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May 17, 2017
PENSACOLA BLUE WAHOOS ADD MAJOR LEAGUE UPGRADE   There is a noticeable difference when walking into Blue Wahoos Stadium in Pensacola, Florida this season. Formetco Sports installed a bigger, bolder, more vivid LED Sports and Entertainment Display, nearly 11 feet taller and wider, in place of the previous display and scoreboard.   Formetco Sports, based near Atlanta, Georgia, installed a high definition LED display at the iconic ballpark during the offseason to create a “wow factor” for the fans... more
Leadership
May 16, 2017
Michael Alford, a senior executive with a history of fundraising and marketing in college and professional athletics, today was named associate vice president and director of athletics at Central Michigan University. The announcement from President George E. Ross comes three days after interviews concluded with four finalists. “Michael Alford has demonstrated leadership in Division I athletics in the Power 5 conferences and in the NFL. He’s worked with coaches, students and athletic supporters... more
High School News
May 15, 2017
Granite City (Ill.) High School has decided to withdraw from the Southwestern Conference after an incident involving a student with a gun during a basketball game at East. St. Louis High School. According to ksdk.com, Granite City contacted the other schools that are part of the conference (Afton, Belleville East and West, Collinsville, Edwardsville and O'Fallon) requesting a new conference rule requiring metal detectors at athletic events. John Moad, Athletic Director at Granite City High... more
Leadership
May 15, 2017
Over half a year after the NCAA circulated a “presidential pledge” to improve diversity in hiring, 30 percent of its member schools have yet to sign it. Both Boston College and the University of Notre Dame have spoken out against it. According to The Washington Post, the pledge is a 147-word promise to recruit and interview candidates from diverse backgrounds for positions in NCAA athletic departments. It has no enforcement measure, but the NCAA has an online, public list with the names of the... more
High School News
May 15, 2017
Robert Morris University in Chicago recently held the second annual High School Esports Invitational, inviting high schoolers to compete in League of Legends for a $1,200 prize. According to tbo.com, 16 teams competed and the event is seen as the unofficial regional championship.  For many at the event, the question was whether Esports could become a sanctioned high school sport in Illinois. Craig Anderson, executive director of the Illinois High School Association, said that 80 schools are... more
Company News
May 15, 2017
Unique Advantages Side Effects, Inc., is the industry leader in high school sports marketing, giving over 750 high schools nationwide over $30 million in free revenue, scoreboards, scoring tables, wall wraps, digital equipment, and more. Experience our rich 20-year history of innovation with our unique digital scoring tables, scoreboard trusses, gym floor graphics, and much more. About the Company Side Effects, Inc., has been giving schools what they want and need since 1996. 937-704-9696www.... more

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