If a notable storyline heading into this week's Blogs With Balls conference was how far blogs have come over the history of this conference, just be how much room there still is for expansion just may be the key theme of the first day's panels.. Between the opening panel on mobile and social platforms that can compliment and boost blogs, a look at "The Next Worldwide Leader" that featured panelists from a variety of organizations that all have blogs or blog-like elements as a key component of their programming. Pesentations from groups like Right To Play, Sports On Earth and Thuzio interested in getting their message out to bloggers. Even an NFL panel that both featured bloggers as prominent authorities and emphasized the growing importance of blogs in NFL coverage, the overarching sense was that sports blogs in general still have tremendous growth potential.
Here's a quick look at each of Friday's presentations and panels. My more detailed notes from the day's panels are available at Sporting Madness, while video of the panels themselves can be found at Score Buzz. If you're interested in Saturday's panels, you can follow me on Twitter for coverage of those or check in on the livestream, and we'll have another breakdown of those afterwards. Without further ado, Friday's panels.no comments