Sunday, May, 31, 2009
Contract Bonuses Award College Coaches for All Sorts of Achievements
Today's contract bonuses award college coaches for all sorts of achievements -- some of them rather dubious.
Monday, May, 18, 2009
How to Keep Synthetic Turf Clean
Identifying and removing foreign matter helps keep infill synthetic turf systems clean.
Thursday, May, 07, 2009
Winning with Asthma Coach's Clipboard Program Available
The "Winning with Asthma" Coach's Clipboard Program is a free online educational tool that not only explains asthma's causes and symptoms, but lays out strategies for dealing with the disease.
Tuesday, April, 28, 2009
Cal Women's Basketball Openly Embraces a Niche Base: Gay Fans
Cal women's basketball is the first program to openly embrace a niche base: gay fans.
Wednesday, April, 22, 2009
Playground Designers Face Hard Choices When Specifying Surfacing
From impact attenuation to accessibility, playground operators face a number of hard choices when specifying safety surfacing.
Tuesday, April, 21, 2009
Concessions Bargains Abound at Ballparks Amid Struggling Economy
Bargains abound at the ballpark to ease fans' financial pains (not to mention hunger pangs).
Saturday, April, 04, 2009
Ballroom Dance Heats Up as Group Exercise Alternative
A workout utilizing ballroom dance moves heats up as a group exercise alternative.
Friday, March, 27, 2009
Tennessee Athletics Supports Academic Efforts, Despite Financial Struggles
Despite financial concerns of its own, Tennessee athletics continues to support the university's academic efforts.
Thursday, March, 26, 2009
Boys' and Mens' Volleyball Participation Continues to Lag
Volleyball participation opportunities continue to lag for boys and men.
Thursday, February, 26, 2009
Debate Brews at Syracuse Over the Practice of Retiring Numbers
The debate over whether retiring a number is considered historic preservation or lost legacy heats up at Syracruse University.
Monday, November, 10, 2014
Get to Know Your Peers When Attending ABC
This is a story about a conversation Lou Holtz and I never had.
Tuesday, August, 12, 2014
Robin Williams Drew Attention to Inaugural Augie’s BASH
Robin Williams possessed the kind of frenetic magnetism that dared you to look away. For me, it wasn’t possible. The actor/comedian’s larger-than-life persona was tailor-made for a movie screen.
Thursday, January, 17, 2013
Blog: The Tangled Webs of Lance Armstrong, Manti Te'o
The twisted tales of Lance Armstrong and Manti Te'o are now intertwined. Heroes to many, these athletes have lived lies before our eyes, and now those lies are unraveling within the same week.
Monday, December, 03, 2012
Blog: The Life and Death of Rick Majerus
The first time I saw Rick Majerus in person, he was sitting in seldom-used end-court bleachers that had been wheeled into position for a Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Class C basketball sectional at my high school alma mater's field house. I was there to cover a game for my hometown newspaper, The West Bend News. Majerus, an assistant coach at Marquette at the time (this was the mid-'80s), was there to scout Kohler, Wis., phenom Joe Wolf, who would eventually attend North Carolina.
Sunday, January, 17, 2010
Blog: Still Believing, 34 Years (and Counting) Later
Editor's Note: AB Senior Editor Paul Steinbach authored this piece in January 2010, but with February 22nd marking the 34th anniversary of the Miracle on Ice and the U.S. men's hockey team facing off against Canada on Friday, the message still rings true.
For nearly 30 years now, the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team has been an off-and-on obsession of mine.
Thursday, December, 10, 2009
A Choice to Make
There's precedent for a Catholic institution sticking with a coach despite his pro-choice stance on abortion. Rick Majerus is in his third season heading the St. Louis University men's basketball program after admitting during a TV interview at a January 2008 Hillary Clinton campaign rally that he is "pro-choice, personally." But will a Catholic institution hire a pro-choice coach? Somehow, during speculation that University of Cincinnati head football coach Brian Kelly is next in line to bear the Notre Dame football cross, the rumor spread that Kelly, an Irish Catholic who decades ago campaigned for Democratic presidential candidate Gary Hart, is pro-choice. But no one seems to know for sure. "I searched online media archives all day today trying to find one reputable media reference to Kelly's stance on abortion," read a Tuesday post by Brooks at sportsbybrooks.com. "I found none."
Wednesday, November, 11, 2009
Hit 'Em Straight
When the AB editors dedicated our July issue to best environmental practices in the athletics, fitness and recreation industries, we managed to overlook one egregious hazard to our planet's health: golf balls.