Media & Technology: Equipment
The AB Extra: May 22
by Cooper Brown May 2015
This week's AB Extra features a new interactive technology that is looking to transform the treadmill experience into art, a touching show of patriotism by fans at a collegiate softball game, and a high school golf team that that came to the rescue in an apartment inferno.
Pace-of-Play Clock Shortening Most MiLB Games
by Glenn Jordan May 2015
The Eastern League is experimenting with a pitch clock this year in an effort to speed up games. Is it working?
Biometrics Gaining Steam in College Rec Centers
by Dennis Van Milligen April 2015
Modernizing existing athletic facilities has become a priority for many colleges and universities as they compete for the all-important student dollar. Campus recreation centers in particular have evolved into recruiting anchors for those schools, but despite consistent investments in facility amenities, many rec centers have been slow to replace their older access-control methods with more modern options like biometrics, which matches finger, hand or iris scanning with a member's profile.
The AB Extra: April 17
by Laura Godlewski April 2015
The April 17th edition of The AB Extra, the inspiring, quirky or downright weird stories you may have missed this week.
Blog: Can Today's Buildings Withstand Test of Technology?
by Andrew Barnard April 2015
I recently attended a regional conference for the Society of College and University Planners (SCUP). It’s interesting to hear about the wide range of issues that affect planning on college campuses, many of which translate to private development as well as to other institutions.
Stadium Solar Array to Be Among Country's Largest
by Jasen Lee Deseret News April 2015
Real Salt Lake announced plans Tuesday to construct a 2,020-kilowatt solar panel array system that will generate about 73 percent of the electricity needed annually to operate the facility.
Study: Brain Scans May Identify CTE in Living People
by Malcolm Ritter April 2015
A brain-scanning technique might one day help identify people with a disease linked to concussions in football and other sports, an illness now diagnosed only after death, a small study suggests.
Virginia Tech Report to Reveal Unsafe Hockey Helmets
by Tom Mahon, Daily News Staff Writer March 2015
Your kid plays hockey, so you shell out a little extra and buy a quality helmet to protect his or her noggin. Good idea, right? Yes and no.
Gym Equipment Survey: Win a $250 Gift Card
by AB Staff March 2015
No one knows gymnasium athletic equipment better than Athletic Business readers; as such, we invite you to put your expertise to good use by participating in a short survey. What factors do you consider before choosing how you will renovate, repair, or launch new athletic facility building projects? Let us know! With a short four-minute survey, your opinion can impact the future of the gymnasium athletic equipment industry!
Product Spotlight: Star Trac BoxMaster (Sponsored)
by AB Staff March 2015
Star Trac's education market manager John Brey explains why the BoxMaster® is the new form of boxing style conditioning that will wow clients in any facility. Shot at the University of Missouri's Student Recreation Complex, this video shows how the BoxMaster® is being utilized to engage people of all ages and abilities in group exercise classes.