• AB Show: Habits are the Key(note) to Success

    by Kate Rampone May 2017

    Have you ever really thought about why you do things the way you do? Or how the right set of habits are crucial to success in your professional and personal life? My journey to understanding began with a book.

  • Minnesota Athletics Punished for Sexual Harassment

    by Jason Scott May 2017

    Randy Handel, the University of Minnesota’s associate athletic director for development, has been suspended and demoted after an unidentified coworker complained he sexually harassed her.

  • Dodgers Ex-Staffer Alleges Discrimination as Veteran

    by J.P. Hoornstra May 2017

    Nick Francona's name is in the news because, he believes, his story is worth sharing if it saves the life of one military veteran. Remember that. Remember that, while Major League Baseball investigates the circumstances surrounding Francona losing his job in the Dodgers' Player Development department. Remember that, while peeling back the layers of a situation Francona said he still doesn't understand. And remember that, when considering the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data from 2016. The unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans over 25 years old with a four-year degree is 2.9 percent, higher than the 2.4 percent unemployment rate among all four-year degree holders in the same age group. From the Dodgers' standpoint, Francona - a 31-year-old Marine Corps veteran and a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania - need not be a statistic.

  • Take a Leadership Journey with MizzouRec's Diane Dahlmann

    by Diane Dahlmann May 2017

    My leadership journey, or as I call it, "My Ithaca," began at the Park District of Park Ridge in Illinois. Fresh out of college, I designed social recreation programs and supervised ice rinks, a sled hill, and sports and youth centers. After two non-stop years, I could feel the burn(out) and returned to graduate school to retool for a career in collegiate recreation.

  • CDs and Obsolete Technologies

    by Emily Attwood May 2017

    Next month is our annual Architectural Showcase issue, but we're already hard at work selecting photos and laying out each submission. Photos for each project come to us in one of several ways: uploaded to our FTP site, sent via a file transfer site such as Dropbox, or mailed on a CD or thumb drive.

  • K-State's Snyder Continues Career Amid Cancer Fight

    by George Schroeder May 2017

    When the diagnosis became public, the well-wishes poured in. Cards, letters, posters and more fill Bill Snyder's office in Manhattan, Kan. "So thoughtful," he says. But so many arrived that, in a departure from his long-held practice, the coach determined he couldn't personally respond to them all in writing. Instead, he wrote a form letter -- typed and mailed by his secretary -- that included an explanation for the impersonal reply. "But after I did that, I thought, 'You know, it's not me,'" Snyder says. That's why for the past few weeks, since finishing 33 treatments for throat cancer, Snyder has made it part of his daily routine to write thank-you notes to everyone who wrote him. Hundreds?

  • Adam Jones Inspires Action by Addressing Racism

    by Bob Nightengale May 2017

    Baltimore Orioles All-Star center fielder Adam Jones arrived Tuesday afternoon at Fenway Park, saw the news cameras lined along Yawkey Way, the horde of reporters awaiting outside the clubhouse, and understood his impact. Jones delivered the wake-up call that Major League Baseball, and perhaps all of society, needed. Seventy years and 17 days have passed since Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, but as Jones reminded us Monday, and reiterated Tuesday, racism is alive and well in the good ol' USA. Jones was taunted by racial slurs during the Orioles' game Monday against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park and a bag of peanuts was thrown at him while he was entering the dugout. He told USA TODAY Sports it was one of the worst incidents he's had to endure during his 12-year career.

  • Bengals Face Backlash Over Draft Choice with Violent Past

    by Bismarck Tribune May 2017

    The Bengals are facing a backlash over their decision to draft running back Joe Mixon, who punched a woman in the face while at Oklahoma. Cincinnati added to its reputation for embracing players with troubled histories when it took Mixon in the second round. Even before Mixon arrived in town on Saturday, the choice was getting panned. WCPO-TV posted an editorial on Saturday afternoon saying the club had gone too far this time. The editorial urged fans to stop buying Bengals tickets and instead donate money to organizations that work to prevent violence against women.

  • Video: Bringing the CrossFit Games to Madison

    by Emily Attwood April 2017

    Last November, CrossFit announced that Madison, Wis., would host the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games, ending the event’s seven-year stint in Los Angeles.

  • Commonsense Tips for Successful Leadership

    by Don Schumacher April 2017

    Over the past 35 years, I have had the privilege of serving in leadership positions ranging from managing a stadium and hall of fame to serving as president of a major arena, running my own sports marketing and consulting company, and helping to create and manage both a sports commission and the National Association of Sports Commissions.