RECENT ARTICLES
  • AB Survey: Would You Let Your Child Play Football?

    by Michael Gaio October 2014

    In the December issue of Athletic Business, editor in chief Dennis Van Milligen will explore how head injuries are impacting participation in football. We're looking for input from our readers.

  • Synthetic Turf Council Responds to NBC Investigation

    by Michael Gaio October 2014

    By now it's likely you've seen NBC's story, "How Safe Is the Artificial Turf Your Child Plays On?" The 3,500-word story was first published on October 8th and has been the topic of a lot of conversation in the athletic and recreation industries. The video version of the story has aired on just about every NBC News program.

  • Why Athletes Should Think Twice About Energy Drinks

    by Michael Gaio October 2014

    A new study has revealed good news and bad news for athletes who enjoy energy drinks.

  • Three HS Football Deaths Within Last Week

    by Andrew Brandt October 2014

    A New York high school student has become the third football player to die in the past week after suffering an injury during practice or a game.

  • Four Killed In Texas College Softball Bus Crash

    by Michael Gaio September 2014

    Four collegiate softball players died Friday when an 18-wheel semi truck collided head-on with their team bus. The bus was carrying the softball team from North Central Texas College and was being driven by the team's head coach when the semi crossed the median and hit the bus near Davis, Oklahoma.

  • Lightning Victim's Family Suing Soccer Groups, Facility

    by Andrew Brandt September 2014

    The parents of a 9-year-old boy struck by lighting last month in Austin, Tex. have filed a lawsuit against three soccer associations and the facility.

    The boy, Alex Hermann, was struck on Aug. 26 at the Field of Dreams, part of a sports complex west of Austin. The lawsuit alleges that both the soccer associations and facility failed to meet basic standards for weather safety as well as warn of dangerous weather. Field of Dreams didn't have any lightning detection units in place, which would have been able to track lightning strikes within a predetermined radius of a facility.

    Local Austin news station KVUE reports that it wasn't raining at the time of the incident, and that the strike came appeared without warning.

    RELATED: Technology, Education Keys to Keeping Athletes Safe from Lightning

    The family looks to claim more than $10 million in medical and emotional damages, as Hermann, according to the family's lawyer, remains in "a semi-vegitative state."

    According to the family's attorney, Mark Levin, Hermann will require "around-the-clock care," and will potentially need his bedroom turned into a hospital room.

    RELATED: NATA Provides Guidelines on Lightning Safety

    Lightning strikes causing deaths hit an all-time low in the United States last year, with 23 fatalities. So far in 2014, there have been 23.

     

  • Amendment Takes Virginia into New Concussion Terrain

    by Andrew Brandt September 2014

    The revisions to Virginia student-athlete concussion law this past spring seemed straightforward enough, but an overlooked amendment included in the law is catching some by surprise.

  • High School Coach Fired After Pop Gun Hazing Incident

    by Michael Gaio August 2014

    What was supposed to be a night of fun and team-building has instead cost a Minnesota high school dance coach her job and divided supporters of the team in the process. The Cannon Falls school board voted Monday not to renew the contract of Madi Salisbury, the head coach of the Bomber Dance Team, due to a July 25 incident at the school's auditorium.

  • Football Player Who Died at 25 Had Severe CTE

    by Michael Gaio August 2014

    A new report from the Associated Press has found disturbing information about the death of former college football player Michael Keck.

  • Study: Adolescent Concussion Risk Unrelated to Helmet

    by Andrew Brandt August 2014

    Contrary to suggestions based on past helmet and concussion research, a team of University of Wisconsin researchers has found that, at least for adolescent athletes, neither the age, brand or status of the athlete's football helmet affects concussion risk.