Issue #TEST100: December 16, 2020
Virtually Gifted in Sports: Video Gaming Scholarships

Virtually Gifted in Sports: Video Gaming Scholarships

Admittedly, it sounds like a plotline out of the movie, “Revenge of the Nerds,” but it’s true: one college is offering student-athletes scholarships based on their work not with a lacrosse stick but a joystick. And with a full ride dependent upon how well they can manipulate the controls of Madden, it’s in their best interest to keep those thumbs in shape.

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Legal Experts: Teams Not Able to Suppress Athletes' Freedom of Speech

You talk, you walk? Perhaps not. Although a number of teams, as well as schools, athletic programs and more have either (a) forbidden athletes to discuss issues on social media, or (b) given them guidelines regarding their behavior in interviews, legal experts are now saying it’s illegal to try to censor athletes’ speech.

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Legal Experts: Teams Not Able to Suppress Athletes
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Steel City Invitational Final Details Released

The second annual Steel City Invitational presented by Andrews Sports Medicine and St. Vincent’s Health System will run Dec. 19-22, 2014.

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No Wi-Fi? No Chance of Gaining Fans

Times were, you only worried about two things regarding your seat at sports events: how close you were to the action, and how far you were from the rest rooms. Then a new priority muscled its way in: what type of connectivity the stadium had. No signal? A weak one? Might as well be a losing game.

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The New Hat in the Olympic Ring

At a time when nobody seems to want to throw their hat into the Olympic bidding war, there has been a most unlikely contender -- the District of Columbia. And it’s banking on unity to win the day. Yes, unity. Yes, in DC. No, don’t bother to adjust your monitor. You read it correctly the first time.

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Virtually Gifted in Sports: Video Gaming Scholarships

Admittedly, it sounds like a plotline out of the movie, “Revenge of the Nerds,” but it’s true: one college is offering student-athletes scholarships based on their work not with a lacrosse stick but a joystick. And with a full ride dependent upon how well they can manipulate the controls of Madden, it’s in their best interest to keep those thumbs in shape.

....read more

New Trend: Insurance to Cover Injured Student Athletes’ Tuition

High school students with an athletic scholarship to college have a dark and abiding fear: an injury that causes them to lose that ride and have to drop out. A new type of insurance policy, however, is offering kids (and their parents) a safety net – and a sense of peace – should they become injured and unable to play.

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The New Hat in the Olympic Ring

The New Hat in the Olympic Ring

At a time when nobody seems to want to throw their hat into the Olympic bidding war, there has been a most unlikely contender -- the District of Columbia. And it’s banking on unity to win the day. Yes, unity. Yes, in DC. No, don’t bother to adjust your monitor. You read it correctly the first time.

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November/December 2020

November/December 2020

As we sprint toward the end of the year, it’s a good time to reflect – not on the things we can’t do but on the things we have learned to do differently. Not all change is bad, particularly if it brings learning. This issue has examples. From merchandizing to app design, from recurring events to arranging accommodations, much has changed. This issue also helps you keep current on the changes in a variety of sports, including squash, football, rodeo, equestrian, tennis, pickleball and even volleyball. Finish the year strong and get set for 2021.

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