• Chiefs Raise Eyebrows with Questionable Draft Pick

    by Herbie Teope May 2016

    Teams often utilize the later rounds of the NFL Draft to take flyers on players and the Kansas City Chiefs are no different. But the Chiefs' second of two picks in the fifth round caused heads to turn Saturday. A day after Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said character matters, the team sent mixed signals with the selection West Alabama wide receiver Tyreek Hill.

  • Big Sky Names First Female Commissioner

    by Jim Allen May 2016

    The Big Sky Conference is making big news this week. On Thursday, it was the return of Idaho as a football member; on Friday, the conference announced the hiring of its first female commissioner.

  • Comedian Donates $10K to All-Ability Playground

    by Ben Lockhart April 2016

    Comedian Brian Regan has donated nearly $10,000 toward an Orem playground designed for children of all ability levels, the city announced Monday.

  • Using Open-Book Management to Build Employee Buy-In

    by Jim Worthington April 2016

    This article appeared in the April issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • Ed Snider Was Influential Sports Figure in Philly

    by John Smallwood April 2016

    Philadelphia lost its most influential sports figure in history with Monday's passing of Flyers co-founder and Comcast Spectacor creator Ed Snider at 83 after a long battle with bladder cancer. The icon was a sports "futurist" who played some kind of role in virtually every major sporting occurrence in Philadelphia over the past five decades. From his bringing the NHL to Philadelphia in 1967 with the expansion Flyers to the birth of the sports television and entertainment entity known as Spectacor in 1974 that grew into Comcast Spectacor to the opening of the state-of-the-art CoreStates Center (now Wells Fargo Center) in 1996, it is fair to say that the entire sports climate and culture of Philadelphia today is connected to the innovative visionary most commonly and respectfully referred to as "Mr. Snider."

  • After Smith's Death, Coach Laments Gun 'Madness'

    by Jarrett Bell April 2016

    After the senseless shooting Saturday night that left former defensive end Smith dead and his wife, Racquel, wounded amid a beef linked to a traffic accident, the New Orleans Saints coach is pleading for more gun control.

  • AB Reader Perspective: What piece of equipment or technology do you find most indispensable in your job?

    by AB Staff April 2016

    This article appeared in the April issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • Shooting Device Helped Hield Rise to Stardom

    by Josh Peter April 2016

    As a freshman, Hield shot 23.8% from three-point range. This season, he's making 46.5% of his three-pointers. Assistant coach Chris Crutchfield traces progress to Hield's love affair with his shooting device.

  • Abdullah: NFL Has Made Strides on Concussion Safety

    by Tom Pelissero March 2016

    Husain Abdullah has had a front-row seat to scientific advances and the NFL's efforts to get a handle on head trauma in recent years. The 30-year-old safety's retirement Monday was borne not out of distrust or fear but an acceptance his own medical history - including five concussions over seven seasons with the Minnesota Vikings and Kansas City Chiefs - puts him in a high-risk category at a time when family and goals are at the front of his mind.

  • Opinion: Jerry Jones' CTE Stance Is Absurd

    by Corpus Christi Caller-Times March 2016

    Jerry Jones has worn a lot of hats in his mercurial lifetime, most of which we won’t argue: son of a grocer, college football player, wildcatter, husband, father, NFL owner, real estate developer, marketing genius, visionary. But if you think it’s bad he also calls himself a general manager, now he’s playing doctor. Or maybe something worse. Maybe you heard he recently called “absurd” any links between football and CTE, the degenerative brain disease, contradicting a concession on Capitol Hill by the NFL’s own health and safety director, who was subsequently backed up by the league office.