RECENT ARTICLES
  • AG: Eight of 10 Alleged Sandusky Victims Abused at PSU

    by Paul Steinbach March 2012

    Eight of the 10 alleged sexual abuse victims of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky were abused on the Penn State campus. From an athletics administration standpoint, that has to be the most noteworthy revelation to emerge from a court document filed Thursday by the Pennsylvania attorney general's office.

  • Properly Cleaning and Disinfecting Fitness Equipment

    by Emily Attwood February 2012

    A health club's top-of-the-line fitness equipment, complete with interactive workout monitoring and web access, can be a draw for new members.

  • Rival High School Basketball Fans Stand Against Bullying

    by Michael Popke — AB Managing Editor January 2012

    A heated boys' basketball rivalry played out on the floor of the Taconic High School gymnasium in Pittsfield, Mass., on Monday night. But off the court, a group of four Taconic students diligently encouraged fans of both teams to sign a pledge against bullying via the national "Stand Together" campaign, which has ties to the state.

  • AED Advocate Rachel Moyer Keeps Working the Beat

    by Paul Steinbach December 2011

    Greg Moyer's grave is marked by a homemade cross. Rachel Moyer vowed not to purchase a headstone until every school in America had an automated external defibrillator, the emergency heart-rhythm equipment that might have saved her 15-year-old son from sudden cardiac arrest during a basketball game in December 2000 - if only his high school had owned one.

  • Another Fatal Plane Crash Stuns Oklahoma State

    by Paul Steinbach November 2011

    Tragedy has again struck the Oklahoma State University athletic department.

    For the second time in 11 years, an airplane carrying OSU basketball officials crashed, leaving no survivors. KOCO in Oklahoma City is reporting that head women's coach Kurt Budke, assistant women's coach Miranda Serna and two other individuals not affiliated with the university, including the pilot, were killed when their small plane went down Thursday night in Perry County, Arkansas. Budke and Serna were on a recruiting trip, according to a university statement.

  • 'Leatherheads' Study Reveals Modern Helmet Shortcomings

    by Michael Popke — AB Managing Editor November 2011

    Old-fashioned "leatherhead" football helmets from the early 1900s are often as effective as - and sometimes better than - modern football helmets at protecting against injuries during routine, game-like collisions, according to Cleveland Clinic researchers in Ohio.

  • Fabric Structure Makers Re-Educate Following Cowboys Facility Collapse

    by Paul Steinbach September 2011

    When a Dallas Cowboys practice facility collapsed under a microburst of 60-mile-per-hour winds in May 2009, it injured a dozen people and proved fatal for the company ultimately responsible for the facility's manufacture.

  • High Schools Get Aggressive About Concussion Education

    by Michael Popke September 2011

    Arizona is leading the next phase of concussion education and management.

  • Doctor: The 'Worst Week' in 35 Years for Athlete Deaths

    by Michael Popke — AB Managing Editor August 2011

    Douglas Casa, doctor and author of the book Preventing Sudden Death in Sports and Physical Activity, is calling the past five days "the worst week in the last 35 years in terms of athlete deaths." At least three heat-related deaths on high school football practice fields have been reported, including two players in Georgia and a coach in Texas. Additionally, four high school players in Arkansas were hospitalized for dehydration Wednesday as temperatures soared to a record 114 degrees. And the death of 28-year-old runner Jeremiah Morris in an endurance race called the Warrior Dash on Sunday is being blamed on heatstroke.

  • Consistent Enforcement of Open-Gym Behavior Breeds Positive Environment

    by Michael Popke July 2011

    Before the rules changed at Old Settler's Recreation Center, open-gym basketball at the public facility in McKinney, Texas, was fraught with disorganization, disrespect and disruption.