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December 14, 2018
Here is the AEMA schedule of workshops for the 2019 AFCA Convention in San Antonio, TX Jan. 6-8, 2019.  You must register through the AFCA.  Please contact the AEMA National Office if you plan on attending by Dec. 28, 2019 so that we can plan for CEU scanning.  The AEMA booth will be #5123 and you must check in each day to receive credit.  You will also need to sign in at each workshop to receive the appropriate CEU credits. 2019 AFCA Equipment Managers Program-San Antonio, TX   Venue:... more
December 14, 2018
Members of our product design group grew up in the baseball industry, from playing the sport to coaching it, all the way to designing and manufacturing some of the first pitching machines. Through years of intimate personal experience as well as significant relationships developed through the years with baseball coaches at all levels, our folks were not only keenly aware of the needs of the coach and player but also understood both the strengths and weaknesses of each pitching machine design... more
Leadership
December 14, 2018
University of Nebraska at Kearney Chancellor Doug Kristensen has announced the beginning of a nationwide search for the position of Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. The position description will be posted and applicants will apply at https://unk.peopleadmin.com/postings/search beginning immediately. Kristensen appointed an advisory committee to assist him with the search, which includes representatives from the campus and greater community. Members of the committee are: Scott Unruh,... more
Legal Issues
December 13, 2018
On December 18, a judge will conduct a final hearing in the Alston vs. NCAA lawsuit, over whether scholarship limits violate anti-trust laws. A decision should likely come early next year. According to CBS Sports, Shawne Alston, a former West Virginia football player, filed the suit in the Northern District of California in 2014, alleging that the NCAA and the Power Five conspired to fix the value of a scholarship. The NCAA's model currently only pays scholarships for room, books, board,... more
High School News
December 13, 2018
At Sequoia High School in Redwood City, Calif., a group of students have launched an effort to remove Cherokees as the name representing the athletic program. “Appropriating their culture for a mascot feels degrading. And they need to change it,” Mac Brennan, a Sequoia high sophomore, said. According to CBS, the students have gathered 600 signatures in favor of changing the name, and plan to present it to the school board. Their goal is to change the name to the Ravens. “In recent interviews... more
High School News
December 13, 2018
Three leaders in high school athletic administration have been selected by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) to receive the organization’s top awards for 2018. Gary Stevens, CMAA, director of student activities at Thornton Academy in Saco, Maine, is the recipient of the NIAAA Frank Kovaleski Professional Development Award; Doug Killgore,  CMAA, recently retired assistant principal and athletic director of Central Arkansas Christian School in North Little... more

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