SportsEvents Magazine

SEP 2018

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September 2018 10 "We're thrilled to have an opportunity to not only host another NCAA event but the Sweet 16 and Elite 8, where the winner will move on to the Final Four," said Brad Pittman, WSU associate ath- letic director and tournament manager. "We look forward to another opportunity to showcase our university and community." Susie Santo, president and CEO of Visit Wichita, said, "This reaffirms Wichita is a basketball city and also a great place to visit and explore." Visit Wichita will also welcome basketball fans for the 2021 NCAA Men's Basketball First and Second Rounds, and the 2022 Women's Basketball Regional Rounds. Events Tickets Available for 68th Annual Race of Champions 250 ERIE, Pa. — Tickets for the 68th Annual Race of Champions 250 at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pa., are available for the second year, Thursday, Sept. 27 through Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. Pit passes and camping passes are also available. The event is the second- longest consecutive-running auto racing event in North America, second only to the Indianapolis 500. The event will remain at the Lake Erie Speedway through 2020. For more information, visit or call (814) 725-3303. n Tech Tools Below are tech tools recently introduced to the world of sports. Know of a cool tool or gadget? E-mail us at For Improved Performance EyeDetect Technology Coming to Fishing Tournament Near You t Primera Technology, Inc., announced its Impressa IP60 Digital Color Photo Printer for professional photographers. The printer can be used in a variety of commercial industries, including for photographers covering sports events. The IP60 is a professional-grade photo printer designed for heavy-duty use. The Impressa prints 4x6 prints in seven seconds each and single 2x6 photo strips in less than four seconds. The printer weighs eight pounds and features print quality up to 1,200 x 4,800 dpi with gloss, luster, linen, repositionable adhesive papers and postcards. Print sizes of 2x6, 4x6, 6x6, 6x8, 6x12 and lengths up to 24 inches – for panoramic pictures – allow operators to offer a variety of sizes. The IP60 can use either dye or pigment inks and new ink heads with integrated tanks are easy to remove and replace. n t New Printer Offers Speed & Versatility for Sports Photographers More information: Global Data Fusion, LLC, introduced EyeDetect technology as a fishing tournament management system. Courtney Roy, chief operations officer for Global Data Fusion, said the technology allows tournament administrators to provide testing with quicker, more accurate and more cost-effective savings than a polygraph. The technology is also used for criminal investigation, employment screening, sex offender monitoring and in more than 400 other situations in which the need exists to determine accurate and objective results. The technology monitors a person's eyes while they are asked true- or-false questions. EyeDetect measures bio-cognitive responses, such as changes in pupil diameter, eye movement, eye blinks and fixations. These changes reflect stress and cognitive effort, and are measured with a precision optical scanner, according to the manufacturer. All testing is conducted by a certified proctor and it takes approximately 30 minutes to conduct the exam, grade the results by algorithm and another 10 minutes to provide results. Recently, EyeDetect was used during two Louisiana fishing tournaments in which major prizes were up for grabs. Tournament organizers wanted to be sure that rules were followed and all safety regulations were adhered to during the competition before the prizes were awarded. n More information: eyedetect-lie-detector-tests t SPORTS Talk

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