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, October, 02, 2018
    How North America Landed the 2026 World Cup

    The excitement of this year's World Cup is behind us, but North American soccer fans and venue operators can keep their fervor fresh as Canada, Mexico and the United States prepare to jointly host the event in 2026.


  • Monday, October, 01, 2018
    Missouri Volleyball Displaced by Flooding

    It appears likely that the University of Missouri women’s volleyball team has played its last game at the Hearnes Center for the season.


  • Friday, September, 28, 2018
    Facility Friday: Wyoming's High Altitude Performance Center, Penn State Lacrosse

    Wyoming's Mick and Susie McMurry High Altitude Performance CenterThe University of Wyoming recently opened its new Mick and Susie McMurry High Altitude Performance Center. The project, designed by DLR Group with local partner Pappas & Pappas Architects, includes a 12,000-square-foot strength and conditioning area for football, an Olympic sport weight-training area, a football locker room, a sports medicine area and a training lounge. One unique feature is a chamber that simulates conditions at lower altitudes, which can help athletes prepare for competition closer to sea level. — Press release


  • Monday, September, 24, 2018
    Lawsuit: Man Abused Dozens of HS Student-Athletes

    A lawsuit filed on Friday alleges that a man, James “Doc” Jensen, sexually abused as many as 100 boys in his capacity working with athletes at the Custer County District High School in Miles City, Montana.


  • Monday, September, 24, 2018
    Hosting Soccer, Football in Baseball Stadiums

    Imagine walking into an iconic sports venue, say Yankee Stadium, to see a game. Except when you arrive, the clay on the field has been replaced with sod, and the sport being played isn't baseball, it's soccer.  That's the situation that occurs regularly for fans of New York City Football Club, the MLS franchise that plays its home games at Yankee Stadium.


  • Friday, September, 21, 2018
    Facility Friday: Royal-Memorial End Zone, Texas High School Stadium

    The University of Texas announced that it had selected Kansas City-based firm Populous to design a $175 million south end zone expansion at Royal-Memorial Stadium. The project includes a Longhorn-shaped balcony designed into the new seating areas, as well as new concession spaces and premium seating. It is scheduled to break ground in 2019. — TexasSports.com


  • Friday, September, 14, 2018
    Facility Friday: K-State Master Plan, FSU's Unconquered Campaign

    Kansas State University has unveiled a new facility master plan, calling for $210 million in construction for the school’s 16 athletics programs. The 10- to 15-year plan calls for upgrades to the south end zone at Bill Snyder Family Stadium, a new volleyball arena, a new Olympic Performance Training Facility, a new indoor football facility and outdoor practice field, a renovation to Bramlage Coliseum, a new indoor track and field facility, a renovation for the Brandeberry Indoor Complex, a new indoor tennis facility, a new soccer practice pavilion, and improvements to the men’s and women’s golf complex. The school worked with architectural consultant HOK on the plan. More details below. —KStateSports.com


  • Tuesday, September, 11, 2018
    Principal Apologizes for Students' Watermelon Stunt

    A Louisville-area high school principal has issued a letter to parents apologizing for an incident involving students at Ballard High School passing around a watermelon at a football game against the predominantly black Central High School.


  • Tuesday, September, 11, 2018
    SCOTUS Ruling on Gambling Could Be a Game-Changer

    When the Supreme Court in May reversed a long-standing prohibition on sports gambling by overturning the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, the world of sports may have been forever altered. After all, the anti-gambling stances held by the NCAA and professional leagues make much less sense in a world that sanctions gambling as the law of the land. In that world, sports organizations hoping to avoid the appearance of being "tainted" by gambling would have to vastly shift their strategies.


  • Friday, September, 07, 2018
    Facility Friday: Louisville Stadium Upgrades, Minnesota Wild Practice Facility

    Crews at the University of Louisville have been hard at work putting the finishing touches on the $63 million expansion project at Cardinal Stadium. The project increased the stadium’s seating capacity by about 5,400, and added field-level suites, premium and club seating. The school’s partnership with apparel manufacturer adidas is literally built into the stadium — the brand’s three-stripe logo is in the new seating area in gray. — Courier Journal