Thursday, October, 23, 2014
AB Survey: Would You Let Your Child Play Football?
In the December issue of Athletic Business, editor in chief Dennis Van Milligen will explore how head injuries are impacting participation in football. We're looking for input from our readers.
Wednesday, October, 22, 2014
English Soccer Club Using Marijuana Lamps to Grow Grass
Growing pristine grass in a soccer stadium in Northern England can be a difficult task this time of year. So Rochdale AFC, a soccer club in England's third division, has turned to an unusual solution.
Tuesday, October, 21, 2014
Viral Video Ignites Change in San Francisco Park Policy
Thanks to a viral video and an ensuing change of policy, teenagers in San Francisco's Mission neighborhood will no longer have to worry about being booted from their local public soccer field.
Friday, October, 17, 2014
Rec Center's Carbon Monoxide Leak Sickens 11
11 people were treated and at least one child remains hospitalized after an archery club was exposed to carbon monoxide at a Greeley, Colo. recreation center.
Tuesday, October, 14, 2014
Synthetic Turf Council Responds to NBC Investigation
By now it's likely you've seen NBC's story, "How Safe Is the Artificial Turf Your Child Plays On?" The 3,500-word story was first published on October 8th and has been the topic of a lot of conversation in the athletic and recreation industries. The video version of the story has aired on just about every NBC News program.
Friday, October, 10, 2014
Big Ten Becomes First Power Conference to Guarantee Scholarships
The Big Ten has become the first major conference to guarantee scholarships to all student-athletes through the duration of an athlete's enrollment at one of its universities.
Thursday, October, 09, 2014
Muslim Woman Denied Access to Public Pool Due to Attire
It's an age-old issue for pool managers: what is appropriate swimming attire?
Much to the dismay of Sabah Ali, the Commerce City Recreation Center outside of Denver, did not allow her to swim while wearing clothing that conforms to her Muslim beliefs. Ali was wearing what she called an "Islamic dress" with a shirt and pants underneath.
Wednesday, October, 08, 2014
Chicago Marathon Officials Preparing for Ebola Threat
Organizing an open-access event comes with plenty of challenges. There’s coordinating the logistics, finding sponsors, and of course, organizing security to keep participants and fans safe.
Monday, October, 06, 2014
Patriots All Class, Jaguars Crass on NFL Sidelines
The New England Patriots won their game against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday night, but more important, won over the hearts of just about everyone watching with a touching tribute to Bengals' offensive lineman Devon Still.
Friday, October, 03, 2014
Why Athletes Should Think Twice About Energy Drinks
A new study has revealed good news and bad news for athletes who enjoy energy drinks.
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.