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  • How Metal Detectors Provide a Safer College Football Environment

    by Stuart Goldman September 2015

    It was the biggest football game of the year in Boise, Idaho. Brigham Young University was in town to play the Boise State Broncos before a capacity crowd on the famous blue turf at Albertsons Stadium. The nationally televised game on ESPN came on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, with a 7 p.m. kickoff, saddling BSU athletic and security teams with the unenviable task of getting all 36,752 fans — the second-largest crowd in school history — through new metal detectors in a timely fashion.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Excessive Drinking at Baseball Game Concerns Fans

    by Laura Godlewski April 2015

    The home opener for any baseball team and their fans is an exciting game to kick off the new season. However, for the Toronto Blue Jays, excitement has given way to excessive drinking and an aggressive atmosphere that has many Jays fans thinking twice before purchasing tickets.

  • How to Protect Against Rioting at Your College

    by April 2015

    Joe Monroe, chief of police at the University of Kentucky, has gotten used to protecting the streets of Lexington from rioting fans. He's had to do so frequently over the past few years as the school's men's basketball team, led by head coach John Calipari, has made four Final Four appearances the past five years. Last Saturday night, after the previously undefeated Wildcats were eliminated from the NCAA tournament by Wisconsin, fans took to the streets of Lexington (yet again). Monroe and his campus police team (yet again) had to protect the community and keep the peace in collaboration with city police. Monroe, who teaches special-event planning for NCS4 and Texas A&M, shares his experiences while providing advice to other campus safety professionals in this Gameday Security exclusive interview: