10 Things to Remember to Bring to #ABCOrlando
by Becky Walker Sobeck October 2014
The 2014 Athletic Business Conference & Expo is right around the corner. You might not be packing your bags for Orlando just yet, but here are the top ten things you'll need to remember for this year's show. Not signed up yet? You can do that here. The show runs from November 12-15. We hope to see you there!
Critics Question Nike's Influence at University of Oregon
by Scott M. Reid, Staff writer, The Orange County Register October 2014
The university, said economics professor Bill Harbaugh, has had a series of presidents and administrators "who have rolled over for Phil."
U. of Minnesota Invites Redskins to Nicknames Debate
by Maura Lerner, Staff Writer, Star Tribune October 2014
The debate is part of a series of educational events about American Indian heritage that the U has scheduled in the run-up to the Nov. 2 game, which has drawn protests over the use of the Redskins nickname.
The Top Five Reasons You Should Attend #ABCOrlando
by Michael Gaio September 2014
With so many exciting events - the fall's largest athletic and fitness trade show, continuing education opportunities, facility tours and networking receptions - we've outlined the top five reasons to join us for the 33rd annual Athletic Business Conference & Expo in Orlando.
Dallas Mavs Unveil First-Ever Crowdsourced Uniform
by Michael Gaio September 2014
Whether you've seen him on the hit show "Shark Tank" or hollering on the sidelines during NBA games, it's clear that Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban likes to do things differently. So when it came time for his team to freshen up its alternate uniforms, the team turned to their fans.
Under Armour Makes $300M Endorsement Bid for Durant
by ELAINE LOW August 2014
Under Armour's nearly $300 million bid to steal Kevin Durant's endorsement from Nike would reportedly be Under Armour's biggest-ever endorsement deal and eat up around 10% of its annual marketing budget.
HOK to Acquire 360 Architecture
by AB Editors August 2014
NEW YORK – HOK announced it has agreed to acquire the award-winning design firm 360 Architecture, re-establishing HOK as a global leader in sports and entertainment facility design and giving the firm a significant new presence in Kansas City.
Cleveland Indians Pressured to Change Name, Mascot
by Jim Siegel, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH August 2014
A state senator from Cincinnati wants to apply pressure to Cleveland Indians ownership to change the team's nickname and mascot, Chief Wahoo.
Oakland Raiders Owner Meets with San Antonio Officials
by Jerry McDonald Contra Costa Times July 2014
Raiders owner Mark Davis confirmed a published report of a visit with San Antonio officials, but the extent of his interest in relocating his franchise to Texas is not known. Davis, reached by phone Tuesday, said he was in San Antonio with close friend and former Raider Cliff Branch, who was being inducted into a local hall of fame. “Former San Antonio mayor Henry Cisneros is a friend, and Henry suggested I take the opportunity to meet with some city officials while I was in town,’’ Davis said. “I have nothing further to discuss on the topic.’’ According to a report in the San Antonio Express-News, Davis met with Cisneros, then-mayor Julián Castro, City Manager See RELOCATION, 6C Sheryl Sculley and the president of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce.
Gold's Gym Acquires 23-Location Rush Fitness Complex
by Carly Harrington, firstname.lastname@example.org July 2014
The Rush Fitness Complex, a Knoxville-based fitness chain that operates 23 locations in Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina, has agreed to be acquired by Gold’s Gym.