A recap of the 32nd annual Athletic Business Conference & Expo as told by the people who experienced it.
Tunsil Tumbles in Draft After Twitter Video Emerges Three weeks ago, Laremy Tunsil was the likely No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft. Thursday, he suffered one of the biggest and most bizarre falls down the draft board in recent history, after a video of him wearing a gas mask and smoking a bong was posted on his verified Twitter account just before the start of the draft. The video -- and the entire Twitter account -- were quickly deleted, but the damage was done. read more
At last November's AB Show in New Orleans, athletics, fitness and recreation professionals from around the country gathered for the industry's premier education event. We also welcomed a special guest, New Orleans Pelicans mascot Pierre the Pelican. Check out some of the highlights from Pierre's visit in the video below, and check out more information about the AB Show here.
Ed Snider Was Influential Sports Figure in Philly Philadelphia lost its most influential sports figure in history with Monday's passing of Flyers co-founder and Comcast Spectacor creator Ed Snider at 83 after a long battle with bladder cancer. The icon was a sports "futurist" who played some kind of role in virtually every major sporting occurrence in Philadelphia over the past five decades. From his bringing the NHL to Philadelphia in 1967 with the expansion Flyers to the birth of the sports television and entertainment entity known as Spectacor in 1974 that grew into Comcast Spectacor to the opening of the state-of-the-art CoreStates Center (now Wells Fargo Center) in 1996, it is fair to say that the entire sports climate and culture of Philadelphia today is connected to the innovative visionary most commonly and respectfully referred to as "Mr. Snider." read more