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Jurga Joins NOCSAE Board of Directors

Stan Jurga Jr., VP–product development for All-Star Sporting Goods, a brand specializing in baseball and softball protective hard goods has been appointed by the Sports & Fitness Association (SFIA) to fill the open sporting goods industry seat on...

NFHS, Gill Athletics Renew Corporate Partnership

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has committed to a three-year renewal of its corporate partnership agreement with Gill Athletics.

Adidas Unveils Sustainable NHL Uniforms

Making quite a sustainable statement as the 2021-22 National Hockey League season approaches, Adidas recently unveiled its ADIZERO Primegreen jerseys as the authentic jersey of the NHL made with recycled materials, The ADIZERO Primegreen Authentic NHL jerseys, being worn by all 32 NHL teams...

Iowa Is First Power 5 School With Women’s Wrestling

In a major step forward for the sport, women’s wrestling has been added at the University of Iowa as an intercollegiate program, becoming the first NCAA Division I, Power Five conference institution to offer the sport.

NFHS Partners With Bison On Soccer Goals

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has entered into a broadened corporate partnership with Bison that makes the equipment manufacturer the “Exclusive Soccer Goal Partner of the NFHS.”

New Product: Q-Collar Launched in U.S.

Billed as “the first and only FDA-cleared product that helps protect the brain from the effects associated with repetitive sub-concussive head impacts,” the Q-Collar has been launched in the U.S. by a company called Q30 Innovations.

Schutt Renews With NFCA

Signing a multi-year contract, Schutt Sports continues as the title sponsor for the National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s (NFCA) Player, Pitcher and Freshman of the Year awards.

On My Mind … NSGA Conference Returns

For the 30th time – I know, I don’t look that old – I had the pleasure of attending the National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) Management Conference and Team Dealer Summit, held in late September in Naples, FL.

Issues: Youth Sports and the Pandemic

As its impact wanes and then reappears, COVID-19 continues to dominate conversations in the world of team sports. As schools reopen this summer and fall and a semblance of normalcy returns to the playing fields of America, people are realizing just how important sports are to children and...

Cliff Keen in NIL Deals With Parris, Amine

Jumping directly into the Name, Image, Likeness (NIL) game to market high-profile collegiate athletes, Cliff Keen Athletic has entered into NIL marketing deals with University of Michigan Mason Parris, and Myles Amine.