July 24, 2018
After the Board of Regents voted to cut four sports at the University of New Mexico, five politicians have said they will help. According to the Albuquerque Journal, the decision to cut the sports came after nearly a decade of financial difficulty in the UNM Athletics Department. “At this point in time, we as legislators are coming forward to say there’s an opportunity to talk,” Sheryl Williams Stapleton, House Majority Leader, said. “There’s an opportunity to negotiate. And at this point in... more
July 24, 2018
Jordan-Elbridge (N.Y.) Central School District, did a lot of research and visited numerous fields before selecting A Turf for its new synthetic grass surface at their John Howes Stadium. The school's A Turf(R) Titan rubber and sand infilled system over a 10-millimeter ShockPad is used for football, soccer, and lacrosse. Along with getting a superior playing surface, Jordan-Elbridge took advantage of the NJPA purchasing program. This program allowed them to get a low-bid price without the... more
July 24, 2018
The Rutgers Board of Governors has approved a resolution naming the athletics field at Rutgers University–Newark in honor of revered 19th century civil rights pioneer Frederick Douglass. The facility, used by Rutgers-Newark men’s and women’s Scarlet Raiders teams for NCAA Division III play and practice, as well as by numerous local community groups, will be known from now on as Frederick Douglass Field. Rutgers-Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor proposed this new designation based on a recently... more
July 24, 2018
Sweet Briar College announced today that Jodi Canfield will join the College as athletics director on Aug. 1. Canfield, who has served as assistant athletics director at St. Lawrence University in New York since 2014, brings more than 20 years of combined experience in collegiate athletics administration, compliance, coaching, teaching, counseling and development. At Sweet Briar, she will serve on the president’s cabinet and oversee seven NCAA Division III varsity teams, as well as the... more
Legal Issues
July 23, 2018
A high school in Kentucky is being sued with allegations of inadequate monitoring of weather conditions that related to a recent graduate suffering heat stroke last summer. WDRB reports that Cooper Marchal, a 2018 graduate of St. Xavier High School, in Louisville, filed the suit with claims that coaches were negligent in their duties during a 12-mile practice run in July 2017. Marchal’s lawyers provided a statement with allegations including “carelessness on the part of St. X in having its... more
Strategic Planning
July 20, 2018
In a comprehensive effort to right-size its Athletics Department due to budgetary, Title IX and Mountain West Conference alignment considerations, University of New Mexico President Garnett S. Stokes and Director of Athletics Eddie Nuñez released a series of recommendations for Board of Regents' approval.  The proposal, a result of a Board directive in April to reduce a budget deficit, includes recommendations for new revenue opportunities, expense cutting measures and a reduction in the number... more


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