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. 
  • Tuesday, March, 19, 2019
    New Organization to Advocate for College Athletes

    A newly founded advocacy organization, founded by a former NCAA investigator and attorney, could help bring more awareness to the issues facing collegiate student-athletes.

  • Tuesday, March, 19, 2019
    High School Baseball Dugout Destroyed in Storm

    Just days before the high school baseball season was set to begin, the dugout facility at Conner (Ky.) High School was destroyed by a storm.

  • Monday, March, 18, 2019
    Ex-Auburn Assistant to Plead Guilty in Bribery Case

    Ex-Auburn basketball assistant coach Chuck Person has reportedly agreed to plead guilty to a bribery-related charge in connection to the unfolding scandal in NCAA basketball, according to ESPN.

  • Monday, March, 18, 2019
    Cal Poly Track Team Suspended for Hazing Incidents

    Cal Poly has announced that its track team has been suspended from competition following reports that team members violated school policies regarding hazing and alcohol.

  • Monday, March, 18, 2019
    HS Softball Player Leads Push for Equitable Facilities

    After facing tough questions from a high school student, the Clarke (Ga.) County Board of Education is planning to advance upgrades to a high school softball facility.

  • Friday, March, 15, 2019
    NIAA Mulls Behavior Rules Post Parent-Coach Punch

    It’s hard to be a coach at any level, and increasingly so at the high school level, where bad behavior by parents is hurting the spirit of sportsmanship — and sometimes literally hurting the coaches themselves.

  • Friday, March, 15, 2019
    LSU, Wade Spar Over Suspension, Contract Language

    Fresh off of a regular-season conference title, the LSU men’s basketball team takes the court today in the SEC tournament — but coach Will Wade won’t be on the sidelines, despite asking to be be reinstated from suspension this week.

  • Friday, March, 15, 2019
    Facility Friday: Holy Cross Rec, U. of Idaho Arena, Outdoor Fitness at Virginia Tech, and More

    The College of the Holy Cross has announced plans to build a new $30 million recreation and wellness center. Dubbed the Joanne Chouinard-Luth Recreation and Wellness Center, or “The Jo” for short, the 52,000-square-foot, three-story facility will feature weight rooms, sports courts, group fitness classes, a golf simulator, an elevated track and other amenities. The project is expected to be complete by fall 2020. — news.holycross.edu

  • Thursday, March, 14, 2019
    Ex-Athletic Trainer Faces New Solicitation Charges

    A former New York state high school athletic trainer who was charged with rape is facing new charges, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

  • Thursday, March, 14, 2019
    Gyms Step Up for Displaced Students After Collapses

    After not one, but two gym roof collapses on the campus of Montana State University, local fitness centers are stepping up to offer students displaced by the damage a place to work out.

  • Friday, October, 06, 2017
    AB Today This Week: Oct. 2 to 6

    Happy Friday!

  • Friday, September, 29, 2017
    AB Today This Week: Sept. 25 to 29

    Happy Friday! We made it to the end of September.

    Here’s a look at all of the stories that caught the attention of AB’s editorial team this week: 

  • Friday, September, 22, 2017
    AB Today This Week: Sept. 18 to 22

    Happy Friday, and happy first day of fall!

    Here’s a look at all of the stories that really caught the eyes of AB’s editorial team this week:

  • Wednesday, July, 12, 2017
    Six Small Things to Provide a Great Member Experience

    While a glittering fitness facility filled with the latest and greatest equipment can make an impression, a great member experience is built on the little things. During the member-recruitment phase, fitness facilities can take small, cost-effective steps that can help lead to sign-ups. Afterward, providing the basics for members can keep them coming back.

  • Monday, December, 05, 2016
    AB Show 2016: On the Trade Show Floor at #ABOrlando

    A trade show floor can be a daunting experience for the inexperienced. Such was my perspective coming away from my first AB Show last year in New Orleans, where I spent the majority of my time manning the AB booth. 

  • Thursday, November, 03, 2016
    Blog: Cubs’ Victory One for the Ages

    Just in case you thought 2016 couldn't get any more bizarre: you now live in a world where the Chicago Cubs are World Series Champions. The Chicago Cubs!

  • Wednesday, July, 20, 2016
    Individuals, Stadiums Getting In on 'Pokemon Go'

    Have you guys heard of this Pokemon Go thing? 

    Twenty years after the country was first introduced to Pikachu and the horde of collectable monsters, Pokemon is once again sweeping the nation – but this time feels different.

  • Tuesday, December, 15, 2015
    Blog: Missouri Scholarship-Pulling Bill Is Asinine

    While checking Twitter yesterday as I often do during the afternoon, I noticed some reporters that I follow out of Columbia, Mo. (the home of my alma mater, the University of Missouri) tweeting about a proposed bill in the state legislature that would automatically revoke the scholarship of any athlete who refuses to play for reasons not related to health. It would also call for coaches who support such strikes to be fined by their institution.

  • Friday, September, 18, 2015
    Blog: No Dirty-Play Epidemic in High School Football

    Earlier this week, we shared another story about a high school football player making another ugly play on the field.

    This time, the play was at least directed at an opponent, unlike the premeditated hit on a referee that made headlines earlier this month. There was also a less-publicized story about a player shoving a referee as a reaction to a call.

    So what’s going on? Is there a culture problem in football? Are coaches skipping the part where they instill values? Are players out of control? Is there something in the water?

    The likely answer: Probably not. Any of these might be a root cause for these incidents, or any random occurrence might have triggered them. The players involved in the hit on the referee alleged the ref had used racial slurs.

    Whatever the motivation, this sort of thing has been going on for a long time — just with less media attention.

    In today’s Internet culture, things can get noticed more quickly. The premeditated hit on the referee was just sensational enough to make us as observers perk up our ears. As new cases pop up that look and smell similar, we’re trying to connect the dots, looking for larger trends where perhaps none exist. 

    That’s not to say that we should do nothing to keep incidents like this from happening. We absolutely should.

    What we should not do is panic. We don’t have to turn into football Chicken Littles. The sky is not falling.

    For every instance of dirty play, the kind that grab headlines and leave us shaking our heads, there are many more examples of sportsmanship. Those things don’t get headlines, because the culture considers them boring.

    Football idealists might look at the dirty plays recently and question their worldview. If participation in athletics is supposed to instill young people with values, how could this be happening?

    That’s a question worth asking. We should look at some of the dirty play recently and double our efforts to teach sportsmanship to our young athletes. But let’s not freak out to the degree of questioning the value of sports participation in general.

    Don’t let a few outliers ruin your enjoyment of the game. 

  • Friday, September, 11, 2015
    Blog: Headset Allegations Just Another Conspiracy Theory

    The first game of the NFL season happened Thursday night, and the defending champion New England Patriots defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 28-21.

    Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski were terrific, but it should come as no surprise that much of this morning's reaction has been centered on something other than the game: an allegation of malfunctioning headsets.