• Choosing a Continuing Ed Program in Sports Admin

    by Emily Attwood April 2016

    This article appeared in the April issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • Pierre the Pelican Visits the AB Show

    by AB Editors April 2016

    At last November's AB Show in New Orleans, athletics, fitness and recreation professionals from around the country gathered for the industry's premier education event. We also welcomed a special guest, New Orleans Pelicans mascot Pierre the Pelican. Check out some of the highlights from Pierre's visit in the video below, and check out more information about the AB Show here

  • Coaches at HBCUs Face Steep Career Climb

    by Nicole Auerbach March 2016

    Part of the reality of life in the HBCU realm is largely unspoken: It's hard to get out. For head coaches and assistants, there remain great challenges to landing jobs in power conferences or even leagues such as Conference USA or the Missouri Valley.

  • Workouts Part of QB Eval, But Teams Want Big Picture

    by Jarrett Bell March 2016

    It's not so much that the Saturday showcase for the fresh crop of NFL quarterback prospects provided a slew of definitive answers about the potential of future stardom. Sure, as advertised, Jared Goff was light on his feet. Carson Wentz showed a quick release. Paxton Lynch spun the football with a lot of zip. But can they read exotic blitzes in a split second? Who is best equipped to instinctively feel a rush and slide in the pocket to buy extra ticks?

  • AB’s Revamped Magazine Includes New Look, More Content

    by Emily Attwood January 2016

    Happy New Year!

    You might notice something a bit different when you open the January/February issue of Athletic Business. We’ve redesigned, refined and reinvigorated our print publication to better serve you, our readers.

  • ABC 2015: Trade Show Time Lapse

    by AB Editors December 2015

    We set up a camera in the rafters of this year's Athletic Business Conference & Expo -- check out all the action from the trade show floor in our new video on ABTV in about two minutes. The show opens at around the 1:20 mark, watch as attendees surge in! You may even see yourself.

  • Video: ABC 2015 Preview

    by Michael Gaio November 2015

    From new activities on the trade show floor to helpful tips, we offer a quick preview of the upcoming Athletic Business Conference & Expo taking place in New Orleans, La. November 19-21. This year ABC has attendees from 49 states, every Canadian province and 16 countries. Whether you're joining us from around the corner or around the world, we wish you safe travels and we'll see you soon!

  • How to Download the 2015 Athletic Business Conference & Expo App

    by Michael Gaio November 2015

    ABC has a free mobile app available to all attendees and exhibitors designed to make life at the show a little bit easier. The Athletic Business Conference & Expo app is filled with information like schedules, seminar listings, speaker info, maps and exhibitor information. It will come in handy when you’re at the show.

  • ABC Speakers Describe Their Educational Sessions and Expectations

    by Paul Steinbach September 2015

    The 2015 Athletic Business Conference & Expo hits New Orleans, Nov. 19 -21 — representing ABC's second visit to the Crescent City in four years. But as popular a destination as New Orleans has proven to be, it's the educational opportunities that will have hundreds of attendees descending upon the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center to learn about industry trends affecting today's athletics, fitness and recreation professionals. AB touched base with a handful of this year's session leaders — from first-time presenters to individuals with decades-long ABC speaking resumes — to find out what attracts them to ABC, and what attendees can expect to take away from New Orleans.

  • How to Brace for the Many Responsibilities of Health Club Ownership

    by Rob Bishop & Barry Klein May 2015

    Recently, we were at a financial education seminar for small-business owners. The speaker was discussing how marriages are often impacted when a business owner is able to sell and finds himself or herself with free time. Their spouse is suddenly faced with a partner who is around more than ever before. Maybe too much. "Their spouse discovers that they really weren't a workaholic," the speaker said. "They were just doing what they had to do for all of those years."