Yardbarker

  • Fox Sports Interactive Acquires Sports Blog Network Yardbarker

    Fox Sports Interactive Acquires Sports Blog Network Yardbarker

    Fox Sports Interactive Media has just announced that it has acquired Yardbarker, which operates a network of sports blogs. Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed. Founded in 2006, Yardbarker, which has 7.5 million average monthly users, is a network of 800-plus sports blogs and 70-plus pro athlete blogs, which includes content from Donovan McNabb and a number of other well-known… Read More

  • Yardbarker Scores $6M More for "Digg For Sports" Site

    Yardbarker Scores $6M More for "Digg For Sports" Site

    We called Yardbarker a particularly good, sports-focused Digg clone back when it launched in August 2006. Since then the site has expanded significantly, recruiting athletes as featured writers, kicking off an ad network for sports blogs, and raising a seed round of financing. Now the company has announced that it has raised $6M in it’s second round. Draper Fisher Jurvetson led the round and… Read More

  • Yardbarker wants to be sports news 2.0

    Yardbarker is a social news site focused on sports. You could call it a Digg clone, but there’s more here than that. Even if it is a Digg clone, it’s a particularly good one – and there’s no reason why the basic premise of socially moderated news shouldn’t be built on and targeted towards niche audiences. In fact, I think it’s a good idea and this site does it… Read More