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High School News
September 21, 2017
As Kingwood (Texas) High School started its cleanup efforts after getting flooded by Hurricane Harvey, the administration had to figure out where students would go. The decision to keep its 2,600 students together was made in less than a week. “[Students] initially came forward through lots of different means, saying please keep Kingwood High School together,” Dr. Elizabeth Fagen, Humble ISD superintendent, told ABC-13 (Houston, Texas). “Please let us have that senior year of being Mustangs.... more
Company News
September 21, 2017
Unique Advantages There are many advantages for Athletic Departments that choose NORDOT(R) solvent-based adhesives when installing their synthetic turf fields. The Athletic Director also has the benefit of knowing, for over 43 years, NORDOT(R) Adhesives have earned a worldwide reputation as the standard of excellence by which other adhesives in the synthetic turf industry are measured. These include that NORDOT(R) Adhesives can be used to install fields year-round in freezing to hot desert... more
Legal Issues
September 20, 2017
Five football players at Wheaton College, now suspended from the team, are facing felony charges for allegedly hazing a teammate in 2016. According to the Chicago Tribune, a judge in DuPage County signed arrest warrants and set $50,000 bonds for five players, who were charged with unlawful restraint, mob action, and aggravated battery. According to a follow-up article, the players have been suspended from the team. The alleged victim, a 19 year old freshman whose name was not released, said... more
Event Management
September 20, 2017
Last Saturday, the University of Minnesota held its first High School Band Day in 17 years, bringing out more than 1,000 marching band musicians in support of its football team. According to the StarTribune, the event was first started in 1951, but once the university began playing at the Metrodome downtown, fewer bands were able to participate, until the event was canceled in 1999. Betsy McCann, the University of Minnesota's marching band director, brought the event back this year, and... more
Strategic Planning
September 20, 2017
University of Akron (UA) President Matthew J. Wilson and Director of Athletics Larry Williams today announced their intention to recommend a novel, community support-backed effort to restore the UA baseball team and add a women's lacrosse team, beginning competition in the 2019-20 academic year. These programs will feature an Ohio-focused student-athlete recruiting strategy, the use of existing university and community facilities, and cost controls. Another key component of this plan is that... more
Fundraising
September 19, 2017
To make room for new equipment and also raise a little money, the Hazleton (Pa.) Area School District will auction athletic memorabilia online. According to the Standard-Speaker, the items will include uniforms, practice jerseys, uniforms, cheerleading gear, and a football jacket. The items will be available on the Public Surplus website. Robert Krizansky, business manager and the treasurer for the district, said that when Cathy Brogan, the assistant athletic director, and Danielle Zola, a... more

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