In the News
NHL Will Now Use 3D Printed Helmets, Thanks to Carbon and CCMSeptember 16, 2020
CCM, one of Canada’s leading hockey equipment manufacturers, in partnership with Carbon, has just introduced its ‘SuperTacks X with Nest Tech’ helmet ahead of the NHL 2021 season. The 3D printed helmet will be made available for the first time to all professional hockey players, having been certified for professional use by the National Hockey League (NHL).
Detroit Lions franchise delivers $110,000 in grants to 6 Michigan prep football teamsSeptember 11, 2020
Years of wear and tear had removed the shine and some stitching from the Lawton High School football equipment, but you’d be hard-pressed to find any of the Blue Devils players complaining about it. When the team did have fundraising opportunities, the players deferred the money from their own program to others in the community, including veterans, a child with cancer and another battling a brain tumor.
Lawton football program receives 'Touchdown in Your Town' grant from the Detroit LionsSeptember 10, 2020
Lawton is one of six schools in the state of Michigan receiving the 'Touchdown in Your Town' grant from the Detroit Lions. "There are other schools that have very nice things and schools that might be bigger or more fluent," said Lawton head football coach, Wade Waldrup, "but our kids live and die football. They deserve it as much as any community does."
2020 Touchdown in Your Town RecipientsSeptember 09, 2020
The Detroit Lions and Kroger are proud to announce the 2020 Touchdown in Your Town recipients. These six high school football programs from around the state of Michigan were selected based on need, merit, a compelling narrative and projected impact. The 2020 program distributed a total of nearly $211,000 in resources, including Riddell SpeedFlex helmets, chocolate milk grants from the United Dairy Industry of Michigan and funding to support the needs of each school.
WOMEN’S NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE (WNFC) TACKLES FEMALE FOOTBALL CONTENT SHORTAGE WITH UNIFORM REVEAL PROJECTAugust 21, 2020
As the pandemic hit, women’s tackle football competition came to a screeching halt. The tough decisions under consideration by the NCAA and NFL about whether to play football are even more real for the women’s tackle football market, where the teams do not own stadiums and a great majority of revenue is based on events and fan attendance. Women’s sports content receives 3-5% of all sports coverage; traditional tackle football (not in lingerie) is almost a non-existent portion of that minimal representation. The WNFC, with the looming reality, that their 2020 season would be canceled, switched gears, and decided to do something about it.
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About FacemasksAugust 18, 2020
Hey everyone — it’s Tuesday, and I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe. One of my favorite things about Uni Watch is that rarely does a single day go by when I don’t learn something (usually uni-related!). Paul is obviously a font (or, if you prefer, fount — it seems both are acceptable) of knowledge, and his daily imparts are a welcome diversion from life. And I hope you guys learn something when I write the ledes. But I also gain a ton of knowledge from reading the comments, and you guys are truly amazing in your sharing of various uniform minutia as well. It’s one of the reasons I frequently reach out to the readership to pen a piece here or there — I may know a lot about unis, but many of you do as well (and often things I do not), and there are some of you, Paul first and foremost, who have probably forgotten more about uniforms than I’ll ever know.
North Ridgeville's football helmet manufacturer, Riddell, playing catch up after shut downJuly 17, 2020
In North Ridgeville, hundreds of employees inside Riddell are working to make sure athletes are protected while on the football field. The football helmet manufacturer shut down earlier this year for nearly six weeks due to the coronavirus.
North Ridgeville football equipment company Riddell hosts job fairJuly 13, 2020
Despite being in the middle of the novel coronavirus pandemic, Riddell is hiring upwards of 60 employees at 7501 Performance Lane in North Ridgeville. The company held a job fair July 11 for the community and encouraged applicants from the surrounding areas to fill out applications and to be treated to a lunch with hot dogs and popcorn.