• Infographic: Generational Differences in Fitness Participation

    by AB Editors October 2016

    The Sports and Fitness Industry Association's 2016 Topline Report surveyed people from different age groups to find how they participate in sports, fitness and recreation activities. 

  • Rethinking Efficiency and Operations in Parks and Rec

    by Scott Henderson October 2016

    This article appeared in the October issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • Kaepernick Finds Supporters, Critics in First Start

    by Nick Veronica October 2016

    A group of Buffalo Bills fans led a march in support of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick before Sunday's game at New Era Field and kneeled outside the stadium while the national anthem played.

  • Politician Wants Opponent's Name Off Football Stadium

    by Carl MacGowan October 2016

    The Democrat trying to unseat longtime Republican State Sen. Kenneth LaValle has filed legal papers alleging LaValle receives an illegal campaign benefit from the Stony Brook University football stadium that bears his name.

  • NFL Player Harrison Says Sons Will Play Football

    by James Harrison, Jarrett Bell October 2016

    I'm not putting any pressure on my boys to play tackle football. I'm also not telling them that they can't play. I want them to decide what they want to do, so I've tried to expose them to other sports. Right now, their interests are in karate, track and flag football.

  • Broncos Coach Kubiak Off After Migraine Diagnosis

    by Arnie Stapleton October 2016

    Joe DeCamillis stepped up to the podium Monday after GM John Elway named him interim head coach and was instantly met with a welcome-to-the-show question: "Who's your quarterback?" The Denver Broncos' 51-year-old special teams coordinator dodged the inquiry, declining to say whether Trevor Siemian or Paxton Lynch would be under center when the Broncos (4-1) visit the Chargers (1-4) on Thursday night.

  • Ole Miss QB Apologizes for Role in HS Football Brawl

    by The Buffalo News October 2016

    Ole Miss senior quarterback Chad Kelly regrets his decision to run onto the field at a high school football game involving his younger brother after a brawl broke out in Buffalo.

  • Billy Langenstein Discusses U.S. Bank Stadium Launch

    by Paul Steinbach October 2016

    Billy Langenstein got his start in the event-management game as a 15-year-old water boy at music venues in Philadelphia. He later spent five seasons with the Washington Nationals, ascending to director of event operations. Today, at age 28, he's SMG's director of events services for U.S. Bank Stadium, the newly minted home of the Minnesota Vikings. The stadium will host more than 400 events a year — from weddings to concerts to college baseball games — all under a clear plastic roof and Langenstein's watch. On Vikings gamedays, he's ultimately responsible for everything from transportation and emergency response to the actions of thousands of security and guest-services personnel. AB senior editor Paul Steinbach caught up with Langenstein the morning after the Vikings had played their second home preseason game in four days.

  • Opinion: Young Athletes Offer Valuable Perspectives

    by Aaron Carter September 2016

    Roaming the sidelines of high school sporting events has afforded me a window into the minds of some of our area's youth. Over the years, I've blushed, blanched, and laughed at what I've heard. Admittedly, much of it led me to an early conclusion: When it comes to matters of social import, a high schooler's mind is not where I'd go to find an informed opinion.

  • Miami Marlins Pay Tribute to Jose Fernandez

    by Hal Habib September 2016

    A night earlier, instead of playing a game, the entire team was bused to the Fernandez family home for an excruciating 45 minutes, trying to find comforting words for a family but knowing no such words exist. How do you play a game a day after that? One way is the way the Marlins did, blowing out the New York Mets by taking a 5-0 lead in the first two innings of a 7-3 victory.