NY Times story on Technology and High School Football

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by Jeff Fisher

When I appeared on CNBC in September 2010, some people were shocked when I said high school football is a billion dollar business.

Wednesday The New York Times did a great story on technology and its impact on the sport.  The story looks at everything from Hudl, Riddell’s sensor nets to drones being used to capture game film.

In the story, Angela Lumpkin, the chairwoman of the sports management department at Texas Tech University in Lubbock is quoted as saying she wouldn’t be surprised if the business of high school football reaches into the billions,  “Lots of high schools in this country now spend hundreds of thousands of dollars, even a million, on football. Over $3 billion nationally wouldn’t surprise me.”

About the Author

Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.