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

Not long after CBS acquired 247, on December 1st, 2016, the long heralded blue board (tBB) of 247 sports was threatened with moderation, the lack of which was the only enjoyable part of that place. All of the prominent posters declared that tBB was dead and were subsequently banned for being "meanies". The board quickly became a safe space for homers with more snowflakes than Alaska. Thanks to this turn of events about a year later, without the Blue board to keep Butchismyhomie grounded in the preseason, 10RC fans ran rampant over their normal expectation of Butch Jones and were completely blindsided by his failure causing a mass suicide in Tennessee. 21,000 were found dead, the greatest football related killing event since Urban quit graduating players from UF. All agreed the event was tragic and the 247sports Tennessee site's Wes Rucker released a statement that "Although it seems that these fans decommitted from the team the truth is that Butch Jones found better options and felt that these fans did not fit as well as some others might with the current scheme."

Team-site networks

The individual collegiate conferences covered include:[10]


External links

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