SIAC Signs Apparel Deal with Crons
The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has announced a five-year agreement with The Crons Brand, making them the official uniform and apparel provider for the conference and its member schools. Crons will be the exclusive provider of SIAC Championship apparel and gear for all student-athletes and conference championships. The company will outfit teams in conference-sponsored sports with game uniforms, practice and workout gear, and travel apparel. The SIAC becomes the first NCAA Division II conference to join The Crons Brand, one of the fastest growing team sports apparel brands in the country.
Cleve Abbott to be enshrined into Track Hall of Fame
The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has announced the six inductees that will be enshrined in the USTFCCCA Hall of Fame later this year. From some of the early leaders and pioneers of the sport to those who have seen more recent success, the Hall of Fame Class of 2010 is uniquely qualified for induction. The group has won numerous conference titles and a total of 25 collegiate national championships. Coaches selected to be inducted in the Class of 2010 are Cleve Abbott (Tuskegee), Jeanette Bolden (UCLA), Chick Hislop (Weber State), Bert Lyle (Texas Woman’s University), Jack Toms (Lynchburg), and Doug Watts (Edinboro). The 2010 Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held December 15 at the USTFCCCA Convention in San Antonio, Texas.
Bowie State Upgrading Football Field With Synthetic Turf
Bowie State University Interim Athletic Director Arlene Creek and head football coach Damon Wilson have officially announced that the Bulldogs football stadium natural grass field will be resurfaced with a $1 million synthetic turf. Bowie State will be the second school in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association to shift from natural grass. Fayetteville State converted to a synthetic surface in 2007. The new surface will be made of the new grass-looking synthetic surface that is currently used by 20 NFL teams as well as over 50 NCAA Division I institutions. In addition to intercollegiate football, Creek said the new field can be used for soccer, lacrosse, intramural games, band performances and graduations — without damage to the surface. Also, she hopes community organizations will want to use the field for a fee.
Meet GSU Football Coach
Georgia Southern Athletics sponsors Harvey’s Supermarkets and Coca-Cola are teaming up to bring Head Football Coach Jeff Monken to the Statesboro Harvey’s Fair Road location on Saturday, August 21st from 1-2:30 p.m. Coach Monken will be signing autographs, taking photos with Eagle fans and talking about the upcoming 2010 football season. GUS will also be present at the event, helping hand out promotional items courtesy of Coca- Cola, as well as schedule cards and posters.