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.
  • Friday, May, 09, 2014
    Eighth Worker Dies in World Cup Stadium Construction

    Stop me if you've heard this one before: another worker has died in the construction of a World Cup stadium in Brazil. This marks death number eight in the construction process as the country hurriedly tries to get things in order for next month's World Cup.


  • Monday, May, 05, 2014
    U. of Oklahoma Plans Major Football Stadium Expansion

    The facilities arms race in college football just keeps getting turned up. The University of Oklahoma is the latest school planning to announce massive expansion plans to its current football stadium.


  • Wednesday, April, 30, 2014
    IOC Official Blasts Rio Olympic Preparations

    Rio de Janeiro is set to host the 2016 Olympic Games, but according to the vice president of the International Olympic Committee, preparations for those games are severely off track.


  • Friday, April, 25, 2014
    Northwestern Football Players Cast Historic Union Vote

    Northwestern football players cast their votes to determine if they will unionize Friday morning. The vote by about 70 scholarship players will be watched closesly by colleges and universities across the country due to the impact it could have on the dynamics of college athletics. However, the outcome of the vote may not be known for some time.


  • Friday, April, 25, 2014
    NCAA Endorses Autonomy for 'Power Five' Conferences

    The NCAA took a major step toward restructuring its governing system for the "Power Five" conferences on Thursday.


  • Friday, April, 11, 2014
    Mavs' PA Announcer Blasts Refs on Twitter, Gets Benched

    Dallas Mavericks public address announcer Sean Heath has been suspended for two games by the NBA after a series of tweets criticizing the league.


  • Thursday, April, 10, 2014
    Video: Stunning Pregame Show Tranforms Ice Rink

    Last month, Athletic Business introduced our readers to the newest trend hitting sports facilities around North America: venues turning their playing surfaces into a 3-D video displays. The technology behind it is incredible, as are the final results.


  • Wednesday, April, 09, 2014
    Civic Group Ties Bucks Arena Support to Rec Upgrades

    The Milwaukee Bucks want a new arena to replace the BMO Harris Bradley Center. A Milwaukee community group known as "Common Ground" wants better public athletic facilities, playgrounds and recreational spaces. Together, they might both get what they're asking for.


  • Monday, April, 07, 2014
    Rutgers AD Back in Headlines with Headline Comment

    Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann is not making any friends with the local media.


  • Thursday, April, 03, 2014
    NJ High Schools Preparing for New Safety Mandates

    New Jersey high schools will soon have new rules in place aimed at keeping student-athletes safer.


  • 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.