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, Brittney Griner and the rest of the Bears for the university's website. 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.
  • Thursday, November, 06, 2014
    The Latest Example of Poor Social Media Behavior

    Jake Marchment and Greg Betzold certainly aren't the first athletes to get in trouble thanks to social media, but they are the latest. (At least that we know of.)


  • Friday, October, 31, 2014
    Reports: Michigan AD Dave Brandon Set to Resign

    It's been rumored for weeks and now it looks like it's actually going to happen.


  • Friday, October, 31, 2014
    Cal U. Cancels Game After Players Beat Man Unconscious

    California University of Pennsylvania has canceled Saturday’s football game against Gannon University after five of its players were arrested in connection with a violent beating outside a California restaurant.


  • Tuesday, October, 28, 2014
    Cleveland Cavaliers Unveil NBA's Largest Scoreboard

    A big off-season for the Cleveland Cavaliers just got even bigger. The team signed LeBron James, traded the past two number-one overall picks to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Love, unveiled a new court design and now has announced it has the largest center-hung HD scoreboard of any arena in the country.


  • Friday, October, 24, 2014
    OU Changes Sideline Policy Following Player Collision

    Photographers and videographers at Oklahoma Sooner football games will have to live without a few extra comforts after a sideline collision shook up one of Oklahoma’s star players last week.


  • Thursday, October, 23, 2014
    AB Survey: Would You Let Your Child Play Football?

    In the December issue of Athletic Business, editor in chief Dennis Van Milligen will explore how head injuries are impacting participation in football. We're looking for input from our readers.


  • Wednesday, October, 22, 2014
    English Soccer Club Using Marijuana Lamps to Grow Grass

    Growing pristine grass in a soccer stadium in Northern England can be a difficult task this time of year. So Rochdale AFC, a soccer club in England's third division, has turned to an unusual solution.


  • Tuesday, October, 21, 2014
    Viral Video Ignites Change in San Francisco Park Policy

    Thanks to a viral video and an ensuing change of policy, teenagers in San Francisco's Mission neighborhood will no longer have to worry about being booted from their local public soccer field.


  • Friday, October, 17, 2014
    Rec Center's Carbon Monoxide Leak Sickens 11

    11 people were treated and at least one child remains hospitalized after an archery club was exposed to carbon monoxide at a Greeley, Colo. recreation center.


  • Tuesday, October, 14, 2014
    Synthetic Turf Council Responds to NBC Investigation

    By now it's likely you've seen NBC's story, "How Safe Is the Artificial Turf Your Child Plays On?" The 3,500-word story was first published on October 8th and has been the topic of a lot of conversation in the athletic and recreation industries. The video version of the story has aired on just about every NBC News program.


  • 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.