- New Expenses Loom for University Athletic Departments
by Steve Berkowitz, @ByBerkowitz, USA TODAY Sports May 2016
After years of sharply raising the compensation for some of their best-known employees, college sports programs across the nation face the prospect of having to make substantial pay increases for many of their less prominent workers.
- Mistaken Baseball Internship Posting Leads to Backlash
by Todd D. Milewski May 2016
An internship listing for the Madison Mallards summer collegiate baseball team went viral on Sunday, and the backlash was heavy against the club. It was all a mistake, according to the team. A Twitter user posted a screenshot of a posting for the Mallards' radio play-by-play role, highlighting that the position - which also includes media relations duties and acting as the team's traveling secretary - was an unpaid internship. Within hours, the post had generated social media outrage and at least one blog post criticizing the Mallards for not paying someone who's expected to work long hours from May to mid-August.
- Employee Fired for Leaving Girl Hanging on Climbing Wall
by Jason Scott March 2016
A 55-second video posted on Facebook showing a young woman on her phone while a girl cries for help on a climbing wall got an employee at a Surrey, B.C. gymnasium fired.
- Dealing With Different Personal Trainer Personality Types
by AB Staff February 2016
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- Numbers Don’t Support Firing Successful Coaches
by Jason Scott December 2015
This season, the college football coaching carousel is spinning at an unusually fierce velocity. Several high-profile jobs have become available, with coaches either stepping down or getting the axe.
- Study: HS ADs Face Barriers to Hiring Athletic Trainers
by Jason Scott October 2015
As youth and high school sports injuries continue to make headlines, a new study published in the Journal of Athletic Training revealed that high school athletic directors face challenges when it comes to staffing qualified athletic trainers.
- Texas Fires Athletic Director Steve Patterson
by Jason Scott September 2015
University of Texas president Gregory Fenves has reportedly fired athletic director Steve Patterson after just 22 months on the job.
- ‘Sloppy Drunk’ Episode Costs BGSU Coach Jans His Job
by Paul Steinbach April 2015
Bowling Green State University fired Chris Jans on Thursday after receiving a tip from patrons in a local bar that the men’s basketball coach was “sloppy drunk” and behaving inappropriately toward several women, including the daughter of the eyewitness who submitted an email and video to BGSU athletic director Chris Kingston.
- Tennessee Fires Donnie Tyndall Amid NCAA Probe
by Michael Gaio March 2015
The University of Tennessee has fired men's basketball coach Donnie Tyndall, the school announced Friday morning. Gary Parrish of CBS Sports first reported Tyndall's departure.
- How to Deal with Millennials as Employees
by Rob Bishop February 2015
You know, when we were young, we were expected to work for a living.
When did we become our grandfathers?
Over the years, on these pages and at various conferences, we have talked about the challenges and rewards of hiring and working with the Millennial Generation. But maybe now we need to divide them between the Old Millennials and the Young Millennials.