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  • Opinion: Georgia Tech AD Hire Fills Need for Leadership

    by Jeff Schultz September 2016

    The search was fast. The search was quiet. The search was conducted with far more efficiency than many things at Georgia Tech have been in recent years. Todd Stansbury will be the new athletic director at Georgia Tech. He checks all the boxes. He played football at Georgia Tech for Bill Curry. He learned under the wise old athletic director, Homer Rice. He climbed the ladder in various athletic departments around the country, spending several years as an assistant athletic director at Tech, then moving on to Houston, East Tennessee State and Oregon State.

  • Why Group Fitness Is So Important

    by Stuart Goldman September 2016

    As the recent "History of Exercise" video starring Nick Offerman and first lady Michelle Obama shows, fitness industry fashion has changed — as have movements and music — but the importance of group exercise classes has not.

  • Larry Brown Eyes High School Coaching Job

    by Jim Baumbach jim.baumbach@newsday.com September 2016

    Larry Brown, the only basketball coach to have won both an NBA and NCAA title, soon might be trying to win a Long Island high school championship as well. Brown, the well-traveled coach who played at Long Beach High School in the late 1950s, has expressed interest in the boys varsity coaching vacancy at East Hampton, athletic director Joe Vasile-Cozzo said. "I'm trying to figure things out, to be honest with you," Brown told Newsday by telephone on Tuesday. "I'm interested in helping kids, but I don't want to do anything unless I'm 100 percent in. I don't think it would be fair to the kids."

  • Opinion: Paterno Controversy May Never Go Away

    by Mike Jensen September 2016

    Third quarter, Penn State up a couple of touchdowns, the big screen showed images that brought many inside Beaver Stadium to their feet. A familiar face in younger days, glorious days. Words were mentioned over the PA: "Success without honor is an unseasoned dish. It will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good." In the last row of the Temple section in the upper deck above the north end zone, a banner appeared, with a big T for Temple, so there was no mistaking the allegiance of the artist, who wrote, "He turned his back, so we'll turn ours."

  • Padres GM Suspended by MLB for Hiding Medical Info

    by Knoxville News-Sentinel September 2016

    Major League Baseball on Thursday announced a 30-day suspension without pay for San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller. The punishment was levied as the result of an investigation into the Padres’ handling of medical information in the July 14 trade that sent left-hander Drew Pomeranz to the Boston Red Sox.

  • Finding the Courage to Champion Change in Your Organization

    by Fred Engh September 2016

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

  • Six Tips to Improve Your Time Management Skills

    by Stuart Goldman September 2016

    How do you pare a 60-minute presentation down to 5? This was the dilemma AB Show guest speaker Paul Wesselmann faced one snowy February day several years ago in Wisconsin.

  • AB Reader Perspective: How Would You Spend $100,000?

    by AB Staff September 2016

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

  • Opinion: Athletics a Powerful Messaging Platform

    by Jeff Schultz September 2016

    When will it dawn on people this is reality? When will some understand many athletes don't just run fast and jump high but have thoughts on significant issues facing society and choose to use their platform to further their causes? When will local governments understand when legislation is passed that is believed to infringe on civil rights protections, there are going to be economic ramifications? Just as an athlete taking a controversial stand risks losing fans and endorsements, a state passing divisive legislation risks losing major events.

  • Rethinking Efficiency and Operations in Parks and Rec

    by Scott Henderson September 2016

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