• Seven Things to Know About ABC Keynote Speaker Shawn Achor and His Research on Happiness

    by Michael Gaio May 2015

    The Athletic Business Conference & Expo is proud to welcome New York Times best selling author, Harvard researcher and positive psychology expert Shawn Achor as our 2015 keynote speaker.

  • Virginia Tech Professor Explains Helmet Research

    by Paul Steinbach May 2015

    In February, the NFL suspended its concussion research program employing helmet sensors, citing player privacy and data-reliability concerns. Stefan Duma disagrees with that decision. After attending a military conference in 2003, the head of Virginia Tech's biomechanical engineering department helped the Hokies football program become the first in the nation to track head impacts.

  • Reflecting On My 2014 as I Turn Forty

    by Dennis Van Milligen April 2015

    One of the best (and worst) parts of working in the athletics, fitness and recreation industry is personally witnessing how many of my readers have gotten better with age. At the 2014 Athletic Business Conference & Expo, the exhibit hall was packed with veteran single-digit-body-fat attendees testing the latest and greatest in fitness equipment. Even Fast Company cofounder and keynote speaker William Taylor tweeted that it was the fittest audience he'd ever addressed.

  • Remembering Lauren Hill: 'A Once-in-a-Lifetime Gift'

    by Tom McKee WCPO 9 April 2015

    Community members paid their respects Monday evening to Lauren Hill, the 19-year-old basketball player and cancer fighter who died Friday after inspiring the Tri-State and the country with her caring unselfish determination and zest for life.

  • Lauren Hill, Inspirational Student-Athlete, Dies at 19

    by Michael Gaio April 2015

    Lauren Hill, the cancer fighting, layup making college basketball player who captured the hearts of our nation, has died.

  • Success Has Mo'Ne Davis Toeing Amateur-Athlete Line

    by Elizabeth Wellington; Inquirer Fashion Writer April 2015

    The NCAA would not disclose the monetary limit that would disqualify Davis from college sports, but the organization did have to sign off on her Chevy commercial and the Disney Channel project.

  • How to Protect Against Rioting at Your College

    by Dennis Van Milligen April 2015

    Joe Monroe, chief of police at the University of Kentucky, has gotten used to protecting the streets of Lexington from rioting fans. He's had to do so frequently over the past few years as the school's men's basketball team, led by head coach John Calipari, has made four Final Four appearances the past five years. Last Saturday night, after the previously undefeated Wildcats were eliminated from the NCAA tournament by Wisconsin, fans took to the streets of Lexington (yet again). Monroe and his campus police team (yet again) had to protect the community and keep the peace in collaboration with city police. Monroe, who teaches special-event planning for NCS4 and Texas A&M, shares his experiences while providing advice to other campus safety professionals in this Gameday Security exclusive interview:

  • UConn Staff to Skip Final Four in Protest of New Law

    by Nicole Auerbach and George Schroeder, USA Today Sports April 2015

    Connecticut men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie and his staff will not travel to the Final Four in Indianapolis this week. University President Susan Herbst announced the decision Tuesday, reacting to Indiana's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the subsequent travel ban for state of Connecticut employees issued by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Monday.

  • Vols AD Admits Mistake in Hiring Embattled Coach

    by Steve Megargee, The Associated Press March 2015

    The NCAA investigation at his former school lingered over Donnie Tyndall before he ever coached a game for Tennessee, and now his unethical actions at Southern Mississippi led to his firing after only one season.

  • Three Sweet 16 Players Eschewed Sport Specialization

    by Nicole Auerbach, @NicoleAuerbach, USA TODAY Sports March 2015

    In a world in which kids specialize at younger and younger ages, how did three athletes avoid the pressure to do so? And how has it helped them and, by extension, their current basketball teams?