• Florida State Parks Director Resigns

    by Jennifer Portman February 2017

    Florida State Parks Director Lisa Edgar has resigned from the post after less than two months on the job.

  • Like All College ADs, GT's Bobinski Judged by Hires

    by Ken Sugiura; Staff February 2017

    In his three years as athletic director at Georgia Tech, Mike Bobinski was not widely appreciated by the Yellow Jackets' fan base.

  • Former Tennessee Coach Tyndall Says He Will Sue NCAA

    by John Adams February 2017

    Donnie Tyndall said he is in the process of forming a legal team with the intent of suing the organization that gave him a 10-year show-cause penalty in April of 2016.

  • Fired N.C. State Coach Gottfried Gets to Finish Season

    by The Buffalo News February 2017

    Mark Gottfried's inability to attract more top players while playing in the Atlantic Coast Conference ultimately led his demise.

  • Lakers Shake-Up: Front Office Makes Way for Magic

    by USA TODAY Sports February 2017

    Jeanie Buss had been fed up for years. You could never tell by watching her in that familiar Staples Center courtside seat, the 55-year-old Los Angeles Lakers governor always smiling and entertaining her high-profile friends who would watch her beloved team lose almost every time. But behind the scenes, in those moments when she'd recount all the mistakes that her brother, Jim Buss, and longtime general manager, Mitch Kupchak, had made and wondered why her patience in them hadn't paid off, she was more and more ready to do this deed.

  • California Schools Short of Full-Time Athletic Trainers

    by Jason Scott February 2017

    High school athletic trainers are an important part of the student-athlete experience, providing services that enhance athlete safety that include preventive and emergency care. But in California, 80 percent of high schools don’t employ an athletic trainer full-time, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune.

  • Labor Deal Brings Benefits for Minor League Umps

    by Spokesman Review January 2017

    The minimum monthly salary for rookie and short-season Class A umpires, such as those umps that handle Spokane Indians games, will rise from $1,900 to $2,000 under the new deal and increase to as much as $2,300 for a fourth-year umpire.

  • County Welcomes New Parks and Rec Director

    by Clint Thomas December 2016

    Putnam County Parks and Recreation Commission Executive Director Jarrod Dean sees a bright future for the county in his new role, with plenty of respect included for Putnam's past. Dean, 36, became the PCPRC executive director on Nov. 7, having worked previously in the executive branch of the West Virginia Department of Agriculture. "I was born and raised in Huntington and worked in Charleston for a little while, he said last week. "After my wife and I got married, we moved to Putnam County. One of the reasons was because the county has such a good school rating. We've lived here for about four years. "My background is in engineering project management. I did sales and development for several structural steel fabrication companies, plus their economic development and a lot of construction stuff.

  • Rec Dept. Hires 'Skateguards’ to Monitor Ice Rink

    by Emily Attwood December 2016

    The ice rink at Canton Recreational Pavilion in Watertown, N.Y., has gotten so popular that the recreation department has had to hire “skateguard” supervisors to keep order during open skate hours.

  • Fitness Clubs Under Scrutiny for Payment Practices

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    The Minnesota-based Life Time Fitness health club, a subsidiary of the Healthy Way of Life Company, has agreed to pay $976,458 in back wages and liquidated damages after a federal investigation found club practices to be in violation of minimum wage requirements outlined by the Fair Labor Standards Act. An announcement Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Labor said the amount will be paid out to 16,000 employees in 26 states.