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11/14/18 Former Start-Up Challenge Competitor, Asensei, Inc., Raises $2 Million
11/13/18 Bowflex Launches AI-Driven Coaching and Personalized In-Home Workouts
11/5/18 PHIT America’s X-Country Wheelie Rider Is Now in Central Texas
10/17/18 Nautilus, Inc. Announces Expansion of Popular Treadmill Series and Compact Elliptical
10/2/18 Octane Fitness Fuels Exercisers with Updated Workout App
10/2/18 NHL looks to broaden diversity endeavors
10/1/18 Proud to Announce a Key New Member to our Team!
8/3/18 Jim Baugh: Q&A ‘Inactivity Pandemic’ 2018
8/1/18 The Rodney Dangerfield Of The Sports & Fitness Industry: Physical Inactivity
7/30/18 Nautilus, Inc. Reports Results for the Second Quarter 2018
7/26/18 New Bowflex® LateralX® Trainer from Nautilus, Inc. Will Move You Like Never Before
7/13/18 SPIRIT FITNESS: Customer Service Technical Support Representative – Fitness and Medical Exercise Equipment
6/27/18 Golf in Kent, Garden of England
6/22/18 Nautilus, Inc. Hires Jay McGregor as North America Retail VP/GM
6/6/18 It’s A New Day: Augusta Sportswear Teams up with Russell Athletic
5/10/18 The 14th Annual Team Dealer Market
5/7/18 Nautilus, Inc. Reports Results for the First Quarter 2018
4/4/18 OrderMyGear Raises $35 Million from Susquehanna Growth Equity to Fuel Growth
3/22/18 Nautilus, Inc. Brings Ground-Breaking Max Trainer® to the Gym
3/19/18 TRUE Fitness Technology Hires New Chief Marketing Officer
2/5/18 2018 National Health Through Fitness Day Fact Sheet
1/30/18 Nautilus, Inc. Debuts Revolutionary Cardio-Strength Training Machine, New Cycling and Rowing Products at ISPO Munich for International Markets
1/30/18 Bowflex® HVT® Machine Receives Distinguished ISPO Award
1/16/18 Nautilus, Inc. Launches New Ecommerce-Enabled Websites
1/16/18 Nautilus, Inc. Partners with LIFT Digital to Give Bowflex® Customers Free, Personalized Training Sessions
1/16/18 Nautilus, Inc. Blends Fun and Fitness with Schwinn® Classic Cruiser™ Exercise Bike
1/3/18 TRUE Fitness Technology Completes Paramount Series FUSE XL Strength Line
1/2/18 Industry saddened by the loss of Jim Leonard, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Textiles/Apparel and Consumer Goods
1/2/18 Are We Crazy? Reducing PE in Schools Hurts Kids And Every One Of Us


12/27/17 TRUE Fitness Adds to Growing Portfolio of Strength Products
12/13/17 OP-ED: U.S. ARMY & PHIT AMERICA RESPOND TO OBESITY NEWS National Defense Is At Risk If Physical Inactivity Is Not Reversed
9/29/17 VERT Adds More Volleyball Programs To Growing List of Team System Clients
9/6/17 SFIA President & CEO Joins Industry Leaders to Rally to Grow Youth Sports Participation
5/10/17 Asics and PHIT America Partner to Increase Youth Participation in Physical Activity Nationwide


12/5/16 Taiwan Sporting Goods Manufacturers at ISPO Munich 2017
7/20/16 TRUE Hockey Launches New Business-to-Business E-commerce Site
7/14/16 USA Volleyball Team Prepares and Trains for the 2016 Games with Leading Wearable Tech, VERT
6/7/16 Demand for PHIT America GO! Grants Skyrockets
4/6/16 Elite Sportswear Hires New Executive Team
2/2/16 Archer Norris Partners Lehavi and McNulty Recognized as Super Lawyers
1/19/16 The National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) Selects Molten USA as Official Basketball


12/21/15 Nautilus, Inc. Announces Rogue Fitness as Distributor for New Stationary Bike
12/16/15 Nautilus, Inc. Promotes Jeff Collins to Vice President, GM Retail
11/25/15 NPD Highlights: What’s in Store for the Sports Industry Heading into Holiday 2015
11/4/15 Nautilus, Inc. Reports Strong Results for the Third Quarter 2015
10/14/15 Zensah Compression Joins Tennis Industry Association As a Technology Partner
8/26/15 Empower Launches ‘NiteBright’, an Innovative Line of Safety Apparel and Accessories
8/24/15 VERT Named Title Sponsor of Inaugural Volleyball Showcas
8/19/15 High School Sports Participation Increases for 26th Consecutive Year, Tops 7.8 Million for First Time
8/7/15 Tennis Participation in the U.S. Grows To 17.9 Million Players
8/5/15 Participation In 6 of 7 Sport Categories Has Declined
7/16/15 HumanX by Harbinger Proudly Signs Professional Crossfit Athlete Lindsey Valenzuela as Brand Ambassador
6/10/15 New EU Commission Digital Single Market Initiative May Well Have Substantial Impacts on the Distribution Policies of U.S. Sports Brands in Europe and Beyond
6/3/15 The Atlantic League Announces Headwear Partnership with OC Sports
5/18/15 Escalade Sports Receives Presidential Award For Export Success By the United States Department of Commerce
5/11/15 Diamond Kinetics Closes Investment Round
5/4/15 RAGE® Fitness and Gibson Athletic® Announce New CEO Doug Kelly and Expanding Team
4/23/15 HumanX by Harbinger signs on as 2015/16 Lurong Living Challenge Series Sponsor
4/22/15 VERT Launches Jump Data App on Eve of Apple Watch Sales
3/30/15 Fitneff™ Inc. and New Balance Promote the Benefits of Walking and Overall Health & Wellness
3/24/15 TRUE Hockey and Columbus Blue Jacket Prospect Oliver Bjorkstrand Announce Multi-Year Partnership
2/23/15 Women's Lacrosse Eyewear Standard Implementation Extended
2/12/15 HumanX by Harbinger Proud to Sponsor the 2015 LuRong Living Resolution Challenge


9/16/14 HumanX by Harbinger Proud to Sponsor the 2014 Lurong Living Paleo Challenge
9/12/14 VF Announces Leadership Appointment to Drive Innovation in Performance Apparel and Footwear
8/12/14 HumanX by Harbinger Proud to Partner with The 31Heroes Project on 3rd Annual 31Heroes Project - Workout To Remember
7/31/14 Cramer Products announces retirement of CEO Tom Rogge
7/30/14 PHIT America Founder Selected to Tennis Industry Hall of Fame
7/11/14 HumanX by Harbinger & WOD Talk Magazine Announce “Get to the Games” Sweepstakes Winners
7/7/14 USA Volleyball Partners with VERT Wearable Jump Technology
7/1/14 Pelé demonstrates revolutionary shin guard technology at the World Cup host city
6/26/14 NIKE Partners with GARED for Largest Single-Venue Basketball Tournament in History.
6/25/14 Harbinger & HumanX Launch 2014 Brand Ambassador Program
6/25/14 Largest Ever Team Dealer Market Just Held
5/15/14 HumanX by Harbinger and WOD Talk Magazine Partner to Create “Get to the Games” Sweepstakes
4/10/14 New Balance Signs World Class Triathlete Non Stanford to Team New Balance
4/9/14 Harbinger Celebrates 25 Years of Leadership in Fitness Industry
3/18/14 RRCA Launches Animated Message to Educate Runners
1/8/14 OC Sports Inks Long Term Deal with Major League Baseball Properties
1/1/14 Harbinger Supports Active Military Troops with Massive Product Donation


12/5/13 HumanX by Harbinger Joins as Sponsor of NEW Online Fitness Competition -- Raw Fitness Combine
11/22/13 OC Sports Releases CapBuilder App
11/21/13 HumanX by Harbinger Joining as Sponsor of NLI Championship Event on December 14, 2013
11/14/13 Harbinger Partners with SMAK Strategies as PR Agency of Record
10/24/13 Gold's Gym International Approves Harbinger as Preferred Vendor
9/27/13 Action Wipes partners with REI on National Public Lands Day Saturday September 28, 2013
9/11/13 Action Wipes Brings the Dirtbag Challenge to Interbike’s 2013 OutDoor Demo Days
8/14/13 PHIT America Announces National Launch of Mayor’s Fitness Challenge
7/23/13 Action Wipes Brings the Dirtbag Challenge to Open Air Demo Day at OR 2013
5/29/13 Grassroots Influencers Welcome To Join PHIT America Alliance As ‘Ambassadors’
5/24/13 Good Sports Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary with Major Milestone
5/15/13 Amy Latimer Joins Good Sports Board of Directors
5/14/13 PHIT America Names Sports Industry Hall of Fame Inductee Rusty Saunders to Board of Directors
4/9/13 Kwik Goal and U.S. Futsal Agree to Partnership
4/4/13 Good Sports Honors Outstanding Partners at Annual Legends of the Ball at Fenway Park
3/27/13 New Balance Licensee Releases Orthotic Sandal Technology
3/26/13 Fitness EM® Partners with Krenzien, Krenzien, and Associates
3/25/13 Cramer Products...along with athletic training and sports medicine...celebrates 95 years
3/21/13 Ripken Baseball Partners with OC Sports
3/1/13 Harbinger appoints Bob Brasser, vice president of sales
2/13/13 Kwik Goal Hires Jamie Hartley as Territory Manager for Southwest Region
2/12/13 Harbinger signs exclusive agreement with Action Wipes
1/30/13 New Balance and Athletics Ireland Announce New Partnership
1/30/13 Escalade® Sports Fortifies Selling Team
1/15/13 Fitness EM appoints Rob Horvath Vice President of Sales


12/11/12 Brian Anderson Named CEO of Madd Gear
10/31/12 John Smith and BRUTE… A Quarter Century of Excellence
10/31/12 Brute Donates 4,000 Gear Bags to Beat The Streets Wrestling Program
10/9/12 Obituary for Donald Charles Sonandres: Founder of the ADA
10/2/12 UFC Champion Cung Le Joins Brain-Pad Team In Promoting Athelets Safety
9/28/12 Harbinger launches new packaging, programming and website
9/27/12 Harbinger Recognizes 20 Years with Academy Sports and Outdoors
9/27/12 Kwik Tek Has Signed A Licensing Agreement with Endemol USA
9/26/12 How Does The Democratic Platform Impact Sports Industry?
7/26/12 Schutt Donates Helmet to Military Veteran Semi-Pro Football Player
7/23/12 Fitness manufacturer Harbinger Recognizes 20 Years of Partnership
5/15/12 Harbinger expands 6” Padded Leather Weightlifting Belt to XXL
5/14/12 Schutt Sports Continues to Educate Safety to Athletes across the Nation
5/8/12 Joe Henson passed away at the age of 90.
5/7/12 Rep. Dold Delivers Baseball Equipment to the North Chicago Community H.S. Baseball Team
5/1/12 Baden Named as Official Basketball of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletics Association
4/24/12 Bowyer Inducted into National Wrestling Hall of Fame.
4/19/12 Cool Point™ is a Big Winner at the Boston Marathon
4/18/12 Reduction of Impact Forces to the Base of Skull
4/16/12 California Basketball Coach Wins "Brockness" Bracket Challenge By Intrepid Sportswear
3/26/12 NFL Draft Hopefuls Pledge Their Loyalty to Schutt Helmets
3/20/12 Trigger Point Performance Endorsed By Two Top CrossFitters
3/19/12 Escalade® Sports Continues to Add Outside Sales Rep Horsepower
3/15/12 Over 26 Million Americans Play Basketball
3/12/12 Top 2012 NFL Draft Picks Branded by 180 Communications
3/5/12 Spitzer Golf Continues to Brand Itself on the Cutting Edge of Sports Technology
2/21/12 Brute Wrestling Launches New Footwear Line
2/9/12 Volleyball Uniform Requirements to Change in 2016
2/7/12 Schutt Sports Congratulates NFL Champion New York Giants
2/3/12 NOCSAE Board of Directors Takes Action On Football and Baseball/Softball Equipment Standards
1/30/12 NOCSAE Makes Standards Decisions on Lacrosse, Field Hockey, Football, and Baseball/Softball


12/7/11 Harbinger Supports Fairfield Schools with Annual Holiday Art Contest
12/5/11 Schutt Sports Features New Youth Helmet Designs, Provides Education at Pop Warner Super Bowl
11/10/11 McDavid USA Announces New Global Marketing Leadership Team
10/17/11 Fitness EM Appoints Mark Ish as National Sales Director
9/22/11 Schutt Sports Reports 15% Increase in Football Equipment Sales
9/13/11 Porter Athletic, Gill Athletics Launches New Divisional Sales Structure
9/12/11 College Football Lineman Credits McDavid for Quick Comeback
9/12/11 Schutt Sports Launches Season-Long Facebook Competition
9/9/11 Fitness manufacturer Harbinger Donates Exercise Mats to
8/30/11 Schutt Sports Becomes Official Helmet for UT-Dallas
8/24/11 High School Football Players Gear Up for Another Season with McDavid
8/22/11 McDavid Ankle Brace Serving its Way Onto the ATP Tour in Time for the U.S. Open
8/3/11 Schutt Sports Becomes Official Helmet for Lone Star Conference Softball
7/25/11 Study Proves McDavid Ankle Braces Significantly Prevent Injuries
7/25/11 Schutt Sports Sponsors Texas High School Coaches Association 2011 All-Star Games
7/21/11 Study Proves McDavid Ankle Braces Significantly Prevent Injuries
6/28/11 Chicago Fire Discuss Recovery in MLS with McDavid USA and Other Top Brands
6/20/11 NFL Football Star, Ndamukong Suh, Seeks to Prevent Head Injuries With Endorsement Of New Sports Safety Product
6/17/11 Schutt Sports Acquires Adams USA Football Helmet & Faceguard Product Lines
6/17/11 Cramer Products Acquires Stromgren Athletics
6/9/11 Cramer Products Honored for Long-Term Employee Stock Ownership
5/25/11 McDavid U.S.A. Hits a Home Run in Major League Baseball
5/24/11 NorthPole and Krenzien, Krenzien and Associates Form Partnership
5/23/11 Everlast Signs WBA Super Middleweight Champion, Andre Ward To An Exclusive Multi-Year Equipment And Apparel Contract
5/23/11 McDavid USA Hires New Sales Manager
5/20/11 NorthPole and Krenzien, Krenzien and Associates form partnership
5/12/11 Corporate Partnership Addresses Safety and Education in Youth Lacrosse
5/9/11 Oklahoma Athletic Trainers Association Host First Symposium on Jaw-Joint Concussion
5/4/11 McDavid Ultrarunner to Complete Appalachian Trail in 70 Straight Days
4/20/11 Glove Color Rule – Delayed Implementation (2012)
4/18/11 McDavid Signs Second Endurance Team Athlete
4/18/11 Schutt Sports Responds to 10-Year-And-Out Helmet Rule Change with New Trade-In Program
4/12/11 McDavid Sponsors Rising Star on U.S. National Bobsled Team
3/31/11 Schutt Sports Shares Company Standings with Group in New Jersey
3/28/11 McDavid Donates to Relief Efforts in Japan
3/23/11 McDavid® to Reveal New Women’s Recovery Line
3/21/11 Future NCAA Stars Protected, Supported by McDavid
3/2/11 Tampa Bay Derby Darlins “Gear Up” with McDavid® for Tournament
3/1/11 Schutt Sports Launches All-New Virtual Catalog
2/28/11 McDavid® Focuses on Education in 2011
2/22/11 McDavid Applauds the New NFHS Rules Changes
2/21/11 Ashaway Named for Third Term as Official String of USA Racquetball
2/4/11 Ashaway Extends Sponsorship Agreement with David Palmer
2/3/11 Superbowl Stars Face Hard Hits, Protected and Not
1/20/11 Dwyane Wade Renews Endorsement Deal with McDavid


12/15/10 Legislation to Improve Impact of President's Council's Efforts
12/9/10 McDavid Hires Marketing Product Manager
12/3/10 McDavid Signs New Endurance Athlete
11/30/10 Tom Sculley Set to Receive the Lifetime Service to Wrestling Award
11/22/10 McDavid Snow-Sport Products Now Available at Retail
11/19/10 Schutt Sports Talks Youth Concussions on Sports Pro Community Network
11/5/10 SGMA/NOCSAE Baseball/Softball Fielders Protective Headgear Draft Standard
11/5/10 Fitness EM Launches New Website For Empower Fitness Products
11/3/10 Schutt Sports Appears on “Expert Opinion”
11/1/10 Schutt Sports and Leon Lett Foundation Donate Gear to Youth
10/31/10 Schutt Sports Headquarters Visited by Japan NFL Club Video Crew
10/21/10 Cody Ross of the San Francisco Giants plays through injury with an Evoshield Wrist Guard to defeat Philadelphia Phillies.
10/18/10 Evoshield Rib Guard protects Texas Ranger Josh Hamilton
10/13/10 McDavid Inc. and NBA’s Corey Maggette Renew Relationship
10/1/10 New Workout Kits From SHAPE Magazine & Fitness EM Support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF)
9/29/10 Hall of Famer Rod Carew Offers Advice and Tips in his Series of Ongoing Columns
9/16/10 Adrian Gonzalez and Tater Grip Connect for a Big Hit
9/1/10 Brain-Pad Selected as a Top New Products at Henry Schein
8/24/10 Hall of Famer Rod Carew to Throw Out First Pitch at National Youth Baseball Championships
8/3/10 5 Sports Safety Tips for Concussion Protection
8/2/10 Rod Carew Baseball Sponsors National Youth Baseball Championships
7/27/10 "Dance Your Ass Off" Episode Features Hyper Best Pro Weight Vest
7/22/10 Ashaway Signs Daryl Selby
7/21/10 Federal Judge Rules No Infringement In Protective Headband Patent Case
6/25/10 Rod Carew Baseball Teams Up with Diamond Sports
6/24/10 HOPSports, Inc. Adds Sandbells to Award-Winning Training System
5/17/10 McDavid and Junior Rank Sponsor New Camp for Elite Young Athletes
3/3/10 Precor 9.31 Treadmill wins Top Treadmill award besting 28 competitors
2/26/10 Henry Schein Dental Partners with Brain-Pad, Inc.
2/4/10 Mizuno USA Drafts BooneOakley
2/2/10 2010 Girls Gymnastics Rules Changes Focus on Current Trends and Risk Minimization
2/1/10 Stamina Products Announces Sustainability Results for 2009
1/15/10 Ashaway Racket Strings Celebrates 185th Birthday
1/13/10 New Ashaway Multifilament Core Packages Allow Thinner, Stronger Racquet Strings


12/23/09 Athletes Turn to Brain-Pad Mouth Guards for Concussion Protection
10/27/09 St.Vincent Sports Performance Announces Historic Partnerships with Three National Governing Bodies
10/5/09 The Mizuno Wave Ascend 4 Awarded "Best Update" By Runner's World Magazine
9/3/09 Altus Athletic Appoints Mark Ish as National Sales Director
8/14/09 Mizuno's "Run With Us" Campaign Recognizes 10,000th Visitor
7/27/09 Regent Hits “Grand Slam” with Diamond Brand
6/12/09 Mizuno Reaches Agreement with Runner Corey Nowitzke
6/3/09 Mizuno Sponsored Washington Softball Wins 2009 NCAA National Championship
5/29/09 New Made-in-America TriActive Fitness E-Line Outdoor Exercise Products Awarded Contractor Status for the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule
4/30/09 Recreational Tennis Players Increasingly Disillusioned with High-Tech Strings
3/26/09 Mizuno to be Exclusive and Official Ankle Brace Provider for USA Volleyball
2/25/09 Mizuno Inks Four-Year Deal with Runner Jason Schoener
2/23/09 McDavid Partners with Inside Lacrose to Boost On-Field Presence
2/19/09 2009 National Federation Football Rules Changes
2/18/09 McDavid Now Open For Business 24/7
2/10/09 Mizuno Running Shoes Earn American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance
1/19/09 Mizuno Introduces Gender Engineering Technology in Running Shoes
1/7/09 Mizuno USA, Inc. 'Cuts Ribbon' On New Distribution Center
1/5/09 Mizuno Signs University Of Washington Softball To Equipment Contract
1/5/09 SGMA Ready to Broadcast Fitness/ Exercise Tips to Consumers


12/18/08 Mizuno USA Signs USA Volleyball Player Ryan Millar
12/16/08 Mizuno Signs Endorsement Deal With Runner Antonio Vega
12/3/08 Ashaway Extends String and Shoe Sponsorship Deal with Jack Huczek
11/21/08 Mizuno Inks Olympic Hopeful Megan Hepp To 4-Year Deal
11/7/08 Baird Adds Two Senior Investment Bankers, Opens Charlotte Office
9/4/08 High School Sports Participation Increases Again; Boys, Girls and Overall Participation Reach All-time Highs
8/19/08 ASICS GEL-Evolution™ 4 Earns 'Editor's Choice' Award From Runner's World
8/4/08 SGMA Coordinates Congressional Testimony On Youth Fitness
7/31/08 Legislation Affecting New Product Safety Laws Appears Imminent
7/18/08 SGMA Plays Prominent Role in Congressional Baseball Thriller
7/16/08 Ashaway Racket Strings Sponsors Squash Great Natalie Grainger
7/16/08 David Palmer Signs Multi-Year Sponsorship Deal with Ashaway and Black Knight
7/16/08 Markwort Sporting Goods Company Acquires Vettex ® Mouthguards
7/7/08 Extreme Sports: An Ever-Popular Attraction
6/9/08 U.S. Sports Industry: Nearly a $70 Billion Business
5/21/08 The Canadian Sports Market: Up and Coming
5/14/08 The American Sports Scene: An Analysis of Sports Participation in the U.S.
4/10/08 U.S. Sporting Goods and Fitness Equipment Manufacturers' Sales Continue To Outperform National GDP
3/13/08 Players to be Penalized in High School Soccer for Illegal Equipment
2/25/08 SGMA's 9th National-Health-through-Fitness Day Fact Sheet
2/21/08 U.S. Dep’t of Education Now Accepting PEP Grant Applications
2/13/08 Uniform Change Highlights 2008-09 Field Hockey Revisions
2/12/08 2008 High School Football Rules Changes Announced
2/8/08 New Spirit Rules Help Minimize Risk


8/13/07 Boys Lacrosse Rules Changes Address Risk Minimization
8/2/07 Girls Gymnastics Rules Changes Approved for Immediate Implementation
7/9/07 Obstruction to Bases Prohibited in 2008 Baseball Rules
7/9/07 Pole Vaulters Allowed to Leave Ground Without Breaking Plane
7/9/07 High School Softball Rules Amended to Permit Metal Cleats in 2008
6/7/07 Product Standards Issues, Report From The NOCSAE Winter Meeting
5/11/07 Risk Minimization Rules Highlight Ice Hockey Changes for 2007-08
5/7/07 Replacement Time for Disqualified Players Decreases in High School Basketball
4/16/07 Wrestling Rules Changes Aim for Clarity
2/20/07 Coaches to Receive Caution for Improperly Equipped Players in High School Soccer
2/12/07 Football Rules Changes Focus on Illegal Helmet Contact
1/21/07 Field Hockey Rules Changes for Upcoming Season


8/18/06 Boys Lacrosse Revision Addresses Misapplication of Rule
7/18/06 Baseball Teams with Fewer than Nine Players May Return to Nine
7/5/06 Softball Right-of-Way Rules Go Into Effect in 2007
5/5/06 State Association Penalty Authority Among Ice Hockey Changes
4/19/06 Only One Warning to Be Given for Delay Situations in High School Basketball
4/11/06 False start recall eliminated in high school swimming
4/10/06 Overtime Procedure, 275-Pound Weight Class Changed in High School Wrestling
2/2/06 Greater Skill, Athleticism Bring New Spirit Rules Changes
2/2/06 Protective Face Masks to be Allowed in High School Soccer
1/31/06 Use of Libero Player in High School Volleyball Takes Full Effect in 2006-07
1/31/06 Changes Made in Spearing Rule, Uniforms in High School Football
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