|Issue #118: September 18, 2019|
Can Recruitment's Image Be Saved After Admissions Scandal?
When USA Cheer recently noted that it had formed a relationship with college recruiting software and resource company, CaptainU, it signified a growing trend among governing bodies and organizations trying to help youth athletes get noticed by colleges. Schools and event owners may see such platforms as a way to leave behind the Varsity Blues scandal.
With a Renovated Athletic Complex, Lubbock Kicks It into High Gear
There are sports destinations. There are popular sports destinations. And there are sports destinations that get so popular their venues need some well-deserved R & R before they welcome back the players. In Lubbock, Texas, the Berl Huffman Athletic Complex has gone through a renaissance and is about to kick the door down on the soccer complex world.
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|Is Competitive Wiffle Ball the Next Big Travel Phenomenon?|
The game you played as a rambunctious six-year-old is all grown-up - and has a championship of its own. Just ask anyone who recently played in the National Wiffle League Association Tournament, held in Michigan, or the World Wiffle Ball Championship, hosted in the Chicago suburbs. The sport is taking off and it's incredibly competitive. Find out more.
|Can Student Athletes in College Make Money? The Saga Continues|
The debate over whether college athletes should be able to make money off their own name, image and likeness took a sharp turn when California allowed it - and the NCAA fired back. What can it mean to destinations and event owners in the area - and is it a harbinger of more pushback from states to come? Here's a breakdown of what's happening.
Inside Events: Cracker Barrell National Battle of the Bands
After spending years in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Cracker Barrell National Battle of the Bands, a showcase of marching music by Historically Black Colleges and Universities, moved to Houston. The new site was a success, with the event establishing itself as the largest African American event in Texas. Learn about the competition's evolution.
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