• 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.

  • 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.

  • Life-Changing Leadership

    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.