- Former NFL Lineman Comes Out as Gay
by Adam Kurkjian June 2017
In an article on Outsports.com for SBNation, former Patriots offensive lineman Ryan O’Callaghan came out as a gay athlete who strongly considered suicide once he retired from the NFL.
- AB Reader Perspective: What’s on Your Reading List?
by AB Staff June 2017
Read any good books lately? Share your comment below.
- Branding Is All About Change
by Andy Berg June 2017
As I sat down to write this Editor's Note for Athletic Business, I couldn't help but reflect on the inevitability of change. AB's branding issue is all about how high schools, universities and rec centers implement changes to shape, refine and, in some cases, redefine perceptions of their institutions. From something as small as a logo redesign to a massive branding overhaul of an entire facility, change comes in all shapes and sizes and for varying reasons.
- Introducing AB's New Executive Editor, Andy Berg
by AB Editors June 2017
Athletic Business would like to introduce our new executive editor, Andy Berg. Andy has spent the past 10 years working in B2B publishing. In 2008, he began as an associate editor for Advantage Business Media’s Wireless Week brand, which covers the wireless communications industry. From there, Andy took over the executive editor position at Wireless Week and CED Magazine. In 2015, Andy moved within Advantage Business Media to become editorial director for the company’s manufacturing vertical, which is comprised of seven brands positioned across the manufacturing sector. We sat down with Andy to find out a little bit more about him and what he’s most excited about as he starts a new chapter with AB.
- Letter from the Editor: Future Facilities
by AB Staff June 2017
The Architectural Showcase is our most important issue of Athletic Business, and the facilities featured herein are undoubtedly this issue's stars. Each year, we aim to complement the Showcase with facility-related features, pairing inspiration from the Showcase with practical guidance to help our readers with their own aspirations. These features have included everything from design trends and planning site visits to how to make older facilities look new again.
- Vandalism Against Lebron James Shows Racism Alive
by Martin Rogers June 2017
LeBron James sat down Wednesday afternoon and took a deep, sorry sigh, the kind no type of basketball disappointment that might or might not play out over the next fortnight could possibly elicit. The NBA Finals are upon us, yet hours before the opening tip James woke up to a reminder, as if he needed one, that being wealthy and talented in the USA doesn't isolate you from the reality of being black. "No matter how much money you have," James said at a news conference, "no matter how famous you are, no matter how many people admire you, being black in America is tough. We have got a long way to go as a society, and for us as African Americans, until we feel equal in America."
- Suspicious Mom Helped Launch Investigation into Coach
by Sonja Isger May 2017
Elizabeth's gut kicked in shortly after basketball season began. Coach Corey Perry was on the phone with her son constantly. Her eighth-grader would walk around the house doing his chores, even the laundry, with coach on speaker phone. Daily. Mom could hear the chatter, and that gave her some comfort -- the conversation sounded all sports, nothing salacious, nothing inappropriate. And yet. Coach Perry, or CP, as they sometimes called him, seemed to be a local celebrity. Perry coached her son's team at Howell L. Watkins Middle School in Palm Beach Gardens. He led the school robotics team, too. He was involved in his church and a local travel basketball team.
- Barkley: NHL Playoffs Spur More Excitement than NBA
by Kevin Allen May 2017
Charles Barkley's expertise is in the NBA but his rooting interest is in the NHL playoffs. "Stanley Cup playoff hockey is the best thing going, and not just now," the TNT analyst told USA TODAY Sports. "I think overtime hockey is the most nerve-racking thing in the world. There's nothing to compare it to."
- 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.