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Event Management
September 7, 2017
At Linganore High School in Frederick, Md., a longtime tradition has been put to rest that was deemed offensive to Native Americans. According to FOX News, each year, Linganore students voted an incoming senior to be the “chief” of the student section and wear a traditional headdress for basketball and football games. The wearing of the headdress will no longer be allowed. There have been petitions supporting and opposing the ban, each of which has over 1,500 signatures. “I understand that... more
Company News
September 7, 2017
Unique Advantages KPN offers turn-key athletic contracts that help schools and universities purchase and install turf, track, and court systems with FieldTurf®, furnish your stadium with bleachers, grandstands, press boxes and benches by GT Grandstands, illuminate your field with Musco Lighting®, and provide sports field equipment with Sportsfield Specialties, all without having to duplicate the bid process. By using KPN's cooperative purchasing program, your district can save time and money.... more
Leadership
September 7, 2017
Statement from Virginia Director of Athletics Craig Littlepage In the aftermath of the events that took place in Charlottesville this summer, the Virginia athletics department initiated the #HoosTogether campaign on social media in an effort to unite our community in support of love, diversity and inclusion. Virginia athletics is committed to #HoosTogether and its message. We rely on it every day for our student-athletes, coaches and staff to be successful. During the 2017-18 academic year, all... more
Football
September 5, 2017
Prince Avenue Christian School in Bogart, Ga., recently denied an appeal by Megan Garth, a soccer player, to compete as a kicker for the boys' football team. According to AJC.com, a petition in support of Garth gathered 300 signatures, but failed to convince the school to let Garth play for the football team. Garth declined to comment, but her father, Branham Garth, expressed disagreement with the school. “We’re obviously disappointed and we disagree, but we love Prince Avenue Christian and... more
Facilities
September 5, 2017
After Vassar High School in Michigan had its bleachers condemned, it was forced to provide alternate solutions for seating people at games. According to mlive.com, at Vassar's final football game last year, one of the bleachers' bottom steps cracked, and while it was repaired at the game, Jamie Strauss, the school's athletic director, said the bleachers were unlikely to get through another game. Jason Kiss, Vassar's principal and football coach, estimated that the bleachers were around 40 years... more
Leadership
September 5, 2017
Eddie Nuñez, who has spent the previous 14 years with LSU, most recently as the Deputy Director of Athletics, has been named as Director of Athletics for The University of New Mexico.  UNM Interim President Chaouki Abdallah made the announcement Thursday.   "We had a good search process that yielded three qualified and personable candidates," Abdallah said. "We were looking for a leader who is dedicated to academic excellence, strong ethics, careful financial management and community engagement... more

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