• Minnesota AD Search Will Be Group Effort

    by Joe Christensen March 2016

    After revealing the search committee and outside firm that will help him fill the University of Minnesota's vacant athletic director position, school President Eric Kaler made clear the search for the job he intends to fill by July 1 will be wide and inclusive. Former deputy athletic director Beth Goetz has served as interim AD since Norwood Teague abruptly resigned Aug. 7 amid allegations that he had sexually harassed two members of Kaler's senior leadership team.

  • Ex-Coach of Hazing HS Team Still Employed as Security

    by Michaelle Bond March 2016

    The former Conestoga High School football coach, who resigned after officials criticized him for being unaware that his players had been hazing each other for years, remains employed as a school security officer, a Tredyffrin/Easttown School District spokesman confirmed Monday.

  • Harassment Investigation Leads to Cal Assistant's Firing

    by Jeff Faraudo and Katy Murphy March 2016

    Four days before his team begins play in the NCAA Tournament, Cal head men's basketball coach Cuonzo Martin announced the immediate firing of assistant Yann Hufnagel after a campus investigation found he violated the university's sexual harassment policy.

  • Opinion: Rick Pitino Shouldn't Have a Job

    by Rick Morrissey March 2016

    As we eagerly await the NCAA Tournament, one question refuses to go away: How does Louisville coach Rick Pitino still have a job?

  • Pro Coaches Taking on College Jobs is Win-Win

    by Nicole Auerbach March 2016

    Much attention is focused on coaches moving in the other direction, such as Butler's Brad Stevens going to the Boston Celtics, Florida's Billy Donovan to the Oklahoma City Thunder and Iowa State's Fred Hoiberg to the Chicago Bulls. But the transience between college basketball and the NBA goes both ways, and there are major draws for those headed back to school.

  • 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.

  • Opinion: Lovie Smith Hire a Risk that Could Pay Off

    by Rick Morrissey March 2016

    Hiring a name like Lovie Smith is a coup for Illinois. Hiring a coach like Lovie Smith is a risk for Illinois. Those two statements might seem at odds with one another, but they're not. Illinois gained credibility by getting someone who has been an NFL head coach in Chicago and Tampa Bay. But it rolled the dice by hiring a man with mixed results as a coach, with in-game-adjustment difficulties, with an outdated defensive scheme and with huge questions about his ability to recruit.

  • Opinion: Illini Get Father Figure in Lovie Smith

    by Rick Morrissey March 2016

    Deep down, Lovie Smith thinks of himself as a father figure. When he was with the Bears, it was not unusual for him to call people into his office for mentoring purposes. Not just players but staff members, Halas Hall employees and the occasional sports reporter.

  • 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.