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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.
Riddell Adopts SaaS-Based Automation to Run Its Programs with EaseJuly 02, 2020
As sports facilities start to reopen after the COVID-19 lockdown — evidenced by NASCAR racing resuming on May 16, 2020 and the announcement that the NBA season will continue on July 31 — it looks like professional sports and likely collegiate games will soon resume to some extent, albeit with social-distancing rules in place and spectatorship not quite what it once was. This prospect is welcome news for holding company BRG Sports, parent company of Riddell, which designs, develops, and markets innovative sports equipment, smart helmet technology, team apparel, and accessories.
Lyles building his program at DouglasJune 30, 2020
New head coach Brandon Lyles is encouraged by the attitudes and work ethic exhibited by the Douglas football players who attended workouts during June, which was Lyles’ first month in charge of his alma mater’s program. “From when we first started it just seems like our numbers have grown,” Lyles said. “Then we kind of had a setback. Some of them had been exposed, or been around somebody [who tested positive for COVID-19], so they’ve been pulled away for 14 days. Trying to get those guys back will be huge.
Pro-level athlete tech is filtering down to your high school’s football teamJune 17, 2020
When Chris Messano lined up as a Northern Michigan University Wildcats wide receiver in the early 2000s, he remembers the then-high tech way the school trained its player. The Division II football program had a coach who was responsible for cutting up VHS tape into offense- and defense-specific film and making copies to share.
Watch behind-the-scenes footage of the Rams' uniform redesignJune 03, 2020
It’s not often a team undergoes a complete rebrand, but the Los Angeles Rams ventured down that path this offseason with new logos, new uniforms, a new helmet and touched-up colors. It was a process more than two years in the making, culminating in two major reveals this spring.
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Stay-at-home orders impacted football helmet reconditioning. Here’s what that means for high schoolsMay 26, 2020
While fans are wondering whether the upcoming football season will be played, coaches and equipment companies are making sure a very important piece of the puzzle is ready and up-to-date.