Happy New Year! Here’s some of the news from December. Jeff Webb Steps Down as Chairman of Varsity Spirit – Will Still Play a Role in Cheer World via Commercial Appeal. A Huge Slap in the Face’: Frustrations Grow Over Cheerleading’s Mishandled Sexual Misconduct Cases via USA Today.
Welcome to December. Here’s the news we found for November. Cheerleaders’ Campaign Wins Government Approval of Covid-19 Measures via SW Londoner. USA Cheer Launches Nationwide Membership Initiative via USA Cheer. The College Athletes Who Are Allowed to Make Big Bucks: Cheerleaders via New York Times.
Welcome to November. Here’s a little of the news from October: Bain Capital’s Cheerleading Investment Gets Ugly via Axios. Former Titans Cheerleader Dies From Injuries in ‘Horrific’ Car Wreck via Tennessean. Internal Audit Finds ‘Structural and Cultural Failure’ in UK Cheerleading via LEX18. Nicholas Stoll: Cheer Isn’t an NCAA Sport, and Title IX Just Might… Continue reading In Review – October 2020
August is here and brought some major investigations with it. Nfinity and Famer Debut Virtual Interactive Training App via Yahoo! Cheerleading Has a List of People Banned From the Sport. It was Missing 74 Convicted Sex Offenders via USA Today. Cheer Empire: A For-Profit Company Built Competitive Cheer, Pays People Who Make its Rules via… Continue reading In Review – September 2020
August was a little slow, but with school resuming for many it wouldn’t be a surprise if things start to pick up. Report: Cheerleaders, Mascots Not Allowed on Field at 2020 NFL Games via SI.com. SEC Football: Bands, Cheerleaders Not Allowed on Field Amid COVID-19 Concerns via Tennessean. Jerry Preschutti In His 51st Year Of… Continue reading In Review – August 2020
July was a little slow, but here are the public articles we found. There were also a couple article referring to a lawsuit or lawsuits filed against Varsity, USASF, USA Cheer, Jeff Webb and related entities that were behind paywalls. I Would Love to See it Recognised for the Amazing Sport That it is via… Continue reading In Review – July 2020
Welcome to the 2nd half of 2020. In late June the USASF announced the standings in their Worlds Divisions Points Championship and the 2020 Scholarship Recipients. Here’s some of the other news from June. 5 Pivotal Moments That Drove Rebel Athletic’s Success via The Challenger Project. Cheerleading Giant Varsity Brands Gets $185 Million in New… Continue reading In Review – June 2020
Welcome to June. Both USASF & IASF have publicly posted their Divisions and Rules for the upcoming season, something USASF hasn’t done in a couple seasons. STUNT Receives Emerging Sport Recommendation from the NCAA’s Committee on Women’s Athletics via USA Cheer. USASF announced the Regional Advisory Board members for the 2020-21 season. University of Kentucky… Continue reading In Review – May 2020
Welcome to May. We should be recovering from Worlds and starting the all level end of the year events, but instead most of us are still sitting at home. USASF cancelled Worlds 2020. IASF hasn’t announced a definitive plan, but is leaving the door open for having the event in conjunction with the ICU Championship… Continue reading In Review – April 2020
What a month! Here’s some of the news that is not related to the season pausing. Cheerleading in the UK: We’re Not on the Sidelines Any More via BBC. Black Girls Cheer: How a Mom’s Social Media Group Sparked a Movement via ABC. Cheer Shows Competitive Cheerleading Is Almost as Dangerous as Football. So Why… Continue reading In Review – March 2020
February came and brought some major events including both NCA and UCA High School Nationals, Cheersport, and the beginning of NCA All Star. USA Cheer also announced the 2020 National Team representative for Hip Hop (University of Nevada Las Vegas), Jazz (Brigham Young University), and Pom (University of Tennessee). How Cheerleading Evolved From One Man… Continue reading In Review – February 2020
January came and brought significant events like UCA & UDA College Nationals, Majors, NDA All-Star Nationals, and JAMfest Cheer Super Nationals. UConn Cheerleading Returns To National Competition via UConn Today. REVIEW: ‘Cheer’ Shows How Grueling Cheerleading Can be & Plenty to ‘Cheer’: New Netflix Series Goes Behind the Scenes via Madison.com. ‘Cheer’ Is An Incisive Look… Continue reading In Review – January 2020