RECENT ARTICLES
  • Hundreds of Bears Fans Not Grasping NFL Purse Rule

    by Frank Main August 2015

    Bears fans are still getting flagged for penalties as the result of a 2013 National Football League rule change banning big purses and other bags that many don't seem to be aware of.

  • How the Modern Command Center Is Improving Security at Sporting Events

    by Dennis Van Milligen August 2015

    The Oakland Raiders are most commonly associated with deceased owner Al Davis, the man famous for the phrase, "Just win, baby." In this century, winning has been hard to come by for the Raiders, who have posted five or fewer victories in 10 of the past 12 seasons, including a three-year stretch from 2006 to 2008 in which they won 11 games combined. While the team on the field was anything but elite during that time, it was the team behind the scenes, specifically within its command center, that was developing into the envy of other NFL franchises.

  • BYU: Lessons Learned in Wake of Miami Bowl Brawl

    by Jeff Call July 2015

    During spring practice last March, coach Bronco Mendenhall said "10-ish" players would be disciplined for their role in the fight. He added that possible suspensions likely wouldn't be announced until the week of the season-opener at Nebraska on Sept. 5.

  • Best Practices Guide Will Define How to Improve High School Security

    by Dennis Van Milligen July 2015

    The numbers don't lie. More than eight million students participate in interscholastic sports and afterschool programs annually, with approximately 336 million spectators attending those events. Threats, new and old, lurk around each corner, and for every athletics administrator tasked with providing a safe atmosphere for those millions of fans and athletes, the stakes have never been higher.

  • Cincinnati Boosts Security in Advance of All-Star Game

    by Eric Schwartzberg, Dayton Daily News July 2015

    Additional police officers and undercover investigators are among the steps this city is taking to boost security in advance of Tuesday's 86th annual All-Star Game. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to descend upon Cincinnati during the three days of All-Star events.

  • How to Keep Sports Venue Parking Lots Safe and Secure

    by Paul Steinbach July 2015

    Bryan Stow called his walker-assisted trek onto the Municipal Stadium field "a little scary." On April 16, Stow underhanded a ceremonial first pitch about 15 feet, to the roar of the San Jose Giants' Opening Night crowd.

  • Interscholastic Athletics and After-School Safety and Security Best Practices Guide

    by AB Staff July 2015

    Please log in to access your free download of the NCS4's Interscholastic Athletics and After-School Safety and Security Best Practices Guide. Sign in using your athleticbusiness.com username or password. Not registered? It only takes a few seconds.

  • Intercollegiate Athletics Safety and Security Best Practices Guide

    by AB Staff July 2015

    Please log in to access your free download of the NCS4's Intercollegiate Athletics Safety and Security Best Practices Guide. Sign in using your athleticbusiness.com username or password. Not registered? It only takes a few seconds.

  • Marathon Safety and Security Best Practices Guide

    by AB Staff July 2015

    Please log in to access your free download of the NCS4's Marathon Safety and Security Best Practices Guide. Sign in using your athleticbusiness.com username or password. Not registered? It only takes a few seconds.

  • U. of Maryland Approves Beer Sales Trial Run

    by Laura Godlewski June 2015

    The University of Maryland approved a trial plan that will allow the school to sell beer and wine at football games, as well as at other sporting venues starting in the fall.