Michael Gaio
Michael Gaio joined Athletic Business in 2012, originally serving as social media manager before becoming eMedia editor. Prior to AB, Michael worked in the athletic department at Baylor University where he documented every move of Robert Griffin III and the rest of the Bears for the university's website and a local TV affiliate. Michael, a native of Plymouth, Minnesota, is the lone Vikings fan in the AB office and a proud graduate of the University of Missouri's School of Journalism. When he's not sending tweets on AB's behalf, he enjoys playing basketball, traveling and talking about Mizzou athletics with anyone who will listen.
  • Wednesday, February, 04, 2015
    Another Bizarre Score: Prep Basketball Game Ends 2-0

    It wasn't a controversial blowout, but the final score was equally as unusual. A boys high school basketball game in Alabama ended with just one made basket.


  • Thursday, January, 29, 2015
    Detroit Prep Team Wins Basketball Game 80-0

    It's a score that will make you look twice and no, it's not a typo. The girls basketball team from Detroit area powerhouse Cass Tech beat Detroit Osborn 80-0 in a playoff game Wednesday night.


  • Thursday, January, 29, 2015
    Coming Soon: The World's Only Self-Contained Endurance Sports Venue

    North Carolina will soon be home to one of the most unique sports venues in the world. TriHabitat, designed specifically for triathlons and other endurance events, aims to "not only revolutionize the way the world's greatest athletes train and perform, but the way the public participates in and embraces the sport."


  • Thursday, January, 29, 2015
    Video: Fly-Through of the New Atlanta Stadium

    If you've read AB, or even just a casual NFL fan, you may have heard that Atlanta is building a $1.4 billion replacement for the Georgia Dome.


  • Wednesday, January, 28, 2015
    Jury: Vanderbilt Rape Defendants Guilty on All Charges

    Two former Vanderbilt football players who once had promising futures are now convicted rapists. A Nashville jury found Brandon Vandenburg, 21, of Indio, Calif. and Cory Batey, 21, of Nashville guilty of a total of 16 felony charges after raping an unconscious former student in a Vanderbilt dorm on June 23, 2013. Two other defendants, Brandon Banks and Jaborian "Tip" McKenzie, who are also former Vanderbilt football players, are also accused in the case. They are awaiting trial.


  • Monday, January, 26, 2015
    UCF’s Stadium Beach Club as Goofy as It Is Unique

    Editor's Note: This story has been updated to include comments from UCF's assistant athletic director of communications, Andy Seeley.

    The University of Central Florida made news Monday with the announcement of its new “East Side Club,” a beach lounge that will be built in the middle of the school’s football stadium seating.


  • Monday, January, 26, 2015
    First Look: Coastal Carolina Installing Teal Turf

    Coastal Carolina University's athletic department's official hashtag is #GoTeal. It appears they've followed their own advice when it came time to select a new playing surface for Brooks Stadium, home to the school's football and women's lacrosse programs.


  • Thursday, January, 22, 2015
    Tom Brady Denies Involvement in Deflategate

    When New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick denied involvement in the deflategate controversy, he suggested quarterback Tom Brady may be able to provide more information. He wasn't.


  • Thursday, January, 22, 2015
    Belichick: 'No Knowledge Whatsoever' of Deflategate

    The New England Patriots' deflategate scandal added another chapter on Thursday.


  • Wednesday, January, 21, 2015
    Florida Gators to Build Indoor Practice Facility

    It’s a new era for Florida football. The Gators recently hired a new coach in Jim McElwain and he’ll soon have a new practice facility for his team.


  • Monday, January, 26, 2015
    UCF’s Stadium Beach Club as Goofy as It Is Unique

    Editor's Note: This story has been updated to include comments from UCF's assistant athletic director of communications, Andy Seeley.

    The University of Central Florida made news Monday with the announcement of its new “East Side Club,” a beach lounge that will be built in the middle of the school’s football stadium seating.


  • Friday, May, 30, 2014
    Blog: Six Facilities That Left Me Floored

    When I was invited by Regupol America to tour several athletic and fitness facilities earlier this month, I had no idea what I was in for. Working for AB, we know how important the right kind of flooring is — it impacts everything from acoustics and aesthetics to cost and usability — but it takes getting out of the office and seeing the details up close to really understand how flooring can make an impact.


  • Monday, March, 17, 2014
    News and Notes From the IHRSA 2014 Trade Show Floor

    There’s nothing like attending a good trade show, especially in the fitness industry. The equipment, the innovation, the music, the energy, the people… Whether it’s our show or IHRSA, I consider attending these shows to be one of the perks of my job.


  • Monday, February, 10, 2014
    Blog: Don't Let Sexual Orientation Define Sam

    "I'm not afraid to tell the world who I am. I'm Michael Sam: I'm a college graduate. I'm African American, and I'm gay," he said. "I'm comfortable in my skin."


  • Friday, December, 13, 2013
    RG3's Best Qualities Transcend Football

    A man best known for his athletic accomplishments does his best work off the field.


  • Tuesday, October, 29, 2013
    Blog: 9 Social Media Dos and Don'ts for Student-Athletes

    A professor of mine in journalism school at Missouri once said (actually, he tweeted): "Social media is like a gun. Smart people will use it as a useful tool, not-so-smart people will shoot themselves in the foot with it."


  • Thursday, October, 10, 2013
    Blog: The Wussification Has to Stop

    First there were youth sports leagues that stopped keeping score for fear of someone having hurt feelings. Then there's the football league in California that does keep score, but penalizes the teams that win by too much. Now, it appears we've reached a level of softness even Charmin can't match.