Yahoo! Sports reached a milestone during the first quarter of 2011, as its blogs totaled more than 1 billion page views, up 31 percent compared with the fourth quarter of 2010.
The top five Yahoo! Sports blogs during the first quarter were: National Football League blog Shutdown Corner, National Basketball Association blog Ball Don’t Lie, high school sports blog Prep Rally, college basketball blog The Dagger, and tennis blog Busted Racquet.
Yahoo! Sports blogs managing editor Mark Pesavento said:
Whether we’re covering major events — like the NCAA tournament or the NFL playoffs — or chronicling the everyday world of sports, our team has an unparalleled knack for surfacing the topics most interesting to a broad audience of hardcore and casual fans alike.
Yahoo! director of blogging Jamie Mottram added:
Yahoo!’s original blogging initiatives continue to experience unprecedented success, and we’re now operating at a scale that easily rivals the top mainstream blog networks.