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November 22, 2019 - Snowboarding Pioneer, Hall of Famer Jake Burton Carpenter Passes Away at 65

November 17, 2019 - NSGA Members Save on Residential Shipping Surcharges for 2019 Holiday Season

November 4, 2019 - Gert Boyle, First Woman Hall of Famer, Passes Away at 95


November 1, 2019 - NSGA Headquarters Moving to Chicago Suburb of Downers Grove

October 28, 2019 - Hall of Famer Curt Mueller Passes Away at 85

September 12, 2019 - Four More Businesses Qualify for NSGA Verified Independent Dealer Program

September 9, 2019 - Positive Coaching Alliance Chooses New CEO

August 28, 2019 - NSGA, NSSRA Support Postponement of Tariff Increases

August 2, 2019 - Jennifer Shaffer New NSGA Comptroller; Dan Wiersma Retires as CFO                              

July 15, 2019 - NSSRA Announces Board Changes


July 10, 2019 - Hall of Famer, Footwear Pioneer Jerry Turner Passes Away at 84

June 25, 2019 - NSGA Announces First Six Verified Independent Dealers

June 17, 2019 - Cathy Pryor Named First Female NSGA Board Chair; Two New Board Members Named

May 28, 2019 - Management Conference & Team Dealer Summit Offers Glimpse of "What's Around the Corner"

May 14, 2019 - NSGA Releases Sporting Goods Market Report

April 29, 2019 - Former NSGA Chairman Walter Biggs Passes Away at Age 89

April 24, 2019 - NSGA Study Shows Overall Youth Team Sports Participation Flat

April 23, 2019 - Former NSGA Chairman Sanford "Sandy" Cantor Passes Away at Age 85

April 9, 2019 - NSGA Announces Management Conference & Team Dealer Summit Lineup

February 26, 2019 - NSGA's Larry Weindruch Retires, Celebrating 33 Years of Service

February 18, 2019 - NSGA Fights to Eliminate Tariffs

February 12, 2019 - More States Enact Remote Sales Tax Rules

January 31, 2019 - NSSRA Chooses New Officers, Directors

January 23, 2019 - NSGA Launches Verified Independent Dealer Program

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November 25, 2019 - Augusta Announces Launch of FreeStyle Sublimation

November 22, 2019 - National Sports Organizations Rule Changes


November 21, 2019 - TRUE Sports Partners with National Lacrosse League


November 20, 2019 - CCM, Bauer Receive Source For Sports Awards


November 14, 2019 - OrderMyGear, Sports, Inc., Announce Technology Partnership


November 6, 2019 - Rebel Athletic Partners with Eric McCrite Company


November 6, 2019 - NFHS Voice: Setting High School Rules

November 4, 2019 - Mueller Sports Medicine Partners with Pro Orthopedic Devices

October 29, 2019 - NCAA Moving Toward Athletes Having Ability to Get Paid

October 24, 2019 - Mississippi Discontinues High School Girls Slow-Pitch Softball

October 23, 2019 - REI Says Black Friday Closing Not Enough

October 17, 2019 - Wilson's Mike Dowse Leaves for USTA

October 1, 2019 - NFHS Rules Adidas Adizero 8.0 SK Football Shoe Noncompliant

September 25, 2019 - NFHS Voice: High School Football Thriving, Not Dying

September 18, 2019 - NAERA Letter on Helmet Reconditioning Recommendations

September 17, 2019 - Mayfield Athletics Files Lawsuit Against NOCSAE

September 12, 2019 - NCAA Men's Lacrosse Approves Commotio Cordis Protection

September 12, 2019 - True Sports Launches True Diamond Science for Youth Baseball Bats

September 9, 2019 - NJCAA Creates Esports Association for Junior Colleges

August 27, 2019 - Sporting Goods Industry Hall of Fame Elects Three Innovators for Induction in 2020

August 26, 2019 - Participation in High School Sports Declines for First Time in 30 Years

August 22, 2019 - USSSA Makes 13U Baseball Bat Standard Change, Picks New Bat Testing Lab

August 22, 2019 - Wilson Launches Tennis Ball Designed for Sustainability

August 21, 2019 - Outdoor Retailer Cancels November Show, Combines with Snow Show

August 14, 2019 - NCAA Baseball to Require NOCSAE Chest Protectors in 2019-20 

August 12, 2019 - ASB Sports Acquires The Graphic Edge

August 12, 2019 - NOCSAE Issues Clarification on Football Helmet Certification to NOCSAE Standard

August 7, 2019 - G-Form Announces New CEO

August 5, 2019 - Johnson-Lambe Acquires New Bern Sporting Goods Team Division


August 1, 2019 - Augusta Sports Brands Acquires Pacific Headwear


July 30, 2019 - NFHS Announces Boys Lacrosse Rule Changes


July 26, 2019 - NOCSAE Summer Standards Meeting Recap

July 23, 2019 - NFHS, US Lacrosse Announce Girls Lacrosse Rule Changes

July 22, 2019 - True Temper Rebrands as True Sports

July 17, 2019 - NFHS Unveils New Logo


July 15, 2019 - NJCAA Renews Spalding Basketball, Dudley Softball Contracts

June 27, 2019 - Bats Highlight NFHS Softball Rule Changes

June 26, 2019 - NCAA Wrestlers Can Compete in Special Shorts in 2019-20

June 20, 2019 - Diamond Becomes Official NJCAA Baseball

June 20, 2019 - NCAA, NFL Meet About Football Safety

June 18, 2019 - Select Hibbett Stores Carry New Nike N7 2019 Collection

June 6, 2019 - NCAA Men's and Women's Basketball Rule Changes for 2019-20

June 5, 2019 - NOCSAE Issues Consumer Alert About "KSone" Lacrosse Balls

June 3, 2019 - Women's Wrestling, Acrobatics, Tumbling Among NCAA Emerging Sports

May 25, 2019 - NFHS Basketball Rule Changes Include Contrasting Jersey and Number Colors

May 24, 2019 - Hibbett Appoints Anthony Crudele New Independent Board Chairman

May 11, 2019 - Mueller Sports Medicine Sponsors Athletic Training Therapy Group

May 6, 2019 - REI Names Artz New President & CEO

May 3, 2019 - KJK Completes Purchase of Slovenian-Based Elan

April 23, 2019 - NFHS Swimming and Diving Rule Changes for 2019-20

April 20, 2019 - Wilson Partners with Autism Speaks on Limited-Edition Baseball Equipment

April 15, 2019 - NJCAA, Adidas Extend Partnership Through 2021

April 2, 2019 - Cheek/Jaw Protection for Baseball Helmets Permitted in High School

March 21, 2019 - Hibbett President & CEO Jeff Rosenthal Announces Retirement

February 28, 2019 - Pop Warner First National Football Organization to Eliminate Three-Point Stance

February 14, 2019 - NRF Releases 2018 Holiday Shopping Results

February 12, 2019 - REI CEO Jerry Stritzke Resigns

February 12, 2019 - Adidas Set to Launch Fitness Accessories in US

February 11, 2019 - Jersey Numbers Part of NFHS Football Rule Changes

February 5, 2019 - NRF Forecasts 2019 Retail Sales Growth

February 1, 2019 - NFHS Volleyball Uniform Rules Get Overhaul

January 31, 2019 - NFHS Delays Use of Field Hockey Goggles Requirement to 2020 Season

January 25, 2019 - Under Armour, Virgin Galactic Team to Design Tech Spacewear

January 25, 2019 - MLB, Nike, Fanatics Form 10-Year Partnership

January 25, 2019 - Bass Pro-Cabela's Names Mike McDermott New President

January 22, 2019 - 2UNDR Announces Partnership with Star Golfer Rickie Fowler

January 18, 2019 - SG Helmets Rebrands as LIGHT Helmets

January 2, 2019 - OrderMyGear Appoints CEO

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