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. 
  • Wednesday, November, 28, 2018
    Ole Miss AD, Coach Respond to SEC Request

    After a particularly ugly edition of the annual Egg Bowl rivalry game between Ole Miss and Mississippi State, Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey requested that the ADs from both schools attend an offseason meeting to seek ways to build a “healthier environment” for the game.

  • Tuesday, November, 27, 2018
    SEC Commissioner Summons ADs After Brawl

    An especially chippy rivalry game in Mississippi has prompted Greg Sankey, the commissioner of the Southeastern Conference, to require the athletic directors at both Ole Miss and Mississippi State to meet with him during the offseason to discuss putting an end to what’s become regular displays of poor sportsmanship.

  • Friday, November, 16, 2018
    Facility Friday: Illinois Baseball Facility, TD Garden Upgrades

    The University of Illinois announced plans to break ground on a new baseball training facility, thanks to a lead gift of $3 million from donor family Susan and Clint Atkins. The facility, which will be named after the Atkinses, will be about 26,000 square feet and include a large training space and recruiting lounge. It will connect to the current clubhouse and locker rooms, and should be completed by 2021. — FightingIllini.com

  • Thursday, November, 15, 2018
    More Plaintiffs Join Suit Against OSU Over Team Doc

    Plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Ohio State University have alleged that more than 20 school officials knew about the abusive behavior of former team doctor Richard Strauss but did nothing to stop him.

  • Friday, November, 09, 2018
    Facility Friday: Northwestern Basketball Arena, AB Show Tours

    Ahead of the college basketball season, Northwestern University unveiled the newly renovated Welsh-Ryan Arena. The facility now features a slightly larger footprint and slightly decreased seating capacity, as well as an expanded lobby, new locker rooms and lounge space. Restroom facilities and ADA accessibility were also greatly enhanced. — Chicago Tribune

     Southern Utah University celebrated the opening of its new $1.8 million George S. Eccles Sports Performance Center. The 8,000-square-foot facility features amenities to attract prospective student-athletes, including a new weight room and a nutrition station. — SUU.edu

    Attendees at AB Show had the chance to tour some new and recently renovated facilities in the New Orleans area this week. The first tour included a visit to LSU, where attendees got to check out the school’s Gymnastics Training Facility, which opened in 2016, as well as the recently renovated UREC, one of our 2018 Facilities of Merit honorees.

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     Attendees at another pre-conference tour saw the JCC New Orleans Uptown, which just completed a renovation and expansion project, as well as the Ochsner Fitness Center. Each tour offered attendees inspiration and ideas for their own facility projects, as well as practical advice for implementing and operating their programs.

    Augustana University is set to begin construction on a new track and field complex. The $2 million Larson Track & Field Complex will feature a 300 meter track, a steeplechase area with a water pit, multiple pits for long jump, triple jump and pole vault, and training areas for shot put and discus. In addition, a synthetic turf field will be used by football, soccer and other field sports for training activities. — GoAugie.com

  • Tuesday, November, 06, 2018
    Pro Sports Franchises Venture into Fitness Space

    Sports fans often marvel at the physical abilities and physiques of their favorite athletes. Media coverage of drafts and combines give fans data about an athlete's "measurables," and social media allows us more access to the athletes we idolize than ever before — even giving us a look at how they exercise when they're in the gym. Former NFL player James Harrison's Instagram account is a good example: videos of his workouts, even in retirement, generate hundreds of thousands of views.

  • Friday, November, 02, 2018
    Facility Friday: Humphrey Coliseum, The Epic Rec Center, UD Arena

    Mississippi State University announced that it would partner with Dale Partners Architects and AECOM Sports to renovate Humphrey Coliseum. Among planned improvements are premium seating options, an expanded concourse with sightlines to the court, two grand lobbies at the east and west entries and exterior plaza upgrades. — HailState.com

  • Monday, October, 29, 2018
    If Reinstated, EMU Programs Will Be Independent

    The fight over whether or not certain sports programs at Eastern Michigan University will be reinstated is ongoing, but one thing seems clear: if women’s tennis and softball do come back, they’ll play as independents, at least for a year.

  • Friday, October, 26, 2018
    Facility Friday: GW Baseball Clubhouse, Duquesne Center Renovation

    George Washington University unveiled a new clubhouse and training facility for its baseball team, dubbed Fassnacht Clubhouse. The $3.5 million, 6,200-square-foot project is the first permanent on-site clubhouse in the history of GW’s baseball program. It features a team locker room, coaches offices, a players lounge and an indoor turf training area. — GWSports.com

  • Thursday, October, 25, 2018
    Former Football Coach Golden Sues Miami, 'Owed' $3M

    Former University of Miami head football coach Al Golden has filed a lawsuit against his old employer for breach of contract, claiming he’s owed $3 million and counting.