RECENT ARTICLES
  • Colleges Seek Third-Party Help in AD Searches

    by Paul Steinbach November 2012

    It has been dubbed the "Wonder Blunder." A botched concert promotion, in which the budget-weary University of Hawaii paid a $200,000 deposit for an on-campus Stevie Wonder concert that never happened

  • Schools Attempting to Control Athletes' Use of Social Media

    by Paul Steinbach October 2012

    "Denard Robinson is soooo bad! And it makes me feel so good."

    That was Michigan State University backup safety Kyle Artinian's take via Twitter during archrival Michigan's Sept. 2 season-opening loss to Alabama - a game in which Robinson, the Wolverines' star quarterback, struggled. Two MSU linebackers likewise sent tweets mocking Robinson that Saturday. By Sunday, it was national news.

  • N.H. School Board Member Proposes Killing Football Program

    by Michael Popke — AB Managing Editor October 2012

    A proposal to ban high school football in Dover, N.H., a small city in the state's southeastern corner, has taken the community - including Dover High School athletic director Peter Wotton - by surprise. "I sure would like to believe [football will survive]," he told Foster's Daily Democrat. "Just the idea of what football is - it's an event. It entails the band, the cheerleaders, the community. That's what makes football so different from the other sports. Good and bad."

  • Rob & Barry: We Couldn't Care More About Our Members

    by Rob Bishop and Barry Klein September 2012

    Imagine that you've just tested your pool water and found it to be - the actual numbers are irrelevant to the story - just fine. A member approaches you 10 minutes later, still in her bathing suit, dripping water on your shoes, and says, "The pH in the pool is high." You say, "I just checked it and it seemed fine, but I'm happy to look into it," even though you'd rather say, "Really? You must be a human chemical testing kit, because the water is actually perfect!" At that moment, would you rather be in the fitness business, or on a beach someplace?

  • Football Visionary Kurt Bryan Looks to Launch New Pro League

    by Paul Steinbach January 2012

    During his first 21 years as a head football coach and offensive coordinator, Kurt Bryan ran exactly one play out of the shotgun formation.

  • Student-Athlete Advocates Comment on Latest NCAA Reforms

    by Paul Steinbach December 2011

    Among the reforms approved Oct. 27 by the NCAA's Division I Board of Directors, two address longstanding concerns regarding the welfare of student-athletes receiving full scholarships.

  • Sports RD Dave Ellis Discusses Nutrition

    by Paul Steinbach July 2011

    When Dave Ellis began studying to be a dietician at the University of Nebraska in 1982, combining sports and nutrition into a full-time job was a fresh concept.

  • One on One: Personal Trainer David Geslak Helps Autistic Children

    by Paul Steinbach January 2011

    David Geslak's personal training career has taken him from making stronger men of major college football players to changing the diapers of 16-year-old boys. He has no regrets about the career change.

  • AB Conference: Beware of the Exploding Exercise Ball

    by Andrew Cohen December 2010

    Attorney Jeffery Long of Sacramento, Calif.-based Prout-LeVangie sees a lot of human suffering in his practice. Speaking at the Athletic Business Conference in San Diego this morning on "How to Avoid a Lawsuit," he listed some of his recent cases -- an exerciser whose trainer dropped weights on his chest, a health club member scalded by steam in the steam room and two gentlemen who landed in the ER with chemical burns after 30 minutes in a spa that (apparently) got accidently super-shocked. At the top of the list? Exploding exercise balls, four cases this year alone.

  • One on One: Sports Agent John Phillips Tackles Corruption

    by Paul Steinbach August 2010

    The sports-agent profession is spiraling out of control.