Editor’s Corner

Sports in the Last Pandemic

Sailors boxing during 1918 pandemic.

By Sherri Middleton

As sports events prepare to return this summer, reports have begun to circulate about athletes testing positive for COVID-19 at some college campuses. Major league athletes are also being affected by the virus as they try to practice or remain fit for …

Hive-Fives No Longer Allowed

Elbow bumps in tennis may become the norm.

By Sherri Middleton

As athletes return to fields and venues to play sports, things will look and feel a little different.

            I’ve been thinking about this for weeks and mentioned it to my sister a month ago as we discussed travel, tourism …

Covid-19 Legal News for Sports Events and Rights Holders

By Sherri Middleton

With sporting events from amateur to professional levels being forced to postpone or cancel in the past months because of Covid-19, rights-holders, governing bodies and organizers were faced with legal questions about contracts, registration fees and performance clauses.

            I reached out to Kent Schmidt, a partner at …

Returning to Normal Following COVID-19

By Sherri Middleton

As cities and states begin to slowly re-open, many of us will begin to venture out after weeks of staying at home.

            Sports are discussing ways to host events – notably without fans in the early stages and with more stringent policies in place to protect athletes.

How Are You Doing in This Crazy World?

We are now living during times of uncertainty about with concern for our health, family, finances, employment and we are all wondering when life will return to normal.

Sports Events Offering Virtual Experiences

By Sherri Middleton

In this new world of sports events being cancelled from the NCAA March Madness to high school and youth level sports, rights holders are now reaching out to members to assure that sports and life will continue on.

The reminder is that remaining healthy, active and …

Sports Events Will Return; Here Are a Few Things We Can Do in the Meantime

Everything is changing rapidly now where a viral strain is sweeping the world. The sports world is no exception. Sports planners, destinations and park and recreation departments are now working out of an abundance of caution to help curtail the rapid spread of Coronavirus – COVID19.

A Glimpse Inside My Email

All was normal until March 7, 2020, as far as my email warnings and event messages were concerned.