- Ex-Ole Miss Coach Nutt Alleges Defamation in Lawsuit
by Dan Wolken July 2017
Former University of Mississippi football coach Houston Nutt filed a federal lawsuit against his former employer Wednesday, alleging key figures including current coach Hugh Freeze and athletics director Ross Bjork violated the school's 2011 severance agreement with him by pushing a false public narrative that the bulk of its ongoing NCAA infractions case involved violations that occurred under Nutt's watch.
- Video: Dave Castro Talks Bringing CrossFit Games to Madison
by Andy Berg July 2017
If you’re looking for the fittest people on earth, you could do worse than venturing to Madison, Wis., this August. No, it’s not that beer, cheese and sausage comprise the diet of champions but rather that the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games (Aug. 3-6) have relocated to Madison’s Alliant Energy Center.
- Branding Is All About Change
by Andy Berg July 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.
- How Mormon Athletes Balance Service, Sports
by Lynn Worthy July 2017
Once an athlete returns and acclimates to the old surroundings that have become new again, the hard part begins. Returned missionaries such as Miller must retrain their bodies and relearn the skills that made them elite in their sport.
- AB Reader Perspective: What Habits Would You Change?
by AB Staff July 2017
risk and safety coordinator, Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation, Harrisonburg, Va.
"Making myself stay on track. After 31 years, I am in a new position in our organization. Part involves playground inspection and safety, with which, as a CPSI for 15 years, I am very familiar. The other areas are ADA and OSHA compliance, which I am not as familiar with. I have to stay on track to balance the ongoing work of playground safety, while using down time to research and study relevant ADA and OSHA regulations."
- Colorado Sees First Female High School Football Coach
by Andy Berg July 2017
Colorado's first female high school head football coach has been hired.
According to a report from Boulder’s Daily Camera, Beth Buglione has signed on as the head football coach at Nederland High School.
A lifelong football fan, Buglione knows the sport. She played three years at quarterback for the Corvallis Pride in Oregon as part of the Independent Women’s Football League. Buglione eventually went on to become the coach, general manager and owner of the Pride until the team folded in 2009.
Buglione comes to the Nederland position from a head coaching position at Sheridan High School in Oregon. She told the Daily Camera that she never intended to “put the spotlight on me and to prove that women can do the job… I was just following my passion.”
The move to hire Buglione was not without controversy. Outgoing coach Aaron Jones’s dismissal late last year was met with outcry from some students and parents in the community. Jones had been coach of the team for 11 years, and a change.org petition to restore him as the team's coach garnered 271 signatures.
Jones said that he respected the decision that was made to remove him and wishes “nothing but the most success to the Panthers, to Coach B and to my community.”
Buglione said she appreciated that people wanted Jones to stay and hopes that those “wounds will heal” once the team is “headed in the right direction.”
- HS Referee's License Revoked After Rape Accusation
by Drew Simon and Sean Cudahy June 2017
A Troy man accused of raping a juvenile is no longer eligible to officiate after the Ohio High School Athletic Association suspended his license after his arrest earlier this month, an OHSAA spokesman said Tuesday.
- 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.
- 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.