Bob Badders is a veteran sports journalist who has covered Jersey Shore sports since 2004. As the Editorial Director for the Shore Sports Network, he oversees content on shoresportsnetwork.com and The Shore Sports Network Journal, in addition to serving as the beat reporter for Shore Conference high school football, wrestling and men's lacrosse. A graduate of Brick Memorial High School and Rowan University, Bob is a lifelong resident of the Jersey Shore and currently resides in Ocean County with his wife and three daughters.
N.J announces restart dates for organized sports based on three-tier risk groups
The New Jersey Department of Health finalized its guidelines for organized sports to resume and Gov. Phil Murphy announced the details during his press briefing on Monday afternoon.
NJSIAA Update: No change to start of fall sports season; practices can likely resume in mid-July
The NJSIAA released an update regarding the return of high school sports.
Will Lakewood BlueClaws baseball return this summer?
The Lakewood BlueClaws released a statement regarding the status of the 2020 season.
NJSIAA to allow transfers without penalty for 2020-2021
The NJSIAA will allow student-athletes to transfer without penalty for the 2020-2021 academic year as part of its COVID-19 package.
NJSIAA establishes second task force to plan for a return of high school sports
The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association has established a second task force to plan and coordinate a safe return to high school sports.
NJSIAA forms COVID-19 Medical Task Force to plan for the return of high school sports
The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association has formed a COVID-19 Medical Advisory Task Force to plan for the potential return of high school sports in the fall.
Gov. Murphy announces New Jersey schools to remain closed until at least May 15
Gov. Phil Murphy extended social distancing measures related to New Jersey schools during his daily public briefing on Thursday.
Hope remains for a spring high school sports season, but time is running out
The NJSIAA remains hopeful a truncated spring season of high school sports will happen but the window is closing.
NJSIAA remains hopeful a spring sports season can be salvaged
The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association issued a statement regarding the status of the spring season
First Steps Taken Toward Major Changes to High School Football Playoff Structure
NJSIAA member schools passed a proposal that drastically alters the New Jersey high school football playoff system.