August 15, 2019

News, analysis and opinion. Edited by Michael Jacobsen.

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ASB Acquires The Graphic Edge

Adding to its steadily growing stable of team dealers – and offering team dealers looking to sell an option beyond BSN Sports – Trivest Partners and its ASB Sports affiliate this week acquired The Graphic Edge (TGE). Read the full story.

Helmet Wars in the NFL Put Spotlight on Equipment Rules

Who would have thought NFL rules designed to make it safer to play football would end up in the headlines because two major stars would rather not be safe than switch? At least that’s the takeaway from the controversy this week...
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OrderMyGear Makes Inc. Magazine’s 5000 List for Third Time

Team dealers certainly are aware of its success, and once again Inc. magazine has joined the chorus by naming team sports tech company OrderMyGear as an honoree on its annual Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. It is the third year in a row OMG has made the prestigious list. Read the full story.

Easton Unveils Female-Specific Catcher’s Gear

Looking to up its game with female athletes, Easton Diamond Sports last week teamed with Jen Schroeder, a Team Easton ambassador as well as instructor and founder of Jen Schro Catching, to launch a catcher’s gear collection made specifically for female bodies. Read the full story.

NFHS Lacrosse Rules Changes Focus On Safety and Equipment

Shoulder pads, commotio cordis chest protectors and the crosse are the focus of new high school lacrosse rules team dealers need to be aware of for next season.
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Two-Minute Drill

SanMar Corporation, a supplier of apparel and accessories, recently unveiled a new Vision Statement – “A Canvas for Good”  coupled with a new Mission Statement...
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August 1, 2019

Breaking News
Augusta Sportswear Acquires Pacific Headwear

Continuing its oft-stated goal to become a head-to-toe supplier to team dealers, Augusta Sportswear this week acquired Pacific Headwear, a privately held company with headquarters in Oregon.
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GO! Grants Continue to Get Kids Active

Team dealers can continue to get involved in an industry-wide effort to combat the obesity pandemic in America through PHIT America’s efforts. Since September 2015, PHIT America GO! Grants have been awarded to 730 elementary school P.E. programs in 39 states that...
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Study Says There’s No Cognitive Risk From Playing High School Football

In the first piece of good news in a while concerning the safety of children and young adults playing football, a recent study from JAMA Neurology suggests that former high school football players do not face an enhanced risk of Chronic Traumatic Encephelopathy (CTE) from playing high school football. Read the full story.

NFHS and US Lacrosse Make Rules Changes for Next Season

A significant change in rules regarding sticks and eyewear for girls’ lacrosse will take effect for the 2020 high school season. The rules changes recommended by the joint National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and...
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Two-Minute Drill

As the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) celebrates its 100th anniversary this year it came up with a new logo that was unveiled to the membership last month at the close of the NFHS Centennial Celebration.
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On My Mind...

I am technically on vacation this week but I felt the need to check in on a few topics that have been on my mind while I work on my tan (with plenty of sunscreen, of course).
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