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  • Opinion: Swann Hire Shows History Repeats Itself at USC

    by Dan Wolken April 2016

    The University of Southern California exists in a perpetual state of self-glory, where its euphoria over past athletic accomplishments is viewed as the antecedent of those to come. Nothing outside the USC bubble matters to USC, which is how you end up with Mike Garrett, Pat Haden, Lane Kiffin, Steve Sarkisian, Clay Helton and now Lynn Swann, who was hired as athletics director Wednesday. To be fair, we don't know how Helton will fare as the Trojans' football coach or how effectively Swann can manage this athletics department. Their stories are yet to be told. Maybe they'll be great.

  • College AD, Search Firm Relationships Raise Questions

    by by JOHN HARRIS April 2016

    Universities' reliance on a third party has made search firms power brokers in college athletics. And that has raised questions about sports departments' and coaches' relationships with those firms.

  • 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.

  • 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.