June 20, 2019

News, analysis and opinion. Edited by Michael Jacobsen.

From the most experienced editorial staff in the team sports industry.

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NCAA Adds Acrobatics and Women’s Wrestling

Two hot new women’s sports – acrobatics/tumbling and women’s wrestling – have been recommended by the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics to be added to the NCAA Emerging Sports for Women program...
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The E-sports Debate Continues Among Dealers

Are there opportunities for team dealers in the rapidly expanding world of E-sports? That was the question debated by a room full of team dealers at the recent NSGA Team Dealer Summit...
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Big Peach Running Talks Retail Passion

Team dealers would do well to listen to some of the advice recently offered by Mike Cosentino, from Big Peach Running Company in Atlanta, if they are looking for ways to up their own games...
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Easton Hitting College World Series Big Time

Easton Diamond Sports is making a big push at the College World Series in Omaha, NB, this month, laying claim as “the number one bat in College World Series History...”  
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Pryor Makes History As First Female NSGA Chair

Cathy Pryor, senior VP-store operations at Hibbett Sports, made history on June 1when she officially began her three-year term as NSGA Chair of the Board of Directors...
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On My Mind…

You certainly have to hand it to the team sports buying groups — Sports Inc. and Nation’s Best Sports — as the glue that is holding together the independent team dealers in America...
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Premiere issue - June 6, 2019

Riddell Wins $5 Million Helmet Patent Suit Against Schutt Sports

As if the football helmet business didn’t have enough challenges, a jury recently awarded a major win to Riddell over rival Schutt Sports for patent infringement.
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SFIA, Footwear Companies Object to Tariffs

With the U.S. trade war against China seeming headed into the summer, SFIA is brining the sports and fitness industry together in an effort to fight against tariffs on their products; program set-up to file List 4 tariff exemption petitions.
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Basketball Uniform Changes

Numbers on basketball jerseys can no longer be the same color as the jerseys, effective with the 2024-25 season...
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Report from NSGA Management Conference and Team Dealer Summit

The NSGA Management Conference and Team Dealer Summit, held May 21-23 in Braselton, GA, can more accurately be called the Team Dealer Summit and Management Conference... 
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On My Mind...

Having just returned from the NSGA Management Conference and Team Dealer Summit in the sort-of-out-of-the-way Braselton, GA...
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Two-Minute Drill…

Shock Doctor has entered into a partnership with Odell Beckham Jr. for the launch of the new Interchange Lip Guard.
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