• Augie's Quest Continues with 12th Annual BASH

    by Jason Scott February 2017

    Augie’s Quest, the effort focused on treating and curing ALS, is once again partnering with IHRSA on the 12th Annual BASH for Augie’s Quest.

  • NFLPA Head to Trump: Come See How 'Soft' Game Is

    by Ben Wolfgang February 2017

    The head of the NFL Players Association on Sunday mocked Donald Trump's claim that the league has gone soft in its effort to protect athletes from concussions.

  • Infographic: Football's Popularity on Rise Among Women

    by AB Editors February 2017

    Today is National Girls & Women in Sports Day! This day serves to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of women and girls in sports. Seeing as the 51st Super Bowl is just a few days away, let’s take a look at the progress women have made in the male-dominated world of football.

  • Hijab-Wearing Hoopster Teaches Game to Youths

    by David Waters January 2017

    Banned from playing professional basketball because of her faith, Qisi has turned her attention to teaching Muslim girls how to play.

  • Ex-Basketball Coach Arrested for Texting Player

    by Patrick Riley January 2017

    A former boys basketball coach at North Collier Regional Park was arrested Wednesday after deputies say he sent a sexually explicit text message to a boy he was coaching and offered money to children in exchange for pictures of them wearing only compression shorts.

  • 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.