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. 
  • Monday, January, 21, 2019
    UConn Addresses Ollie-Era Violations

    The University of Connecticut on Friday announced that it would self-impose penalties for violations of NCAA rules that took place within the men’s basketball program under former coach Kevin Ollie.

  • Monday, January, 21, 2019
    Basketball Teams Banned from Postseason for Brawl

    A bench-clearing brawl that broke out between boys basketball teams on Dec. 7 has led to both teams being disqualified from the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Playoffs.

  • Monday, January, 21, 2019
    Report: Charter Planes Used More by Men’s Teams

    When it comes to college sports, charter plane travel can be a major boon, allowing coaches to save time and fly exactly when needed.

  • Friday, January, 18, 2019
    Facility Friday: South Carolina Gamecocks, Wake Forest Pitching Lab, LSU Beach Volleyball

    Wake Forest University announced that it had completed a pitching lab within the Chris Hurd Player Development Center at David F. Couch Ballpark. The facility is the first of its kind in collegiate athletics, and represents a partnership between the university and Wake Forest Baptist Health. The biomechanics lab will be utilized to develop Wake Forest student-athletes, and will be expanded to analyze athletes from youth baseball programs with the aim of compiling data to identify the root causes of common baseball injuries. — GoDeacs.com

  • Thursday, January, 17, 2019
    VHSL Mulls Banning Offseason Practices

    The era of offseason practices for high school sports may be coming to a close in Virginia, as the Virginia High School League weighs a proposal that would eliminate them.

  • Thursday, January, 17, 2019
    Ex-USC Assistant Granted New Trial Against NCAA

    Former University of Southern California assistant football coach Todd McNair was granted a new trial in his defamation lawsuit against the NCAA in what’s seen as a rebuke of how the organization investigated the Reggie Bush scandal.

  • Wednesday, January, 16, 2019
    Community Mourns Death of High School Football Star

    A South Carolina high school football standout has died due to complications from surgery on his leg, according to an announcement the district posted on Facebook.

  • Tuesday, January, 15, 2019
    Rec Center Pool Reopens After Legionnaires' Scare

    The indoor pool at the Arnold (Mo.) Recreation Center is open again after briefly closing due to a Legionnaires’ Disease scare.

  • Tuesday, January, 15, 2019
    Legal Fight Between Fired Coach, College Heats Up

    Matt Heath, a current member of the baseball coaching staff with the University of Tennessee-Martin, is still in the midst of a legal fight with his former employer, the College of Charleston.

  • Tuesday, January, 15, 2019
    Hilinski's Hope Partners with NCAA on Mental Health

    It’s been almost a full year since Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski died by suicide.

  • 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.