BSN SPORTS, a Varsity Brands company and the nation’s largest direct marketer and distributor of sporting goods to the school and league markets, today announced it has partnered with East Central High School based in St. Leon, IN. which will provide exclusive Under Armour apparel, jerseys and equipment for athletics effective July 2018.“Under Armour and BSN SPORTS are brands recognized by everyone in the sports world. This partnership gives us distinguished branding for our 20 sports teams, our school, and our community that provides us with the quality fit, feel and excitement that is Under Armour” Don Stonefield, Athletic Director, East Central High School“East Central High School has as a top-notch athletic program. I am excited to partner with a top-notch apparel company like Under Armour, and the opportunities our partnership will provide for our student-athletes.” Dr. Andrew Jackson, Superintendent, Sunman-Dearborn Community SchoolsBSN SPORTS is the largest distributor of team sports apparel and equipment in the United States, offering access to more brands than any single distributor in the industry. In addition to Under Armour, BSN SPORTS is a licensed distributor for Russell, Champion, Wilson, Louisville Slugger, Oakley, Mizuno, and Easton, as well as dozens of other popular brand names.The agreement offers a number of different incentives to the East Central High School athletic programs in terms of discounts and rebates on all products, as well as marketing and promotional opportunities.“The partnership agreement between East Central High School, BSN SPORTS and Under Armour is a great example of the value of athletics in a school system. This strategic partnership provides the finest apparel and athletic products to the Trojans athletic teams and benefits each student athlete representing the community on the athletic field or court” said Terry Babilla, BSN SPORTS President. “We are proud to be their partner and pleased that we can elevate the student-athlete experience.”Dallas-based BSN SPORTS is the leading marketer, manufacturer and distributor of sporting goods apparel and equipment. A division of Varsity Brands, BSN SPORTS markets and distributes its products to over 100,000 institutional and team sports customers in colleges and universities, middle and high schools, and recreational programs throughout the United States via catalog, e-commerce, and direct sales. Focused on providing game changing solutions through local partnerships, multi-brand selection and one-stop shopping for equipment and uniforms, BSN SPORTS’ more than 2,000 employees have been helping elevate participation in team sports since 1972. For more information about BSN SPORTS please visit www.bsnsports.com.
5MANCHESTER UNITED will be the biggest financial losers of all 20 Premier League clubs if the season is scrapped.The campaign was put on hold on March 13 due to the coronavirus crisis with most clubs having nine games left.⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updates5 The total cost to the 20 clubs of scrapping the Premier League season could be as much as £1.08bn5 The two Manchester clubs would be hit in the pocket most if the season was called off with a combined £225.7m lossLeicester’s 4-0 win over Aston Villa four weeks ago was the last match to go ahead before Mikel Arteta and Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive for the virus.Now discussions are underway to try and work out how to complete the season.But in the event of the campaign being scrapped entirely, the monetary implications could be massive.The total cost to the 20 clubs collectively could be as much as £1.08bn – but none would lose as much as the Red Devils.Overall, according to figures from the Daily Mail, the Old Trafford club would lose £116.4million.That is made up of £48m from TV cash, £17.6m for matchday revenue and a further £50.8m from commercial and retail.Local rivals Manchester City are second with £109.3m with Liverpool, who are 25 points clear at the top of the league – third with £102.6m.5The Reds would lose more in terms of revenue from the broadcasters than any of their top-flight rivals with £55.2m. United come out on top for matchday revenue, helped by having the biggest stadium, and commercial and retain income.London powerhouses Chelsea (£91m), Tottenham (£83m) and Arsenal (£74.8m) ensure the traditional ‘big six’ take up the top six spots.Leicester would not only see their Champions League dreams put on hold for at least another year but also miss out on £55.6m, more than the rest of the remaining sides.The further down the Premier League table, the less clubs will earn in TV revenue meaning bottom-club Norwich would miss out on £14.6m.However, the Mail suggest Sky TV may be willing to take a bit of a hit and not demand the entirety of their share of the £762m owed to broadcasters in what would be a hugely-popular move.Similarly, other than the ‘big six’, West Ham and Newcastle, no club is expected to see damages of more than £3.8m from matchdays.Burnley (£12.5m) and Everton (£7.2m) would be the other main losers from a commercial and retail perspective.5Overall, the current bottom three of Aston Villa, Bournemouth and Norwich would also be the three clubs to lose out the least should the season be axed.The Cherries and Canaries, as well as Newcastle and Tottenham, are the Premier League clubs who have placed non-playing staff on furlough so far.Runaway leaders Liverpool announced they would but then quickly made a sheepish U-turn after coming in for heavy criticism.Manchester City and cross-town neighbours United have both told their staff they will continue to be paid in full and won’t face furlough.For the likes of Burnley, there is a genuine worry about the club’s future should the financial implications of the virus be as bad as predicted.The Premier League encouraged all players to take a 30 per cent wage cut but – while the players want to support the NHS financially at this difficult time – the PFA believe that would actually mean the government missed out on £200m in tax revenue.Naturally, many will be determined to work out a way of getting the season completed.CORONAVIRUS CRISIS – BE IN THE KNOWGet the latest coronavirus news, facts and figures from around the world – plus essential advice for you and your family.To receive our Covid-19 newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.Latest Premier League newsExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsLive BlogTOON LATESTNewcastle takeover LIVE: Follow all the latest updates in Saudi sagaLive Blogblues newsChelsea news LIVE – Latest updates from Stamford BridgeLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordLive BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidHEAT IS OFFHeaton will miss Aston Villa’s 10-game relegation dogfight with knee injuryPASSED THE TESTHuge boost to Project Restart with ZERO positive results in new Covid testsAlthough this certainly won’t be in early May, there have been various suggestions of getting the remaining 92 matches played in a short time frame with games every few days, various team camps in the Midlands and neutral grounds.Fifa has already waived the usual June 1 deadline in which to finish the season, with the Premier League given the green light to play on well into the summer.But while the season could be declared null and void in order to preserve the 2020/21 competitions, Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin insists he “can’t imagine a scenario” where Liverpool are not crowned champions.Sean Dyche criticises Matt Hancock’s ‘massive generalisation’ as he warns MPs to lay off playersGive now to The Sun’s NHS appealBRITAIN’s four million NHS staff are on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus.But while they are helping save lives, who is there to help them?The Sun has launched an appeal to raise £1MILLION for NHS workers.The Who Cares Wins Appeal aims to get vital support to staff in their hour of need.We have teamed up with NHS Charities Together in their urgent Covid-19 Appeal to ensure the money gets to exactly who needs it.The Sun is donating £50,000 and we would like YOU to help us raise a million pounds, to help THEM.No matter how little you can spare, please donate today herewww.thesun.co.uk/whocareswinsappeal