High School Football Tech Binge Is Adored, Scorned - and Growing

NBC News - That futuristic image doesn’t exactly soothe Angela Lumpkin, chairwoman of the sports management department at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. By her estimate, American high schools collectively invest more than $3 billion annually in football.

Friday night lights are blazing again, but those bulbs of autumn seem downright quaint amid a blitz of next-gen, gridiron gadgets — from $700,000 scoreboards to tablets on sidelines to drones hovering above the hand-offs.

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That futuristic image doesn’t exactly soothe Angela Lumpkin, chairwoman of the sports management department at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. By her estimate, American high schools collectively invest more than $3 billion annually in football.

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