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  • Injured Ex-Lineman Sues U. of Illinois for Negligence

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    On Friday, former offensive lineman for the University of Illinois Anthony Durkin filed a lawsuit against the university, the former athletic director, and two former coaches for breach of contract and negligence resulting in lifelong injury. The suit claims that former head coach Tim Beckman and former tight ends coach Alex Golesh forced Durkin to continue play against doctor’s orders after he suffered a shoulder injury in 2013. Their mistreatment allegedly exacerbated the injury, resulting in the loss of Durkin’s scholarship. According to Yahoo! Sports, Durkin has filed for $250,000 in damages, as well as compensation for his accumulated medical expenses and the loss of past and future wages.

  • Texas Tech Converts Racquetball Courts to Fitness Area

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    In keeping with the trend on college campuses of upcycling run-down or underused spaces to accommodate engaging fitness experiences, Texas Tech University has repurposed two of its original twelve racquetball courts into a 1600-square-foot functional fitness training facility.

  • Report: Baylor Won’t Get Penn State-Level Punishment

    by Jason Scott November 2016

    According to a Wall Street Journal report, the NCAA does not plan to levy punishment against Baylor equivalent to that received by Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal.

  • UW Student-Athletes Tweet for Change

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    On Monday, University of Wisconsin student-athletes took to twitter in a campaign to raise awareness of the problems inherent in a system that they say lauds the athlete and dismisses the student. According to ESPN, a score of UW football players as well as celebrated basketball player Nigel Hayes have shared a statement that earnestly asks for respect and understanding. The athletes are calling on university officials to take a stand, address head-on the issues that student-athletes of color face daily on college campuses around the United States and take the initiative to effect real change.

  • Brand-Conscious Universities Force HS Logo Redesign

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    American high schools are facing a new challenge as universities become more possessive of their brand. Nationwide, high schools are scrambling to redesign team logos under threat of trademark-infringement suits as big-name universities such as Penn State, Notre Dame, University of Iowa, University of Texas and Texas Tech University issue warnings to high school teams informing them of trademark violations.

  • Harvard Team Perpetuates Harassment, Forfeits Season

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    The Harvard University men’s soccer team has forfeited the rest of the season after officials discovered the team participating in what has become a team tradition of sexual harassment targeting their female counterparts.

  • New Athletic Performance Motivator: Impending Death?

    by Emily Attwood November 2016

    Forget fame and glory, athletes perform better when reminded of their impending death, according to a new study conducted by University of Arizona researchers.

  • College Rec Survey: Tell Us About Your Intramural Program

    by AB Staff October 2016

    Please take time to complete the following survey regarding your program’s operation. Data will be compiled and presented in the January/February issue of Athletic Business. Your participation in this survey is of great value and importance to us and to your industry. The more of you who participate, the more informative the data becomes.

    As a small token of our appreciation for your time and effort, three individuals who submit complete and usable surveys will be chosen at random to receive a $100 Amazon gift card.

  • UW Chancellor Responds to Obama-in-Noose Costume

    by Stuart Goldman October 2016

    University of Wisconsin Chancellor Rebecca Blank released a statement Sunday in response to a fan who wore a costume as President Barack Obama in a noose at Saturday’s Wisconsin-Nebraska football game at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wis.

  • NCAA Passes Revenue Distribution Policy for Academics

    by Stuart Goldman October 2016

    The NCAA approved a policy Thursday that will change its revenue distribution model and reward Division I schools for their academic success.