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USA Today Headshots API


SportsDataIO has partnered with USA Today to provide clients with licensed headshots directly integrated with the existing SportsDataIO APIs. Please contact our sales team at sales@sportsdata.io for access to these specific endpoints that deliver USA Today headshots. We typically recommend that clients use the headshots with transparent backgrounds for maximum flexibility with displaying in their applications.

USA Today Headshots Seasonal Guidelines

NFL

When – April - December
Source – In-Game Event Coverage
Endpoint – https://sportsdata.io/developers/api-documentation/nfl#/headshots
Guide – OTAs and minicamps run from April to June; we typically process headshots of drafted rookies from these events, until we can get them in uniform during a game. As preseason begins, we will update again with the rookies in their uniforms.

MLB

When – February - October
Source – MLB Spring Training Media Days + Event Coverage
Endpoint – https://sportsdata.io/developers/api-documentation/mlb#/headshots
Guide – Most of the MLB headshots will be sourced during the Spring Training media days. This product should be updated throughout the season (trades, call-ups, etc.). The updated photos will be in-game, due to the fact we do not have media day access again until the following season.

NBA

When – September - June
Source – NBA Media Days + Event Coverage
Endpoint – https://sportsdata.io/developers/api-documentation/nba#/headshots
Guide – Most of the NBA headshots will be sourced during the team media days. This product will be updated throughout the season (trades, etc.). The updated photos will be in-game, due to the fact we do not have media day access again until the following season.

NHL

When – October - April
Source – In-Game Event Coverage
Endpoint – https://sportsdata.io/developers/api-documentation/nhl#/headshots
Guide – NHL headshots will be sourced in-game during the season. This product will be updated throughout the season (trades, etc.).