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Association News 

November 5, 2020 - Updated Survey Explores Shift in Fitness, Future Purchasing

October 21, 2020 - Retail Forecast for 2020 Holidays

October 8, 2020 - Simpler PPP Forgiveness for Loans of $50,000 or Less

September 21, 2020 - Hall of Famer Robert W. Gore Passes Away

September 3, 2020 - Eric Bezanson Elected to 2021 Class of Sporting Goods Hall of Fame

September 1, 2020 - Survey on US Parents Enrolling Kids in Fall Sports

August 25, 2020 - NAERA, NSGA Release Football Helmet Reconditioning Video

August 3, 2020 - COVID Impact on Fitness Purchases

July 10, 2020 - AFT Statement on Rejected China Trade Deal

July 1, 2020 - EMC Licensing Deal with Dancewear Brand

June 8, 2020 - PPP Flexibility Act Eases Loan Restrictions 

June 1, 2020 - Pat Donnelley New NSGA Chairman, Other Board Changes

May 26, 2020 - Renowned Researcher Dick Lipsey Passes Away

April 28, 2020 - NSGA, NSSRA Push to Delay Duties to Federal Government

April 21, 2020 - NSGA Sports Participation Study Shows Growth in 2019

April 15, 2020 - NSGA Shipping Program Can Offset FedEx International Surcharge

March 18, 2020 - NSGA Cancels 2020 Management Conference Because of COVID-19


March 17, 2020 - NSGA Urges SBA Loans for Sporting Goods Retailers and Dealers


March 6, 2020 - Important Notice on ISGRA.org


February 25, 2020 - Golf Celebrity Gary McCord to Speak at 2020 Management Conference

February 18, 2020 - NSGA Announces Herm Edwards as Keynote Speaker for 2020 Management Conference


February 18, 2020 - Hall of Famer, Padded Sock Inventor Jim Throneburg Passes Away at 82


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December 23, 2020 - Innovatus Acquires Kranos Assets, Schutt Sports

December 22, 2020 - Schutt Umbrella Company Files for Chapter 7

December 21, 2020 - Sportsman's Wearhouse to Join Great American Outdoors Group

December 16, 2020 - NRF, Industry Groups Challenge California OSHA Ruling 

December 14, 2020 - Virginia High School Athletes Not Required to Wear Masks

December 11, 2020 - Markwort Purchases Training Bat

December 3, 2020 - AAU President & CEO Roger Goudy Passes Away

November 25, 2020 - Bison, NFHS Renew Partnership

November 25, 2020 - James Keen Sr. of Cliff Keen Athletic Passes Away

November 24, 2020 - Dick's Sporting Goods Announces Leadership Changes

November 23, 2020 - Collier New CEO of Jack Wolfskin

November 23, 2020 - NRF Expects 2020 Holiday Sales Growth

November 20, 2020 - US Lacrosse Goalie Chest Protector Rules Begin in 2021

November 18, 2020 - Guidance Clarifies Deductible Expenses on PPP Loans

November 18, 2020 - NSRA Names Denkler President

November 17, 2020 - NFHS Electronic Whistle Volleyball Officiating Video

November 16, 2020 - NRF: Consumers Embrace Earlier Holiday Shopping

November 15, 2020 - Markwort Acquires Arm Strong Baseball

November 11, 2020 - Edwards Named Famous Footwear President

November 10, 2020 - SV Sports Aims to Diversify Sporting Goods Retail

November 4, 2020 - Canadian Private Equity Group Purchases Kahunaverse

October 23, 2020 - Wisconsin Study on COVID and High School Sports

October 20, 2020 - Academy Partners with Three College Conferences

October 16, 2020 - Escalade Acquires Billiards Manufacturer

October 14, 2020 - Study on COVID Disruption on Youth Sports Programs

October 6, 2020 - NAIA Passes Name, Image, Likeness Legislation

September 24, 2020 - REI Carbon Neutrality Commitment, Climate Platform

September 23, 2020 - NHFS, NFL Partner to Promote High School Football

September 22, 2020 - Markwort Receives Green Business Award

September 17, 2020 - Shock Doctor Releases Black Lives Matter Football Lip Guards

September 16, 2020 - Rawlings, UCLA Partner on Tailgating Products

September 16, 2020 - NCAA Baseball Rules Changes 2020-21

September 3, 2020 - California High School Sports Participation Sets Eighth Straight Record

September 3, 2020 - Augusta, Perfect Game Apparel Partnership

August 25, 2020 - NFHS Update on 2019-20 Participation

August 25, 2020 - NFHS Executive Director's August 2020 Update

August 25, 2020 - NJCAA Rebrands Logos

August 18, 2020 - Wilson, Serena Williams Introduce New Tennis Racket

August 15, 2020 - MyHOUSE Signs Fourth Female Wrestler

August 6, 2020 - Schutt Launches New Splash Shields

July 31, 2020 - NAIA Postpones Football, Other Fall Sports to Spring 2021

July 30, 2020 - NCAA Rules for Commemorative Patches in 2020-21

July 29, 2020 - NCAA Baseball 2020-21 Rules Proposals

July 27, 2020 - NOCSAE 2020 Summer Meeting Recap

July 14, 2020 - Wilson Names Dudy New President

July 13, 2020 - NJCAA Moves Football, Soccer, Volleyball to Spring 2021

July 9, 2020 - California Community Colleges Move Fall Sports to Spring 2021

July 8, 2020 - NFHS: Field Hockey Eyewear No Longer Required

July 1, 2020 - NRF: Recession Could Be Easing

June 25, 2020 - Modell's Resumes Bankruptcy Sales

June 22, 2020 - Four States Add Girls High School Wrestling

June 17, 2020 - Wrestling Among NCAA Emerging Women's Sports

June 5, 2020 - NFHS Allows Schutt Splash Shields for Football in 2020

June 3, 2020 - Wigwam Mills Leadership Changes

June 2, 2020 - Thorlos, Experia Bands Licensed

May 27, 2020 - OrderMyGear Receives Innovation Award

May 19, 2020 - NFHS Guidelines for Return to Athletics, Activities

May 14, 2020 - NAIA, Molten Extend Men's Volleyball Partnership

May 13, 2020 - Wilson Replaces Spalding as Official Ball of NBA

May 12, 2020 - LIGHT Helmets Won't Sell to NFL

May 11, 2020 - NFHS Votes Down Basketball Shot Clock Proposal

May 8, 2020 - Mueller Sports Medicine Becomes Platinum Sponsor for PFATS

May 4, 2020 - NAIA, NFL Partner on Women's Flag Football in 2021

May 4, 2020 - Cathy Pryor Named President of Franklin Retail Solutions

May 1, 2020 - NFHS Allows Padded Caps in Water Polo

April 30, 2020 - NFHS, USA Field Hockey Announce Partnership

April 30, 2020 - NCAA Delays Rule Changes in Five Sports for One Year


April 28, 2020 - Uniforms Part of Numerous NFHS Wrestling Rule Changes for 2020-21


April 24, 2020 - NFHS Rules for Four Spring Sports Won't Change for 2021


April 21, 2020 - NCAA Football Jersey Changes for 2020


April 14, 2020 - USA Swimming Logo Allowed on High School Suits


March 30, 2020 - Escalade Names New President & CEO


March 23, 2020 - NAIA Extends Basketball Partnership with Spalding


March 6, 2020 - United Women's Soccer Partnership with Image Apparel Solutions


March 11, 2020 - Modell's Sporting Goods Files for Bankruptcy


March 10, 2020 - NOCSAE Begins Developing Youth Football Helmet Standard


March 2, 2020 - ASB Acquires Team Division of Universal Athletic


March 2, 2020 - Sales for Sporting Goods Stores Fall for Third Straight Year


March 2, 2020 - Louisville Slugger Model Baseball Bat Ruled Non-Compliant


February 28, 2020 - NCAA Football Proposed Rule Changes for 2020


February 27, 2020 - NCAA Women's Volleyball Rule Changes for 2020


February 27, 2020 - Baden CEO & President Michael Schindler Passes Away


February 24, 2020 - Modell's Sporting Goods Unveils Campaign to Save Business


February 13, 2020 - John A. McArthur, Founder of Johnny Mac's, Passes Away at 92

February 10, 2020 - T-H Marine Acquires Maurice Sporting Goods' Marine Division

February 7, 2020 - NFHS Field Hockey Uniform Changes for 2020

February 6, 2020 - No New NFHS Football Rules for Uniforms and Equipment in 2020

February 1, 2020 - Pop Warner, USA Football Announce Partnership

January 31, 2020 - OrderMyGear Names New CFO

January 30, 2020 - Cascade Maverik Expands Partnership with US Lacrosse

January 30, 2020 - Face Masks Allowed in NFHS Volleyball Rule Changes for 2020

January 29, 2020 - Winmark Corporation Announces Governance Changes

January 27, 2020 - NCAA Division II and III Adds Emerging Women's Sports

January 27, 2020 - United Women's Soccer Teams With Knit Wit Apparel

January 10, 2020 - NCAA Proposes Women's Volleyball Uniform and Apparel Changes for 2020

January 8, 2020 - True Names Considine New CEO

January 7, 2020 - NOCSAE Receives Standards Developer Accreditation

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