Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Runnerspace's DyeStat to re-launch on Thursday

It was mentioned on the tracktalk message board that DyeStat will be re-launching on Thursday, February 28. I'll be working with them on TFX for the Northwest states, so any updates you guys might have feel free to email me and let me know! I've been working hard trying to repair any damage that happened after the closure of ESPN Rise (some data didn't get transferred at all, others got messed up in the transfer with kids getting placed on different schools) as well as making the lists deeper than ever! Hopefully within the next week or so, I'll have finishing compiling all the indoor results available online and we can have a complete look at how this year's athletes stand compared to all athletes in the state/region during the Dyestat era (1999+).

Other than that, I'm continuing to work on finalizing some of the XC standards for my national rankings, as well as considering putting together a spring preview for Washington.

Stay tuned!


  1. Rob can you give a brief synopsis what happened to Dyestat and ESPN Rise? I know this is a touchy subject to some people but that is all that I know. Idk why websites got closed etc. My guess is that money is involved (isn't it always? lol) but as I said, idk.


  2. I never got the specifics, but from what I gathered it was all about the money: the views on ESPN Rise were much lower than they were on previously Dyestat, and the rest of ESPN Rise didn't take off like they wanted to, so they shut everything down except what fed directly to their college sports coverage (re: news on recruiting and basic coverage for football and basketball and top-25 national rankings for football rather than the Fab 50 they were doing during the RISE era).