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Progressive Programs
June 5, 2018
As Head Baseball Coach at Atlantic Cape Community College (ACCC), a two-year school with just four sports, Rodney Velardi has no illusions of winning national championships or mentoring future MLB players. But he does have big dreams of making a difference in young people’s lives. That’s why he began a mentoring program that pairs his players with those from a nearby high school... more
Student-Athlete Welfare
June 5, 2018
With the opioid crisis in America deepening, athletic directors may wonder if they have a role to play in prevention efforts. The Tempe (Ariz.) Union High School District is testing out one possibility.                                                                                                                                           Beginning in the 2018-19 academic year, each of its seven high school athletic departments will follow an Opioid Action Plan. “The idea is to monitor athletes... more
Leadership
June 5, 2018
John P. Czarnecki has been named Director of Athletics and Chair of Physical Education at Hartwick College. He assumes his new position July 16, 2018, and will report to President Margaret L. Drugovich. At Hartwick, Czarnecki will oversee 16 NCAA Division III programs: Men's and Women's Basketball, Cross Country/Track, Lacrosse, Swimming and Diving, and Soccer; Men's Football; and Women's Equestrian, Field Hockey, Volleyball, and Tennis. For the 2017-18 academic year, thirty-two percent of... more
June 5, 2018
Last winter, the Western Illinois University football program decided it was time to remodel their locker room, which hadn’t been updated since the early 2000s. Though the school had worked with various locker providers in the past, they knew that the right company for this job was List Industries Inc. The relationship with List stemmed from a small project with the volleyball team and quickly grew to involve a major renovation for the school’s biggest sports program. “We had previously worked... more
Football
June 4, 2018
As St. Frances Academy, in Baltimore, is becoming a national football powerhouse, some of its rivals are declining to play the Panthers football team in the fall. According to the Baltimore Sun, Calvert Hall High School and Mount Saint Joseph High School, both Baltimore schools, announced they would not be playing St. Frances this fall, citing a “size and athletic disparity” and the number of transfers St. Frances has brought in. “After much deliberation, there is significant agreement that St... more
Football
June 4, 2018
Competing in the college football playoffs last year ended up costing the University of Alabama more than $7.5 million while postseason revenue was less than $4.3 million. The result was a loss of more than $3 million. According to the Tuscaloosa News, the expenses came from employee bonuses, lodging, transportation and tickets absorbed. Alabama's appearance at the Sugar Bowl cost $2,825,659, while the expenses for the College Football Championship Game were $2,546,299. “The fact that Alabama... more

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