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November 15, 2018
Excite, communicate, inform, and expand what you can offer your students, fans, visitors, and staff. The FSI series allows you to score multiple sports and show player introductions, video replays of great plays, images of fans, assemblies, pep rallies, presentations, movies, and so much more. Formetco offers a complete turnkey service from concept to installation with long term maintenance and support. Formetco is home of the better video board. Better means higher resolution, longer... more
Strategic Planning
November 15, 2018
The focus of the past five months has been one of progress, and forward movement for UMKC’s Department of Athletics. With a central mission to build a championship experience for all its student-athletes, the department has undergone many positive changes to fulfill that goal. With a desire to infuse UMKC with a new level of school spirit, the department collaborated with UMKC’s world-renowned Conservatory to write and produce a fight song with words, and create a faster-paced alma mater now... more
Leadership
November 15, 2018
Women Leaders in College Sports, the nation’s premier women’s athletic leadership association, has selected Val Ackerman, commissioner of the Big East Conference; Joeleen Akin, associate athletic director, student-athlete development at Georgia Tech; Kelley Kish, director of athletics at Lake Erie College; and Adrianne Swinney, chief operating officer at the University of Connecticut to serve as 2018-2019 board of directors members. Jacqie McWilliams, commissioner of the Central Intercollegiate... more
Football
November 14, 2018
In Missouri, entrance to high school football playoff games cost $7. Michael Landis, the father of a player on the Joplin (Mo.) High School team, thought that price tag might be keeping some students from attending. In response, he raised nearly $5,000 to cover tickets for all students.  According to The Joplin Globe, Landis said that the fee, which is the result of a Missouri State High School Athletic Association rule requiring $7 admission during postseason play, often prevents students from... more
November 14, 2018
Jim Roedel FORT LUPTON (COLO.) HIGH SCHOOL   It’s not often that a well-established businessman at an internationally known company climbs off the corporate ladder to become a high school administrator. But that’s exactly what Jim Roedel did in 2015 when he left his position as the FACTS Product Line Manager at GE Energy and took on the roles of Athletic Director and Assistant Principal at Fort Lupton (Colo.) High School. Three years into the career switch, he is as busy as ever, but very... more
November 14, 2018
  When high school athletes commit to play at the college level, they typically need to increase their strength and movement skills. Two veteran coaches discuss how to best guide them. You sit next to one of your star athletes at a table decorated in your high school’s colors. The player’s friends and family are gathered around, all beaming with pride. With a huge smile, he or she signs a national letter of intent and a collective applause goes up from the crowd. You breathe a sigh of relief... more

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