• 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.

  • Opinion: Sexist Tennis Remarks Show Equality Is Long Way Off

    by Nancy Armour March 2016

    Novak Djokovic got one thing right: Female athletes do have to go through a lot of different things their male counterparts do not. Like people who ought to know better diminishing their accomplishments and dismissing their contributions to the sport. Like the public and people in positions of power treating them as commodities, their importance determined not by their ability but by their appearance. Like having to fight the same tired battle over and over and over again.

  • Coach's Son to Leave Lobos Basketball Over Threats

    by Geoff Grammer March 2016

    As has been suspected and talked about around the UNM men's basketball program for several weeks, sophomore guard Cullen Neal will leave the team coached by his father. In a prepared statement, the third-year UNM student who is expected to earn a communications degree in June, making him eligible to play immediately elsewhere, announced he enjoyed his time as a Lobo but it was time to pursue his basketball career with another team. However, neither he nor the program will say why he made the decision. "I grew up around the Lobo basketball program and thoroughly enjoyed playing here, especially being able to play in the famous PIT! (sic)," Cullen Neal said in the news release. "I was blessed by being a part of a Mountain West championship and participating in the NCAA Tournament my freshman season. I will forever be grateful for the opportunity to play for my father for two seasons and will miss that in the future. Leaving my teammates, coaches, and all the support staff weighs heavy on my heart. I will miss all of them. I consider Albuquerque my home, and I love the University of New Mexico. I want to thank our great Lobo fans who have encouraged me and supported our team."