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    The Boom in High School and Collegiate Athletic Spending

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Sep 27, 2018 4:00:00 AM

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    In recent years there has been an upswing in money spent on high school athletics programs as well as on training facilities. While in the past, sports as well as arts programs in schools were typically the departments to have budgets cut. However, in some areas, this is no longer necessarily the case.

    Athletic directors have worked diligently to fight for the attention and recognition that sports departments are now getting in some locations. Why? The coaches and directors are adamant that athletic programs make a significant impact on the educational development of youth. In sports, you must teach and encourage sportsmanship, teamwork, perseverance, fair play and self-care and these are the exact qualities and values that help youth understand the basics of being a good leader and understanding the importance of being cooperative with others. Athletics require scheduled practice times that are focused on specific goals within that practice time. For students who may be struggling academically, sports could be their outlet. Sports bring people together, even if it’s strictly from a conversation aspect.

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    Topics: Professional Sports, Equipment Design, Industry, Fan Experience, Athletics

    How Google Glass Will Change Your Perspective On Pro Sports

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Feb 5, 2014 3:00:00 PM

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    New England Patriots' Julian Edelman sporting Google Glass

    Google Glass, the zealous new device from the folks at the world’s largest search engine, along with other forms of wearable tech, has come under heavy scrutiny by most industry professionals and analysts since its inception and release.

    As with any new product or service, it will obviously take some time to determine the true success or failure of Google Glass. Over the past few months however, you might have noticed that more and more professional sports teams and athletes are beginning to experiment with Glass.  Could Google Glass eventually become a part of the sporting equipment world?

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    Topics: Professional Sports, Sports Equipment, Sports Technology

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