• AB's Top 10 Stories of 2016

    by AB Staff December 2016

    It was another eventful year in the athletics, fitness and recreation industries in 2016. Take a look at some of the top highlights that we covered at AB this year.

  • More Men’s Teams Suspended for Online Commentary

    by Courtney Cameron December 2016

    The Princeton men’s swimming and diving team and the men’s soccer team at Washington University in St. Louis have joined the ranks of men’s teams facing suspension after reports were made alleging their participation in public comments and actions of a sexist or racist nature.

  • New Feature for Clemson’s Football Playground

    by Jason Scott December 2016

    Clemson has made headlines recently for the many extravagances of its new football facility set to open Feb. 1. Among the amenities the facility boasts: a mini-golf course, laser tag, a movie theater, a bowling alley and a basketball court. It’s even got a nap room.

  • Basketball Coach Accused of Assaulting Players

    by Jason Scott December 2016

    Morehead State University men’s basketball coach Sean Woods faces a misdemeanor battery charge after two of his players accused him of assault.

  • Briles Files Suit Against Baylor Administrators

    by Jason Scott December 2016

    In a lawsuit filed Thursday in Llano County, Texas, ex-Baylor head coach Art Briles has alleged that three university regents and the school vice president have unjustly harmed his reputation and interfered with his ability to get a job in the wake of an ongoing sexual assault scandal.

  • Class-Action Suit Targets Big 12, NCAA

    by Courtney Cameron December 2016

    The Big 12 will be joining the NCAA as a defendant in a refiled civil lawsuit brought by former members of the University of Texas at Austin football team. Former athletes and their families are seeking damages for brain injuries sustained on the college playing field.

  • San Diego Schools Neglecting Field Safety Tests

    by Courtney Cameron December 2016

    Data obtained through a survey by the Voice of San Diego shows that very few public schools in San Diego county are conducting regular field tests to monitor the hardness of turf fields. Only a few school districts could report having ever tested their fields, and of those, several conducted one test immediately after installation and then never again.

  • Building Campus Housing with Student-Athletes in Mind

    by Anita Moran December 2016

    This article appeared in the November | December issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

    Players at the University of Kansas made headlines last fall when they moved into Marie S. McCarthy Hall, an $11.2 million modern apartment complex that boasts a list of amenities specific to elite athletes. Similar residences have been built at Kentucky, Auburn, Oklahoma and North Carolina State.

    On the surface, such venues appear to be the latest weapon in the recruiting arms race among the nation's top athletics programs, but there's more to it than that.

  • Spreadsheet Earns Harvard Cross Country 'Athletic Probation'

    by Jason Scott December 2016

    The Harvard men’s cross country team was placed on “athletic probation” after an internal review found that members of the 2014 team had made “crude and sexualized statements” about that year’s women’s team on an online spreadsheet, according to the Boston Globe.

  • Wilson Out at Indiana After Player Mistreatment Claims

    by Courtney Cameron December 2016

    Athletic director Fred Glass of Indiana University announced in a press conference Thursday that six-year Hoosiers head coach Kevin Wilson has resigned.