Strategic Planning
January 18, 2018
In 2014, Robert Morris University started the first varsity collegiate eSports program in the country. Since then, over 45 other schools have followed suit. The University of Providence will join their ranks with the addition of a scholarship eSports program starting in 2018-19. The school currently has an eSports club but will expand the roster with scholarship members and has plans for the construction of a permanent gaming room. The eSports program will be the fourth new team added to Argo... more
January 18, 2018
Thanks to the work of the NCAA Division I Student-Athlete Experience Committee, new rule proposals have been introduced regarding recruiting. The changes would affect DI athletes in all sports but football and basketball. As reported on, the aim is for a new recruiting calendar to more closely match the schedule other students follow when choosing a college. "The changes were designed to strike an appropriate balance in the recruiting process, allowing prospective student-athletes... more
Event Management
January 16, 2018
Dr. Randy Esters, President of North Arkansas College, said he is taking allegations of racial insults at a basketball doubleheader between Northark and Labette (Kan.) Community College “very seriously.” Both the men's and women's Northark teams hosted Labette on Jan. 10.  According to 5News, Esters said he was aware of a January 13 article in the Parsons Sun that discussed the allegations, even though he had not received complaints from anyone who attended the game, and promised to take action... more
January 16, 2018
Nearly 200 coaches recently participated in a coach training and certification session held at Williamsport High School, Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Coaches braved harsh weather conditions to attend the Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid clinics, December 30, 2017, conducted by instructors Kristin Black, Panther Valley School District, and Bob Bozzuto, North Allegheny High School. For Black, the classes at Williamsport were the largest she has taught to date, with almost 100 coaches per... more
January 16, 2018
Bill Chaves is the next Athletics Director at the University of North Dakota, UND President Mark Kennedy announced Saturday, Jan. 13. Chaves, who becomes UND’s 16th A.D., has been Director of Athletics at Eastern Washington University since 2007 and is a two-time recipient (2012-13 & 2015-16) of national Athletic Director of the Year honors. At UND, Chaves will oversee the University’s 17-sport NCAA Division I athletic program, which currently competes in the Big Sky Conference and the... more
January 15, 2018
Bridgeport (Conn.) school officials are seeking ways to better regulate and control online fundraising. According to, earlier this month, Aresta Johnson, Schools Superintendent, made a proposal to the school board's finance committee, saying it would be necessary to manage multiple crowd-sourcing campaigns. “We have our own foundation,” Johnson said. “One of our high schools is also in the process of developing their own foundation. We have Donor’s Choose and several Go Fund me... more


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