• CDs and Obsolete Technologies

    by Emily Attwood May 2017

    Next month is our annual Architectural Showcase issue, but we're already hard at work selecting photos and laying out each submission. Photos for each project come to us in one of several ways: uploaded to our FTP site, sent via a file transfer site such as Dropbox, or mailed on a CD or thumb drive.

  • K-State's Snyder Continues Career Amid Cancer Fight

    by George Schroeder May 2017

    When the diagnosis became public, the well-wishes poured in. Cards, letters, posters and more fill Bill Snyder's office in Manhattan, Kan. "So thoughtful," he says. But so many arrived that, in a departure from his long-held practice, the coach determined he couldn't personally respond to them all in writing. Instead, he wrote a form letter -- typed and mailed by his secretary -- that included an explanation for the impersonal reply. "But after I did that, I thought, 'You know, it's not me,'" Snyder says. That's why for the past few weeks, since finishing 33 treatments for throat cancer, Snyder has made it part of his daily routine to write thank-you notes to everyone who wrote him. Hundreds?

  • Adam Jones Inspires Action by Addressing Racism

    by Bob Nightengale May 2017

    Baltimore Orioles All-Star center fielder Adam Jones arrived Tuesday afternoon at Fenway Park, saw the news cameras lined along Yawkey Way, the horde of reporters awaiting outside the clubhouse, and understood his impact. Jones delivered the wake-up call that Major League Baseball, and perhaps all of society, needed. Seventy years and 17 days have passed since Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, but as Jones reminded us Monday, and reiterated Tuesday, racism is alive and well in the good ol' USA. Jones was taunted by racial slurs during the Orioles' game Monday against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park and a bag of peanuts was thrown at him while he was entering the dugout. He told USA TODAY Sports it was one of the worst incidents he's had to endure during his 12-year career.

  • Bengals Face Backlash Over Draft Choice with Violent Past

    by Bismarck Tribune May 2017

    The Bengals are facing a backlash over their decision to draft running back Joe Mixon, who punched a woman in the face while at Oklahoma. Cincinnati added to its reputation for embracing players with troubled histories when it took Mixon in the second round. Even before Mixon arrived in town on Saturday, the choice was getting panned. WCPO-TV posted an editorial on Saturday afternoon saying the club had gone too far this time. The editorial urged fans to stop buying Bengals tickets and instead donate money to organizations that work to prevent violence against women.

  • Video: Bringing the CrossFit Games to Madison

    by Emily Attwood April 2017

    Last November, CrossFit announced that Madison, Wis., would host the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games, ending the event’s seven-year stint in Los Angeles.

  • Commonsense Tips for Successful Leadership

    by Don Schumacher April 2017

    Over the past 35 years, I have had the privilege of serving in leadership positions ranging from managing a stadium and hall of fame to serving as president of a major arena, running my own sports marketing and consulting company, and helping to create and manage both a sports commission and the National Association of Sports Commissions.

  • AB Perspectives: What Is the Most Impressive Venue You've Visited?

    by Emily Attwood April 2017

    AB wants to know what impresses you most about other facilities and venues you've visited, and why?

  • W.V. Governor Denies Ties to Football Coach's Firing

    by Jake Jarvis April 2017

    Gov. Jim Justice and one of his top aides denied on Thursday allegations that Justice has privately tried to shake up Marshall University's football coaching staff and athletic department. Nick Casey, the governor's chief of staff, confirmed that Justice met with five members of the school's board of governors on March 28, but he said the governor did not pressure them to oust head football coach Doc Holliday and to hire his longtime friend, and former Herd coach, Bobby Pruett. "He told them that Marshall was starting to sag, that they were losing their research, they're down in funding, down in athletics and they're getting to be inconsequential, Casey said. "He said if they don't turn it around, they would become like a community college. The Gazette-Mail reported Thursday that a source said Justice asked Marshall President Jerome Gilbert during a December meeting to fire Holliday and hire Pruett. Then in the March meeting, the source said, Justice asked members of the board of governors to fire Holliday, Gilbert and Athletic Director Mike Hamrick. The source asked to remain anonymous.

  • Can MLB Boost Participation Among African-Americans?

    by Bob Nightengale April 2017

    They gathered in two dugouts in Chicago this week, representing not only every component of the game but also perhaps the hope and future to help heal Major League Baseball's ongoing shortcoming: the scarcity of African Americans playing baseball. While baseball celebrates the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier Saturday with glorious ceremonies and a statue unveiling at Dodger Stadium, it will only camouflage the harsh reality that there are fewer African Americans in baseball than at any other time in the last 60 years. African Americans comprise just 7.1% of players on this year's opening-day rosters, the lowest percentage since 1958, according to a study by USA TODAY Sports. There are 62 African-American players among the 868 on active rosters and disabled lists. Eleven teams have no more than one African American on their roster, and the San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies have none.

  • AB Reader Perspective: Facility Improvement Wish List

    by AB Staff April 2017

    Is there something you would change about your facility's design?