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Marketing
November 20, 2017
The University of Louisville recently issued $419,166 worth of refunds to season ticket holders who asked for their money back after Tom Jurich, Athletic Director, and Rick Pitino, Head Men's Baskeball Coach, were fired. According to the Courier Journal, Kenny Klein, a spokesperson for the athletic department, said that the school gave 126 people and businesses $239,566 in ticket revenue and $179,600 worth of donations made to purchase tickets. “At the time of the change in leadership, we were... more
High School News
November 17, 2017
Last week, a Springfield (Mass.) Public Schools committee announced that it would withdraw its nomination of Desi Jackson to the Athletic Hall of Fame, in response to protests over Jackson's status a a convicted sex offender. According to masslive.com, Jackson, who led Springfield to the basketball state championships in 1991, was one of 30 former athletes who had been nominated. During the nomination process, a local parent wrote to The Republican to criticize the decision to nominate Jackson... more
Basketball
November 17, 2017
The Pac-12 Conference announced today the full membership of the Task Force formed to protect student-athletes and address systemic issues threatening college athletics.  At its initial meeting last Thursday, the Task Force discussed the following areas of focus: recruiting processes; agent relationships; shoe and apparel partnerships; NCAA enforcement; the impact of “one and done”; and socioeconomic factors.  “We are very fortunate to have assembled such a high caliber, experienced and diverse... more
Marketing
November 16, 2017
Since 2008, students at Webb School in Bell Buckle, Tenn., have provided coverage of their school's athletic events through a school club. According to Knox News, the club, known as W.O.W. Network or “Webb on the Web,” seeks to provide professional sports coverage, from how they do their jobs to how they dress. Doug Bright, the club's faculty coordinator, said that he started broadcasting football games online since 2005. Soon after he started, two eighth graders—Wade Blair and Boomer Dangel—... more
High School News
November 16, 2017
The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) executive committee has enacted policies that address gender identity. The Committee voted to accept a new Transgender Policy, updating a first-of-its-kind policy established in 2009. Under the new regulations, a transgender student is defined simply as a student whose gender identity differs from that student’s birth sex. Transgender students will be eligible to participate in accordance with either their birth sex or in... more
High School News
November 16, 2017
Six high school athletic directors will be inducted into the ninth Hall of Fame class of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) December 12 in Phoenix, Arizona, during banquet festivities at the 48th annual National Athletic Directors Conference co-sponsored by the NIAAA and the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).  This year’s conference will be held December 8-12 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona.   The 2017 NIAAA... more

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