Thursday, March, 01, 2007
Winners and Weight Losers
In-house contests can help introduce fitness facility members to today's state-of-the-art cardio equipment.
Monday, January, 01, 2007
Don't Hold Your Breath
Prolonged breath-holding and underwater activities can prove deadly.
Wednesday, November, 01, 2006
A Majority of Division I-A Football Programs Now Use Synthetic Turf
A majority of NCAA Division I-A programs now play football on synthetic turf, but natural surfaces still thrive among the nation's elites.
Sunday, October, 01, 2006
Strength Equipment Requires Maintenance to Maximize Functionality
Built to last, commercial strength equipment still requires maintenance to maximize functionality.
Sunday, October, 01, 2006
One on One: Anti-Hazing Crusader William Schut Urges an NCAA Hard Line
Anti-hazing crusader urges NCAA leadership to take the same legislative hard line with hazing as it has with American Indian mascots.
Friday, September, 01, 2006
Post-Katrina, College Athletic Departments Serve as Disaster Response Specialists
A year removed from the dark days of Hurricane Katrina, college athletic departments are now being viewed in a new light-as disaster response specialists.
Tuesday, August, 01, 2006
New-Generation Storage Technologies Reshape the Equipment Room
New generation storage technologies are facilitating access to -- and even movement of -- hard and soft goods in the equipment room.
Saturday, July, 01, 2006
Simple Upgrades Transform Locker Rooms
When outfitting a locker room, a few simple upgrades can enhance functionality and aesthetics.
Thursday, June, 01, 2006
Of Beers and Volunteers
Can volunteer beer servers be held liable for injuries at a Major League ballpark?
Monday, May, 01, 2006
Enemy at the Gates
Still widely regarded as prime terrorism targets, stadiums and arenas must adhere to post-9/11 security vigilance at the turnstiles and beyond.
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.