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  • Officials Shortage Jeopardizes Football, Soccer Events

    by James Yodice September 2016

    Imagine "Friday Night Lights" ... only with fewer lights. That is not a hypothetical. This is happening in New Mexico, even as we speak. Changes to the scheduling landscape are already a reality, and the problem will become more expansive if New Mexico can't find a way to replenish its ever-shrinking pool of high school football officials. "We're in crisis mode," said Dana Pappas, the New Mexico Activities Association's longtime commissioner of officials. "It's kind of a perfect, terrible storm." New Mexico is running so low on officials that already the NMAA has begun asking schools to volunteer to move Friday night games to either Thursday night or Saturday afternoon, thereby allowing certain crews to work multiple games on a given week.

  • LSU Fires Miles, Orgeron Named Interim Coach

    by Brett Martel September 2016

    Les Miles was 114-34 in 11-plus seasons at LSU. LSU fired coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron on Sunday, and promoted defensive line coach Ed Orgeron to interim head coach.

  • AD Byrne Spurns Florida, Will Remain at Arizona

    by Arizona Daily Star September 2016

    Some have speculated that the Florida job is imposing because their legendary AD, retiring Jeremy Foley, will remain on the scene in an emeritus role. Byrne said that was no factor, and that he would've enjoyed Foley's presence and his insight.

  • How We Approached Closing Our Second Club Location

    by Rob Bishop August 2016

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

  • Understanding the Dept. of Labor’s New Overtime Rules

    by Emily Attwood August 2016

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


    In May, the Department of Labor announced updates to the Fair Labor Standards Act. One change in particular is generating a lot of discussion — and headaches — among employers and employees alike: the minimum salary for exempt white-collar employees more than doubled, from $23,660 to $47,476.

  • The Pros and Cons of Personal Trainer Business Models

    by Rob Bishop June 2016

    This article appeared in the June 2016 issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • Reasons Barry Klein Is Leaving Day-to-Day Club Operations

    by Barry Klein June 2016

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

  • 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

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

  • 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.