• Coach Bashes 49ers Draft of Former USF Player, Resigns

    by JOEY JOHNSTON; Tribune staff May 2014

    Hans Straub, the University of South Florida football strength and conditioning coach, was forced to resign Tuesday after a firestorm erupted over a Twitter message he sent Saturday that criticized a former Bulls player who was taken in the NFL draft.

  • Coach Suspended After Recorded Tirade Set to Return

    by Janis Carr, The Orange County Register May 2014

    Suspended Cal State Fullerton baseball coach Rick Vanderhook was reinstated Friday after a lengthy investigation into improper and unprofessional conduct, the school announced.

  • Veteran Eagles PA Announcer Victim of Changing Times

    by John Smallwood; Daily News Staff Writer May 2014

    SOMETIMES, change just feels like something that is routine - a necessary evolution to adapt to the times. Then there are changes that make you look inward and think about your position in the status quo. Yesterday, to me, the Eagles made a change like that when they announced that they were letting go of longtime public address announcer Dan Baker after 29 seasons, during which he never missed a game at Veterans Stadium or Lincoln Financial Field. "Dan is the ultimate profession and even though he was disappointed with the direction we are heading, he was accepting of our decision to make the change," Eagles president Don Smolenski said in a release. "We are very appreciative of his dedication and service.

  • New York State Hires Firm to Study Buffalo Stadium Sites

    by Tom Precious; News Albany Bureau chief May 2014

    A California architectural and planning firm has been tapped by the Cuomo administration to quickly begin scouting locations for a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills, and to come up with a detailed, financial feasibility report in just two months for up to four possible sites in Western New York.

  • Termination Pending for HoF Coach Charged with DUI

    by Tony Baranek. May 2014

    Midnight had struck on his 20-year career at Hillcrest High School as a social studies teacher and leader of a successful girls basketball program. The Hall of Fame coach silently walked out of the Bremen High School library late Thursday night with his lawyer and loved ones after the District 228 school board voted 6-1 to suspend him without pay with the intent to end his employment.

  • PSU Coach Had Contact with Alleged Vandy Rape Victim

    by Mike Jensen; Inquirer Staff Writer April 2014

    Penn State football coach James Franklin contacted an alleged rape victim after four of his Vanderbilt football players had been arrested and charged with the crime, the Tennessean reported, citing court documents that were filed Tuesday.

  • Common Mistakes Made by High School Athletic Directors

    by Kevin Bryant April 2014

    It would not be difficult for any honest interscholastic athletic administrator to fill up a page or two about the mistakes he or she has made and would like to avoid in the future. I've been there myself as a former athletic administrator. Reflecting on my own experiences (and mistakes), I'd like to offer a series of tips that will not only benefit novice athletic administrators, but veteran administrators, as well.

  • Everything You Need to Know to Work for Rob and Barry

    by Rob Bishop and Barry Klein December 2013

    We wrote last month about suggestions we'd offer to young prospective job seekers. That got us thinking about our column from October 2011, "19 Rules for Dealing With Generation Y Employees." It seems that rules, advice and management checklists have become a big part of our lives as owners and managers. We accept the responsibility that we often have to teach our staff members things that we used to assume everyone knew, such as how to shake hands and look someone in the eye to say "hello."

  • Judge: University Must Give Coach Termination Report

    by Paul Steinbach November 2013

    A judge ruled earlier today that Oakland University must provide former women's basketball coach Beckie Francis with a nearly unredacted copy of an investigative report that led to her June 12 firing.

  • Words of Advice for Millennials Seeking Jobs in Fitness

    by Rob Bishop and Barry Klein October 2013

    At the 2009 Athletic Business Conference & Expo, we gave a talk called "Your Business Is in Their Hands" in which we discussed the impact the Millennial Generation is having on the fitness industry.