RECENT ARTICLES
  • Shock Pads Make Bigger Impact in the Synthetic Turf Industry

    by Michael Popke April 2012

    One of the more popular seminars attended by industry professionals at the Synthetic Turf Council's March Spring Membership Meeting in Las Vegas didn't boast a sexy name or even a call to action.

  • AED Advocate Rachel Moyer Keeps Working the Beat

    by Paul Steinbach December 2011

    Greg Moyer's grave is marked by a homemade cross. Rachel Moyer vowed not to purchase a headstone until every school in America had an automated external defibrillator, the emergency heart-rhythm equipment that might have saved her 15-year-old son from sudden cardiac arrest during a basketball game in December 2000 - if only his high school had owned one.

  • Philadelphia Eagles and University of North Texas Invest in Wind Turbines

    by Paul Steinbach June 2011

    In 2003, the year Lincoln Financial Field opened, Philadelphia Eagles employees were given blue recycling bins to slide under their desks.

  • Inventors: We've Developed Safer Hockey Helmets

    by Michael Popke March 2011

    A Toronto-based forensic engineer has developed what he claims is a better hockey helmet - one that uses "air bag" technology to dissipate sudden jolts of force and reduce the G-force on brains floating inside skulls.

  • New Helmet Prototype Introduced to Protect Pitchers

    by Michael Popke March 2011

    Easton-Bell Sports CEO Paul Harrington joined representatives from Little League International and the California Interscholastic Federation on Monday to unveil a new helmet prototype designed to help protect pitchers on the mound. "With our pitching helmet prototype, we have redefined what is possible and launched a new era of protection for baseball pitchers," Harrington said from the manufacturer's new Helmet Technology Center in Scotts Valley, Calif.

  • Biometrics Becoming Popular for Access Control at Rec Facilities

    by Nicholas Brown February 2011

    The very word biometrics tends to evoke scenes from sci-fi movies or thoughts of political intrigue. Despite that cachet, biometrics has evolved into a rather practical tool in access control.

  • Notre Dame's Fatal Scissor Lift Accident Shakes Collegiate Sports Video Community

    by Paul Steinbach November 2010

    By all accounts, Declan Sullivan loved his job as a student videographer for the University of Notre Dame football program. But he also recognized the risks. Before going to work Oct. 27, a day that saw extreme high winds whip through South Bend, Ind., the 20-year-old tweeted, "I guess I've lived long enough." Once aloft on a 50-foot scissor lift, with wind gusts exceeding 50 miles per hour, genuine panic ensued. "This is terrifying," Sullivan typed.

  • Low Tech Still Rules in Sustainable Rec Center Design

    by Andrew Cohen September 2010

    Low tech still rules in sustainable rec center design, but the time seems ripe for certain innovations to begin infiltrating the market.

  • Technology Tweaks Make it Easy for Gyms to Accommodate Activities

    by Paul Steinbach September 2010

    New tweaks to familiar technologies are making it easier for gyms to accommodate virtually any combination of activities.

  • Advances in Dehumidification Efforts Target Chloramines

    by Michael Popke July 2010

    Advances in dehumidification efforts target chloramines and other gases that leave aquatics facility patrons gasping for breath.