• USA Partners with Canada, Mexico for World Cup Bid

    by Martin Rogers April 2017

    The bid to host the FIFA World Cup in nine years is a fight that could be won quickly and decisively, even if the ultimate decision will not be revealed until May 2020.

  • Soccer Popularity Surges in Cuba

    by Tim Wendel April 2017

    Aerial photographs of soccer fields in Cuba were once enough to sound the alarm. "Cubans play baseball," warned a CIA consultant in 1970 after studying U.S. satellite images. "Russians play soccer."

  • Carolina's Academic Scandal Clouds Basketball Success

    by Nancy Armour April 2017

    For three years, an academic fraud scandal has hung over North Carolina like an angry thundercloud. Coach Roy Williams said he's saddened by it, of course, but he's also angry.

  • NHL Sending Teams to China for Exhibitions

    by Elliott Teaford March 2017

    When the Kings and Vancouver Canucks hit the ice for two exhibition games in China in September, it will mark the NHL's first determined strides into the world's most populous country.

  • Texas Gov. Unswayed by 'Bathroom Bill' Opponents

    by Courtney Cameron February 2017

    Criticism of the proposed Senate Bill 6 in Texas continues to grow along with concerns about the potential economic fallout that could result from the bill due to a loss of tourism-based revenue. A drastic fallout was seen in North Carolina after the implementation of a similar law, the controversial HB2.

  • High School Sports Go Live Online

    by Courtney Cameron February 2017

    With approximately 2.5 million high school sporting events hosted around the country every year, and more than 8 million American student-athletes, the potential revenue from live streaming of high school sports is estimated by PlayOn! Sports at $2 billion annually.

  • NFL's Chargers Announce Relocation

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    Chargers owner Dean Spanos announced the long-awaited decision this morning: the team will relocate from San Diego to Los Angeles for the 2017 season. 

  • Blue Jays Incident Revives Call for Beer Can Ban

    by Courtney Cameron October 2016

    Almost a year after fans’ behavior led to a beer can ban in the upper decks of Toronto Blue Jays’ Rogers Centre for the remainder of the AL Championship Series, a new incident threatens to revive the ban.

  • Pac-12 to Run and Broadcast e-Sports Competition

    by Jason Scott June 2016

    In recent years, e-Sports have made major strides toward legitimacy. Broadcast television has turned e-Sports into a commercial product, some schools have begun giving e-Sports scholarships, and now a major collegiate conference is poised to take the e-Sports movement even further.

  • Athletic Business’ Top 10 (Plus One) Stories of 2015

    by Jason Scott December 2015

    As we close the book on another year, let’s look back on some of 2015’s most popular stories. From new stadiums to athlete safety, 2015 provided a wide range of stories from across the athletics, fitness and recreation industry.