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.
by Paul Steinbach April 2010
Congratulations to Pat Laus, owner and founder of The Atlantic Clubs in Manasquan and Red Bank, N.J., on receiving the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association's Outstanding Community Service Award.
Reconnecting with Paul Wilson
by Paul Steinbach April 2010
Opening day of the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association conference is history, and I can't think of a better person to have spent a good chunk of it with than NIRSA historian Paul Wilson, who dropped by the Athletic Business booth to reconnect.
by Paul Steinbach March 2010
It was a night of dress blues and olive drab, and ultimately a lot of green. The fifth annual B*A*S*H for MDA's Augie's Quest raised more than $822,000 toward amytorphic lateral sclerosis research Friday during the 29th International Health Racquet and Sportsclub Association Convention & Trade Show in San Diego.