- Opinion: Bo Jackson Could Be Baseball Marketing Gold
by Thom Loverro January 2017
Turns out Bo Jackson didn't know. He knows now. And Major League Baseball should enlist Bo to tell the next generation of Bo Jacksons what he knows now. What does Bo know? That he should not have played NFL football. That he should have just committed himself to Major League Baseball. That he would never allow his kids to play football.
- Royals Pitcher Killed in Car Crash
by Dave Skretta January 2017
Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura, whose electric arm and confident demeanor helped lead Kansas City to a long-awaited World Series championship in 2015, died in a car crash in his native Dominican Republic early Sunday. He was 25.
- National Lacrosse League Commish Wants Expansion
by Budd Bailey January 2017
The league has nine cities, five in the United States, and most of the continent's major metropolitan areas are not represented in the NLL.
- In Hindsight, Jackson Wouldn't Have Played Football
by Bob Nightengale January 2017
Bo Jackson has a confession to make. If Bo knew back in his playing days what he knows now: Bo never would have won a Heisman Trophy at Auburn. Bo never would have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Bo never would have worn a Los Angeles Raiders uniform. Bo never would have trampled Brian Bosworth on Monday Night Football. And Bo never would have suffered the dislocated left hip that ended his football career. "If I knew back then what I know now, I would have never played football. Never," Jackson tells USA TODAY Sports. "I wish I had known about all of those head injuries, but no one knew that. And the people that did know that, they wouldn't tell anybody. "The game has gotten so violent, so rough. We're so much more educated on this CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) stuff, there's no way I would ever allow my kids to play football today.
- Letter from the Editor: What's Your Why?
by Emily Attwood January 2017
Athletic Business held its 35th conference and trade show this past November in Orlando. For attendees, it's a chance to learn, to network and to see the latest tools to improve their programs and facilities. For me, the experience offers a renewed outlook on why I do what I do.
- AB Reader Perspective: What aspect of your job would you pay to outsource?
by AB Staff December 2016
AB November | December 2016 reader perspective
- Morehead State Coach Woods Resigns
by Spokesman Review December 2016
Sean Woods resigned as Morehead State's coach after being charged with misdemeanor battery in Indiana for allegedly assaulting two of his players. Athletic director Brian Hutchinson on Thursday announced Woods' resignation after four-plus seasons guiding the Eagles. The coach had been suspended since Nov. 22 and Morehead State began investigating "complaints received" about him. Police in Evansville, Indiana, on Tuesday filed the battery charge against Woods. Morehead State was in Cheney on Tuesday, losing to Eastern Washington 88-86 in overtime. It was the fifth straight game Woods missed through suspension. Two players stated in an affidavit that they had altercations with Woods. One said the coach backhanded him in the chest and the other claims Woods shoved him twice. - AP
- Is Anything Good Happening in High School Sports?
by Brian M. Miller December 2016
Is there anything good happening in high school sports? As an athletic director, this is a question for which I try to have a good answer. Frequently, the reported news is not helpful. I am an advocate for education-based athletics. The court, field or ice rink is an extension of the classroom. This is the test track to see whether or not what we teach within our school walls has an impact in the reality of the world outside.
- Ex-US Football Player Killed in Shooting
by Joey Kaufman December 2016
Former USC running back Joe McKnight died Thursday afternoon in a shooting in Terrytown, Louisiana, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's office. McKnight was 28. McKnight, who played for the Trojans for three seasons, had four seasons in the NFL and played in the Canadian Football League this fall, was shot and killed at 2:43 p.m. local time at the intersection at Berman Highway and Holmes Boulevard in Terrytown, a New Orleans suburb near his hometown of River Ridge. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
- U. of Wisconsin Athletics Hires Director of Diversity and Inclusion
by Paul Steinbach November 2016
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