Michael Gaio
Michael Gaio joined Athletic Business in 2012, originally serving as social media manager before becoming eMedia editor. Prior to AB, Michael worked in the athletic department at Baylor University where he documented every move of Robert Griffin III, Brittney Griner and the rest of the Bears for the university's website. Michael, a native of Plymouth, Minnesota, is the lone Vikings fan in the AB office and a proud graduate of the University of Missouri's School of Journalism. When he's not sending tweets on AB's behalf, he enjoys playing basketball, traveling and talking about Mizzou athletics with anyone who will listen.
  • Tuesday, June, 10, 2014
    Meet the Man Behind 3-D Playing Surface Projection

    Hardwood ripples. Free-throw lanes rise. Game footage rolls and championship banners unfurl in an unexpected space — the playing surface. Welcome to the next generation of in-arena entertainment. Through the use of high-powered projectors, Scott Williams and his team at Quince Imaging can turn almost any surface into a high-definition, 3-D video display. With the Miami Heat, Brooklyn Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers among Quince Imaging’s clients, AB eMedia editor Michael Gaio caught up with Williams to learn more about the technology that gives "state of the art" new meaning.


  • Monday, June, 09, 2014
    NCAA Settles EA Video Game Lawsuit

    The NCAA announced Monday morning it had agreed to settle the lawsuit brought against it over the popular college-themed Electronic Arts video games.


  • Monday, June, 09, 2014
    AD, Coaches Fired in High School Recruiting Scandal

    An ugly scandal in the Dallas Independent School District is coming to a close with the firings of the district's athletic director, two top basketball coaches and 12 others.


  • Friday, June, 06, 2014
    AC Failure a Major Storyline in Game 1 of NBA Finals

    The San Antonio Spurs handled the heat, then went on to handle the Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals Thursday night.


  • Thursday, June, 05, 2014
    Photo: Purdue to Put Fan Photos on Football Helmets

    Trying to market a college football team coming off a 1-11 season can be a difficult challenge. But sometimes tough times can inspire the most creative solutions. Take this latest idea from the Purdue Boilermakers for example: The football team is running a promotion that will give fans the opportunity to have their mug plastered on the team's football helmet.


  • Wednesday, June, 04, 2014
    Fan 'Alert' After Falling Into Bullpen at Miller Park

    A Milwaukee Brewers fan was hospitalized Tuesday night after falling about 20 feet into the bullpen at Miller Park.


  • 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.


  • Thursday, May, 22, 2014
    Congratulations to Our Reader Survey Contest Winner!

    Athletic Business would like to congratulate Vicky Jaeger, the winner of our reader survey contest. Vicky is the director or recreational services at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and a longtime AB reader. A new GoPro Hero 3+ will be delivered to Vicky, who was chosen at random after completing the reader survey we hosted on our website last week.


  • Wednesday, May, 21, 2014
    11 Facts About Minnesota and Its Super Bowl Stadium

    The NFL announced Tuesday that Minnesota won its bid to host the 2018 Super Bowl. Minnesota beat out New Orleans and Indianapolis, cities that were also vying to host the big game. Although it is more than four years away, here are 11 things you should know about the Super Bowl's future host.


  • Tuesday, May, 20, 2014
    NFL Teams Put Greater Emphasis on Green Stadiums

    Once upon a time, a professional football stadium was a place to take in a sporting event. Not anymore. Today's stadiums must be a multi-purpose entertainment palaces complete with luxury suites, club seats, loge boxes, VIP levels and more food and beverage options than a Manhattan city block. A stadium must be, as the Minnesota Vikings' website says, "an epicenter of excitement, opportunity and pride."


  • 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.