Wednesday, July, 09, 2014
Texas A&M Adds Biggest Video Board in College Sports
Holding true to the "everything is bigger in Texas" mantra, the Texas A&M Aggies now have the biggest video board in college athletics. The new Daktronics board was finished on Tuesday and gives the Aggies the title over the University of Texas, which will have to settle for having the second biggest board.
Monday, July, 07, 2014
Tokyo Residents Protest Futuristic Olympic Stadium
In preparation of the 2020 Olympics, Tokyo has its sights set on building a $1.7 billion Olympic stadium that has been described as a "futuristic bicycle helmet." The venue would replace the city's existing 56-year-old National Stadium.
Thursday, June, 26, 2014
Oklahoma Sooners Announce $370M Stadium Renovation
The University of Oklahoma will move forward with a major renovation and modernization of its football stadium the school announced Wednesday.
Tuesday, June, 24, 2014
USC to Offer Four-Year Scholarships in Revenue Sports
The University of Southern California is joining a short list of Division I schools offering student-athletes an added sense of security with its scholarship offers.
Monday, June, 23, 2014
Photo: Eastern Michigan to Install Gray FieldTurf
Eastern Michigan University will soon be home to Division I football's first gray playing surface. The school announced last week it will install the colored FieldTurf Revolution surface at Rynearson Stadium.
Wednesday, June, 18, 2014
Washington Redskins Lose Federal Trademarks
In what's being called a "landmark decision," the United States Patent and Trademark Office has canceled six federal trademark registrations for the name of the Washington Redskins, ruling that the name is "disparaging to Native Americans." Due to its "disparaging" nature, the name cannot be trademarked under federal law which prohibits protection of offensive or disparaging language.
Thursday, June, 12, 2014
Screws Found in Park Slides Put Kids in Danger
A routine trip to the park turned into a potentially dangerous situation for kids in the Chicago suburb of Oak Lawn on Wednesday.
Wednesday, June, 11, 2014
Photos: Orlando City SC Unveils New Stadium Renderings
Orlando City Soccer Club, a team that will join Major League Soccer in 2015, unveiled renderings for a new downtown stadium on Tuesday.
Tuesday, June, 10, 2014
Video: Anti-'Redksins' Ad Airs During NBA Finals
The debate over the Washington Redskins' nickname isn't going away, not even during the climax of the basketball season. The Washington Post reported Tuesday that the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, a tribe based in California, paid for an anti-"Redskins" commercial that aired to a national audience during Game 3 of the NBA Finals Tuesday night. See an extended version of the commercial below.
Tuesday, June, 10, 2014
NFL's Super Bowl Hosting Demands Lengthy, Expensive
If your city wants to host the Super Bowl, it better prepare to bend over backward for the NFL. The league has plenty of demands, 153 pages of them to be exact, and they're not all exactly easy to meet.
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.