• Neutral-Site Games a Boon to FSU's Bottom Line

    by Tom D'Angelo Palm Beach Post Staff Writer August 2015

    Florida State started scheduling made-for-TV, neutral-site games before the college football playoff committee sent a strong signal that creampuff schedules could damage a team's playoff hopes. But thanks to that committee, the Seminoles have more than the $5 million reasons they will receive from Atlanta to pursue such games.

  • USOC Makes It Clear That It Loves L.A.

    by Scott M. Reid STAFF writer, The Orange County Register August 2015

    Los Angeles' track record in hosting the 1932 and 1984 Games, wealth of existing venues and overwhelming political and public support made the city an obvious, and safe, choice for the USOC as it tries to rebound from Boston's disastrous and ultimately ill-fated seven-month bid for the 2024 Games.

  • How to Maximize Your Trade Show Investment Before the Show

    by Michael Gaio August 2015

    A trade show is a big investment. However, there is nothing like talking to prospects face-to-face and seeing them try out your products or services in person. Whether it's the upcoming Athletic Business Conference & Expo, or any of the other shows in our industry, here a few tips to help you make the most of your trade show investment before you ever arrive on-site or set up your booth.

  • Free Tickets to Vets Has Rays Attendance Surging

    by christopher o'donnell Tribune staff August 2015

    In the nine games since the Honor Pass was introduced, crowds have averaged more than 22,000, up more than 7,000 per game compared to earlier in the season.

  • Giant Waterslide Event Cancelled Amid Safety Concerns

    by Kip Hill August 2015

    Plans to set up a 1,000-foot waterslide that would have cooled thrill-seekers near Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena this weekend were scuttled because of safety concerns.

  • Dispute Over Logo Adds to 2020 Tokyo Games' Woes

    by Kirk Spitzer, @kirkspitzer, USA TODAY August 2015

    Belgian designer Olivier Debie is charging that the logos for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Games bear a striking resemblance to a design he created two years ago for a theater in Liege, Belgium. He is threatening legal action if the Tokyo design is not altered or withdrawn.

  • The AB Extra: July 31

    by Laura Godlewski July 2015

    In this week's AB Extra, you'll find news about PED testing at e-sport competitions, a cooling mask for athletes designed by Nike and a mouth guard made by a former NFL player that gives real time data on players' hydration and heat levels. 

  • Bucs' 'Siege the Day' Campaign Aimed at Women, Kids

    by Ira Kaufman Tribune staff July 2015

    The Siege The Day rallying cry will be marketed throughout the Bay area in television and print ads and billboards before Bucs veteran players report to training camp Friday.

  • Los Angeles to Substitute as 2024 Olympic Bid City?

    by Rachel Axon, @RachelAxon, USA TODAY Sports July 2015

    With the USOC announcing Monday it had jointly decided with Boston 2024 to end the group's beleaguered bid process, it is looking for a city to put forward.

  • Opinion: USOC to Blame for Boston Olympic Bid Debacle

    by Christine Brennan,, USA TODAY Sports July 2015

    The U.S. Olympic movement has had plenty of dark days over the years, but Monday might have been the worst of all. The organization that represents the USA on the world sports stage, a collection of veteran leaders who should have known better.