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 & 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.
Academics Confront the Exploitation of African-American Male Athletes
by Paul Steinbach May 2010
A growing number of academics confront the perceived exploitation of African-American male student-athletes.
Remembering P.E. Advocate Phil Lawler
by Michael Popke April 2010
If your organization has received a Carol M. White Physical Education for Progress (PEP) grant sometime during the past decade, you have Phil Lawler to thank. Lawler lost his battle with cancer last Friday at the age of 60, but his legacy will live on for generations.