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Facilities
March 1, 2017
In Oregon, the Lake Oswego School District's attempt to respond to a Title IX lawsuit by having baseball and softball players share facilities has led to complaints that the solution is impractical and unsafe. According to the Lake Oswego Review, earlier this year, Lake Oswego chose to make its stadium a shared field in order to address a Title IX lawsuit. The suit was filed in April 2016, alleging that female softball players lacked what male players had, including a field they can use on... more
March 1, 2017
When managing an infield dirt or clay area no matter what climate, the most important aspect is moisture content. Moisture is the "glue" that holds every particle together and gives you the ability to manage the hardness and softness of your material. Proper moisture management does take some time and effort to achieve the proper consistency. To make sure you have an appropriate infield mix you'll need to make sure it contains a good blend of sand, silt & clay with accurate drainage slope;... more
Baseball
February 28, 2017
Five University of Richmond baseball players have been suspended for violating NCAA rules by participating in fantasy football. According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Kurtis Brown, a designated hitter and infielder, and Keenan Bartlett, a junior right-hander, are the two players whose identity is known. The suspension is in response to sources saying that they had participated in fantasy football, and they will remain ineligible until a reinstatement process has been determined. “You are... more
February 28, 2017
By Andy Ommen One of the most frequent questions I get asked is “What is the most important tool you can have when maintaining a baseball field?” My answer is always “time.” Baseball fields cannot be maintained on a whim or a moment’s notice, especially if you expect to provide your athletes a safe, quality playing surface. It isn’t a basketball floor that needs a mop, or a soccer pitch or football field that might need mowing. As long as there is wind blowing, grass growing, or rain falling... more
February 28, 2017
What's New In 2015, CoachComm revealed its latest innovation-eVenue Thunder-a revolutionary mobile event management system that offers concert quality audio and workflow management for any live venue. We've listened to customers express their disappointments and frustrations with the basic audio at their school's events, which has led us to develop eVenue Thunder! This system works at larger events as one big family or can be scaled down for smaller events. You can even split eVenue up to... more
Leadership
February 28, 2017
Dave Heeke, an athletics department leader with a strong background nationally and in the Pac-12, has been named University of Arizona Vice President for Athletics pending Arizona Board of Regents approval of the contract, UA President Ann Weaver Hart announced on Saturday.   A 28-year veteran in college athletics, Heeke (Hee-key) has extensive experience in all aspects of the field, having served for the last 11 years as Athletics Director at Central Michigan University and the previous 18... more

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