Thursday, September, 04, 2014
Photos: High School Grounds Crew Mows Synthetic Turf
A member of the grounds crew at a Maryland high school took a lawn mower to the school's football field yesterday morning. This typically routine task was complicated by one major problem: the field isn't grass, it's synthetic turf.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014
Former HS Basketball Player Cut from Team, Sues School
Getting cut from a high school athletic team can be a tough pill to swallow. For former Ohio basketball player Chase Johanson, the remedy has come in the form of a lawsuit.
Friday, August, 29, 2014
U. of Washington to Sell Beer in 'Off-Leash' Deck
Washington Husky fans are being given a longer leash at home football games this year.
Thursday, August, 28, 2014
Purdue Offering Free Football Tickets to Students
It’s practically an epidemic for colleges and universities around the country: How can we get students to attend football games?
Wednesday, August, 27, 2014
High School Coach Fired After Pop Gun Hazing Incident
What was supposed to be a night of fun and team-building has instead cost a Minnesota high school dance coach her job and divided supporters of the team in the process. The Cannon Falls school board voted Monday not to renew the contract of Madi Salisbury, the head coach of the Bomber Dance Team, due to a July 25 incident at the school's auditorium.
Tuesday, August, 26, 2014
Football Player Who Died at 25 Had Severe CTE
A new report from the Associated Press has found disturbing information about the death of former college football player Michael Keck.
Tuesday, August, 26, 2014
Timelapse Video: Baylor's McLane Stadium Construction
It's a great time to be a Baylor Bear. The Bears open the football season ranked in the nation's top 10, but perhaps more important, the university opens brand new McLane Stadium. In the video below, watch more than two years of work go by in just two minutes.
Thursday, August, 21, 2014
Video: 2014 Facilities of Merit Preview
The Architectural Showcase is always one of the highlights of the year here at Athletic Business. We invite architects, builders, consultants and facility owners to submit their best work from the previous three years. The difficult part is choosing just 10 of these outstanding facilities to earn the honor of being recognized as our Facilities of Merit.
Wednesday, August, 20, 2014
Notre Dame Unveils New Under Armour Uniforms
First Notre Dame installs synthetic turf at its football stadium and now this? Is nothing sacred?
Tuesday, August, 19, 2014
Nike's LED Basketball Court a Sight to Behold
Nike is known for designing futuristic shoes, clothes and now, basketball courts.
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.