A recap of the 32nd annual Athletic Business Conference & Expo as told by the people who experienced it.
Fans React to Chargers' Move Unlike many fans who feel deserted by their beloved team, Kevin Serrano said he will remain a season-ticket holder, while missing the camaraderie of Loge 24, where he enjoyed so many Sundays with his mother, family and friends. read more
Brown Could Be Fined for Facebook Live Video Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin had strong words for Antonio Brown, calling him "foolish," "selfish" and "inconsiderate" and threatened swift punishment for his star receiver after a postgame video from the locker room in Kansas City was broadcast on Facebook. read more
In Hindsight, Jackson Wouldn't Have Played Football Bo Jackson has a confession to make. If Bo knew back in his playing days what he knows now: Bo never would have won a Heisman Trophy at Auburn. Bo never would have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Bo never would have worn a Los Angeles Raiders uniform. Bo never would have trampled Brian Bosworth on Monday Night Football. And Bo never would have suffered the dislocated left hip that ended his football career. "If I knew back then what I know now, I would have never played football. Never," Jackson tells USA TODAY Sports. "I wish I had known about all of those head injuries, but no one knew that. And the people that did know that, they wouldn't tell anybody. "The game has gotten so violent, so rough. We're so much more educated on this CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) stuff, there's no way I would ever allow my kids to play football today. read more
Planet Fitness Anti-Bullying Initiative $1M Success In 2016, Planet Fitness raised more than $1 million for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and STOMP Out Bullying through the success of their November membership sale. Proceeds went toward tolerance training and encouraging body-positivity imaging inside fitness venues. read more
Opinion: Fans Pay Price for Resting NBA Stars Vin Scully told us this would happen. "I really think that I will live to see the day in which a player makes so much money that he hires someone to play the games for him," he said nine years ago. He thought he was joking. read more
Athletic Business held its 35th conference and trade show this past November in Orlando. For attendees, it's a chance to learn, to network and to see the latest tools to improve their programs and facilities. For me, the experience offers a renewed outlook on why I do what I do.
Still Unclear How Protestors Got into U.S. Bank Stadium The high-flying protesters who flouted U.S. Bank Stadium security at the last Minnesota Vikings game of the season got out of jail without charges Monday, while those responsible for protecting the $1.1 billion structure had little to say about how the trio pulled off the stunt. read more