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  • Baylor's Interim Coach Clarifies 'Culture' Comments

    by Dan Wolken July 2016

    Jim Grobe's first impression as Baylor's interim coach at the Big 12 Conference's media days wasn't necessarily a productive one for the university's still-reeling image. But after a somewhat clumsy news conference Tuesday morning, he came back in the afternoon and clarified his views on the culture surrounding sexual violence that has thrown the campus into upheaval in recent months.

  • Opinion: Crowell, Lynx Show Collision of Sports, Society

    by Deron Snyder July 2016

    There's a universe of difference between Isaiah Crowell's recent action and the action of four Minnesota Lynx players, as stark as the contrast between death and life. The Cleveland Browns halfback posted a despicable graphic that depicts the brutal killing of a police officer. The WNBA ballers wore T-shirts that read "Change starts with us. Justice & accountability" on the front, and "Black Lives Matter" on the back, along with the names of two African-American men killed by police last week and the Dallas Police Department emblem. Despite the wide gulf between Crowell's since-deleted Instagram post and the players' attire, four off-duty police officers working the Lynx game at Target Center were outraged by the latter. They found the message to be so offensive, they walked off the job Saturday night.

  • Challenges Ahead for Missouri as AD Jumps for Baylor

    by Dan Wolken July 2016

    Roughly an hour before first-year Missouri coach Barry Odom was set to make his debut here at the SEC's media days, USA TODAY Sports reported that Mack Rhoades, the man who hired him last December, had accepted the athletics director job at Baylor.

  • Opinion: Sports Help Country Heal After Tragedy

    by Abilene Reporter-News July 2016

    I am old, so I remember the last time this happened. And by this, I mean an entire nation stopping in its tracks to grieve over what’s happening in downtown Dallas where a sniper’s bullets rain down from above and destroy lives and change how we think about our world.

  • Larry Brown Resigns as SMU Basketball Coach

    by The Buffalo News July 2016

    Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown resigned Friday morning as SMU's basketball coach, citing an inability to work out an acceptable contract extension with the school.

  • Letter from the Editor: Eat Your Veggies

    by Emily Attwood July 2016

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

  • PSU Lettermen: Put Paterno Statue Back on Campus

    by Susan Snyder; Staff Writer July 2016

    More than 200 former Pennsylvania State University football players sent a letter to the school's board of trustees and president Eric Barron on Tuesday asking that the large bronze statue of their beloved coach, Joe Paterno, be returned to campus.

  • Edmonton City Architect Bélanger Talks Canadian Design

    by Paul Steinbach June 2016

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

  • AB Reader Perspective: The State-of-the-Art Facility of the Future

    by AB Staff June 2016

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

  • Opinion: Coaches Scarier than Concussions

    by Fred Engh June 2016

    As much as I love football − and I was a high school head coach before founding the National Alliance for Youth Sports in 1981  I wouldn’t risk my kids playing today with all the information out there about the long-term effects of concussions. But the concussion issue and all the talk it has generated is minor compared with the real issue that I have seen damaging young lives for more than 30 years now: the people who are coaching kids. The guy you trust with your child who is out there for a few hours a week, out of your sight, pretending that they know how to coach children.