• Aquatics Industry Leader Joe Hunsaker Dead at 74

    by Paul Steinbach March 2012

    Longtime aquatics industry leader Joe Hunsaker, cofounder of Counsilman-Hunsaker & Associates, died March 11 at age 74, having battled multiple sclerosis since 1978 and more recently cancer.

  • 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.

  • ABC 2011: Education, Exhibits Keep Attendees Active

    by AB Editors December 2011

    Despite continued economic doldrums, the 2011 Athletic Business Conference was bustling with activity last week. "We were very happy with the attendance, especially since so many organizations are experiencing budget cuts," conference director Sue Searls told SNEWS, the insider trade news source of the fitness industry, which covered the conference, held Dec. 1-3 in Orlando, Fla. "We received nothing but good comments from attendees, both full-conference and those who came just for the trade show."

  • 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.

  • Blog: Lifeguards Save, and Touch, Young Lives

    by Mary Helen Sprecher August 2011

    Ask any little kid to name his or her heroes. At least one is bound to be a high-profile athlete.

  • 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.

  • Blog: Michael Irvin's 'Straight' Talk About Gays in Sports

    by Andrew Cohen July 2011

    The news that former Dallas Cowboys and Hall of Fame wide receiver Michael Irvin appears on the cover of the August issue of Out magazine - and, inside the gay men's publication, discussing his passion for equality issues - is a hugely positive development for the sports world and the gay community. Heck, it's great for everybody. In a year in which it has appeared that one of the last great taboo subjects in sports is finally out in the open, with many observers predicting an imminent rash of athletes coming out, Irvin's message of love and acceptance is hugely important.

  • Blog: No Worse Job in America Than President of the WNBA

    by Andrew Cohen June 2011

    I wish Laurel Richie luck. Lots of luck. The new president of the WNBA, six weeks into her new gig, has what could be the worst, most thankless job in America.

  • Blog: Jack LaLanne Told Me: 'Superman Is a Mirage'

    by James McPartland February 2011

    Over the course of my career, I had the good fortune of spending time with the late Jack LaLanne. One particular encounter that stayed with me was a fortuitous bus ride to the home of Eunice and Sargent Shriver. As the journey unfolded, I found myself sitting beside him on a 45-minute commute, surrounded by a cast of celebrities and professional athletes.

  • 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.