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Page’s Clarksville Sporting Goods To Close

The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed another team dealer casualty as Page’s Clarksville Sporting Goods, Clarksville, TN, will be going out of business on March 15. According to a report in the local Clarksville Now by writer Neil Rye, the local sporting goods store has been a staple in...

Scholarship Applications Open for NSGA Management Conference and Team Dealer Summit

Team dealers and retailers interested in attending the rescheduled NSGA Management Conference and Team Dealer Summit in September should consider applying for a scholarship to the industry’s leading gathering.

LaSalle, Richmond Enter Deals With Adidas That Include ASB Sports

In unique collegiate-level deals that combine exclusive uniform rights with purchasing through a team dealer, both La Salle University and the University of Richmond have entered into multi-year partnerships with Adidas that makes the brand the official athletic footwear, apparel and...

David Beckham To Produce Adidas/Puma Sneaker Feud Documentary

Anyone wondering about how Adidas and Puma started their generations-old feud – both personal and in business – should keep an eye out for a planned new documentary fronted by British soccer star David Beckham.

Under Armour Finally Has Good Financial News

In news that can be welcomed only in a place like Wall Street, Under Armour recently reported that its sales were down three percent in the fourth quarter, but that was okay since both sales and earnings easily topped Wall Street targets.

NSGA Reviews States Requiring Masks for Spring 2021 Football

According to an excellent report from the National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) and initially reported in its NSGA Scoreboard newsletter this week, there are 15 states and Washington D.C., planning or still hoping to have a spring high school football season.

Augusta Named Official Uniform Supplier of Babe Ruth Baseball and Cal Ripken Baseball

In a significant partnership in youth baseball, Augusta Sportswear Brands has been named the Official Uniform Supplier for Babe Ruth Baseball and Cal Ripken Baseball. Augusta Sportswear Brands, whose brands include Russell Athletic, Holloway and Pacific Headwear...

It’s True: Baseballs Were Juiced in 2020; Not So in 2021

It may not impact youth baseball too much this year, but the recent move by Major League Baseball to change the makeup of its baseballs – basically making them softer so the home run rate doesn’t continue to skyrocket – certainly will have an impact on the game at the highest level.

Under Armour Exiting NFL Deal

With less than a week to go before the Super Bowl, the timing is a bit odd that, according a report in the Financial Times, Under Armour is ending its on-field licensing agreement with the National Football League.

NFHS Revises Guidance on COVID Transmission in High School Sports

Keeping pace with changes in science and after evaluating experiences of schools participating in high school sports during the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Sports Medicine Advisory Commit-tee (SMAC) this week revised...