Jason Scott
Jason Scott (jason@athleticbusiness.com) joined the Athletic Business team as the Online Managing Editor in 2015. Before joining AB, Jason worked as the social media manager for a small business, and before that he was a radio producer working with local talk shows and live sports broadcasts. When he's not at work, Jason enjoys reading, podcasts, sports, sophomoric TV cartoons, and long walks on the beach. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri's School of Journalism. 
  • Friday, March, 16, 2018
    Facility Friday: Phoenix Rising FC Stadium, eSports Stadium and More

    Phoenix Rising FC released new renderings of a proposed MLS stadium. Design firm Populous was tapped to develop the stadium, as the professional soccer league considers which cities to target for expansion. The proposal calls for a 21,000-seat stadium, with a 360-degree concourse, and expansive canopies that would provide shade for fans. MLS plans to announce expansion cities later this year. —Source: www.psam.uk.com Phoenix Rising FC stadium rendering

  • Tuesday, March, 13, 2018
    Could Former Inmates Help Solve the Referee Shortage?

    It’s no secret that there is a shortage of people willing to become high school sports officials. Low pay and the high likelihood of verbal abuse from coaches, parents and fans, combined with the handful of stories of physical altercations and threats are not exactly a recipe for recruiting more refs.

  • Monday, March, 12, 2018
    Brown Suspends Men's Swim Team for Hazing

    The men’s swim team at Brown University has been suspended after an investigation found the team responsible for hazing new members.

  • Friday, March, 09, 2018
    Facility Friday: Marquette Athletic and Human Performance Research Center, University of Maryland Cole Fieldhouse and More

    This week, Marquette University broke ground on its 46,000-square-foot Athletic and Human Performance Research Center (AHPRC). The multipurpose facility will house both sports programming and research functions, and include research space, locker rooms and support space for lacrosse and golf teams, and a strength and conditioning Athletic and Human Performance Research Canter area for the athletic department. The facility was designed by architecture firm Perkins+Will, and will be built in phases. The first phase of construction is expected to be complete by spring 2019. Source: — Industry Press Room

  • Friday, March, 09, 2018
    Cubs Dropped from Injured Fan's Lawsuit

    Baseball fan John “Jay” Loos was struck by a foul ball at Wrigley Field last August while sitting in an outfield section along the first base line. The incident left him blinded in one eye, and he later filed a negligence lawsuit against MLB and the Chicago Cubs.

  • Wednesday, March, 07, 2018
    Superintendent Apologizes After Game Ends 93-7

    A Massachusetts school superintendent apologized for what she called an “unfortunate situation” after a girls’ basketball team from her district trounced another team in a state playoff game by a final score of 93-7.

  • Tuesday, March, 06, 2018
    Survey: Student-Athletes Want Mental Health Care

    A survey of student-athletes at Ohio University found that 87 percent of the school’s student-athletes believe that “one or more of their teammates could benefit from access to a sports psychologist.”

  • Monday, March, 05, 2018
    HS Basketball Tournament Co-Located with Gun Show

    In the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., one could imagine that allowing guns to be in close proximity to a gathering of high school students from the state could raise some eyebrows.

  • Friday, March, 02, 2018
    Facility Friday: Seattle Center Arena, LSU Football Ops Building and More

    Oak View Group released new renderings of the $600 million Seattle Center arena renovation in Seattle. The renderings show a view from building’s interior atrium, from which the city’s iconic Space Needle is visible. The arena, formerly known as KeyArena, could be a home for a future NBA and/or NHL franchise, should either league expand into the city. Architecture firm Populous designed the facility, which is currently scheduled to make its debut sometime in 2020. —Source: Seattle Times 

  • Thursday, March, 01, 2018
    Focusing on Student-Athletes' Mental Health

    College athletics has never been bigger business, and the resulting pressure on student-athletes to perform at a high level can take its toll.