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    by Gary Mihoces, USA TODAY Sports August 2014

    Sports as different as football and Olympic horseback riding events such as jumping and dressage (aka the "horse ballet") have a common denominator: concussions.

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    by Chris Yandle June 2014

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    by Chris Yandle May 2014

    I hate that I’m addicted to Twitter. There, I said it. It’s already bad enough that there are moments (a lot of moments) that my wife will hide my iPhone so I can’t check Twitter.

  • The Importance of Goal-Setting in Your Career

    by Chris Yandle May 2014

    Did you know that napkins can be used in a multitude of ways? Of course, as the parent of a 5-year-old and a 2-year-old, I know that a stack of napkins usually provides enough entertainment for our kids when we are out dining at a restaurant.

  • AB Buyers Guide: We Want Your Input

    by Emily Attwood April 2014

    By now, you should have received your copy of Athletic Business's annual Buyers Guide, a directory of manufacturers, suppliers, architects, consultants and all of the other information athletic, fitness and recreation professionals need to make informed buying decisions.

    Now, we have one question for you: How can we make it better?

    To help us answer that question, we need to ask you a few more. Eleven, to be exact. We would appreciate if you would take a few minutes of your time to share with us your opinions of our print and online Buyers Guide resources as we look to make them even more valuable tools in future years.

    Take the survey>>>

    Thanks for all of your input! As always, we love to hear your feedback, whether about this issue or any of the content you read in the magazine or at athletibusiness.com.

  • Seven Insights for Anyone Working in College Athletics

    by Chris Yandle March 2014

    Sometimes during the week, I like to kick up my feet and share my war stories with some of our interns. Maybe it’s my teacher quality, but I like to offer our interns advice — solicited or unsolicited — because like most of us in college athletics, I had to learn some lessons the hard way. I learned a lot by trial and error growing up in my profession. Not because I needed to but because I had to. And I'm still learning lessons today.

  • Education, Entertainment at 2013 Athletic Business Conference & Expo

    by AB Staff January 2014

    The Athletic Business Conference & Expo celebrated its 32nd year by welcoming sports, fitness and recreation professionals from around the world to San Diego last November for educational seminars, golf, facility tours, product demonstrations, parties, Zumba and some Magic, as in Johnson — one of two marquee keynote speakers at ABC 2013. Co-location partners included the International Council on Active Aging, the Medical Fitness Association, the National Alliance for Youth Sports, as well as the iClubs Conference, the independent club owners and executives conference.

  • Everything You Need to Know to Work for Rob and Barry

    by Rob Bishop and Barry Klein December 2013

    We wrote last month about suggestions we'd offer to young prospective job seekers. That got us thinking about our column from October 2011, "19 Rules for Dealing With Generation Y Employees." It seems that rules, advice and management checklists have become a big part of our lives as owners and managers. We accept the responsibility that we often have to teach our staff members things that we used to assume everyone knew, such as how to shake hands and look someone in the eye to say "hello."

  • In Your Words: #ABCSanDiego Recap

    by AB Staff December 2013

    A recap of the 32nd annual Athletic Business Conference & Expo as told by the people who experienced it.

  • ABC: Tour Showcases Two Distinct Rec Center Designs

    by Super User November 2013

    Before a tour of Long Beach State’s three-year-old recreation center even began, associate director of recreation Sean Del Rossi alerted some 70 ABC attendees that they would later step into a “bizarro world” once the tour took them to the University of California-Irvine’s counterpart facility. In terms of programming layout, left would be right and vice versa.