This week Duke University became the first college basketball team to announce that they are switching from physical notebooks to Apple iPads for players to look at scouting reports, take notes, and to study previous games. The 64GB version of the new iPad will also show players practice schedules and stats from games and practices. The players will also be updated with video content from practice and games along with clips that break down what the tendencies from players are.
?The Duke basketball program is always trying to equip our players and staff with the very best resources, and the introduction of the iPads is another step in that direction,? stated associate head coach Steve Wojciechowski in an interview with GoDuke.com. ?This new technology will help all of us work more efficiently and productively, while communicating at a higher level. We are very excited to involve the iPads in our day-to-day operations, evaluating our scouting, video analysis, schedule and game preparation.?
Duke’s basketball team is one of the most successful teams as they have appeared in the NCAA tournament every single year since 1995. The players will be able to use their iPad for school help, personal entertainment, and social media.