RECENT ARTICLES
  • How To Deal With Negativity on Social Media

    by Chris Yandle May 2014

    I hate that I’m addicted to Twitter. There, I said it. It’s already bad enough that there are moments (a lot of moments) that my wife will hide my iPhone so I can’t check Twitter.

  • The Importance of Goal-Setting in Your Career

    by Chris Yandle May 2014

    Did you know that napkins can be used in a multitude of ways? Of course, as the parent of a 5-year-old and a 2-year-old, I know that a stack of napkins usually provides enough entertainment for our kids when we are out dining at a restaurant.

  • Richmond Remembers Basketball Leaders Lost in Crash

    by Super User May 2014

    By Hank Kurz Jr., Alan Suderman and Larry O'Dell The Associated Press RICHMOND One was the constant in University of Richmond women's basketball, the beloved assistant coach who had been on staff for 15 seasons, remaining through two coaching changes. The other was barely out of college, always cheerful and willing to help. Associate head coach Ginny Doyle and director of basketball operations Natalie Lewis were killed Friday in a fiery hot air balloon crash along with the pilot, Daniel T. Kirk, who had 20 years of flying experience and was affectionately known as "Capt. Kirk." The three were mourned Sunday by friends, family and colleagues.

  • Michael Sam Draft Has Retail, Political, Cultural Impact

    by Christine Brennan, cbrennan@usatoday.com, USA TODAY Sports May 2014

    Two days ago, Michael Sam was the eighth-to-last man selected in the NFL draft. Today, he is the most important football player in the nation. Sam, the first openly gay man to be drafted by an NFL team, has drawn us into conversations that we as a culture were going to get to, sooner or later. Turns out it's sooner.

  • Blog: Think About Your Water Ways

    by Andrew Barnard May 2014

    This spring, I’ve been flying and driving a lot. If you pay attention to it, it’s amazing to witness the impact that water has on the land and on our development patterns. 

  • Q&A: Big Ten's Delany on the Future of College Athletics

    by Nicole Auerbach, @NicoleAuerbach, USA TODAY Sports May 2014

    Over the course of a 90-minute conversation, Jim Delany, one of the most influential people in college athletics, discusses NCAA restructuring, the state of the College Football Playoff, football scheduling and even the Big Ten divisional imbalance.

  • Rutgers AD Back in Headlines with Headline Comment

    by Michael Gaio April 2014

    Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann is not making any friends with the local media.

  • Blog: Every Athlete Deserves a Certified Athletic Trainer

    by Mike Hopper, Guest Contributor March 2014

    Youth sports injuries seem to continue to pile up. Unfortunately so do the fatalities. In recent years, we’ve heard about many football players who have died after suffering brain trauma. We’ve heard reports of athletes who have died of sudden cardiac death. And we’ve heard of athletes dying of heat illnesses such as exertional heat stroke or sickle cell anemia. In response to that, there have been significant regulations in the way of law or league policies for these various cases.

  • Spelman College President Talks Wellness Revolution

    by Paul Steinbach February 2014

    Soon after becoming president of Spelman College in 2002, Beverly Tatum championed the school’s move to NCAA Division III athletics. But realizing years later that Spelman was spending $1 million annually on only 80 of 2,100 students at the historically black women’s college, she decided to discontinue intercollegiate athletics altogether in favor of what she calls a campuswide “wellness revolution.” Last spring, even before the Jaguars competed in their final intercollegiate sporting event (a tennis match), the Atlanta school’s first-ever Founder’s Day 5K run was front-page news in the Sunday New York Times. This summer, Spelman will break ground on an $18 million multipurpose fitness facility replacing the antiquated Read Hall and featuring expanded group exercise, weight training and aquatic spaces, as well as a demonstration kitchen. Senior editor Paul Steinbach asked Tatum to reflect on her dramatic change of mind.

  • Customer Service Targeting the Club Membership Majority

    by Rob Bishop and Barry Klein February 2014

    No good deed goes unpunished. Said differently, we’ve decided that at times we provide customer service that is too good.

    We don’t mean that arrogantly. What we mean is that we can’t care about things that aren’t important to the majority of our customers. It’s just too hard, and it takes a toll on us financially, professionally and emotionally.