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The 1-On-1 Project: Part 4

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Skims Is Official Underwear of the U.S. Olympic Team

With the Tokyo Olympics about to take center stage, one brand that is involved but will hardly receive any exposure at all (hopefully) is Kim Kardashian West’s shapewear brand, Skims, which is providing the official underwear, loungewear and pajamas for female American athletes.

BSN Acquires Billings Sports, Sportline Team Sports

In two more significant team dealer acquisitions, BSN Sports last month acquired Billings Sports, based in Meriden, CT, and more recently Sportline Team Sports, based in Arvada, CO.

Big Pickleball Moves: Onix With PPA and Franklin With USA Pickleball

Who says pickleball is just a sport for ex-tennis players, retirees and school kids? Earlier this month two major partnerships were announced that continue to bring the oddly-named sport into the mainstream.

The 1-On-1 Project: Part 3

Amy Watts’ journey in team sales began in 1995 in Wichita, KS, working for Athletic Attic Team Sales. Over a span of 10 years she sold team, licensed and corporate apparel prior to her division being sold to Nebraska Sports Industries.

Pigskin Partners

There’s nothing like getting help from the top, and for high school football that means partnering with the National Football League (NFL), which in 2020 took an unprecedented leap forward and officially agreed to get more involved in supporting the work of the NFHS.

Hibbett Sports Is No More — Name Is Now Just Hibbett, Inc.

It may not mean that much in the day-to-day world of team sporting goods, but the recent announcement that venerable Hibbett Sports is taking the “Sports” out of its corporate name – the retailer will now be known just as Hibbett, Inc. – is surely some sign of changing times in sports retail.

On My Mind… Getting Back to Business 2.0

Summer has most definitely arrived on the East Coast and with it our thoughts turn to … fall and winter. And that’s good news for team dealers who are in desperate need of good news.

Wilson Unveils New NBA Game Ball for 2021-22 Season

After taking over the role as the official game ball of the NBA from Spalding earlier this year, Wilson Sporting Goods recently unveiled the league’s new official game ball in advance of the NBA’s 75th anniversary season.

Irwin Named President and CEO of CSGA

The Canadian Sporting Goods Association (CSGA) has named Jon Irwin as its new president and CEO, effective July 1. Irwin's appointment came after a search to replace Julian Savory, who is retiring after eight years...

Seven Former Standout High School Athletes Headline 2021 Class of National High School Hall of Fame

Seven former high school athletes highlight the 2021 class of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) National High School Hall of Fame, including three who went on to earn gold medals...