A recap of the 32nd annual Athletic Business Conference & Expo as told by the people who experienced it.
Meet the First Female AD at U. of Delaware Chrissi Rawak never set a university athletic director's job as her top professional priority. "I never managed my career that I want to be X," Rawak, the University of Delaware's new athletics director, said in a recent interview in her office. "If you focus on being X, you lose out on a lot of opportunities around you." Rawak, 46, was an outstanding swimmer for Germantown Academy and Team Foxcatcher. Later, she swam for the University of Michigan. read more
Edmonton City Architect Bélanger Talks Canadian Design As city architect in Edmonton, Alb., for the past seven years, Carol Bélanger has been integral in hiring the designers of some 20 recreation projects for a community that boasts dozens more — all during an era of modern architecture that has elevated Canada to something resembling gold-standard status. read more
Opinion: Women in Sports Owe Summitt Thanks Well before Title IX was taken seriously, well before there were record ratings for women's sports on TV, well before there was the dominance of the U.S. Olympic women's basketball team or the sold-out crowds at the NCAA women's Final Four or the glorious rivalry of Tennessee-UConn, there was Pat Summitt. read more
Slain HS Player Dobson to Be Honored at ESPYs Zaevion Dobson's story will reach a national audience when the slain Fulton High School football player is remembered with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at next month's ESPY Awards, which annually honors individual and team athletic achievements at various levels of competition. read more
College of Charleston AD Hull to Step Down College of Charleston athletic director Joe Hull, who played a major role in upgrading the program's facilities and moving the school into a new conference, will leave the university when his contract expires at the end of the year. read more