April 10, 2018
George Washington University President Thomas LeBlanc announced that Tanya Vogel has been named the university’s director of athletics and recreation, effective July 1. Vogel has been serving as acting athletics director since Jan. 1. “Tanya knows the GW athletics program through and through,” Dr. LeBlanc said. “I can think of no one better to lead our program into the future. I’ve had the chance to observe Tanya in this role for the last three months. I’m impressed with her leadership style,... more
April 9, 2018
Since last May, Samantha Skaller and Seth Quam, alumni of Syracuse University, have been trying to get their alma mater to remove a statue of Jim Brown, a famous Syracuse football player who had been accused of physical and sexual assault. According to The Daily Orange, while Brown was considered one of SU's greatest football players, and recognized for his activism work with the black community, he was also investigated for six acts of violence against women and one act of rape. Quam and... more
Legal Issues
April 9, 2018
Last week, the Colorado State University softball team staged a sit-in at the school's Indoor Practice Facility where the football team was participating in spring practice. Their aim was to protest unequal treatment between men's and women's teams at the school, according to the Rocky Mountain Collegian. “Our coach came in with three executive athletic administrators,” Hayleigh Evans, a senior outfielder, said. “They just let us talk to them and we basically told them every reason why we were... more
April 9, 2018
Football is under a lot of scrutiny these days. Concerns about head injuries and player safety are pervasive, leading to criticism being launched left and right. For one college president, it was time to change the dialogue. David Armstrong, President of Thomas More College, an NCAA Division III school in Kentucky, had the unique idea of participating in a preseason football practice—incognito—with the goal of bringing positive media attention to the sport.  “Are you crazy?” was the initial... more
April 9, 2018
Jaypro Sports has been trusted for decades as a leading authority for institutional sports equipment. The company believes its ability to recognize market trends and meet the demands of athletic programs has always been a key to their success. In 2018, this tradition continues as Jaypro Sports recognizes the explosive growth of product customization and the importance of athletic equipment designed to perform and manufactured to last. New for 2018: The Mercury™ Beach Volleyball system with the... more
Student-Athlete Welfare
April 6, 2018
This spring, New York will begin an initiative to have teachers and coaches educate young people about substance abuse, including misusing prescription drugs, around the start of the spring sports season. According to the Times Union, a partnership between the State Education Department, the State Department of Health and the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services will provide schools with flash drives that contain materials to help them discuss the issue with young people. The ... more


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