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?
ABC Keynoter Peter Guber Talks Filmmaking, Team Ownership
by Paul Steinbach September 2012
AB Columnists Honored with Editorial Award
by Andrew Cohen August 2012
Rob Bishop and Barry Klein's monthly "For-Profits" column has been honored by the American Society of Business Press Editors with one of the 2012 ASBPE Awards of Excellence - or the Azbee Awards, as they're informally known. Rob and Barry won the Gold award in the Midwest-South Region for "Sales Pitch" (December 2011).
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.
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.