Friday, March, 20, 2015
Florida HS Coach Out Amid Foreign Recruiting Scandal
On the bright side, Lake Wales High School’s boys’ basketball coach led his team to a winning record on the court. On the down side, he was willing to do almost anything — including recruiting students from other countries to get there. At least that’s what a report filed by the school to the Florida High School Athletic Association is claiming.
Thursday, March, 19, 2015
High School AD Sues Local Police Department for $10M
As a general rule, nothing good comes from disputes in the stands at sporting events. Take this story from Rahway High School in New Jersey as the latest example:
Wednesday, March, 18, 2015
Daryl Gross Out as Syracuse AD, Boeheim to Retire
Syracuse Athletics is experiencing a major shakeup. Daryl Gross is out as Syracuse athletic director, The Syracuse Post-Standard reports, and men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim plans to retire in three years, the university announced.
Tuesday, March, 17, 2015
Concussion Concern: LB Retires After One NFL Season
One of last season’s top NFL rookies is retiring, citing concerns over head trauma and sending shockwaves throughout the league in the process.
Tuesday, March, 10, 2015
Minnesota Bill Aims to Undo HS Transgender Policy
Minnesota legislators have introduced a new bill that would undo the state high school league's controversial transgender athlete policy.
Wednesday, March, 04, 2015
Oregon Sexual Assault Case Highlights Bigger Issue
Ugly details have emerged regarding an alleged sexual assault at the University of Oregon and the school’s handling of the lawsuit that followed.
Tuesday, March, 03, 2015
Here's How a $985M Rams Stadium Looks — in St. Louis
Missouri isn't letting the St. Louis Rams move to Los Angeles without putting up a fight. The state's task force for keeping the NFL franchise unveiled a new set of renderings on Monday for a riverfront stadium with an estimated cost now at $985 million. HOK produced the renderings.
Monday, March, 02, 2015
Duke Accused of Mishandling Sexual Assault Allegations
In 35 years as Duke’s head basketball coach, Mike Krzyzewski has dismissed exactly one player from his program. That dismissal came on January 29, 2015, when Coach K booted guard Rasheed Sulaimon from the team after Krzyzewski said Sulaimon “repeatedly struggled to meet the necessary obligations.”
Friday, February, 27, 2015
Vanderbilt Coach Threatens to 'Kill' Player, Apologizes
Vanderbilt men's basketball coach Kevin Stallings' team had just knocked off in-state rival Tennessee before his postgame outburst became the biggest story of the night.
Thursday, February, 26, 2015
Snow Skiing Planned for Extreme Sports Park in Florida
The Orlando area is home to Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World among other attractions. But one thing you can't do in Florida is snowboard or snow ski. That could change if a new extreme sports park comes to fruition.
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.