hokiesports.com News Feeds

Want to be the first to get hokiesports.com's headlines as soon as they are published? Want to find a way to save time if you read many websites? This FAQ will show you how, and will answer some of the common questions about hokiesports.com's new news feed.

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  1. What is a news feed?
  2. How do I subscribe to hokiesports.com's news feeds?
  3. What is a news reader?
  4. Should I use a news reader?
  5. What is RSS?
  6. What is syndication?
  7. Where can I find out more about syndication?

What is a news feed?
A news feed (also known as an RSS feed) is a listing of a website's content. It is updated whenever new content is published to the site. News readers "subscribe" to news feeds, which means they download lists of stories at an interval that you specify (every 30 minutes, for example), and present them to you in your news reader. A news feed might contain a list of story headlines, a list of excerpts from the stories, or a list containing each story from the website (hokiesports.com's news feeds contain headlines only). All news feeds will have a link back to the website, so if you see a headline you like, you can click on the link for that piece of content and will be taken to the website to read it.

How do I subscribe to hokiesports.com's news feeds?
Step one is to download your favorite news reader. If you have never used one before, try installing one of the news readers mentioned below and see which one you like.

Point your news reader to the addesses below to subscribe.