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, August, 29, 2018
    Athletic Department Bans Activism in Code of Conduct

    Athletics officials at Southern Illinois University added language to its code of conduct policy explicitly banning activism for student-athletes, cheerleaders and members of the spirit squad.

  • Monday, August, 27, 2018
    Leak, Power Outage at MLB Ballparks Cause Delays

    First the fountain leaked. Then the lights went out.

    A pair of oddball incidents at MLB stadiums this weekend caused delays in Kansas City and Los Angeles.

    At Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, a game between the Royals and the Cleveland Indians was delayed for 30 minutes while the grounds crew dealt with flooding caused by a burst pipe in the stadium’s signature outfield fountains. According to the Associated Press, flooding began during the fourth inning of Friday night’s game, and water began to leak onto the field when players in the Royals bullpen shouted to notify officials of the problem.

    Out west, fans in Los Angeles dealt with a delay of their own when the lights went out in the 12th inning of a Saturday night game between the Dodgers and the San Diego Padres. The Los Angeles Times reports that the blackout was caused by a circuit malfunction. One fan captured the moment the lights went out on Twitter.

    The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power said on Twitter that while an automatic switch restores power to Dodger Stadium quickly when such an outage occurs, lighting systems and equipment take time to reset.

    It was the second time in less than a month that a power outage hit Dodger Stadium — the first coming on July 30 when a similar situation delayed a game about 21 minutes.

    Both games eventually resumed play. Both the Royals and Dodgers won their disrupted contests.

  • Friday, August, 24, 2018
    Facility Friday: Wyoming Football Facility, Louis Armstrong Stadium

    The University of Wyoming celebrated the grand opening of the Mick and Susie McMurry High Altitude Performance Center and the reopening of the Rochelle Athletics Center last weekend. The $44 million facility adds on 71,000 square feet to the original Rochelle Athletics Center, and features amenities such as a new football weight room, an Olympic sports weight room, an altitude simulation chamber, a team meeting room, recovery pools, a new football locker room and a recruiting lounge. — Casper Star Tribune

  • Friday, August, 17, 2018
    Facility Friday: Alabama's 'Crimson Standard,' University of Phoenix Stadium

    The University of Alabama announced a $600 million plan to upgrade its athletics facilities this week. Dubbed the Crimson Standard, the 10-year plan calls for upgrades to Bryant-Denny Stadium, Coleman Coliseum, the Mal Moore Athletic Facility and more. Dates, final costs and details haven’t been announced yet, and all facility plans are subject to trustee approval — however, rough estimates say that Bryant-Denny Stadium will get a more-than $250 million renovation, and Coleman Coliseum will receive a $115 million facelift. More details in the video below: — TideSports.com

  • Thursday, August, 16, 2018
    Cheer Coach Not Renewed Over 'White Power' Video

    A Massachusetts cheerleading coach will not return this season after a video recording of her on Snapchat went viral.

  • Friday, August, 10, 2018
    Facility Friday: Texas Football Stadium Renovation, URI Stadium Upgrades

    The University of Texas appears poised to renovate Royal-Memorial Stadium. At a board of regents meeting held this week, school president Gregory Fenves and athletic director Chris Del Conte presented a plan for a $175 million project that would expand the facility’s south end zone. Specific details on the project weren’t released, but documents say the plan would construct new suites, clubs, loge boxes, sponsor amenities, fan seating and coaches’ offices. — Hookem.com

  • Wednesday, August, 08, 2018
    Gym Member Barred for Attacking Teen Mid-Deadlift

    For some, the grunts and slams heard in a gym are simply part of the experience. For others, however, those noises can be a catalyst for confrontation.

  • Tuesday, August, 07, 2018
    GPS-Tracking Vests Ramp Up Football Practice

    In the landscape of fitness trackers and user-generated fitness data, it may be unsurprising to learn that a school is utilizing GPS-tracking “smart vests” during football practice. What might be surprising, however, is the perceived benefits those devices provide.

  • Friday, August, 03, 2018
    Facility Friday: Northwestern's Walter Athletic Center, ECU Locker Room

    This week, Northwestern University dedicated its brand new Walter Athletics Center. The facility, located on the banks of Lake Michigan in Evanston, Ill., will serve the school’s football program, as well as women’s lacrosse, field hockey, cross country, men’s and women’s soccer, and swimming and diving. Designed by Perkins+Will, the facility features sports performance spaces, locker rooms, a dining center, a football auditorium and sports medicine areas. — NUSports.com

  • Monday, July, 30, 2018
    Officials Investigate Defaced HS Football Field

    An Idaho school district is investigating a case of vandalism that left a football field defaced with offensive images.